With only a week left for the match, Swamy could not come to practice on time due to the drill class. At last they find a way of solving this problem. According to this, Rajam has to visit the Head master of Board school and request him to exempt Swamy from the drill class till the match is over. But this does not work. Swamy goes to a doctor to get a false medical certificate saying that, he is suffering from severe Delirium and needs rest and that he be exempted from the scouting and drill classes. As Swamy has a sound health, the doctor refuses to give false certificate. But, promises that he will talk to the Head master and allow him to leave the school at 4.30 thus help him to practice cricket. But the doctor couldn’t keep up the promise.
By his constant absence for drill classes and scouting, the Head master canes Swamy severely. With severe pain Swamy snatches the cane from the Head Master and runs away from school with his books. Then he rushes to Rajam’s school and informs him about the incident and promises him to meet in the evening at the ground.
He now has another problem of facing his father. Now that he has come out of Board school and he cannot go back to Mission school again. He looks very depressed and grumbling all the way enter the forest without his knowledge and loses his way.