Ans. The lawyer felt hungry and wanted to eat something in a restaurant but Bill suggested him to take lunch at his home cooked by his wife. He told him that it will cost him cheaper than the restaurant because she won’t charge him more than half a dollar. He did so because he wanted to make some money out of it.
Where did lawyer and Bill get their lunch?
They had their lunch at Wade’s hill which is a beautiful place. By now the lawyer was fully convinced that Bill is a generous and helpful person. He even started comparing city people and villagers.
What was Bill’s actual motive behind helping the lawyer?
Answer: To earn money and to befool the lawyer .
Why does the hack driver offer to help the narrator?
The hack driver offered to help the narrator to look for Oliver Lutkins as he thought of playing a prank on the narrator. The hack driver himself was the Lutkins. When he came to know that the narrator had never seen Lutkins, he planned to make fool of the narrator.
Why do you think Bill offered to help the narrator find Lutkins?
Why do you think Bill offered to help the narrator find Lutkins? Answer: Bill himself was Lutkins. He knew that the lawyer is searching for him. He wanted to play a prank on him and offered to help him find Lukens.
Do you agree that the expression taken for a ride fits the story the hack driver like a glove why why not?
Answer: Yes, the expression ‘taken for a ride’ fits the story like a glove. As Oliver Lutkins posed to be a hack driver and kept his identity hidden from the narrator, the entire time, we can tell that Oliver had managed to gain his trust and was simply fooling around with him.
Why was the lawyer in the hack driver not happy with his job?
Answer: The lawyer had got a job as junior assistant clerk in a very good law firm. But he hated his job because he was not given the job for preparing law cases instead he was sent to the sinister areas of the city to look people and serve them summons.
Why was the narrator happy with Bill?
Answer: The first quality that struck the narrator was that Bill was a cheerful, friendly and helpful man. Secondly, he loved Bill for his simple and philosophical wisdom as he had helped the narrator to find Lutkins.
What did the hack driver tell the narrator about Lutkins explain giving examples from the text?
He told narrator that Lutkins was a cunning man who was good at decieving people. For eg. the hack driver had to pay off bill to many of his friends. Bill told that Lutkins was a clever man such that he would arrest the man and later have regrets in doing so.
He impressed the narrator by his simplicity and pleasant appearance. He introduced himself as Bill. The hack driver made a complete fool of the narrator by taking him to all the places where he could find Lutkins but every time missed him by a fraction of minutes.
What did Bill the hack driver say about Lutkins answer?
What does Bill say about Lutkins? Answer: Bill told the lawyer that Lutkins was a hard person to find as he was always busy in some activity or the other. He owed money to many people, including Bill, and had never paid back anybody. He also said that Lutkins played a lot of poker and was good at deceiving people.
Why do you think Bill offered?
Bill offered to help the narrator to find Lutkins because he wanted to play a prank on the narrator. In reality, it was Bill who was Lutkins. Bill knew it very well that the narrator was in search of him, so he planned to prank him.
What is the message of the hack driver?
`The Hack Driver’ is the story of a very cunning manipulator Bill (Oliver Lutkins). It also shows that appearances are often deceptive. Once, the narrator, a junior clerk in a law firm, had to go to New Mullion to serve a summon to Oliver Lutkins.