Two Gentlemen of Verona Class 10 Questions with Answers | 100 to 150 Words

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Two Gentlemen of Verona Class 10 Questions with Answers

1.Give pen-portraits of two brothers, Nicola and Jacopo highlighting their main traits and virtues in your own words. How does their selfless sacrifice and devotion to their cause give a new hope to humanity?
Ans: Nicola and Jacopo were two young boys. They were epitomes of selfless love and dedication. They were real fighters who could overcome all hurdles and obstacles that came in their way. Nicola, the elder brother, was 13. Jacopo, was nearly 12. They had brown skins, tangled hair and dark earnest eyes. Even Luigi conveyed his disapproval of their shabby appearance. The poor boys were the victims of the German war. The Germans brought disaster and destruction to their family.
Their mother had died much earlier. The father, who was a well-known singer, died in the early part of the war. They were left as shelterless orphans as their house was destroyed by a bomb. They hated the Germans. They had no one to call their own except their sister Lucia. They met their beloved sister after the war. And they found that she was suffering from tuberculosis of the spine. Nicola and Jacopo were real fighters, heroes. Even the worst kinds of difficulties and the war could not break their spirit. They continued their struggle against heavy odds. They were self-respecting and never complained or asked for favors from anybody.
They were ready to do any kind of work to earn a living. They used to sell fruit, hawked newspapers, sometimes they conducted tourists round the town , and ran errands too. They saved every penny which they could earn. They spent little on their food and clothes. But they never forgot to make their payment of the hospital bills every week. They got their sister admitted to a hospital and visited her on Sundays. They hoped that one day she would be able to walk and sing again like she used to. Their selfless action, sacrifice and devotion to the cause give a new hope for humanity.

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2. The boys were willing to undertake any job not only for making a living but also for a noble cause. They had to save their beloved sister. This made their struggle and sacrifice quite ennobling and unique. How did their struggle and sacrifice to save their beloved sister make them real heroes? [V Imp.]
Ans: Nicola and Jacopo were fighting against heavy odds. Their family was completely destroyed in the war. They had lost their shelter and parentage. Now they were orphans. They had none in this world who they could call their own except their beloved sister Lucia. And even she was suffering from the tuberculosis of the spine. Their struggle for existence is long but heroic. They were forced to bear much bigger responsibilities at a very little age. They were innocent and artless. 
They sold fruit, hawked newspapers, conducted tourists round the town, shined shoes and ran errands. They proved themselves extremely useful to anyone. They could be relied upon to satisfy the needs of their patrons. They remained awake till midnight on a chilly wintry night waiting for the last bus from Padua. They did all this not only to buy food and clothes but for a noble cause. Actually, they spent little money on them. They were struggling and saving every penny for a nobler cause. They had to pay the hospital bills every week. They had to save their beloved sister Lucia. She was in the hospital for the last few months. 
Life was very hard in Verona. They had no regular job or any source of income. However, they didn’t give in. Their devotion and selfless sacrifice bore the desired results. Lucia had shown a lot of progress. It was hoped that she would be able to walk and sing again one day. Their selfless struggle and sacrifice to save their beloved sister made them real heroes. They did so without complaining or without asking for any favour from anyone. 

3. The narrator was highly impressed by the selfless struggle of Nicola and Jacopo for their existence. But what touched him most was their sense of self-respect and their devotion to their sister. He makes a diary entry in about 80-100 words. Reproduce that entry here in your own language. 
Ans: 20th March, 1947, Verona 
Life throws many surprises. When I first encountered Nicola and Jacopo on the outskirts of Verona, I took them as just two ordinary boys and nothing more. They were selling wild strawberries. My driver Luigi did not approve of their shabby appearance but I bought the biggest basket. Soon I found them shining shoes in the public square. They did so many things to earn a living. 
They shined shoes, hawked newspapers, conducted tourists round the town and ran errands. Very soon they proved very useful to us. If we needed a pack of American cigarettes, seats for the opera or the name of a good restaurant, we could rely on them to satisfy our needs. 1 came to know of their selfless sacrifice and devotion rather late. They were self-respecting boys who never troubled others or asked for any favours from anyone.
 I could know only from the nurse how the war made them homeless .orphans. Their only sister Lucia was suffering from tuberculosis of the spine. They saved every penny for the treatment of their sister. They didn’t want to make their personal pains and grief public to anyone. They were proud to keep their family secrets only to themselves. Their selfless love and devotion to the cause give a new hope to all of us and to humanity.

