Answer following questions in short.
Q1) The old man offered the speaker a lot of money. Why did he turn down the offer?
Ans1) The offer of the old man did not seem attractive to the speaker therefore he turned it down. Even he was not happy with it.
Q2) How did the speaker feel after talking to the child on the beach ?
Ans2) After talking to the child on the beach the speaker felt extremely happy.
Q3) Why and how did the king come?
Ans3) The king came to hire the speaker with his power. He came in his chariot having sword in his hand.
Q4) What did the old man want? Was he successful in his bargain?
Ans4) He wanted to hire the speaker with his money. No, he was not successful in his bargain.
Q5) Who did the speaker meet at last?
Ans5) At last, the speaker met a child.
Q6) What was the child doing and where was he?
Ans8) The child was playing with shells on the beach.
Q6) Explain, “I hire you with nothing”?
Ans9) It means that the child has no material thing. He has only goodwill and cheer to hire the speaker.