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My English Reader Class 4 DAV Solutions Unit 4 Fantasy
DAV Class 4 English Reader Book Solutions Unit 4 Fantasy
All of us have dreams; some that might come true in future; some that are pure fantasies and may never come true. Read the poem given below about a child’s fantasy and then discuss in the class some of your dreams and fantasies.
Fantasy [Textbook Page 66]
Summary of the Poem
This is a poem about a child’s fantasy. The child thinks that if he were to be bom a bird, he would fly high in the sky. He would sing along the rivers and valleys, in the forests and in the grapevines. He would enjoy free time amidst flowers during the spring and would watch how the sky changes its colours. He would fly through the rainbow and make it feel shy with the colours of his own wings.
Summary in Hindi
प्रस्तुत कविता एक बच्चे की सुखद कल्पना के बारे में है। बच्चा सोचता है कि यदि उसका जन्म एक पक्षी के रूप में होता है तो वह आसमान में काफी ऊँचाई पर उड़ेगा। वह नदियों और घाटियों के आसपास, जंगलों में और अंगूर की लताओं में गाना गाएगा। वसंत ऋतु में फूलों के बीच अपना खाली समय बिताएगा और आसमान के बदलते रंगों को देखेगा। वह इंद्रधनुष तक उड़ते हुए जाएगा और अपने पंखों के रंगों से उसे शर्मिंदा करेगा।
Word – Meanings:
Ravines = deep, narrow valleys – गहरी संकरी घाटियां,
Jingle = a sound like small bells ringing together – झंकार,
Nightingale = a small brown bird – बुलबुल चिड़िया,
Meadow = field with grass and flowers – चारागाह,
Spring = a season – वसंत ऋऋतु
Amidst = among – के बीच में
Rainbow = a curved band of different colours that appears in the sky when the sun shines through rain – इंद्रधनुष,
Fantasy = pleasant imagination – सुखद कल्पना ।
A.1. Have you ever noticed how people differ in appearance and body structure? There are so many words that can be used to describe people on the basis of their height and weight. [Textbook Page 67]
From the blurb differentiate the words that describe height and weight respectively.
A.2. Look at the following picture and discuss with your partner: ‘What is happening to the may lying on the ground?’ [Textbook Page 68]
Do it yourself.
A.3. The man in the picture given above tells you his story. Read to know how right your guess was.
In the Land of Lilliput [TextbookPages 68-70]
Summary of the Story Part I:
Gulliver was a brave English sailor. One day his ship was caught in a storm. He fought against the storm bravely and after swimming for many days and nights he reached the seashore. Soon he fell asleep. When he woke up, he was frightened. His arms and legs were tied up. He raised his head to look around and saw countless little men surrounding him and walking over him. Gulliver somehow gathered courage and asked where he was and who they were. A man standing on his stomach replied that he (Gulliver) was in the land of Lilliput and the Lilliputians had made him a prisoner to take him to their emperor.
Gulliver was taken to the emperor. When the emperor asked him what he was doing in his kingdom, Gulliver explained everything. The emperor got impressed with him and offered him his friendship. Gulliver thanked the emperor and began living there as a friend of the Lilliputians.
One day the Blefuscuns declared war on Lilliput. It was the best opportunity for Gulliver to repay the emperor for his kindness. He took some ropes and crawled towards the enemy warships. He tied one end of each rope with each warship and held all the other ends of the ropes in his hand. Then he pulled all the ropes in his hand and successfully captured the entire fleet of Blefuscun ships.
In this way, Gulliver repayed the emperor’s kindness and became a national hero.
