Mridu goes to Rukku Manni’s house where she sees a pair of slippers, long, covered with dust, mark of every toe on the front part of each slipper. Ravi drags her to the backyard. There they have hidden a kitten. Ravi has to bring milk for the kitten with very difficulty. They discusses that the elder always says to be kind with animal and if they becomes, they (elders) screams. They name the kitten ‘Mahendran’.