4. Both the boys Nicola and Jacopo were so self-respecting and careful that they could not make their family troubles public. They couldn’t even think of asking for favours or revealing their family secrets to any outsider. Give three examples to show how they struggled and suffered in silence without murmuring or complaining.
Ans: Both Nicola and Jacopo lived against heavy odds. They were the victims of the war which ruined their family. They were left as homeless orphans. They had no one who they could call their own except their sister Lucia. Even their beloved sister suffered from tuberculosis of the spine. Both of them had boyish faces and looked innocent and artless. 
But they had to shoulder huge responsibilities at a very tender age. They had to earn not only for a living but also for the treatment of their sister. But they struggled without complaining. Actually they suffered in silence without murmuring or complaining. They could never imagine asking any favour from anyone. The narrator asked what he could do for them before leaving Verona. The younger brother betrayed a little weakness. He asked if the narrator could drive them to Poleta on Sunday. This was quite unbearable for Nicola. He glared at his younger brother in vexation. He replied, “We could not think of troubling you, sir.” He bit his lip in vexation. 
Both the brothers were too proud and self-respecting to make their personal grief or troubles public. The narrator knew it well. He didn’t want to intrude upon the privacy  of the family by meeting Lucia. He knew that ‘they would prefer to feel that they had safely kept their secret.’ They sat beside the narrator without speaking anything.

5. How did the `Two Gentlemen of Verona’, Nicola and Jacopo give the promise of a greater hope for human society. Justify the title. What message does the story give to the readers?
Ans: A. J. Cronin titles the story ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’, a title of one of the early plays of Shakespeare. The story is aptly and rationally titled. Really, the two small boys, Nicola and Jacopo, have all the virtues and gentlemanly grace and grandeur. Their selfless action, their sacrifice and total devotion to their cause make them noble characters. They and their family were totally ruined by the war. The war left them as homeless orphans. 
They had no one in the world to call their own except their sister. And she was suffering from tuberculosis of the spine. Both Nicola and Jacopo showed rare courage and determination to fight against heavy obstacles that came in their way. They undertook all kinds of work not only to earn a living but also to save money for the treatment of Lucia. They spent little on their food and clothes. They saved every penny so that they could pay the bills of the hospital every week. 
Their selfless sacrifice, sincerity and devotion to their cause earn our respect, sympathy and love for them. They were too self-respecting and proud to show their personal troubles or grief to any outsider. Nor did they ever ask for any favour from anyone. They didn’t want anyone to intrude upon their family’s secrecy. Nor could they imagine trouble for others for their own advantage. They were the finest specimen of humanity and their example gives promise of a greater hope for human society. 

6. You are Lucia, the ailing sister of the two boys. Write a letter to your friend about your past life and your present situation, as you are on the way to recovery, with the help of your younger brothers. 
Ans. : 
14th April   
12, Luxemburg Street, 
St. Pauls’ Square, 
Dear Mary Jane, 
How are you? I hope this letter finds you in the best of health and high spirits. I am treading the road to convery quite slowly and it has been possible only because of my two angels. They have suffered so much and still  yet they do not utter a single word of complaint. When the war started, our lives fell apart. Father was killed early on and our home was destroyed by a bomb. 
We were out in the streets, literally scavenging for food. I lost so many opportunities to sing because of various reasons. I still shiver when I remember how cold it was. We built a helter amidst rubble and tried to survive. My brothers joined the resistance movement and when the war ended we bought our troubles too. Alas! that was not to be. I was diagnosed with tuberculosis and it distressed us. My brothers are working hard to keep me alive. I hope, for their sake, to recover soon and resume my career so that I can help them financially. They deserve a carefree childhood. Do write back and give my regards to your parents. 
Your friend

 7. `The two boys’ devotion had touched me deeply. War had not broken their spirit. Their selfless action brought a new nobility to human life, and gave promise of a greater hope for human society.” 
Comment upon this statement made by the narrator of the lesson, ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’ bringing out the reasons.
Ans. : The narrator was deeply impressed by the two gentlemen of Verona. Innocent yet mature, they were bearing a responsibility that many would have complained about. Yet they remained reserved and silent, revealing their story to none. They were deeply devoted and diligent when it came to work and kept a lookout for new avenues and opportunities to earn more. 
They did not resort to shortcuts or wrong methods. They worked hard day and night to earn enough to help their ailing sister. Nicola and Jacopo were loving brothers and their selflessness touched the narrator. They could have taken advantage of people by appealing to their sympathy but they didn’t do it. The boys had a lot of self respect. Moreover, their positive thinking helped them a lot at crucial times. 
They were the embodiment of selflessness, nobility, gentlemanliness, giving promise of a greater hope for human society. In these days of a variety of disasters and distractions faced by humans, the two boys stand apart to show him hope, faith, positive thinking and hard work will take them a long way. 

