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    Q. 1. (A) Read the extract and complete the activities given below: (12) 

     At a corner of Sixth Avenue electric lights and cunningly displayed wares behind plate glass made a shop window attractive. Soapy took a stone and dashed it through the glass. People came running, round the corner, a policeman in the lead. Soapy stood still with his hands in his pockets, and smiled at the sight of brass button.

     “Where’s the man that done that?” inquired the officer agitatedly.
    “Don’t you think that I might have had something to do with it?” said Soapy, with a friendly voice, as one greets good fortune.

     The policeman refused to accept Soapy even as a clue. Men who smash windows do not remain to chat with the police. They take to their heels. The policeman saw a man half-way down the block running to catch a car. With drawn club he joined in the pursuit. Soapy, with disgust in his heart, drifted along, twice unsuccessful.

     On the opposite side of the street was a restaurant of no great pretensions. It catered to large appetites and modest purses. Its crockery and atmosphere were thick; its soup and napery thin. Into this place Soapy betook himself without
    challenge. At a table he sat and consumed beefsteak, flapjacks, doughnuts and pie. And then he told the waiter the fact that the minutest coin and himself were total strangers.

     “Now, get busy and call a cop,” said Soapy. “And don’t keep a gentleman waiting.”

     “No cop for you,” said the waiter, with a voice like butter cakes and an eye like the cherry in the Manhattan cocktail. “Hey, Con!”

     Neatly upon his left ear on the callous pavement two waiters pitched Soapy. He arose, joint by joint, as a carpenter’s rule opens, and dusted his clothes. Arrest seemed now but an elusive dream. The island seemed very far away. A policeman who
    stood before a drug tore two doors away laughed and walked down the street.

    Al. Read the following sentences and state whether they are true or false. Correct the false statements and rewrite them. -2
    (a) Soapy broke the glass of the shop window.
    (b) Nobody heard the breaking of the glass window.
    (c) The policeman chased Soapy.
    (d) Soapy did not run away from the place.

    A2. Rearrange the following statements in order of their occurrence in the extract.-2
    (a) The policeman refused to accept Soapy even as a clue.
    (b) Soapy took a stone and dashed it through the glass.
    (c) “Now, get busy and call a cop,” said Soapy.
    (d) Soapy, with disgust in his heart, drifted long twice unsuccessful.

    A3. Read the following sentences and write down what it means.-2
    (a)”Don’t you think that I might have had something to do with it ?”
    (b) He told the waiter the fact that the minutest coin and himself were total strangers.

    A4. Personal response :
    Suppose you are a manager of a hotel, a poor boy has taken dinner in the hotel and then he found, he has not enough money to pay the bill. Describe how you will react in the situation.

    A5. Language study :
    (1) On the opposite side of the street was a restaurant of no great pretensions. (Wh Question)
    (1) Men who smash windows do not remain to chat with the police.
    (Make the above sentences simple)

    A6. Vocabulary :
    Match the following words in column ‘A’ with their meanings in column B

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    A1. Read the following sentences and state whether they are true or false. Correct the false statements and rewrite them. -2

    (a) True- Soapy broke the glass of the shop window.

    (b) False –
    Corrected statement: People heard the breaking of the glass window and came running, with a policeman in the lead.

    (c) False
    Corrected statement: The policeman chased a man who was running to catch a car, not Soapy.

    (d) True -Soapy did not run away from the place.

    A2. Rearrange the following statements in order of their occurrence in the extract. -2

    1. (b) Soapy took a stone and dashed it through the glass.
    2. (a) The policeman refused to accept Soapy even as a clue.
    3. (d) Soapy, with disgust in his heart, drifted along, twice unsuccessful.
    4. (c) “Now, get busy and call a cop,” said Soapy.

    A3. Read the following sentences and write down what it means. -2

    (a) “Don’t you think that I might have had something to do with it?”
    Ans: Soapy is suggesting that he might be the one who broke the window, here he is giving a hint of his involving in the crime to get arrested.

    (b) “He told the waiter the fact that the minutest coin and himself were total strangers.
    Ans: Soapy informed the waiter that he had no money to pay for the meal and can’t bring from anybody because he is a stranger in that city.

    A4. Personal response:

    Suppose you are a manager of a hotel, a poor boy has taken dinner in the hotel and then he found, he has not enough money to pay the bill. Describe how you will react in the situation.
    Ans: I would calmly approach the boy, assure him it’s okay and tell him not to worry and pay the bill myself. With a kind word and a warm smile, I’d offer him a warm meal Ensuring he feels safe and respected, because it’s important to show compassion and support, making him feel valued and cared for in this difficult situation. I might offer him to work in the hotel for a short period to cover the cost of the meal or find a way to help him without making him feel embarrassed.

    A5. Language study:

    (1) On the opposite side of the street was a restaurant of no great pretensions.
    Ans: How was the restaurant of no great pretensions located?