Summary in Hindi
गुलिवर एक साहसी अंग्रेज नाविक था। एक दिन उसका जहाज तूफान में फँस गया। उसने काफी साहसपूर्ण तरीके से तूफान का सामना किया और कई दिन और रात लगातार तैरता हुआ समुद्री किनारे | पर पहुँचा। बहुत जल्दी वह गहरी नींद में सो गया । जब वह उठा तो काफी भयभीत था। उसके हाथ-पैर बँधे हुए थे। उसने अपना सिर उठाया और अपने को असंख्य बौने लोगों से घिरा पाया। बहुत से बौने लोग उसके शरीर पर घूम रहे थे। गुलिवर ने किसी तरह साहस बटोरा और पूछा कि वह कहाँ है और उसके इर्द-गिर्द कौन लोग हैं? एक आदमी उसके पेट पर | खड़ा होकर बोल पड़ा कि वह (गुलिवर) बौने लोगों की धरती पर है और उन्होंने उसे सम्राट के पास ले जाने के लिए बंदी बना लिया है।
गुलिवर को सम्राट के पास लाया गया। जब सम्राट ने उससे पूछा कि वह उसके राज्य में क्या कर रहा है तो उसने (गुलिवर) अपनी सारी बातें बता दी। सम्राट गुलिवर से प्रभावित हो गया और उसे अपना मित्र बना लिया। गुलिवर ने सम्राट को धन्यवाद दिया और बौने लोगों के साथ मित्रतापूर्ण ढंग से रहने लगा।
एक दिन ब्लेफुस्कनों ने उन पर आक्रमण कर दिया। सम्राट द्वारा अपने ऊपर किए गए उपकार का बदला चुकाने का गुलिवर के सामने यह सबसे | अच्छा मौका था। उसने कुछ रस्सी लिया और रेंगता हुआ शत्रु के युद्धपोतों के पास आ गया। उसने प्रत्येक रस्सी के एक सिरे से प्रत्येक युद्धपोत को बाँध लिया और रस्सी के दूसरे सिरों को अपने हाथ में रहने दिया। उसके बाद उसने सभी रस्सियों को खींच लिया और सफलतापूर्वक ब्लेफुस्कनों के समूचे युद्धपोतों को बंदी बना लिया।
इस प्रकार, गुलिवर ने सम्राट के उपकार का बदला चुकाया और राष्ट्रीय नायक बन गया।
Word – Meanings:
Realised = felt – महसूस किया
Frightened = afraid – डरा हुआ, भयभीत,
Countless = very many – असंख्य
Giant = huge – विशालकाय,
Dwarf = tiny – बौना,
Replied = answered – जवाब दिया,
Lilliputian = extremely small – बौना,
Prisoner = captive – बंदी
Screamed = cried – चीख पड़ा
Nervously = being afraid of something – डरा हुआ,
Emperor = king – राजा, सम्राट,
Chamber = room – कमरा,
Booming = loud – तेज,
Sailor = one who sails a boat – नाविक,
Courageous = full of courage – साहसी,
Storm = strong wind – तूफान,
Wrecked = destroyed – बर्बाद कर दिया,
Seashore = beach – समुद्री किनारा,
Weary = tired – थका हुआ,
Fainted = lost consciousness – बेहोश हो गया,
Grateful = thankful – कृतज्ञ,
Strange = unusual – विचित्र,
Rushed = ran – दौड़ गया.
Worried = anxious – चिंतित,
Opportunity- chance – अवसर
Repay = pay back – चुकाना,
Crawled = moved forward by keeping body close to the ground – रेंगना,
Victory = win – विजय,
Entire = whole – समूचा,
Fleet = a collection/ group of ships – जहाजों का समूह
Captured = caught – पकड़ लिया, बंदी बना लिया।
A.4. Work in pairs. Find out the meanings of the following words from your dictionary.
(i) violent ___________
(ii) wrecked ___________
(iii) weary ___________
(iv) victory ___________
(v) giant ___________
A.5. On the basis of your reading of the story, answer the following questions.
(i) Why was Gulliver frightened when he woke up?
Gulliver was frightened because he found his legs and hands tied. Countless little men had surrounded him. Some of them were walking on his body.
(ii) Why did the Lilliputians tie up Gulliver?
