The Town Child & The Country Child is a short story about two children, one who lives in the city and the other who lives in the country. The story explores the different ways of life of the two children and the lessons they learn from each other.
The Town Child & The Country Child Summary
The Town Child
The town child lives in a street full of buses, cars, producing a lot of noise and discharging smoke. The boy wishes to have meadows and lambs around. He hates those rows of houses filled with noises. He loves to have woods near. The only thing he loves in the town is the blue sky. He says the sky alone has room for him and lots of clouds.
The Country Child
The country child lives close to a wood. The streets are quiet. The lanes are not crowded. The boy wants players all around. The trees are too tall and the boy feels lonely. He has the company of just birds and flowers. He wishes to have a home in a town. He loves to watch trams all around. He longs to see colourful lights glitter at nights. He prays to have town life.
The life of a town child amidst traffic, noise, smoke and tall buildings. He is unhappy and dislikes various aspects of town life. He is sad because of the hustle and bustle and wishes to live amidst woods and meadows. He wishes to live the life of a country child.