Chapter 5

NCERT
Class 9
English
Solutions
3. For whom does the prince send the sapphires and why ?

Question:

For whom does the prince send the sapphires and why ?

Answer:

The playwright was very poor. He was incapable of buying food and firewood. The prince sent the sapphires for the playwright so that he could finish a play for the director of the theatre in time. The prince sent his second sapphire to a poor match girl. Her matches had fallen into the gutter. She was afraid that her father would beat her for loss. So, she was helped by the prince by sending her the second sapphire.

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