8. You are the nurse at the hospital. You are happy that you could share everything about the boys with the narrator. Write a diary entry about meeting the narrator and what you shared with him. 
Ans. : 
12th April, 20…. 
Nicola and Jacopo came today to meet their sister. As always, there was a smile on their faces and they talked and laughed to make her happy. But as they entered I saw a man following them. He wanted to know what the boys were doing there. I explained the story to him and he was speechless when he realised the extent of their suffering. I told him that they arc quite alone in the world. Their father was a widower and also a famous singer, who was killed early in the war. I explained how a bomb destroyed not only their home but also their family. They had to live on the streets and face hunger and harsh weather conditions. 
Later their sister was diagnosed with tuberculosis of the spine. They persuaded the hospital authorities to admit her and promised that they would pay the fee every week. They have been working hard and paying the bills regularly. The gentleman was touched by the story of these dedicated fellows whose love and devotion are beyond compare. I have never seen an example of such selfless love. I am happy that I could share everything about the boys. People need to know about such stories in this age where money and greed are overtaking all the good values and morals.
I should be looking after them, working to support my brothers but alas, I’m confined to this bed. They are sacrificing their innocence, their childhood for me. They arc shouldering such a big burden. My heart goes out to them They have suffered so much and yet God tests them even more. I wish I would get well soon and ease their burden. I pray to God to make me capable of repaying all their care and concern then we would be a family again. i want them to live a carefree life, full enjoy and laughter. I want them to have a bright future. They are God’s angels in disguise. I feel really blessed to have such sweet brothers. May God bless them always!

9. Imagine you are the narrator in ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’. You were touched by the love and devotion of the boys towards their sister. Write a letter to a friend about the two boss and the attraction you felt for them. 
Ans. : 
10th April  
 5, Villa Carona,
 City Square
Dear Samuel. 
How are you? I hope you are enjoying the nice weather at home. I wish to share a really interesting experience.
 You might have read Shakespeare’s play ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’. I want to inform you that I actually met them. In this materialistic world, where money is everything and greed rules, I met two little boys who could teach many lessons in humanity and selflessness. I met Nicola and Jacopo in the streets of Verona.
They did all sorts of odd jobs—cleaning shoes, hawking newspapers, etc. and their diligence impressed me. One Sunday I accompanied them to their village Poleta and realised what a tough life they had been living. These boys belonged to an affluent family and their father was a singer. He was killed early on in the war and their home was bombed. They were exposed to the harsh weather, and starvation. 
Relentlessly, they made a shelter from the rubble and managed to survive. Later they joined the resistance movement against the Germans. When the war got over, they came to know that their sister Lucia was suffering from tuberculosis of the spine. The treatment was costly and that is the reason they work day and night to pay for it. At this young age, they have gone through a lot. Yet they are positive, cheerful and happy. They are devoted to their sister and their only wish is to see her get well. I hope you enjoyed my letter. Do reply with comments. 
Your Friend 
A. J. 

10. ‘Where there is a will, there is a way’. How did the two boys of Verona prove it? 
Ans. : Nicola and Jacopo faced a lot of hardships at a very young age. Their childhood was marred by war, poverty, disease and ill fortune. Yet they toiled and suffered to work for a better future. Their home was bombed out in the war and they also lost their father early on in the war. The odds were against them but they did not give up. They were exposed to harsh weather and starvation. They had always known a comfortable and cultured life and now they were out on the streets. 
They built a shelter amidst the rubble and managed to survive. After the war was over, they discovered that their sister Lucia was suffering from tuberculosis of the spine. They took their sister to the hospital and persuaded them to take her in.
They worked hard to ensure that they made the fee payment every week. They did odd jobs to earn money. They sold fruits, shined shoes, hawked newspapers, and conducted tourists around the town. They did not complain or cry. War did not break their spirit. Their only endeavour was to see their sister get well and they worked hard to ensure that she got proper medical care. They proved, without a doubt, that where there is a will, there is a way. 