    (2) Men who smash windows do not remain to chat with the police.
    Ans: Men smashing windows do not remain to chat with the police. or Men do not remain to chat with the police, smashing windows

    A6. Vocabulary :
    Match the following words in column ‘A’ with their meanings in column B

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    Answer
    (a) gibberish -(ii) meaningless speech
    (b) enchantment – (i) magic
    (c) arrest – (iv) nab
    (d) pitched – (iii) threw

    Vocabulary (Difficult words)

    strolled  – (walked)
    asphalt – a mixture of dark bituminous pitch with sand or gravel, used for surfacing roads, डामर
    Avenue – Road  
    Vest -(waistcoat / जाकीट)
    trim (nice)
    lady missionary- (nun)
    Thanksgiving Day (The fourth THURSDAY of November).
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    Roasted – grilled / भाजलेले
    Mallard (wild)
    Cheese- दुधापासून तयार केलेला पदार्थ
    call forth – (take)
    winter island.-  (jail)
    Set foot – (entered)
    tattered -(old and torn)
    trousers – pant
    Decadent – (old and worn out)
    Conveyed (transport or carry to a place/ लेजना)
    Haste – (quickly pushed)
    Averted -(prevented/टाळणे/बचना)
    Ignoble (low/poor)
    fate (luck/life)
    Menaced (frightened/ scared/घाबराई हुई/ घाबरलेली)
    Coveted – (greatly desired/ इच्छित)
    limbo (border place between heaven and hell/ jail)
    Devised (planned)
    Cunningly (cleverly)
    Display – exhibit/ put  
    Wares – goods
    plate-glass – sheet of glass  
    lead (ahead/आगे)
    brass buttons – metal buttons.
    Agitatedly. – (anxiously)
    friendly voice – (without fear),
    greets good fortune.- express the hope that they will be happy./
    Clue (hint/ सुराग).
    Smash (break)
    to chat (speak)
    Take to the heels (run away).
    drawn (moving round)
    club (दंडा)
    pursuit (Chase/ run behind).
    Disgust (unpleasant/ upset)
    Drifted (wander)
    along, twice unsuccessful.
    no great pretensions – simple.
    Catered (fill/provide)
    Appetites (hunger)
    Modest purses (low money).
    Napery (cloth)
    consumed – eat
    beefsteak, flapjacks, doughnuts and pie – name of foods
    callous (hard)
    pavement- foothpath. (road)
    Pitched (threw)
    Arose (stood up),
    joint by joint – step by step
    Elusive (difficult to find)
    drugstore – medical store
    dreadful -fearful
    enchantment- (charm/ जादू)
    rendered (made/ performed)
    immune (keep away from/free)
    Panic (terror)
    lounging (linger/समय बिताना)
    grandly –largely
    glittering (dazzling/ जगमगाता)
    straw (slim chance)
    disorderly conduct (bad conduct/ behavior).
    Yell (cry)
    drunken gibberish (useless talking like drunken man/ बड़बड़)
    howled (shout),
    raved (talk in a noisy, excited, or foolish manner/बड़बड़ाना; मूर्खता-भरी बातें करना)
    merely (only)
    twirled (turned)
    remarked – said
    citizen – man
    Yale (university)
    lads (boys)
    celebratin – celebrating
    goose – bird
    to let them be.” (to leave them/avoid)
    Disconsolate (very unhappy/ उदास; मायूस),
    unavailing (unsuccessful / failure)
    racket (noise).
    lay hands – arrest
    fancy (imagination/ according to him),
    Arcadia – (heaven/paradise).
    chilling wind – cold wind
    swinging – moving
    grabbled – picked up
    sauntered (walk leisurely)
    hastily (hurriedly).
    sternly ( harshly/ कठोरतापूर्वक).
    sneered (scornfully/ खिल्ली उड़ाना;)
    petty (beautiful)
    larceny (theft/ चोरी).
    premonition (feeling of fear/unpleasant to come/ पूर्वसंकेत)
    eyed – looked.
    savagely. (in a vicious manner/ निष्ठुरता से/ जंगली जानवर की तरह)
    Retreated (move back/ पीछे हटना/ पीछे लौटना).
    Hurried (moving rapidly/ जल्दी में)
    to assist (help)
    a tall blonde (a woman with fair skin and hair/ गोरे रंग एवं सुनहरे बालों वाली महिला)
    hurled (threw)
    excavation (digging/ गढ़ा).
    Muttered – said / speak but in low voice
    the men who wear helmets and carry clubs. – Policemen clutches (hand/ शिकंजे),
    avenues (road)
    the glitter – lighting
    turmoil (noise/ शोरगुल; हलचल)
    faint – less.
    instinct (natural quality/force एहसास; भावना; अनुभूति/ घराची ओढ)
    survives (remain alive/ पैदा होना)
    unusually (remarkably/असमान्यत)
    standstill (stopped).
    quaint (strange/ अनोखा/ आकर्षक)
    rambling (spreading/ दूर तक फैला)
    gabled (the vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roof/ छत के दो हिस्सों के बीच बाहरी दीवार का नुकीला हिस्सा).
    violet-stained (coloured)
    glowed – shine /glitter
    organist- a person who plays the organ.
    loitered – move
    mastery – practice
    Sabbath (a day of rest and worship, Sunday)
    Anthem – prayer.
    drifted out (float/बहना)
    transfixed (fascinated / hypnotized /स्तंभित)
    convolutions (coil)
    fence (compound).
    radiant (bright);
    pedestrians (a person who travels by foot/पैदल चलनेवाला)
    twittered (चहकना)
    the eaves (evening)
    a country – village
    churchyard – church area
    cemented (make fast as if with cement)
    immaculate (pure / innocent / virtuous/ शुद्ध; निर्मल; पवित्र)
    collars (reputation).
    The conjunction (Combination)
    receptive (ready to receive/ संग्रहणशील)
    the pit (hole/ गड्ढा)
    tumbled (fell),
    the degraded (embarrassing /तुच्छ/ लज्जित)
    unworthy (bad/ worthless /घृणित)
    desires (will),
    wrecked (destroyed / बरबाद)
    faculties (power/ ability/ capacity/ क्षमता; गुण; योग्यता) base motives – useless aim
    existence (life/ अस्तित्व).
    thrillingly (excitingly)
    impulse (desire / motivation/प्रेरणा)
    to battle (fight)
    desperate (sad /hopeless/निराशाजनक)
    mire (a difficulty or embarrassment/ दलदल)
    conquer (beat/ जीतना; हराना;)the evil –bad things
    enslaved  (गुलाम)
    resurrect (recover / पुनर्जीवित करना)
    faltering (hesitation / बेहिचक).
    solemn (holy/religious/ गंभीर; पवित्र)
    notes (tune)
    revolution (Transformation/ क्रांति)
    A fur (a garment made of the dressed hairy coat of a mammal)

