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Unexpected visitors are very troublesome because they come at odd hours. They come with the suddenness of a calamity and make as miserable. A few such unexpected visitors we had the other day. I had just come from school. My father had not yet arrived from office. My mother was in the kitchen preparing tea for us. All of a sudden the bell rang. There was a loud knock.
I ran to the door. I opened it and lo! I saw a man with a number of children. There stood in the comer a woman. She seemed to be their mother. The gentleman informed me that his wife was a distant relative of my mother. They had come to Delhi to see the Republic Day celebrations. I took them in and asked them to sit. I ran to my mother and broke the unwelcome news to her. My mother was taken a back. She never expected anyone, not at least a gentleman and a lady with half a dozen children. Asking me to take my cup of tea, she ran to the drawing room to see for herself who the visitors were.
To her utter surprise she found that the lady was a distant cousin, one who had married a Youngman of her choice and had left the country for good. To see her back again was the one thing she had never dreamt of.
Hospitality is the trait of Indian character. Unmindful of the discomfort they would cause her, she set to making her new guests as comfortable as her poor means allowed. It was evening. Father returned home. He was also surprised to see his little house ringing11 with playful voices of children. My mother had, in the meantime, got the dinner ready and announced that we should all get ready for it.
We all sat round the table and had our dinner. The guests did full justice to it. They praised it highly. My mother was glad to hear it but she knew how much she had worked to get it ready. Those were winter days. The guests had no luggage—not even a blanket. We could hardly spare two beds and these we placed at their disposal.
The night passed somehow. We came out of our beds. Mother set to getting the breakfast ready. While we were at the table, the guests announced that they would stay for a few-days more. They said that it was their first visit to Delhi.
We were all dumb founded to hear this. There was no alternative but to bow to their wish. I was asked to accompany the guests on their sight-seeing. The guests took full three days to go round all the places of historical interest and then went away. It was a great relief to all of us to get rid of them.
Guests are pests, at least so I thought when I saw a large number of guests in our house. Some were known, but some were quite unknown to all of us. We had never seen them, never thought of them. Have you even heard or experienced so many guests at your house, without any notice, letter, telegram or telephones?
It was last Christmas when this happened. We were all invited for lunch at a friend’s house. My mother was unwell but she accompanied us for company’s sake. The man folk had finished their food and the ladies were about to begin when our servant came running to ask for the house keys. He also told us that a large number of guests had arrived. I was very happy because I had no friends to play with but unwell and was not informed by the guests. We had only one servant, so all the load would come to her.
When we reached the house, some guests were relaxing with their legs on the house, and some guests were relaxing with their legs on the table and heads on the embroidered cushions. Children were playing the music system. The number of people who had come were so many, that some of them, I was meeting for the first time. My mother asked me to prepare tea and some snacks for them. After having tea they left the cups near the table and chairs and the floor was strewn with pieces of snacks for them. After having tea they left the cups near the table and chairs and the floor was strewn with pieces of snacks left by the children. Instead of helping us in cleaning everything they announced threat they were going to the market for shopping. Furious with anger, I and my mother cleaned the living room. We sent the servant to buy vegetables for dinner. My mother in spite of her illness began to cook the evening meal. I tried to help as much as possible.
The guest returned at dinner time and had a hearty meal. They announced that since it was very late at night, they would be leaving only the next morning. That meant that we had to make arrangement for their night stay. We did not have so many beddings and asked the servant to borrow from some from our neighbors. Now the beds were insufficient for so many people. So my father asked us to vacate the bedroom for the guests and move into the leaving room. We set the beddings on the floor for ourselves and the guests slept on the beds. Late at night our servant informed us that the water tank had become empty and so the next morning we had to take buckets and bring water from the hand pump nearby.
By the time our guests left we were totally exhausted and did not have any strength left. My mother had developed fever and the servant complained of body pain. The uninvited guests had caused so much inconvenience and problem to us. Whenever we go somewhere we should always inform the hosts of our program in advance so that adequate arrangements can be made and everyone can enjoy the stay.
Essay No. 02
An Unwelcome Guest
The Indians are proverbially very hospitable by nature. They welcome the guests, even strangers, in their houses and feed them liberally and provide them with all kinds of comforts. It is in the spirit of this grand hospitality that the great travellers like Fahian and Hieun -Tsang who visited India in ancient times said about this great country.
This spirit of hospitality among the Indians continued for centuries and is, in fact, in the blood of the inhabitants of this great and grand country. But in the present times, many thieves, cheats, burglars and robbers or sheer parasites have downed the mantle of being an honourable guest and have discredited the most respectable status of a guest. The result is that many people have got wary of guests and discourage all unknown persons from entering their houses.
This is what I had to experience on the visit of a stranger last night. My father is away to the States. My mother and I were at home. We heard a knock at the door. I went to open the door. I peeped through the door and saw a potbellied strangely dressed middle-aged man. I went back and called my mother.
My mother took courage and opened the door. The man came in. My mother made him sit on a stool in the verandah.
Then the man looked at me and said, ‘Child, won’t you bring a chair for your uncle?’ I went in and brought a chair.
The man took his seat in the chair. Then the man offered us some sweets. My mother signed me not to eat the sweets. We tried to return the sweets to him but he was reluctant to take them back. He wanted us to eat the sweets before his eyes.
We suspected something foul. My mother and I raised an alarm. Our neighbour rushed in as they heard our cries. The man slipped away. Later, we got the sweets tested in a lab. We learnt that they contained some ingredients which could make us unconscious. Certainly, he was a cheat and probably a member of some gang of robbers. Thank God, we were saved from being burgled or robbed and perhaps even murdered.