The boys appeared to be shabbily dressed, one with a worn out jersey and cut
off khaki pants and the other, a shortened tunic. Yet, their faces looked
honest. When the narrator and his companion saw them again they were
shining shoes. They even took them site seeing, bought American cigarettes,
booked seats for the Opera, named a good restaurant and ran small errands
for them. Once when the author took them to see their sister, who was sick,
he was able to see their love, devotion, care and responsibility for the sister.
This clearly shows that appearances are deceptive. They actually turned out
to be such dignified responsible young gentlemen. The visit to see Lucia
answered many questions.