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    Importer – businessman
    place (job)
    Magistrate – judge

    Lesson - 1.3 "The Cop And The Anthem”

    102Soapy left his bench and strolled (walked) out of the square and across the level sea of asphalt, Where Broadway and Fifth Avenue flow together. Up Broadway he turned and stopped at a luxurious cafe.

    105Soapy had confidence in himself from the lowest button of his vest (waistcoat / जाकीट) upward. He was shaven, and his coat was trim (nice) and his neat, black bow had been presented to him by a lady missionary (nun) on Thanksgiving Day (The fourth THURSDAY of November). If only he could reach a table in the restaurant unsuspected, success would be his. The portion of him that would show above the table would raise no doubt in the waiter’s mind.  A roasted mallard (wild) duck, thought SOAPY, would be about the thing with a bottle of wine and then some cheese, a cup of coffee and a cigar.  One dollar for the cigar would be enough. The total would not be so high as to call forth (take) any extreme of revenge from the café management; and yet the meat would leave him filled and happy for the journey to his winter island. (jail)

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    But as Soapy set foot (entered) inside the restaurant door, the head-waiter’s eye fell upon his   tattered (old and torn) trousers and decadent (old and worn out) shoes. Strong and ready hands turned him about and conveyed (transport or carry to a place/ लेजना) him in silence and haste (quickly pushed) to the side-walk averted (prevented/टाळणे/बचना) the Ignoble (low/poor) fate (luck/life) of the menaced (frightened/ scared/घाबराई हुई/ घाबरलेली) mallard.

    Soapy turned off Broadway. It seemed that his route to the coveted (greatly desired/ इच्छित) Island was not to be an easy one. Some other way of entering the limbo (border place between heaven and hell/ jail) must be devised (planned)

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    At a corner of Sixth Avenue electric lights and cunningly (cleverly) display wares behind plate-glass made a shop window attractive. 109Soapy took a stone and dashed it through the glass. People came running round the corner, a policeman in the lead (ahead/आगे) Soapy stood still with his hands in his pockets and smiled at the sight of brass buttons.Mmn

      “What are you doin’ here?”  asked the officer. “Nothin’,” said Soapy.

      “Then come along,” said the policeman.

      “Three months on the island,” said the Magistrate in the Police Court the next morning.

       The policeman refused to accept Soapy even as a clue (hint/ सुराग).  Men who smash (break) windows do not remain to chat (speak) with the police.  They take to their heels (run away).  The policeman saw a man half-way down the block running to catch a car. With drawn (moving round) club (दंडा) he joined in the pursuit (Chase/ run behind). 113Soapy, with disgust (unpleasant/ upset) in his heart, drifted (wander) along, twice unsuccessful.

    On the opposite side of the street was a restaurant of no great   pretensions.  It catered (fill/provide) to large appetites (hunger) and modest purses (low money). Its crockery and atmosphere were thick; its soup and napery (cloth) thin.  Into this place Soapy betook himself without challenge.Screenshot (392)At a table he sat and consumed beefsteak, flapjacks, doughnuts and pie. And then he told the waiter the fact that the minutest coin and himself were total strangers.

     

    “Now, get busy and call a cop”, said Soapy. “And don’t keep a gentleman waiting.”

    “No cop for you,” said the waiter, with a voice like butter cakes and an eye like the cherry in the Manhattan cocktail. “Hey, Con!”Screenshot (393)

    Neatly upon his left ear on the callous (hard) pavement two waiters pitched (threw) Soapy. He arose, joint by joint, as a carpenter’s rule opens, and dusted his clothes. Arrest seemed now but an elusive (difficult to find) dream.  The island seemed very far away. A policeman who stood before a drugstore two doors away laughed and walked down the street.

