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What made the author think that the people who had come to leave the girl were close to her?
The author concluded that they were close to her since they were quite bothered about her comfortable journey. They gave detailed instructions as to where she should keep her belongings and to avoid talking to any stranger.
What impression did the author have about the girl?
“Are you going all the way to Dehradun” a. Who said to whom? b. What was the response? c. Where was she going?
She gave a little exclamation and said, ‘I didn’t know that anyone was here’. Why did she not know? Why did the writer think she did not know?
What did the author wish to prevent? How?
“Then I had better not be too familiar,” I said, “Aunts are usually formidable creatures.” a. Who said to whom? b. Why did he say so? c. What is ‘formidable’?
‘Yes, this is the best time.’ What does ‘this’ refer to? Mention a few things which according to the writer make the time right?
But her next question removed my doubts. What were the writer’s doubts? How were these removed?
What did the author say when he pretended to look outside the window?
‘I was becoming quite daring, but it was a safe remark.’ What remark? What was it daring? How was it safe?
‘You are a very gallant young man’, she said. ‘But why are you so serious?’ a. Who said to whom? b. Why did the girl call him gallant? c. Why did she call him serious?
How did the girl feel about train journey? How was it different from the author?
What do you think was the confusion in the doorway at Saharanpur? What may have caused it?
‘Once again I had a game to play…’ What was the game? Why does the writer say ‘once again’?
What is the turn in the end?
Answer after you have read the story for the first time. a. which of the following best summarizes the story? Discuss the reasons for your choice. i. The narrator of the story travels in a train to Dehradun and has an interesting conversation with a young girl who shares the compartment with him. ii. The narrator, who is sharing a compartment with a young girl as he travels by train to Dehradun, tries to hide from her the fact that he is blind. iii. The narrator of the story is travelling by train to Dehradun. He shares his compartment with a young girl who he finds very interesting. He tries to conceal from her the fact that he is blind. It is only when she leaves the train at Saharanpur that he comes to know that she too was blind. iv. Two blind people meet in a train and each tries to conceal their blindness from the other. b. Which of the following words would you associate with this story? loss regret humour nostalgia nature surprise romantic
What type of story is this? a. an autobiographical story b. a fantasy c. a realistic story told in the first person d. a story of mystery and suspense
Read the extracts given below and answer the questions that follow. a. ‘Are you going all the way to Dehra?’ I asked. I must have been sitting in a dark corner, because my voice startled her. i. The narrator suggests two reasons to account for the girl not realizing he was in the compartment with her. What are they? ii. What was the real reason? b. She was silent. I wondered if my words had touched her, or whether she thought me a romantic fool. Then I made a mistake. ‘What is it like outside?’ I asked. i. Identify the two people in the extract. Where are they at this time and where are they going? ii. What had the narrator just said to the girl and why does he wonder if she thought he was a romantic foot? iii. Why did the feel he had made a mistake by asking her: What is it like outside? c. ‘She was an interesting girl,’ I said. ‘Can you tell me – did she keep her hair long or short?’ ‘I don’t remember,’ he said, sounding puzzled. ‘It was her eyes I notices, not her hair. She had beautiful eyes-but they were of no use to her.’ i. To whom is the narrator speaking in the extract? Where did he meet this person? Why do you think he sounded puzzled when responding to the narrator? ii. Write briefly what you know about the girl who is referred to in the extract. iii. the ending of the extract has a surprise for the reader of the story as well as for the narrator. What is it?
Do you think that the narrator of the story was blind since birth? Provide evidence from the story the story to justify your answer.
Was the narrator of the story attracted to the girl? If so, why do you think he was attracted to her? Make a list of things about her that he found attractive.
Apart from the fact that both the narrator and the girl and blind, do they share anything else in common?
Explain the following expressions as used in the story. (i) My eyes sensitive only to light and darkness (ii) Registers most tellingly (iii) Formidable creatures (iv) Making a pretence of (v) Daylight that was darkness for me
Make a list of all the words and expressions in the story that convey sound. Why do you think the writer uses so many such expressions?
In the story, the narrator says: .... It often happens that people with good eyesight fail to see what is right in front of them ....people who cannot see (or see very little) have to take in only the essentials, whatever registers most tellingly on their remaining senses. a. What do you think the narrator means by this? Refer to examples from the story to illustrate how the narrator depends on his other senses to experience his environment. b. Can you recount an experience from your own life or something you have read that illustrates this? c. Imagine that you are someone who cannot see. How would your other senses convey to you the following experiences? (i) a train arriving at a station (ii) rain falling on day earth (iii) the wind blowing through the trees (iv) Your school at break time
Imagine that you are the girl who shared the compartment with the narrator. Write the conversation you have with your aunt on your way to her home from the station, describing the strange but interesting man you travelled with.

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