Is Velu a smart boy? Which instances in the text show that he is or isn't?
1). Velu isn't an intelligent kid. He's arrived in Chennai but he doesn't know what to do. He's just sitting on a bench on his knees with his head. 2.) Velu is too slow to decide: it requires too much time to think when Jaya offers him to discover food if he travels with her. 3). Too Hesitant: Jaya must have dragged him across the theroad. He was reluctant and a car might have run over him. He scratches his head even when Jaya provides him a sack and a stick to go to work with her. But for Jaya, either he would have died hungry or he would have counted jail bars.