    Soapy was seized with a sudden fear that some dreadful enchantment (charm/ जादू) rendered (made/ performed) him immune (keep away from/free) to arrest.  He was in a state of panic (terror) and, when he came upon another policemen lounging (linger/समय बिताना) grandly in front of a glittering (dazzling/ जगमगाता) theatre, he caught at the immediate straw (slim chance) of disorderly conduct (bad conduct/ behavior).

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    On   the sidewalk Soapy began to   yell (cry) drunken gibberish (useless talking/ बड़बड़) at the  top  of  his harsh voice.  He danced, howled (shout), raved (talk in a noisy, excited, or foolish manner/बड़बड़ाना; मूर्खता-भरी बातें करना) and otherwise disturbed the skies.

     The policeman merely (only) twirled (turned)   his club,  turned  his back to Soapy  and remarked to a citizen:

     “Tis one of them Yale (university) lads (boys) celebratin the goose egg they give to  the Hartford College.  Noisy; but no harm. We’ve instructions to let them be.” (to leave them/avoid)File:Four white goose.JPG

    (a large water bird similar to a duck. A goose egg is equivalent to about three chicken eggs)   

    Disconsolate (very unhappy/ उदास; मायूस), Soapy stopped his unavailing (unsuccessful / failure) racket (noise). Would never a policeman lay hands on him? In his fancy (imagination), the island seemed an unattainable Arcadia  (heaven/paradise). He buttoned his thin coat against the chilling wind.

    Screenshot (395)In a cigar store he saw a well-dressed man lighting a cigar at the swinging light. He had set his silk umbrella by  the  door  on  entering.  Soapy  stepped  inside, grabbled the umbrella and sauntered (walk leisurely) off with it slowly. The man at the cigar light followed hastily (hurriedly).

    Kkl “My umbrella,” he said sternly ( harshly/ कठोरतापूर्वक).

    “Oh, is  it?”  sneered (scornfully/  खिल्ली उड़ाना;) Soapy,  adding insult  to  petty (beautiful) larceny  (theft/ चोरी). “Well, why don’t you call a policeman? I took it.  Your umbrella!  Why  don’t  you call a cop?  There stands one on the corner.”

    The  umbrella  owner  slowed  his  steps.  Soapy  did likewise, with a premonition (feeling of fear/unpleasant to come/ पूर्वसंकेत) that luck would again run against him. The policeman eyed at the two curiously.

    “Of   course,”  said  the umbrella man   “Well,   you know  how  these mistake  occur  if  it’s  your umbrella.  I hope you’ll excuse me – I picked it up this morning in a restaurant  if  you  recognize  it as yours,  why  I  hope you’ll”.Screenshot (391)

    “Of course it’s mine,” said Soapy savagely. (in a vicious manner/ निष्ठुरता से/ जंगली जानवर की तरह)
    The ex-umbrella man retreated (move back/ पीछे हटना/  पीछे लौटना).   The policeman hurried (moving rapidly/ जल्दी में)to assist (help) a tall blonde  (a woman with fair skin and hair/ गोरे रंग एवं सुनहरे बालों वाली महिला) in an opera clock across  the  street  in  front  of a street car that was approaching two blocks away.125

    Soapy walked eastward through a street damaged by improvements. He hurled (threw) the umbrella angrily into an excavation (digging/ गढ़ा).126 He muttered against the  men  who wear helmets and carry clubs. Because he wanted to fall into their clutches (hand/  शिकंजे), they seemed to regard  him as a king who could do nothing wrong.West Bengal Police had intimated Sikkim Police before raids in Sikkim ...

    At length Soapy reached one  of  the avenues (road) to  the east where  the glitter and turmoil (noise/ शोरगुल; हलचल) was  but faint.  He dragged himself toward Madison Square, for the homing instinct (natural quality/force एहसास; भावना; अनुभूति/ घराची ओढ) survives (remain alive/  पैदा होना) even when the home is a park bench.

    "Calm Ethnic Man Standing And Looking At Church In Garden In Bright Day ...But, on an unusually (remarkably/असमान्यत) quiet corner, Soapy came to a standstill (stopped).  Here was an old church, quaint (strange/ अनोखा/ आकर्षक) and rambling (spreading/ दूर तक फैला) and gabled (the vertical triangular wall between the sloping ends of gable roof/ छत के दो हिस्सों के बीच बाहरी दीवार का नुकीला हिस्सा).   Through   one violet-stained (coloured) window a soft light  glowed,   where,   no   doubt,   the organist loitered  over  the  keys, making sure  of  his mastery of   the   coming  Sabbath (a day of rest and worship, Sunday) anthem. For there drifted out (float/बहना) to Soapy’s ears sweet music that caught and held him transfixed (fascinated / hypnotized /स्तंभित) against the convolutions (coil) of the iron fence (compound).

