Why was the crofter so talkative and friendly with the peddler? 


The crofter allowed the peddler to stay for the night in his cottage. He welcomed the peddler with a smiling face. E was an old man without wife or child. Therefore, he became happy to get someone to talk to in his loneliness. He served him supper and gave him tobacco. He played ‘‘majolis’’ the game of cards to entertain him also. He got friendlier with the peddler by showing him the money kept in the pouch.