Chapter 9

NCERT
Class 9
English
Solutions
1. Imagine you are Gerrard. Tell your friend what happened when the Intruder broke into your house.

Question:

Imagine you are Gerrard. Tell your friend what happened when the Intruder broke into your house. [Clues : Describe (i) the intruder — his appearance, the way he spoke, his plan, his movements, etc., (ii) how you outwitted him.]

Answer:

Yesterday when I was packing my bag to leave the house, an intruder broke into my house. He resembled me in build and appearance except for specs and his flashy clothes. He pointed a gun at me and started talking. He told me that he wanted to kill me and then impersonate me. He did not kill me immediately for he wanted to know more about me. That gave me time to fabricate a story. I told him that there was no use to kill and copy me as I, myself, was a murderer trying to run away from the police. That is why I was leaving the house. I added that one of my men had been arrested and he told the police everything about me. To convince him I showed him my bag. It had a disguise suit that I was taking for the rehearsal. He believed me partially. I offered to help him to escape with me in my car. He still doubted me. I asked him to look out and check himself if the man posted by me to inform me about the arrival of police was there or not. I opened the door of the cupboard. As he looked in it, I pushed him in the cupboard. His revolver fell off his hand. I locked him in the cupboard and called the police to arrest him. That’s how I outwitted him.

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