The Lilliputians tied up Gulliver because he was not looking like them.
(iii) How did Lemuel Gulliver reach Lilliput?
Lemuel Gulliver was an English sailor. One day he was caught in a storm. He fought against the storm and swam for many days and nights. Fortunately, he reached the seashore and fell asleep. When he woke up, he found himself in the land of Lilliput.
(iv) The emperor was wise and friendly. Do you agree? Give reasons.
Yes, the emperor was wise and friendly. He trusted Gulliver and made him his friend. One day when the Blefuscuns declared war on Lilliput, Gulliver came to their help. He repaid the emperor’s kindness by capturing Blefuscun warships.
(v) Why was the emperor sad and worried?
The emperor was sad and worried because his kingdom had been attacked by their enemies, Blefuscuns.
(vi) How did Gulliver become a national hero?
Gulliver was big and strong. He extended his help to the emperor when his (emperor’s) kingdom was attacked by the Blefuscuns. Very wisely he captured the Blefuscun warship and became a national hero.
A.6. Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow.
‘I saw this as the best opportunity to repay the emperor for his kindness and friendship.
(i) Which opportunity is being referred to here?
When the Blefuscuns decared war on Lilliput.
(ii) How did Gulliver plan to pay back the emperor for his kindness?
He took some ropes and crawled towards the enemy warships. He tied one end of each rope with warship and pulled all the other ends of the ropes in his hand. In this way, he captured the Blefuscun warships and helped the emperor in crisis.
(iii) What quality of Gulliver is reflected in the above lines?
Gulliver’s sense of gratitude is reflected in the above lines.
A.7. Look at the boxes given below.
Each box contains an event taken from the story. The order of these events is in a jumble. Write 1, 2, 3 … in the circles attached to the boxes as per the sequence in which they took place in the story.
Gulliver wakes up to find himself on a beach, his arms and legs tied up.
The emperor offers Gulliver his friendship.
Gulliver repays the emperor’s kindness by capturing the Blefuscun warships. Gulliver is taken to the emperor.
Gulliver’s ship is caught in a storm.
Countless little men surround and walk over him.
One day the Blefuscuns declare war on Lilliput.
Luckily, Gulliver survives and manages to swim.
1 Gulliver’s ship is caught in a storm.
2 Luckily, Gulliver survives and manages to swim.
3 Gulliver wakes up to find himself on a beach, his arms and legs tied up.
4 Countless little men surround and walk over him.
5 Gulliver is taken to the emperor.
6 The emperor offers Gulliver his friendship.
7 One day the Blefuscuns declare war on Lilliput.
8 Gulliver repays the emperor’s kindness by capturing the Bleufuscun warships.
A.8. Pick out words from the passage which mean the opposite of the following:
(i) giant ___________
(iii) weak ___________
(iv) foolish ___________
(v) friend ___________
(vi) happy ___________
A.9. Life Skills
It is very important to keep your nerves in tough situations/time in life. At the beginning of the story Gulliver finds himself in a difficult, unknown and unexpected situation. However, he reacts sensibly, with a great caution, and turns the situation in his favour.
Had you been in Gulliver’s place, how would you have reacted?
Can you narrate any one incident/ difficult situation where you behaved in a composed manner, kept your nerves and handled the situation calmly?
Had I been in Gulliver’s place, I would have reacted almost the same way as Gulliver had reacted. It is always wise to keep nerves in difficult situation especially when one is in the land of strangers.
It was a hot summer afternoon. I was returning from the school. Suddenly I found myself surrounded by three to four street dogs. I got scared because no one was there to help me. But soon I became calm and composed shedding all fears. I remembered that dogs behave friendly when love is shown to them. I did the same and dogs stopped barking. I came home safely.
A.10. Imagine you are Lemuel Gulliver. After an eventful stay at Lilliput, the time has come for you to return to your country. Just when you are about to leave, two of the emperor’s messengers hand over presents and a letter to you. Read the letter which is given below.
