NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Chapter 18 Jalebis


An honest boy is on his way to school, carrying money to pay the school fees. The sight of crisp, syrupy jalebis in the market excites him, and the coins in his pocket begin to jingle. He yields to the sweet temptation and buys heaps of jalebis for himself and others. The coins said to him that the jalebis were meant to be eaten, and only those who had money could eat them. He spends all his school fees money in buying jalebis. He eats himself and also distributes them among children. He regrets his weakness later. He prays to God to send him four rupees. The moral of the story is that we should think before doing anything. It also teaches us that we cannot blindly depend on prayers for the fulfilment of our needs.