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    The moon was above,  full and radiant (bright);  vehicles and pedestrians (a person who travels by foot/पैदल चलनेवाला) were  few; sparrows twittered (चहकना)  sleepily in the eaves (evening) or a little while the scene might have been a country churchyard. And the anthem that the organist played cemented (make fast as if with cement)  Soapy  to  the  iron  fence,  for  he had known  it  well  in  the days   when  his  life contained such things as  mothers and  roses and ambitions and friends and immaculate (pure  /  innocent  /  virtuous/ शुद्ध; निर्मल; पवित्र) thoughts and collars (reputation).Tho

      The conjunction (Combination) of Soapy’s  receptive (ready to receive/  संग्रहणशील) state of  mind and the influences about the old church brought a sudden and wonderful change in his soul. He viewed with rising horror the pit (hole/ गड्ढा)   into which he had tumbled (fell),  the degraded (embarrassing /तुच्छ/ लज्जित) days,  unworthy (bad/ worthless /घृणित) desires (will), dead hopes, wrecked (destroyed / बरबाद) faculties (power/ ability/ capacity/ क्षमता; गुण; योग्यता) and base motives that made up his existence (life/ अस्तित्व).Mmp

    And also in a moment his heart responded thrillingly (excitingly) to this strange mood. A strong impulse (desire  / motivation/प्रेरणा)  moved  him  to battle (fight) with his desperate (sad /hopeless/निराशाजनक) fact. He would pull himself out of the mire (a difficulty or embarrassment/ दलदल) and would make a man of himself again; he would conquer (beat/ जीतना; हराना;) the evil that had enslaved him. (गुलाम) There was time; he was young yet; he would resurrect (recover / पुनर्जीवित करना) his old eager ambitions and pursue  them  without  faltering (hesitation / बेहिचक).  Those solemn (holy/religious/ गंभीर; पवित्र) but sweet organ notes (tune) had set up a revolution (Transformation/ क्रांति) in him. Tomorrow he would go into the roaring downtown district and find work. A fur (a garment made of the dressed hairy coat of a mammal)   importer had once offered him a place (job) as driver.  He would  be  somebody  in  the world. He would…..

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           Soapy felt a hand laid – on arm. He looked quickly around into the impassive face of a policeman.

    “What are you doin’ here?” asked the officer. “Nothin’,” said Soapy.
    “Then come along,” said the policeman.
    131“Three months on the island,” said the Magistrate in the Police Court the next morning.

    Brainstorming (Questions and Answers.)

    A1. (i) Discuss with your partner and find out the different ways in which Soapy tried to get arrested. The first one is given.
    1] Tried to enter a luxurious Cafe. 
    2] Broke the glass window of a shop
    3] ate at a modest hotel and refused to pay.
    4] Yelled a drunken gibberish
    5] Stole a silk umbrella
    6] Muttered against the men who wear helmets and carry clubs

    (ii) Describe the atmosphere when SOAPY reached near the Church.
    1] A soft light glowed through the violet-stained window.
    2] An organist played the organ rehearsing for the upcoming Sabbath.
    3] The full and radiant moon was above.
    4] There were only a few vehicles and pedestrians around
    5] Birds were twittering

    (iii) Why did Soapy hope to get food at a large and brightly lighted restaurant?
    1] Soapy looked all right above his legs.
    2] His face was clean. His coat was good enough.
    3] The part of his body that would be seen above the table would look all right.
    4] So he hoped to get food at a large and brightly lighted restaurant.

    (iv) Write True or False
    (i) Soapy stole a man’s umbrella. –  True
    (ii) The owner of the umbrella offered to give it to Soapy. – True
    (iii) The man had stolen the umbrella that was now Soapy’s. – True
    (iv) Soapy threw away the umbrella. –  True
    (v) Soapy did not want to go to prison. –  False                         

    (vi) Soapy had been to prison several times. – True
    (vii) It was not possible for Soapy to survive in the city through the winter. –True
    (viii) Finally Soapy started to hate his present personal nature. – True

    (iv) Complete the following with 1] Soapy’s reasons of going to jail and 2] His hopes in the winter.
    1] Reasons:
    a) ————————-
    b) ————————–
    2] Hopes.
    a) ————————-
    b) ————————

    Answer Show the answer


    1] Reason : (a) To save himself from the cold winter.
    (b) to get both food and shelter during the cold weather.
    2] Hopes: (a) to spend three months in the prison. (on Blackwell’s Island).
    b) To protect himself from winter

    (v) Write the attempts of Soapy to go to jail and his failure. Screenshot (384)

    (vi) Write the buildings and the locations.Screenshot (385)

    (A2) (i) Read the story and match the incidents given in Column A with the consequences given in Column B.Screenshot (386)

    Ans: Show the answer


    (1) Soapy tried to enter a cafe. Strong and ready hands of waiter turned him around.
    (2) Soapy broke a glass window. The cop ran after another man.
    (3) Two waiters pitched Soapy on the callous pavement. –  He stood up slowly beating the dust from his clothes.
    (4) Soapy heard the anthem being played in the Church. Suddenly a wonderful change came his in heart.
    (5) Cop arrests Soapy for hanging around. – Dream of turning around in life was shattered.
     

