Eid fair was held in Rasheed’s village every year. Here, tradesmen had a wonderful time to sell their goods. This time Rasheed went to the fair with his uncle and Bhaiya. A few friends of his uncle met there and took him with them.
Rasheed’s uncle left him to look around the fair with the Bhaiya and instructed him neither to buy anything nor to go too far in his absence. Rasheed gave him a promise to do the same. Rasheed and Bhaiya roamed around and stopped before the Lucky Shop. The shopkeeper of the Lucky Shop was asking everybody to try their luck just paying \(50\) paise.
Rasheed noticed an old man selling the clock he had won back to the shopkeeper for Rs. \(15\). Then the next customer to the lucky shop was a boy. He won a comb but sold it back for \(25\) paise. He also won a fountain pen, a wristwatch and a table lamp. The shopkeeper gave all the things to the boy, and he went happily. All that attracted Rasheed, and he also thought of attempting his luck. In every round, he received an object with a little value.
Rasheed lost all his money because he was tempted to play and ultimately got cheated because of his innocence. He and Bhaiya came back to the place where his uncle had left them. Soon, uncle came, and Bhaiya told the whole thing to him. Seeing that Rasheed was upset, his uncle took him to a shop and bought him an umbrella, some biscuits, sweets, and some other little gifts.
When they went back home, his uncle explained to him that the game was not a matter of good luck or bad luck. The winners in the lucky shop were friends of the shopkeeper. The shopkeeper was making money by cheating. He was using the fake winners to attract people towards the game. He also advised Rasheed to forget about his misadventure with the lucky shop and not to go around telling others about it.