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Directions (1-10): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions that follow
Long time ago there lived a boy on a small farm in the country with his mother. His father was dead and his mother was very poor. So it was hard to get enough food from the farm to keep them. One day the mother asked the boy, ‘My dear boy! Go to the city and try to find work. We cannot live this way much longer. And when you have found a place, where you can earn something, save your money and have enough to send for me then we can live together and do better than we are doing here.”
The boy had never seen a big city. So he was glad to go. His mother mended his clothes and sewed thirty silver pieces into the lining of his coat. Besides she wrapped two breads made of maize and millet with mango pickles in a worn out piece of cloth. When the boy was likely to leave home, she asked him to remember her advice to ‘Trust God and never tell a lie’ and blessed him. The boy said farewell, and departed. Now the boy set off on his journey with tearful eyes as he was leaving his mother for an indefinite period for the first time.
Next day when he was passing through the jungles, he saw cloud dust coming ahead of him. When it approached nearer, he saw a band of robbers mounted on the horses. One of the robbers asked him, “Have you any money?” The boy replied, “Yes I have thirty silver pieces sewn into the lining of my coat.” Don’t try to outsmart me; If you had, you would have never told me that they were there,” and passed on. Last of all the chief of the robbers put up the same question and the boy gave the same answer.
The chief leapt down from his horse, cut the lump and counted the coins. They were actually thirty. The chief said, “Why did you disclose me the secret?” The boy replied, “when I left home my mother had told me to trust God and never to tell a lie. So I told you the truth.”
The chief was so much pleased that not only did he return his money but also gave a rich reward.