Textbook Page 74.
A.11. After reaching home, you also write a letter to the emperor, expressing your happiness on receiving the presents and the letter. Write the letter to the emperor in the space given.
14, Hamilton Street
September 15, 20XX
Your Royal Highness; my joy knew no bounds to receive the presents and the letter sent for me. I read your letter five times and each time it added my joy.
I find it difficult to express my high feelings for you. I am also grateful to you for the presents. They are so lovely. I feel proud to show them to my friends and relatives. I have decided to preserve them for they symbolise your and your peoples’ love for me.
Please accept my heartiest thanks. You shall always be in my heart. I’ll try my best to visit you again.
Why was Gulliver frightened?
Gulliver was frightened because he had landed in a foreign land which meant for the Lilliputs. Also, he found his hands and legs tied when he got up.
What did Gulliver do to look around himself? What did he see?
He raised his head to look around himself and saw countless little men surrounding him. Some even walked on his body. They were so tiny that they had used ladders to climb up to him.
‘Had I, all of a sudden become a giant?’Why did such a question come into Gulliver’s mind?
Such a question came into Gulliver’s mind because he had been surrounded by dwarf people of the strange land.
How did Gulliver introduce himself to the emperor?
Gulliver told the emperor that he was a brave English sailor. One day while sailing across the sea, his ship was caught in a powerful storm. Luckily, he survived and came to the seashore. He lay down as he was very tired. When he got up, he found himself surrounded by your people.
What did the emperor tell Gulliver when attacked by the Blefuscuns?
The emperor told Gulliver that he was big and strong and could help them defeat the Blefuscuns.
B.1. An alien is a person or a creature who is from a planet other than earth. Do you think aliens exist? Get into groups of four and discuss.
Do it yourself.
B.2. Now listen to a story of an alien, who gets separated from his family during his journey to the earth.
Listen to the audio CD, titled Listen & Comprehend Class IV.
Listen to the audio CD, attached at the end.
B.3. On the basis of your listening of the story, organise the events in correct order by writing the number against each sentence.
Rizi gets separated from his family.
Rizi helps the boy in baking a new cake.
Rizi feels sorry and appears before the boy and tells him the truth.
Rizi visits the earth with his family.
The young boy finds his cake half- eaten.
Rizi finds a cake in the kitchen.
Rizi’s parents locate him on their radar.
Invisible Rizi enters a house at the end of a lane.
1 Rizi gets separated from his family.
2 Rizi visits the earth with his family.
3 Invisible Rizi enters a house at the end of a lane.
4 Rizi finds a cake in the kitchen.
5 The young boy finds his cake half- eaten.
6 Rizi feels sorry and appears before the boy and tells him the truth.
7 Rizi helps the boy in baking a new cake.
8 Rizi’s parents locate him on their radar.
B.4. Tick (✓) the correct answers.
(i) Rizi was left behind on the earth because—
(a) his parents wanted him to stay there.
(b) he wanted to make friends with people on earth.
(c) he had gone out for a little exploring.
(a) he had gone out for a little exploring.
(ii) Bubble called the birthday party a ‘surprise party’ because—
(a) his mother did not know about it.
(b) he had invited his friends for it.
(c) he had ordered a cake for it.
(a) his mother did not know about it.
(iii) Bubble started crying because—
(a) he could not find his books.
(b) someone had eaten his cake.
(c) the alien did not talk to him.
(b) someone had eaten his cake.
(iv) Rizi appeared before the young boy because—
(a) he was feeling scared.
(b) he wanted to live with the boy.
(c) he was sorry and wanted to help the boy.
(c) he was sorry and wanted to help the boy.
B.5. Answer the following questions.
(i) Who was Rizi?
Rizi was an alien who had arrived on the earth to explore it.
(ii) What prompted Bubble to come and check his cake in the kitchen?
Bubble got startled by the sudden chomping noise. He immediately entered the kitchen to check his cake.
