Swamy is now possessed by the patriotic fever to liberate India from the British, listening to the speech of a leader. The crowd protests against the arrest of Malgudi’s great leader, Gowri Shankar, by boycotting the Lancashire cloth and burning it and there by directly hitting the economy of British. In response to this call Swamy pulls off his Khadder cap, thinking it as Lancashire cloth, and puts onto the fire. In response to the call given by the speaker to close down the offices and the institutions to protest the arrest of their leader, Swamy throws some stones on the window of the principal’s room and breaks the glass. The Head master and the peon observe the mischief. The next day the Head master punishes the students for their absence on the previous day. Swamy is severely caned for breaking the glasses and he comes out of the school and refuse to go to that school again. The he joins the Board school, the only other school in Malgudi.