The crofter had definitely been kind to the peddler but his main intention was to have company and get rid of his loneliness. Edla was genuine in his kindness towards the peddler and that touched him.
Then you can write the other points told by @Yash_Srivastava2 as well bro.
I doubt they will be very strict with such questions bro. These are open ended questions so as long as you give a few references from the text and add a bit of your own thoughts, they will give marks.