The Room on the Roof
Unhappy with the strict ways of his English guardian, Rusty runs away from home to live with Indian friends. Plunging for the first time into the dream-bright world of the bazaar, Hindu festivals and other aspects of Indian life, Rusty is enchanted.
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afraid anyway asked Rusty ayahs banana bangles banyan tree bathe bazaar began best favourite friend bicycle bicycle pump boy's chaat chaat shop chaat-wallah CHAPTER Clock Tower colour cried Dehra Delhi Devil's Club dickey door dust exclaimed eyes face feel feet fingers forest front gol-guppas guardian hair hand Hardwar Mail Harrison head Holi Hullo India jackal jungle Kishen and Rusty laughed leaving lemonade live maidan Meena Kapoor missionary's wife Mister Rusty morning Mummy Mussoorie never night Penguins play Prickly Heat pyjamas rain Ranbir river road roof round Ruskin Bond Rusty felt Rusty knew Rusty looked Rusty sat Rusty's shirt shouted shut slapped sleep slippers smart shops smile someone Somi Somi's sorry stood supple malacca cane Suri Suri's sweeper boy tell thing thought tikkees tonga walked water-tank whisky window wondered