For people who have never heard about The Eyes Have It, the first thing that should be mentioned is that this interesting short story was written by Ruskin Bond, and it has other names, including The Eyes Are Not Here and The Girl on the Train. This original story was published many years ago, and it won the hearts of many readers worldwide. Many critiques claim that its plot makes a perfect balance and it has great humor while being written in the right way.
Basically, the narrator of this popular story is one blind man with the eyes that are quite sensitive only to darkness and light. Everything starts when he is going by train to Dehradun where he meets a girl and has some chat with her. It’s interesting that the narrator understands that this girl is also blind only when she leaves and another person comes into the compartment. So, up to Rohana, he is left alone in his compartment, and a girl boards from there.
Besides, there is a couple who says goodbye to her at the train station and they are anxious about her comfort and well-being, so they advise her many things about the right placement of her personal possessions. They also tell this girl to avoid talking to any stranger and stop leaning out of windows. When the train leaves this station, the blind narrator starts an interesting conversation with her and asks this girl whether she is travelling to Dehra.
The girl seems to be surprised to hear the voice because she thought that she is alone in the compartment. She tells the narrator that she is going to Saharanpur where her aunt must meet her and take her home. The girl also tells him more about the hills of Mussoorie where he is travelling to. They keep talking about many other things and the narrator decides to tell her that her face is very interesting and beautiful, although he is blind and can’t know it for sure.
Her reaction is laughing at this comment and soon it’s a time for her to say goodbye because she needs to go, as the train arrives at her chosen destination. After the departure of this girl, another passenger enters the compartment, and it’s a man who apologizes for not being as beautiful as this girl. This is when the blind narrator decides to find out more about the appearance of this lady and he asks that man about that. He only answers that the first thing that all people notice is her eyes because they are very attractive but useless, so the narrator finds out the truth.
For people who have never heard about The Eyes Have It, the first thing that should be mentioned is that this interesting short story was written by Ruskin Bond, and it has other names, including The Eyes Are Not Here and The Girl on the Train. This original story was published many years ago, and it won the hearts of many readers worldwide.