As the name suggest, you might think that the story revolves around a leopard, but you are completely wrong if you think so! I believe the first appearance of a leopard was in the last quarter of the book. This is the third book in the ‘Rusty’ series, and I found it more interesting than the previous versions, as Rusty, the protagonist becomes a lot matured in this book, and he meets a lot of new people, to decides to set a life of his own. I felt that ‘Rusty’s Life’ or ‘The Adventures of Rusty’ as a name for this book would sound appropriate.
At the time when Rusty spends keeps spending his life on the roof, Mr and Mrs Kapoor go out on some work, and Rusty is sent off the house. Rusty meets many new people, and befriends them (some of them were thieves). He always dreams of becoming a writer and going to England, or perhaps Australia, America, etc.
Read this book to find out how will Rusty’s fate take shape, and what will happen at the end. If you don’t prefer to read the book, then simply read what is written below this!
Mrs. Kapoor dies in a car accident after she goes with Mr. Kapoor. Their son, Kishen is taken away by his father who later marry’s another woman. However, he escapes and becomes a thief.
Rusty remains homeless and wanders many places, including Hardiwar, where he finds Kishen and both of them return to Dehra.
They find an other friend, and three of them spend their nights in an abandoned church. Meanwhile, Rusty discovers an old man, who seems to be a friend of his father; and an old woman who has some of Rusty’s Father’s books (Including the first edition of Alice In Wonderland which he decides to sell)
Rusty then decides to go to England, and does as he wishes. The story ends when he gets seated in the train.