Chapter 3

NCERT
Class 9
English
Solutions
2. Kezia decides that there are “different kinds of fathers”. What kind of father was Mr. Macdonald, and how was he different from Kezia’s father?

Question:

Kezia decides that there are “different kinds of fathers”. What kind of father was Mr. Macdonald, and how was he different from Kezia’s father?

Answer:

Mr. Macdonald was Kezia’s next door neighbour. He had five children. He was a loving, gentle and forgiving father. He was always smiling and playing with his children. He treated his children in a friendly manner. One day when Kezia saw Mr. Macdonald playing with his children in the garden, she decided that there are ‘different kinds of fathers’. Mr. Macdonald was different from Kezia’s father. He often laughed and played with his children. He mixed with his children well. His children were not afraid of him. But Kezia’s father was hard-hearted and dry. He did not treat her kindly. But Mr. Macdonald was kind and cheerful. He was just apposite to Kezia's father.

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