(iii) Why was he shocked?
He was shocked to see the half-eaten cake.
(iv) Why did Rizi eat the cake?
Rizi ate the cake because he was hungry. His mouth watered to see the delicious- looking strawberry cake.
(v) How did Rizi help Bubble?
Rizi had hurt Bubble by eating his cake. So, he decided to help him. He appeared before the boy and told him the truth.
The boy got panicked but Rizi calmed him down. He offered him his help in baking a fresh cake. Bubble’s joy knew no bounds. He baked a fresh strawberry cake with Rizi’s help.
B.6. Rizi takes you for a joyride on his spaceship to his planet. Narrate to your mother the unforgettable journey and describe Rizi’s planet.
Mother, I have returned from the most incredible and amazing trip with my friend Rizi, from another planet. We enjoyed there each and every moment. Rizi’s family members were so nice. They took great care of me. Rizi’s mother cooked delicious foods for me. His little sister was very talkative. Rizi took me to his relatives who behaved so nicely. I spent a week there but still long to be in the company of Rizi. Rizi is my great friend. He has promised to visit our planet once again. That will be a great time for us.
C.1. Discuss in pairs.
(i) Do you think that people who are proud and rude are popular among other people?
Proud and rude people can never be popular among other people. Rather, such people are criticised severely. No body wants to be in their company. They are left alone.
(ii) Do such people bring happiness to others?
No, such people do not bring happiness to others. They only become the cause of their misery/tension.
So, one should be polite and try to win people’s heart by one’s kindness.
C.2. Read the following story.
King Thrushbeard [Textbook Pages 79-81]
Summary of the Story
There was a king. He had an arrogant and haughty daughter. When time came for the princess to marry, the king invited many young princes. But the princess did not like anyone of them. She even named one prince King Thrushbeard for having a pointed beard like the break of a thrush (a bird).
The king did not like his daughter’s behaviour. One day, he married her to a beggar who was passing by his castle and forced her to go with him. Life was hard for the princess in the beggar’s wretched home. She had to do all the household chores. She also had to work as a kitchen maid at a castle to earn extra money. From there she used to bring leftover food for herself and her husband.
One day, while returning home the princess heard the sound of music and laughter coming from the big hall of the castle. She went upstairs and saw birthday celebration of the eldest prince. She began weeping at her sad state. Suddenly, a handsome prince in the party came to her and asked to dance with him. He was none other than King Thrushbeard. He told her that he turned himself into a beggar to teach her a lesson. The princess realised her mistake and asked for forgiveness. The king forgave her and the two started a happy life.
Summary in Hindi
एक राजा था। उसकी एक अक्खड़ और घमंडी बेटी थी। जब राजकुमारी शादी की उम्र में आई तब राजा ने बहुत-से सुंदर राजकुमारों को अपने महल | में आमंत्रित किया। लेकिन राजकुमारी ने किसी भी राजकुमार को पसंद नहीं किया। यहाँ तक कि उसने एक राजकुमार का नाम ‘किंग प्रसबियर्ड’ रख दिया क्योंकि उसकी दाढ़ी भ्रस चिड़िया की चोंच की तरह नुकीली थी।
राजा को अपनी बेटी का व्यवहार जरा भी अच्छा नहीं लगा। एक दिन उसने महल से गुजर रहे एक भिखारी से उसकी शादी रचा दी और उसे उसके ( भिखारी) साथ जाने को मजबूर कर दिया। भिखारी के गंदे घर में राजकुमारी का जीवन बहुत कठिन हो गया। उसे घर के सारे काम करने पड़ते थे। कुछ अतिरिक्त पैसा कमाने के लिए उसे एक महल में नौकरानी का काम भी करना पड़ता था। वहाँ से वह बचे-खुचे भोजन लाया करती थी जिससे उसका और उसके पति का पेट भरता था ।
एक दिन घर लौटते समय राजकुमारी को राजमहल के एक बड़े हॉल से संगीत और हँसी की आवाज सुनाई पड़ी। वह वहाँ चली गई। वहाँ पर सबसे बड़े राजकुमार के जन्मदिन का उत्सव मनाया जा | रहा था। उसको अपनी स्थिति पर रोना आ गया। अचानक समारोह में से एक सुंदर राजकुमार उसके पास आकर खड़ा हो गया और उससे अपने साथ नृत्य करने को कहा। वह राजकुमार और कोई नहीं बल्कि राजा धुसबियर्ड ही था। उसने राजकुमारी को बताया कि उसको सबक सिखाने के लिए ही उसने | भिखारी का रूप धारण कर लिया था। राजकुमारी को अपनी गलती का एहसास हुआ और उसने राजा से माफी माँगी। राजा ने उसे माफ कर दिया और दोनों ने सुखद जीवन की शुरुआत की।
Distant = far off – सुदूर
Arrogant = behaving in a proud way – घमंडी, अक्खड़,
Haughty = proud – घमंडी.
