- The charm of cities.
- An object of fun to the citizens.
- Villager’s native dress and shoes.
- Huge size and speed in the cities.
- His awkward manner and frightened behavior.
Generally speaking. Every villager has a keen desire to see a big city. Due to the increasing fondness of travel amongst educated classes, people from cities often go to villages and directly or indirectly excite the curiosity of villagers to see big cities. They hear of big and palatial buildings as high as the hills. They hear of fast moving electric trams and trains, and the numberless motor-cars moving in all directions. Usually villages come in a small group of three or four men. They rarely take their women folk with them. Their eyes are wide open with curiosity.
To most of the citizens a villagers appears funny. First of all he is easily marked out from a crowd of people by his peculiar dress. His heavy turban and long heavy stick are objects a laughter to the citizens. He does not believe in the luxury of putting on a coat over a shirt. He has a kind of apparel which is an ingenious mixture of a shirt and a coat. One piece is enough to cover his body. His heavy shoes are no less an object of fun to the citizens. In his native dress a villager boldly walks on the metalled roads of the city, admiring the cleanliness and shinning nature of the roads below his feet. Tender pedestrians avoid his as far as possible, for, what would be left of their tender feet if once they came under the heavy shoes of the villager?[the_ad id=”17141″]
The villager is amazed at the huge size of everything. The tall buildings he sees on the roadside are contrasted with his dwarfish cottages and the long wide metalled roads are contrasted with the narrow, dirty and small lanes of his village. Everything in the city is on a grand scale. He is also amazed as the speed of the swiftly moving tram-cars, electric lights in the houses and on the street. He stands, with his mouth wide open and his hand on his chin, amazed in front of some restaurant, to and from which people pour in and pour out. If by a chance, he is taken in a lift, he considers it nothing short of a miracle. If he is taken into some talkie house, he cannot believe his eyes or ears that a reflection on a screen can act and talk like a living person.
He is an object of mirth and laughter to the people of the city because bis manners are very crude and awkward in the eyes of the citizens. He is frightened by the slightest noise of the horn of a motorcar. When he wants to cross a road he is most puzzled at the endless line of vehicles. At last, finding a little gap, he runs breathlessly across the road to the great amusement of people on the roadside.