    (ii)Give reasons and complete the following:
    1] Soapy had confidence in himself because……
    Ans: He was shaven, and his coat was trim and his neat, black bow had been presented to him by a lady missionary (nun) on Thanksgiving Day.

    2] The head waiter of the luxurious café did not allow Soapy to enter because ……….
    Ans: He saw that he was wearing tattered trousers and decadent shoes and so he thought that he could not pay the bill.

    3] The cop did not arrest Soapy for breaking the glass window because ………..
    Ans: He thought that men who break the windows do not remain to chat with the police and they run away from there at once.

    4] The cop did not arrest Soapy for shouting and dancing because
    Ans: He thought that Soapy was a university student and celebrating the event of the goose had given egg to the Hartford College.

    5] Soapy was restless because —-
    Ans: Soapy was not arrested means he had not arranged any shelter for approaching winters.
    6] Soapy was finally arrested because —-
    Ans: of only standing near the iron fence of an old church.

    (iii) Pick out the lines from the text which show that :
    (a) Soapy wants to enter the cafe for two reasons.
    (b) Soapy was afraid that he won’t be able to enter the prison.
    (c) Soapy was not caught by the cop for throwing stones at the glass.
    (d) Soapy actually did not want the umbrella.
    (e) Listening to the anthem, Soapy remembered his good old days.
    Ans: Show the answer


    1] Soapy wants to enter the cafe for two reasons.
    Ans: The total would not be so high as to call forth (take) any extreme of revenge from the café management; and yet the meat would leave him filled and happy for the journey to his winter island.

    2] Soapy was afraid that he won’t be able to enter the prison.
    Ans: Soapy was seized with a sudden fear that some dreadful enchantment (charm) rendered (made) him immune (away from) to arrest.

    3] Soapy was not caught by the cop for throwing stones at the glass.
    Ans: The policeman thought that men who smash (break) windows do not remain to chat with the police. They take to their heels (run away).

    4] Soapy actually did not want the umbrella.
    Ans: He hurled (threw) the umbrella angrily into an excavation.

    5] Listening to the anthem, Soapy remembered his good old days.
    Ans: the anthem that the organist played cemented Soapy to the iron fence, for he had known it well in the days when his life contained such things as mothers and roses and ambitions and friends and immaculate (pure) thoughts and collars.

    (iv) ‘He would make a man of himself again’ – The word ‘man’ in the sentence means.
    Ans:
    The man in the above sentence refers to a good, honest and responsible citizen who earns money for living by fair means and not involve in any crime.

    (v) Soapy’s earlier life was much different from his present life. Complete the table to show this contrast. One is done for you.
    Ans: Show the answer

    Earlier  life
    (a) Contained friends and roses
    (b) Mothers and collars
    (c) Immaculate thoughts
    Present life.
    (a) Unworthy desires.
    (b) Degraded days, dead hopes,
    (c) wrecked faculties and base motives

    (vi) Write an episode in the story which is a good example of irony in a situation.
    Ans: Soapy was trying to be arrested to go to the prison for the three cold months. He made several attempts. But none of his plans worked. Finally, when he decided to live an honestly life, he was arrested. Such an episode is ironical.

    (vii) There was a sudden and wonderful change in his soul” What change does the writer want to suggest here?
    Ans: The anthem played in the church changed his views. The old memories of his mother and the sweet music revived his love for a decent (honest) life. He decided to work and become somebody in life.

    (A3) (i) Soapy before hearing the anthem

    Act

    Ans: 1. wants to eat a meal free.

    1. Takes a man’s umbrella.
    2. Breaks a window.
    3. Wants to spend the winter at Blackwell’s Island.

    (ii) Soapy after hearing the anthem.

    After

    Ans: 1. Wants to get a job.

    1. Wants to find his purpose in life.
    2. Wants to be somebody in the world.
    3. but he is arrested by a cop.

    (iii) Complete the Sentence

    1] Three months in the prison on ——– Island was what he wanted.

    2] Soapy wanted to go jail because —– is near.

    3] The cop helped —— across the street.

    4] No —— was going to arrest him.

    5] And the anthem that came from the ——- held Soapy there, for he had known it well long ago.

    6] The man found the umbrella in ——— .

    Ans:1] Blackwell’s 2] the winter 3] a lady 4] cop 5] church 6] a restaurant

    (iv) After listening to the sweet and solemn organ notes, Soapy decides to:
    1] Resurrect his old eager ambitions and pursue them without faltering
    2] Go into the roaring downtown district and find work.

    (v) O’ Henry has used different words to indicate prison (jail) where Soapy wants to reach. Make a list of those words.
    Ans: Island, Arcadia, Limbo, Winter Island etc.

    (vi)Find out the words used for the ‘degraded state of Soapy’.
    Ans: Mire, degraded days, unworthy (worthless/घृणित) desires, dead hopes, wrecked faculties and base motives.

