What does Abou curiously want to know from the angel in Leigh Hunt’s poem ‘Abou Ben Adhem’? Why does he speak more low thereafter?
When Abou comes to know that the angel in his room is making a list of the men who loves God, he curiously wants to know whether his name is there in the list.
When the angel replies in negative, Abou speaks more low, that is more politely, to make a request to the angel to write down his name as a man who loves his fellow men. The fact that he is making a request to the divine messenger makes him low.
Abou curiously asked the angel if his name was there in the list of the people who love God. He spoke more low after that as the angel said that his name was not there in the list.