Baba’s father was a judge who had adopted the orphan Ali (Hassan's father) and raised the boy along with his son (Baba). Baba never refers to Ali as a friend, and Amir realizes that he also never refers to Hassan as a friend. This is because they were conscious of their ethnic superiority.
Hassan and Ali are servants in Baba’s home. Amir goes to school, but Hassan does not, so Amir would often read to Hassan. His favourite story was "Rustom and Sohrab." This is significant because later on Hassan will name his son "Sohrab." They would, however, spend a lot of time together...
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