    (vii)The specific meaning of word ‘anthem’ in the content of the story is…….
    Ans: The specific meaning of the word ‘anthem’ in the content of the story is ‘a song of hope’. On hearing the anthem, Soapy is filled with hope and decides to turn his life around. The sweet notes of the anthem being played by the organist set up a revolution in Soapy’s mind and he vows to redeem himself. (make amends/ change)

    (viii) Write Events from the Story in the proper sequences.
    (1) Soapy decides that he wants to spend the winter in prison on Blackwell’s Island.
    (2) Soapy takes a man’s umbrella.
    (3) Soapy eats a big dinner without paying for his food.
    (4) Soapy decides to try to find a job.
    (5) Soapy decides the best way to go to prison is to have a cop arrest him.
    (6) A cop arrests Soapy for hanging around outside the church.
    (7) Waiter threw Soapy on the pavement.
    (8) Soapy hears an anthem coming from a church that reminds him of his good life long ago.
    (9) Soapy throws a stone through a big store window.
    (10) Soapy dances and shouts in the street. He pretends that he is drunk.
    (11) Soapy tries to eat at an expensive restaurant but is thrown out because of his clothes.

    Answer Show the answer

    (1) Soapy decides that he wants to spend the winter in prison on Blackwell’s Island.- 1
    (5) Soapy decides the best way to go to prison is to have a cop arrest him.- 2
    (11) Soapy tries to eat at an expensive restaurant but is thrown out because of his clothes.- 3
    (9) Soapy throws a stone through a big store window.- 4
    (3) Soapy eats a big dinner without paying for his food.- 5
    (7) Waiter threw Soapy on the pavement.- 6
    (10) Soapy dances and shouts in the street. He pretends that he is drunk.- 7
    (2) Soapy takes a man’s umbrella. – 8
    (8) Soapy hears an anthem coming from a church that reminds him of his good life long ago.- 9
    (4) Soapy decides to try to find a job. – 10
    (6) A cop arrests Soapy for hanging around outside the church.- 11  

    (Ix ) Write in short about Soapy.
    Ans: Soapy was a homeless and jobless man. He needed a place to stay comfortably for three months during the approaching winter. He preferred to go to prison to live his life comfortably. He made many attempts to get arrested. His luck failed at the restaurants. He was thrown outside but was not handed over to the police. He broke the glass of a window and stole an umbrella. But at the end ironically, he was arrested only after he had determined to lead an honourable life.

    (x) What was Soaphy’s first plan? Why did it not work?
    Ans: He would go to eat at restaurant and would then tell them he had no money. They would immediately call a cop who would arrest him. But as soon as he put his foot inside the restaurant, the waiter blocked his entry. Thus his first plan did not work.

    (xi) Why did Soapy hope to get food at a large and brightly lighted restaurant?
    Ans: Soapy looked all right above his legs. His face was clean. His coat was good enough. The part of his body that would be seen above the table would look all right. So he hoped to get food at a large and brightly lighted restaurant.

    (xii) How was Soapy able to dine at the second restaurant?
    Ans: 1] The second restaurant was not as fine as the first one it was a place.
    2] It was a modest hotel, where all kinds of people could dine.
    3] the sense of dressing did not matter
    4] The food was rather thin means simple and cheap and the crockery also.
    so he took there without a challenging and thus no one stopped him

    (A4) Grammar:
    (A) Convert the following sentences into negative without
    changing their meanings.

    1] The policeman refused to accept Soapy even as a clue.
    Ans: The policeman did not accept Soapy even as a clue.
    2] Soapy drifted along twice unsuccessful.
    Ans: Soapy drifted along not twice successful
    3] Soapy stopped his unavailing racket.
    Ans: Soapy stopped his racket which was not availing.
    4] The island seemed very far away.
    Ans: The Island didn’t seem near.
    5] The island seemed an unattainable Arcadia.
    Ans: The Island didn’t seem an attainable Arcadia. Or
    The island seemed an Arcadia that could not be unattainable.

    B] Convert the following sentences into affirmative without changing their meanings.
    1] Men who smash windows do not remain to chat with the police.
    Ans: Men who smash windows avoid to chat with the police
    2] Why don’t you call a cop?
    Ans: You should call a cop
    3] On the opposite side of the street was a restaurant of no great pretensions.
    Ans: On the opposite side of the street was an ordinary restaurant.
    4] Noisy; but no harm.
    Ans: Noisy; but harmless.
    5] They seemed to regard him as a King who could do no wrong.
    Ans: They seemed to regard him as a King who was always correct.

    Personal Response (Questions and Answers.)

    (1) Write an incident in which you did something wrong and repented (पछताना;) for it latter. Give reason.

    Ans: When I was 16, my sister and I had gone camping. However, on our way back, we got into a huge fight and I decided to walk back on my own. This was a bad decision. My sister tried to follow me, but I was soon out of her sight. As I had feared, I had lost in the forest and no way of contacting her. I tried going back, but I was uncertain that I was going in the right direction. So, I decided to take shelter under a huge tree. Thankfully, my sister found me by that evening and we went home together. I repented my actions because, I had not just lost my way and but also had caused trouble for my sister.

