What are the things the child sees on his way to the fair
The Lost Child
What are the things the child sees on his way to the fair? Why does he lag behind?
Answer: A child’s mind wanders to each and everything which catches his fancy. While his parents are going ahead with all their attention on reaching the fair, the child enjoys every beauty of nature’s creation. The child enjoys the sight of dragonfly fluttering. Next moment he is engrossed in collecting beautiful flower petals. The very next moment he is appreciating the gait of swan.
Once in the fair his mind is wandering on everything on display. Right from colourful sweetmeats to balloons to garland to the snake his eyes are devouring everything on sight.
The child’s mind lives in the present and never thinks or bothers about past or future. This is what the author has tried to portray.
While engrossed in enjoying the colourful fair, the child gets lost. Probably he is too overawed by the colourful balloons, sweets, garlands, toys to keep pace with his parents.