Chapter 9

NCERT
Class 9
English
Solutions
I. Which of the words below describe Gerrard and which describe the Intruder?

Question:

Which of the words below describe Gerrard and which describe the Intruder?

smart humorous clever
beautiful cool confident
flashy witty nonchalant

Write a paragraph each about Gerrard and the Intruder to show what qualities they have. (You can use some of the words given above.)

Answer:

Character Sketch of Gerrard

Gerrard resides in his cottage all alone. It is situated in a lonely place. He is a young man of cool and confident nature. He is a playwright. He doesn’t meet many people. By nature he is a witty and humorous person. He takes things humorously and handles them with a cool attitude. He is not easy to be outwitted. He doesn’t get nervous easily. He remains confident till the end. That’s why, he outsmarts the Intruder with success.

Intruder

The Intruder is a smart and handsome young man. He wears flashy clothes. In his dress, he looks like a detective. He is very clever and confident. He has the ability to pretend what he is not. He is smart to create fear in Gerrard by his gun. He understands things. He tries to-put them to his advantage. But he is helpless before Gerrard. Gerrard outsmarts him with his false story of himself being a murderer. Gerrard at last puts him in a cupboard. Then he gets him arrested.

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