    (ii) We have orders to let them …” What is the policeman referring to?
    Ans: The policeman means to say that he had got orders not to arrest the shouting college students.

    (iii) In case Soapy was not arrested at the end. What would Soapy’s life be like through the winter?
    Ans: In case Soapy was not arrested and sent to prison he would have started a new life. He might have taken up some job and lived like a normal gentleman.

    (iv) Why is it necessary to follow the law for every citizen?
    Ans: Laws are framed for smooth functioning of activities of the nation. The daily routine would be problematic if laws are broken. So it is necessary to follow the law for every citizen. Let’s see an example, if we do not follow the traffic rules, will we reach our destination safely? Means breaking law is harmful for us.

    (x) Describe the umbrella episode. Write an irony in the episode.
    Ans. After several failures, Soapy stole a man’s umbrella thinking that finally he would succeed in his attempts. For the same reason, he asked the man to call the cop since, he was running away with that man’s umbrella.
    However, the irony of the situation was that the umbrella did not belong to that man. The umbrella man had picked up the umbrella from a restaurant and therefore was afraid to call the cops. Soapy failed yet again.

    (xi) How different was Soapy’s past life from the current one?
    Ans. Soapy looks at his past life with fond and happy memories.
    1] His past life had important relations like mothers and friends; it contained things like flowers, pleasant music, high hopes, clean thoughts and clean clothes/reputation.

    2] His current life, however, was marked by acute absence of all these. He neither had family members nor friends. He neither had food nor shelter. His clothes were dirty and his mind was full of wrong desires and dead hopes.

    (xii) Is this story amusing or emotional? Give reasons for your answer.
    Ans. The story both makes us laugh and sad means it is amusing as well as emotional. Soapy initially tried to do anti – social activities in order to go in the prison so that he could spend the winters comfortably. Those efforts feel amusing.
    At the end when he decides to fight the challenges of life honestly, the tables turn and then he is arrested and sent in the Blackwell’s prison which shows the sad reality of life.

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    1] A black bow had been presented to him by a lady missionary (Voice)
    Ans: A lady missionary had presented (him) a black bow to him.
    (2) Soapy left his bench and strolled out of the square and across the level sea of asphalt. (Make simple/ Begin with “Leaving…….”
    Ans: Leaving his bench, Soapystrolled out of the square and across the level sea of asphalt.
    (3) As Soapy set foot inside the restaurant door, the head-waiter’s eye fell upon his tattered trousers and decadent shoes. (No sooner—-than)
    Ans: No sooner did Soapy set foot inside the restaurant door than the head-waiter’s eye fell upon his tattered trousers and decadent shoes.
    (4) Some other way of entering the limbo must be devised (Remove- Gerund of the underlined part).
    Ans: Some other way to enter the limbo must be devised.
    (5) Soapy took a stone and dashed it through the glass. (Make simple)
    Ans: Taking a stone, Soapy dashed it through the glass.
    (6) “Where’s the man that done that?” inquired the officer agitatedly (Rewrite in to indirect speech)
    Ans: The officer agitatedly inquired where the man was that done that.
    (7) “Don’t you think that I might have had something to do with it?” said SOAPY, with A friendly voice. (Rewrite into indirect speech)
    Ans: Soapy asked with a friendly voice if he didn’t think that he might have had something to do with it
    (8) He muttered against the men who wear helmets and carry clubs. (Remove who)
    Ans: He muttered against the men wearing helmets and carry clubs.
    (9) If only he could reach a table in the restaurant unsuspected, success would be his. (Remove – could)
    Ans: If only he was able to reach a table in the restaurant unsuspected, success would be his.
    (10) The king is able to do nothing wrong. (Remove – Be able to)
    Ans: The king can do nothing wrong.
    11] Soapy took a stone and dashed it through the glass. (Use – Not only —- but also)
    Ans: Soapy not only took a stone but also dashed it through the glass.
    12] If only he could reach a table in the restaurant unsuspected, success would be his. (Use- Unless)
    Ans: Unless he could reach a table in the restaurant unsuspected, success would not be his.
    13] Some other way of entering the limbo must be devised
    (1] Use- infinitive/ 2] Use another modal auxiliary to make the sentence of necessity. 3] Change the voice)
    Ans: 1] Some other way to enter the limbo must be devised
    2] Some other way of entering the limbo need to be devised
    3] Soapy must devise some other way of entering the limbo.
    14] Soapys topped his unavailing racket.
    (What is the underlined word called? What function does it play?)
    Ans: the underlined word unavailing is called Present participle. It plays a function of an adjective
    15] He buttoned his thin coat against the chilling wind.
    (What is the underlined word called? What function does it play?)
    Ans: The underlined word chilling is called Present participle. It plays a function of an adjective
    16] In a cigar store he saw a well-dressed man lighting a cigar at the swinging light. (What is the underlined word called? What function does it play?)
    Ans: The underlined word swinging is called Present participle. It plays a function of an adjective.
    17] He dragged himself toward Madison Square, for the homing instinct.
    (What is the underlined word called? What function does it play?)
    Ans: The underlined word homing is called Present participle. It plays a function of an adjective.

     

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