11. Write a paragraph on the early life of the two boys during the war. 
Ans :The father of the two boys was a widower and he was a well-known singer. He was killed in war and a bomb blast had destroyed the house of the two boys. As a result the boys and their sister were left on the streets. They suffered starvation and exposure to cold winter and barely managed to keep themselves alive.
They built a shelter with their own hands amidst the rubble. The boys had joined the resistance movement. At this time, their sister had developed tuberculosis of the spine. 

12. Give a brief character sketch of Nicola and Jacopo. 
Ans : Nicola and Jacopo had endured immense suffering during this time. They were motherless and had lost their father in the war. A bomb blast had destroyed the house of the two boys but their spirit was not broken. They were a resourceful duo and had made their own shelter. They were hard-working and were willing to do any job to pay for their sister’s stay in the hospital.
They were devoted to their sister and did not spend money on themselves. They were dignified and conscientious and also patriotic as they had joined the Resistance movement against Germans, though they were mere children. They were proud and did not want sympathy from anyone for their plight. 

13. Give a brief character sketch of Nicola. 
Ans : He was a brave and spirited boy. Despite enduring immense suffering in the absence of his motherless or father and even his house being destroyed, his spirit was not broken. He was the stronger of the two brothers and was extremely resourceful. He even made his own shelter. He was hard-working and willing to do any job. He was devoted to his sister and was willing to do any kind of hard work to pay for her stay in the hospital.
He did not spend money on himself. He was patriotic by nature and had joined the Resistance movement against Germans even though he was very young. He was proud and did not want sympathy from any one for his plight. He was childish and innocent as well.

14. The journey to Poleta changed the narrator’s previous impression about the boys. He was deeply moved by their story. He could not sleep that night. He wrote about them in his diary. Write the diary of the narrator. 
Ans : Dear Diary,
 I met the two boys and found them to be hard working. I saw them doing a number of jobs. They had frugal habits which reflected in their appearance as well food habits. 
I presumed that they were saving to emigrate. One day I accompanied them to Poleta and followed them to a villa. I learnt of their hard life. I came to know about the loss of their father and how even their home was destroyed. I came to know the extreme hard work that they were doing to pay for their sister’s hospitalisation and I was mighty impressed by their sense of responsibility. I admired the pride that the two boys had, as they refused to be looked upon with pity by others. 

15. The Two Gentlemen of Verona deals with the importance of family relationships. Comment. 
Ans : The values revealed by the two boys are their selflessness, devotion to duty, willingness to work hard and cheerfulness despite adverse circumstances. It gives us the promise of a greater hope for society. The war had destroyed everything Nicola and Jacopo had. Moreover, their sister Lucia was suffering from tuberculosis of the spine and had to be hospitalized. However, It did not fill them with despair.
They resolved to build a new life for themselves and their sister after the war. They got Lucia admitted to a hospital and worked very hard to pay for her treatment. The boys’ sacrifice, their devotion and the maturity they displayed at such a young age promises a new hope for the society. 

17. How is the story Two Gentlemen of Verona by A.J. Cronin promises hope for society? 
Ans : The Two Gentlemen of Verona deals with the importance of dedication towards relationships and one’s duty towards society and the country. The boys’ father was killed in the war and their home was destroyed. Nicola and Jacopo worked at numerous jobs and ran errands to earn money to pay for their sister’s treatment suffering from tuberculosis of the spine and was admitted to the hospital.
The value that is revealed in this story is destruction caused by the war could not break the spirit of the two boys. Rather it filled them with a new energy to rebuild from what was left after the war. In this world where values have been eroded, these boys and their work promise a new hope for society. Their selflessness, devotion to duty, willingness to work hard and cheerfulness despite adverse circumstances give us the promise of a greater hope for society.

18. Imagine that you are the narrator. You have reached back to your town. Still the memory of the ‘two gentlemen of Verona’ is fresh in your mind, as you really miss those little heroes. Write a letter to one of your friends telling him/her about the gratifying experience you had at Verona in their company.
 Ans. # 50, Cedar Avenue
24 June 19XX
 Dear Jacob
 It has been months since I wrote to you. How is everything at your place? This world is amazing. Every minute we meet, interact with various kinds of people. Recently on my trip to Verona I happened to meet two boys aged 12 and 13 selling strawberries. On interaction, we concluded that they were children from some respectable family suffering from some misfortune in their lives. There was some gentleness in them that pulled me towards them.
 The next day we found them shining shoes at the public square. The boys said that they did various jobs to earn a living. I was greatly impressed by the boys’ positive attitude towards life. I had to stay in the town for a few days. Observing them at close quarters I realized that the boys really worked hard day and night.
Though they earned quite good still they ate very less. I often spotted them eating black bread and figs. They almost spent nothing on clothes. Why they save money was a mystery to me. Though I tried to ask them yet they were evasive about the issue. 
It was only when the boys had asked the narrator to drop them to the hospital that I came and got to know that they had been saving all that money to pay for the treatment of their beloved sister who was suffering from tuberculosis of the spine. I was touched by the sacrifice made by these two boys and their hope and devotion with which they worked for the welfare of their sister to keep up their family ties.
We should learn lessons of saving humanity in hostile conditions from these little heroes who resisted the horrors of war to save their sister. This has left a permanent imprint in my mind. 
Even today whenever I am reminded of those two boys my heart salutes these ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’. 
Keep in touch
Your friend
 A.J. Cronin 

