The Letter to God Lesson 1 Class 10th First flight

What did Lencho hope for?

Q1. What did Lencho hope for?

Ans. Lencho hoped for a good rain because his crop was drying without water as it was much needed for a good harvest.

2. Why did Lencho say the raindrops were like new coins?

Ans. It was because rain drops would resemble the new coins.

Q3. How did the rain change? What happened to Lencho’s fields?
Ans. The rain changed as hailstone began to fall. Lencho’s fields were covered with hailstonesand the whole crop destroyed.

Q4. What were Lencho’s feelings when the hail stopped?
Ans. When the hail stopped Lencho felt that it was a total loss. A plague of locusts would have left more than that year they would go hungry. Lencho was desperate. He passed that night in sorrow.

Q5. Who or what did Lencho have faith in? What did he do?
Ans. Lencho had faith in God. He wrote a letter to God demanding help from him.

 Q5-Who read the letter?

Ans. The postmaster read the letter.

Q3. What did the postmaster do then?

Ans. The postmaster did not want to break Lencho’s faith in God. So he decided to answer the letter and send money to Lencho.

Q6.Was Lencho surprised to find a letter for him with money in it?

Lencho was not surprised to find a letter for him with money,

Q7.What made him angry?

Ans. He became angry when he counted the money. Actually Lencho had demanded 100 pesos but only 70 pesos reached him. He thought that God could not deny him what he had demanded. Certainly the post office employees might have stolen the money. So Lencho was angry.


Q1. Who does Lencho have complete faith in? What sentences in the story tell you this?

Ans. Lencho had complete faith in God. The sentence ‘It was nothing less than a letter to God’ tells us this.

Q2. Why does the postmaster send money to Lencho? Why does he sig the letter ‘God?

Ans. Postmaster was a goodman. He decided to answer Lencho’s letter. He did not want to shake Lencho’s faith in God. Therefore he sent money to Lencho which he had demand from God. He signed the letter as ‘God’ because he had written the letter on the behalf of God. He did so inorder not to shake Lencho’s faith in God.

Q3. Did Lencho try to find out who had sent the money to him? Why/Why not? 

Ans. No, Lencho did not try to find out who had sent the money to him because Lencho had firm faith in God. He had no doubt that anybody other than God would send money. He believed that God could never deny Lencho’s demland.

4. Who does Lencho think has taken the rest of the money?What is the irony in the situation?

(Remember that the irony of a situation is an unexpected aspect of it. An ironic situation is strange or amusing because it is the opposite of what is expected.)

Ans. Lencho thinks that the postoffice employees have taken the rest of the money which God had sent to him. Actually, post office employees have sent money to Lencho. The irony is that Lencho calls the post office employees as a bunch of crooks’.

who have helped Lencho. Are there people like Lencho in the real world? What kind of a person would you say he is? You may select appropriate words from the box to answer the question. RT

greedy naive stupid ungrateful selfish comical unquestioning

Ans. No, we hardly find people like Lencho in the real world. We would say that Lencho was a hardworking, honest, simple and optimistic man. He had a firm belief in God. He was living away from the real world.

Fuentes describes Lencho as a man who has complete faith in God. He is a hardworking a farmer. He lives away from crowd in a lonely house in the valley. His corn field is destroyed by a hailstorm.

He writes a letter to God demanding hundred pesos. He is not a greedy man. He demands as much money as he needs. He is not selfish. He worries about his family. He is not a stupid. Postoffice employees laugh to see his letter to God.

However, he is not a comic character. It is his firm faith in God which inspires him to write the letter to God. He has unquestioning faith. Post master sends money to him on behalf of God. But Lencho calls the postoffice employees ‘as a bunch of crooks’ .

It does not mean that Lencho is ungrateful. He does not know that postoffice employees have helped him. To sum up Lencho is an honest man. He is hardworking and a firm believer of God. He has so much faith in God that he wrote a letter to God.

6. There are two kinds of conflict in the story : between humans and nature, and between humans themselves. How are these conflicts illustrated?

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What did Lencho hope for?  This is a story of a hilly farmar who has  faith on god .What did Lencho hope for? This is the first question of the story . You can see answers of it above


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