Q: Was it necessary for Hubert to continue pleading his innocence?
Hubert was an old countryman. He was so simple and gentle that he did not know the tricks that people usually play with others. His heart was pure and full of innocence. He was badly hurt when he was falsely blamed. He went to the people to ensure them of his innocence. But it bore bad results. They were not willing to believe him. The more he insisted, the more they abused him. Out of innocence, he spoiled his case.
Q: What suggestions can you give to Hubert to save him from such a humiliating situation?
First of all, Hubert shouldn’t have picked the useless piece of string from the ground. Secondly, he shouldn’t have abused Mr. Manana in the presence of the Mayor. It annoyed the Mayor and he turned against him. Thirdly, he shouldn’t have presented his case before everybody. People only want to have amusement. They are not sincere to anyone. Hubert spoiled his case by doing so, Fourthly, when the pocketbook was found, Hubert should have kept silent.
Q: What was the announcement?
The announcement said that a black leather pocketbook containing five hundred shillings and Some business papers was lost. The founder was requested to return it to the Mayor or the caretaker, Mr. James.
Q: What was the reward announced for the finder of the pocketbook?
It was announced that there would be a reward of twenty shillings for the finder of this lost pocketbook.