Why does the poet say,“I would not intrude on him”? Why doesn’t he offerhim money to buy another ball?

The poetsays “I will not intrude on him” because he wants the boyto learn the meaning of loss on his own. He does not offer him moneyto buy another ball because according to him, money or another ballis worthless. The boy was trying to understand his firstresponsibility as he had lost something, which could not be broughtback.

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