Give a brief character sketch of the old man in "The Umbrella Man" by Roald Dahl and how he managed to make the mother believe his story.
I assume your question refers to "The Umbrella Man" by Roald Dahl and so I have edited the question accordingly. This excellent short story focuses on one old man and how he manages to keep himself in alcoholic beverages without spending any of his own money by taking other people's umbrellas and then selling them to people to gain more money for his drinking habits. The old man in question is presented as...
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He had a fine white moustache ,bushy white eyebrows and a wrinkled pink face.He was a polite,well spoken and well dressed man. He was a real gentleman but he was a trickster.