Banquet = a formal meal for a large number of people – भोज,
Thrush = a bird – एक पक्षी,
Castle = palace – राजमहल
Screamed = cried loudly – चीखा चिल्लाया,
Wretched = shabby – गंदा,
Quietly = silently – चुपचाप,
Feast = a grand meal – भोज,
Handsome = good looking – सुंदर,
Noticed = saw – देखा.
Ragged = tore – फटा हुआ,
Spilling = flowing over – बह गया फैल गया
Ashamed = felt guilty – शर्मिंदा महसूस किया।
C.3. Answer the following questions from the story by choosing the appropriate answers from the blurbs given on the next page. [Textbook Page 82]
(i) What did the pointed beard of one prince remind the princess?
It reminded the princess of the beak of a thrush (a bird).
(ii) What did the king do to the princess in a fit of anger?
He married her to a beggar passing by the palace.
(iii) What kind of life did the princess lead with the beggar?
The princess led a hard life with the beggar as she had to do all the household work and earn money.
(iv) What did King Thrushbeard try to teach the princess?
He tried to teach her that one should not be proud and rude to others.
C.4. Read the following extracts and answer the questions given below:
(i) ‘Whose city is this?’ asked the princess.
‘It is King Thrushbeard’s. It might have been yours’, said the beggar.
(a) Which city is being referred to here?
The city of King Thrushbeard is being referred to here.
(b) How could have the city been the princess’s city?
The princess could have made the city of King Thrushbeard by marrying him.
(c) Who is the beggar?
The beggar is none other than King Thrushbeard.
(ii) Hiding behind the curtain the princess watched and wept at her sad state.
(a) Why did the princess hide behind the curtain?
She hid behind the curtain because she was overpowered by inferiority complex.
(b) What was she watching?
She was watching the birthday celebration of a prince.
(c) Who was responsible for her sad state?
She herself was responsible for her sad state.
C.5. From the Aid Box below find the words that have meanings similar to the ones written in Column I. Write the correct word in the space provided in Column II.
Column I – Column II
(i) proud – ___________
(ii) shout – ___________
(iii) miserable – ___________
(iv) shabby – ___________
(v) good-looking – ___________
(vi) ragged – ___________
|Column I||Column II|
|(v) good – looking||handsome|
C.6. Write‘T’ for true and ‘F’ for false for the following statements.
(i) The king held a banquet to find a suitable boy for his daughter.
(ii) The princess was happy to go with her husband.
(iii) The princess was appointed as the kitchen head.
(iv) She took leftover food from the table for herself.
(v) King Thrushbeard was the most handsome man in the party.
(vi) The princess refused to dance in the party.
(vii) The beggar was actually King Thrushbeard in disguise.
(viii) The princess realised her mistake and asked for forgiveness.
C.7. Life Skills
‘In a fit of anger, the king gave princess to a beggar as his wife. Do you think the king made the correct decision of giving away his daughter to a beggar? Why/Why not?
