Singh stopped his car a little distance away from the tree, there was only one tree in the entire field so there was no question of confusion.
But where was Gupta?
He cursed under his breath, “Coward! Must have scurried away!”
He returned to the eatery and asked about Gupta, the man in counter answered that he came there, had a few cups of tea and then left.
The Hindi story is here: