Question 1:

What did Lencho hope for?

Answer :

Lencho hoped for rains as the only thing that his field of ripe corn needed was a shower.

Question 2:

Why did Lencho say the raindrops were like ‘new coins’?

Answer :

Lencho’s crops were ready for harvest. However, they required a good downpour before harvesting. After a downpour, he could sell the harvest and get money. That is why he compared the raindrops to ‘new coins’.

Question 3:

How did the rain change? What happened to Lencho’s fields?

Answer :

The rain was pouring down. But suddenly, a strong wind began to blow and very large hailstones began to fall along with the rain. The hail rained on the valley for an hour, because of which Lencho’s fields were destroyed. There was not a single leaf left on the trees and the flowers were gone from the plants. The corn was completely destroyed.

Question 4:

What were Lencho’s feelings when the hail stopped?

Answer :

When the hail stopped, Lencho’s soul was filled with sadness. He looked around at his fields and said that even a plague of locusts would have left more than what was left after the hailstorm. He said that they would have no corn that year and they would go hungry. He was full of sorrow.