The stunted, unlucky heir
Of twisted bones, reciting a father's gnarled disease,
His lesson from his desk. At back of the dim class One unnoted, sweet and young. His eyes live in a dream,
Of squirrel's game, in the tree room, other than this.

(i) Who is the unlucky heir and what has he inherited?

(ii) What is the stunted boy reciting?

(iii) Who is sitting at the back of the dim class?


i) The unlucky heir refers to the little boy from the slum who has inherited a disfigured, gnarled and diseased body.

ii) The stunted boy is reciting an account of his father’s incurable diseases.

iii) A sweet little fellow was sitting at the back of the dim class unnoticed and unobserved by all.