Q: What explanation did Mr. Hubert give in reply to the charges of the Mayor?
Mr. Hubert said that he had picked only a piece of string from.the ground. He drew out a little piece of string from his pocket and showed it to the Mayor.
Q: Why did the Mayor not believe the innocence of Mr. Hubert?
The Mayor could not believe the innocence of Mr. Hubert because Mr. Hubert’s arguments were not forceful. Moreover, Manana was a man of good reputation. So it was difficult to doubt that he could be wrong.
Q: What did Mr. Hubert do when the Mayor did not believe him?
The simple farmer, Mr. Hubert, lifted his hand in anger and spat on the ground. He did so to attest his honour. He then once again declared on oath that he had not even seen the pocketbook.
Q: Describe the hot talk between Mr. Hubert and Manana in the Mayor’s office?
Manana said again and again that Hubert had picked up the pocketbook. Then bath of them started quarreling and their hot talk continued for a long time.
Q: Why was Mr. Hubert searched?
Mr. Hubert was searched on his own request. It was the only way for him to prove his innocence. He was searched and nothing was found on him.
Q: How was Mr. Hubert finally released?
The Mayor finally let Mr. Hubert go with a warning. He said that he would consult the legal adviser and ask for further orders.
Q: What happended when Mr. Hubert came out of the Mayor’s office?
As Mr. Hubert came out of the Mayors office, people surrounded and questioned him. Nobody believed his story of the string. Instead people laughed him.