19. Imagine you are Nicola. You are touched by the empathy and the kindness of the author towards you and your brother. Thinking that such good people are rare to find in an otherwise hostile world, record your sweet encounter with the author in the form of a diary entry putting down your experiences ever since you met him.
 23rd July, 19XX 
Every day begins with a new promise for life, a hope for a better tomorrow. It is with this attitude that one day our dear sister will be fit and healthy and that we all three will live together happily in our new house. 
Every day we meet countless customers. Some are forgotten just as we forget what we ate two days before and some leave such a permanent imprint on the mind that one is overwhelmed to remember them throughout life. Quite the same was my experience when I met ‘sir’. I can still remember the day when we first met him. He bought the biggest basket of strawberries from us and we were so happy.
 He kept on observing us doing various jobs and we extended all sorts of help to him in the town. Today when sir told me that he was leaving, I felt bad. Jacopo grew so attached to him that he asked for a drive to the hospital. Though we have not revealed the misfortune of our life, I sense that sir has come to know about it.
 For the first time in my life I felt the hand of some guardian over me after our father died. The feeling that one has the protection of some elder hand is great.
 Our father left, he too is leaving us today. Why do good people stay for such a short time? 
My heart is so heavy today. I wish I had expressed my love and regard for him before he left today. I pray that we may meet again. 

20. “War is another name for destruction. It brings with it an endless number of maladies in the name of poverty, crimes, innocent killings, social unrest, food crisis and so on.” With reference to the story Two Gentlemen of Verona’, write an article telling how war has affected the lives of the characters in the story. 
Ans. War and its Destruction 
(An Article by ABC) 
War is another name for destruction. It brings with it an endless number of maladies in the name of poverty, unemployment, crimes, social unrest, lack of basic amenities of life like food, shelter and clothing and a lot many other problems associated with it. History bears testimony to the fact that the wheel of progress is turned back in those nations which tinder the cruel clutches of war. For example, nations like Iran, Iraq, Myanmar and many others like that where all resources of the nation have been exploited to prepare soldiers for war and ammunition.  
If these resources had been utilized for constructive and welfare purposes, these nations would have been one of the developing nations of the world. No one in the world likes war. It destroys homes and families, the basic unit of society. Mothers lose their sons, wives, their husbands and children become orphans. The same is the case with Nicola and Jacopo. They lose their widower father in the war. Had not the bomb in the war destroyed their home and life. they would have been living with all comforts and leading a cultured life. They were thrown out into the streets suffering horribly from starvation and exposure to the cold winter that led their sister to suffer from tuberculosis. 
With nothing to eat and pay for the treatment of their sister, these boys were compelled to do petty jobs at the tender age. Wars lead to no solution. There are other ways of resolving conflicts; Nations can hold talks, discussions to reach certain decisions to save humanity. Only then can we dream of peace and harmony all around the world. 

21. Imagine you are Jacopo. When the author leaves, he gives his address to you in case he would be of some help to you in future, though you and your brother never approached him for help being self-righteous. Ten years have passed. You both are well established as young men now Remembering back your struggle, write a letter to the author recounting your journey from orphan child labourers to the present established state.
 Ans. # 36, Rocking Villa 
Edmund Street
19 June, 19XX 
Dear Sir
 You will be surprised to find my letter as I am glad to write to you after a gap of ten long years. My elder brother Nicola is 23 now and I am 22. When I look back I remember the struggle that we underwent to earn a single penny. I fondly remember how we used to sell fruit  newspapers, shine shoes, show tourist places and would probably try our hand at all jobs under the sun befitting our age. 
When you stayed at Verona, you were eager to know about our plans regarding saving money. They were very humble ones. We didn’t tell you that we have a sister too. She was suffering from tuberculosis of the spine and had been admitted to a hospital. We saved all the money to pay for her treatment. I told Nicola to tell you about her but he didn’t reveal this because he didn’t want any sympathy from any one in any form.
Then you left Verona. Time flew on its wings. Our hard work reaps success. With God’s grace our sister recovered from her illness. She is now an established singer. We two also have continued with the family legacy and joined her learning music. We have a beautiful house. Though we miss our father, we have managed to live a comfortable life. 
If you find time, visit Verona again. We will be glad to see you.
 With all regards 

