Chapter 9

NCERT
Class 10
English
Solutions
2. Why did Custard cry for a nice safe cage? Why is the dragon called “cowardly dragon”?

Question:

Why did Custard cry for a nice safe cage? Why is the dragon called “cowardly dragon”?

Answer:

Custard cries for a safe cage because he is a coward. He is called cowardly dragon because other characters are defined to be very brave in the following manner:

(i) Belinda is described to be as brave as a barrel full of bears

(ii)Ink and Blink can chase lions down the stairs

(iii)Mustard was as brave as a tiger in rage.

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