Jumman Shaikh and Algu Chowdhry were good friends. So strong was their bond of friendship that when either of them went away from the village, the other looked after his family. Both were greatly respected in the village.
     Jumman had an old aunt who had some property. This she transferred to him on the understanding that she would stay with him and he would look after her. The arrangement worked well for a couple of years. Then the situation changed. Jumman and his family were tired of the old relative. Jumman became as indifferent to her as his wife, who grudged even the little food that the old lady wanted every day. She swallowed these insults along with her food for a few months. But patience has its limits.
Two friends lived in a village. They were Jumman Shaikh and Algu Chowdhry.
Jumman and Algu were best friends

Although they belonged to two different religions, they were very close, and their bond was powerful. They also took care of each other's family when either of them was away from the village. Jumman and Algu were also greatly respected in the village.
They took care of each other's family

Jumman had an aunt who was quite old. Jumman was her nearest and closest family. She also had some property in her name.
Jumman's aunt

Jumman made an arrangement with the aunt. He offered to take care of her while she transferred her property to him. She then gave away all her wealth to his nephew. They lived well for over two years. But then the situation changed.

Jumman and his family started ill-treating the poor old aunt. His wife always fought with the aunt. They were also stingy when it came to serving the aunt food. They forgot all about the arrangement and simply thought of the aunt as some kind of nuisance.
Aunt was ill-treated

The old aunt tolerated the insults and the ill-treatment for a few months. But it became too much for her to bear.
Meanings of difficult words from the paragraphs:
Sl. No.
BondA close connection between two or more people
Look afterTake care
PropertyA building or area of land
Couple of years
About two or few years
Tired of the old relativeThey became unhappy with the aunt, and didn't want to keep her with them anymore
IndifferentLacking in interest or feeling
GrudgedTo not want to spend time or money on someone or something, or to not want to give something to someone
Swallowed the insults
The act of tolerating or not expressing when someone insults you
Enrich your vocabulary with the following words from the explanation:
Sl. No
Gave awayTo give something freely
Ill-treatTo treat someone badly; to hurt someone physically or mentally
Not ready to spend or give something that is necessary or expected
NuisanceA person or thing causing inconvenience or annoyance
TolerateTo allow the practice of something that one dislikes without interference
BearTolerate; not to be confused with the animal "bear"
National Council of Educational Research and Training (2006). Honeysuckle. Fair Play - Premchand (pp. 84 - 90). Published at the Publication Division by the Secretary, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi.