This is a simple question based on one scene in the Legend of Ponnivala animated story. Again for this blog post, I have chosen something simple. Here too, my comments should be well-suited to classroom teaching for the early grades. My query has a simple answer. These men are asking the king if he has had a visit from their elder brother, Kolatta, or if he has perhaps heard of his whereabouts. Kolatta’s eight younger brothers explain that they have been waiting for word from Kolatta for a long time. They had stayed home in Velivala hoping to hear back from this eldest brother, their advance envoy. He was their “test” case. The eight men wanted to know how he had fared. Had he asked the Chola king for a job? Had he been given work?