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Why does the conductor refer to Valli as a 'madam'?
The conductor refers to Valli as 'madam' because as a joking jibe on the manner in which she behaved when he offered her help to get on the bus. Her behaviour is like that of a matured lady while she is just eight years of age. She behaves like a mature woman.
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(i) "Stop the bus! Stop the bus!" And a tiny hand was raised.......
(ii) "Yes, I ...... go to town,"said Valli, still standing outside the bus.
(iii) "There's nobody here ......," she said haughtily. "I have paid my thirty-paise like everyone else."
(iv) "Never mind," she said, "I can .......
You don't have to help me. I'm not a child, I tell you," she said .......
(v) "You needn't bother about me. I .....," Valli said, turning her face toward the window and staring out.
(vi) Then she turned to the conductor and said, "Well, sir, I hope ......."NCERT - First Flight
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