This story, first published by R.K. Narayan in 1960, is still under copyright, so the text is not available for reading online free of charge. Narayan published a collection of stories under the same title in 1970, so you might want to find a copy for purchase at Amazon or Alibris or some other bookseller. Or look to see if your local library has a copy. Good luck!
im also studying the story of ourselves! its included in olevels sylabus for grade9! its an awsome book with lots of short stories!!!
this short story is also in the book stories of ourselves. It is a book by cambridge for those who are doing O-Levels (which we are studying right now) this book contains different short stories like:- her first ball, the custody of the pumpkin e.t.c
short stories from different authors around the world :)
hope this helped
it looks like as if i am advertising this book :P