22. Read the following lines : 

‘What struck one most was their willingness to work. During these summer days, under the hot sun, they shined shoes, sold fruit, hawked newspapers, conducted tourists round the town, and ran errands’. 
Taking a clue from the above-quoted lines, write an article on ‘Earning livelihood with dignity of labour,’,

 Ans. Earning Livelihood with Dignity of Labour 

From the story ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’ we come to know of the two young boys, Nicola and Jacopo, doing many odd jobs to earn their livelihood and serve their sister afflicted with tuberculosis. Nicola and Jacopo consider no work mean or low and perform it with sincerity. Such persons illustrate the idea of the dignity of labour. Those who do their work with devotion are the ideal citizens since they do not become a burden on society. Not only do they take up any work available for the sake of their ailing sister, they also do it spiritedly. They are not parasites on society. One who believes that work should be done selflessly and lovingly has no complaints against any adverse circumstances. He is ready to render any job of service to others lovingly and willingly and earns – the esteem of the people. Rightly it is said that the fruits of labour are far sweeter than those of fortune. One can turn fortune to one’s favour with hard work, sincerity and selflessness. 

23. Imagine that you are the narrator. After you return from Verona, you ponder upon the life of Nicola and Jacopo. Write a page in your diary reflecting your thoughts.
Ans.- 24th August, Thursday
10 p.m.
 Dear Diary,
I cannot but wonder over the life of Nicola and Jacopo. It is amazing to see such little boys having so much determination to fight with the difficulties of life. With no parents and no one to help them, the work they are doing is beyond one’s imagination. Nicola, who is just thirteen years old and Jacopo, twelve, did every kind of work from shining shoes, selling fruit, newspapers, conducting tourists around the town, and running errands even during these summer days, under the hot sun.
One windy midnight, it was amazing to see them sitting on the stone pavement at the deserted Square waiting for the bus to come so that they could sell the leftover newspapers. It is really worth appreciating that they are doing so much hard work so that they can earn enough to pay the hospital bills where their sister is getting treated for tuberculosis. I have immense respect for their spirit of not giving up easily. I pray that their sister gets well soon. They have no one else except her in their life.

24- “Yes,” I agreed. “They couldn’t do it better.” Why did the author say this to the nurse (150 words)
Ans.— The nurse told the narrator that every week, Lucia’s brothers made the payment for their sister’s treatment. She added with simplicity that neither did she know what they did to earn that money, nor did she ask them. She said that she knew that work was scarce in Verona but whatever may be the case, the boys paid the money regularly. She said that although she didn’t know what they did, but whatever they did was done very well. At this, the narrator said, “Yes”. “They couldn’t do it better.” The narrator knew well how much hard work the boys were doing to earn that money. He had seen them selling different items, polishing shoes, taking tourists on a round; in fact, anything they could do to earn as much as possible to pay the hospital bills and see their sister healthy again. These words spoken by the narrator contain the deepest regard he has for their courage and devotion.

25- Imagine that you are the narrator. Write a page in your diary reflecting your thoughts on how you felt after what you saw in the hospital, in about 150 words.
Day:                                                                                                                                                     Date:
Dear Diary

Today, I took Nicola and Jacopo to Poleta in my car. When we reached the destination, the boys leapt out of the car and just disappeared inside a big villa. Out of curiosity, I also went inside. I was shocked to see the two boys sitting near an ailing girl. I just peeped from outside the room and did not interfere when they were sharing their close moments with each other. 
A nurse there told me about their tragic life. Now, I have understood why the two boys had been working so hard and why they were ready to do any kind of work. I have an immense appreciation for them. Even though they faced terrible miseries, they have not opted for begging. They have pride in themselves and their family. Even while going back in the car, I didn’t discuss anything about what I came to know of their family as I felt that the boys would feel more content and comfortable if they knew that their secret was intact. My respect for them has grown even more now..