“Though his beat covered Vinayak Mudali Street and its four parallel roads, it took him nearly six hours before he finished his round and returned to the head office in Market Road to deliver accounts.” (page 14)
This is the beginning line of The Missing Mail and it leaves the reader wondering who “he” is. This quote also describes Malgudi and what it looks like. As the story goes on the reader figures out why Thanappa (he) does not deliver the mail.
Notes: mystery as to who “he” is, Malgudi landscaping, celebrations are the cause of the letter not reaching the house.