Ravi thought it would be thrilling to win during the game and the feeling motivated him to stay in hiding.
-and to be the winner in a circle of older, bigger, luckier children—that would be thrilling beyond imagination.
He looked forward to winning and being recognized by the older children as a champion because he was certain that the older boy would not find him. However, this was not to be because Ravi stayed hidden for a long time and the other children moved on to a different game. Ravi only realized his mistake after it grew dark and he had not touched the "den" to confirm his victory. He dashed out of his hiding place and made his way to the verandah only...
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