Q. 13.9( 33 Votes )

How does the peddler interpret the acts of kindness and the hospitality showed by the crofter, the ironmaster, and his daughter?

Answer :

Peddler was a man who went around selling small rattraps of wire. He was leading a sad and monotonous life of a vagabond. He knocked at the door of the cottage of the crofter who turned out to be an old man without wife and children. He showed his kindness and hospitality towards him which the peddler had not expected. But the peddler stole his thirty kroner. Thus he betrayed the confidence reposed in him by the crofter.

The ironmaster, thinking him as an old acquaintance Captain Von Stahle, showed kindness to him and invited him to spend the Christmas evening with him. But the peddler thought that if he would say that he is the one whom the ironmaster is thinking, then he would get some more kroner.


Edla Willmansson requested the peddler to go to her home in a very compassionate and friendly manner. He then decided to accept the invitation. But while he was riding the manor house, he felt very guilty about whatever he did. So he decided to correct his mistake. He did that by leaving a gift for Edla in which there were the thirty kroner which he had theft from the crofter's house. He had written in the note to return the money of crofter back.


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