Chapter 5

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Class 9
English
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Here are some sentences from the text. Say which of them tell you, that the author : (a) was afraid of the snake (b) was proud of his appearance (c) had a sense of humour (d) was no longer afraid of the snake.

Question:

Here are some sentences from the text. Say which of them tell you, that the author :

(a) was afraid of the snake

(b) was proud of his appearance

(c) had a sense of humour

(d) was no longer afraid of the snake

1. I was turned to stone.

2. I was no more image cut in granite.

3. The arm was beginning to be drained of strength.

4. I tried in my imagination to write in bright letters outside my little heart the words, ‘O God’.

5. I didn’t tremble. I didn’t cry out.

6. I looked into the mirror and smiled. It was an attractive smile.

7. I was suddenly a man of flesh and blood.

8. I was after all a bachelor, and a doctor too on top of it!

9. The fellow had such a sense of cleanliness...! The rascal could have taken it and used it after washing it with soap and water.

10. Was it trying to make an important decision about growing a moustache or using eye shadow and mascara or wearing a vermilion spot on its forehead.

Answer:

(1) a, (2) c, (3) a, (4) a, (5) a, (6) b, (7) d, (8) b, (9) c, (10) c.

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