Veld: Open, uncultivated country or grassland in southern Africa. It is conventionally classified by altitude into high veld, middle veld, and low veld. This term was used in Lessing’s story because The Sunrise on the Veld was the boy’s destination. His ultimate goal was to get to the Veld to see the sunset.
Eternal self: Self -realization is an expression used in psychology, philosophy, spirituality, and Eastern religions. The boy found himself in this adventure of his and found his feelings and what he cared about the most.
Triumphantly: in a way that shows great happiness or joy at a victory or achievement. Triumphantly was used for his achievement for getting away and getting to reach his goal.
Vigilant: keeping careful watch for possible danger or difficulties. Lessing used this word for the boy who was vigilant for hours. Laying in his bed waiting and waiting, staying careful but also risking things.
Fastidious: Very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail. The boy was very fastidious and attentive about passing the dogs and making sure they don’t make any noise and don’t follow him so where he is going.