Decisions taken in a fit of anger usually prove to be wrong. In the case of the princess’s marriage, the king commits a grave mistake by giving her to a beggar. He should not take such a vital decision in a fit of anger. It was just the fate of the princess that saved her from being a beggar’s wife. The beggar was, in fact, King Thrushbeard in disguise who wanted to teach the princess that one should not be proud and rude to others. Once she realised her mistake she became polite and began to live with her husband, King Thrushbeard, in the palace as a royal couple.
C.8. Value Based Questions
(i) Do you approve of the princess’s arrogant attitude towards everyone at the beginning of the story? Why/Why not?
No. I can never approve of the princess’s arrogant attitude towards people at the beginning of the story. Arrogance is not a good quality. It fills us with negative thoughts which always misguide us. It shuts down the door of good human values and tends us to hurt other’s sentiments. So, one should be meek and polite and try to win people’s heart by one’s decent behaviour.
(ii) Do you think she is worthy of praise for the hard work she put in to look after her husband and herself after her marriage? Discuss with reasons.
The princess is worthy of praise in the later part of the story. She compromises with the situation and does hard work to look after her husband and herself. She is no longer arrogant and haughty. She does not hesitate to do work as the kitchen maid in the palace. These positive developments in her character compel us to appreciate her. She becomes praiseworthy in the last.
C.9. In the story, when the princess discovered that her husband was none other than King Thrushbeard, she was very happy. But, at the same time, she was guilty and felt sorry for her behaviour. She wrote a diary note that day.
Read the diary note written by the princess on Textbook page 84.
C.10. Imagine you are King Thrusbeard. You have told the princess why you disguised yourself as a beggar. You are very happy to see the princess asking for forgiveness. Complete the diary entry in the space given below.
22 May, 20_
I am very happy today. My wife knows that I am King Thrushbeard. She is no longer arrogant and haughty. She is now= a meek and noble princess. I know that the realisation of mistakes has brought all these positive changes in her. I am very proud of her. What I did to mould her into a good human being worked well and now we arc living happily in the palace as a royal couple.
Why did the princess name one prince King Thrushbeard?
She named one prince King Thrushbeard because his beard was as pointed as the beak of a thrush (a bird).
Why did the king lose his patience with his daughter?
He lost his patience because of his daughter’s arrogant and haughty nature.
How did the king show his anger to his daughter?
He showed his anger by marrying his daughter with a beggar passing by the castle. The princess cried but her father didn’t listen to her and forced her to go with the beggar.
What did the princess do to earn extra money?
She worked as kitchen maid at a castle. There she did all kind of dirty work.
Why did the princess try to run away from the party?
As she danced with King Thrushbeard, the iron pots having leftover food fell from her ragged dress, and spilled all over the floor. The princess felt insulted and tried to run away.
Read it yourself
Let Us Visit the Fantasy Land [Textbook Pages 85 – 86]
D.1. Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck are both Disney characters. Do you know of some other cartoon characters? Discuss in pairs, your favourite Disney character and why you like it. [Textbook Page 55]
Do it yourself.
D.2. Observe carefully the Park Guide to Disney Land, Paris. Study ‘The Fantasy Land’ in the map carefully and read descriptions about its different parts. [Textbook Page 86]
Do it yourself.
Now answer the following questions.
(i) How many parts is the Fantasy Land divided into?
The Fantasy Land is divided into 13 parts.
(ii) What all can one see in the Fantasy Land during visit to the park?
During visit to the park one can see several things such as — shows on old style tapestries, puppet show, shows based on Disney Land characters ‘Winnie the Pooh and Friends too’, a musical programme, etc.
(iii) The park consists of entertainment programmes, shows and rides. Which part of the Fantasy Land attracts you the most and why?
The part consisting of rides attracts me the most.
(iv) Name the rides, which are recommended for children under one year.
- A ride worthy of King Arthur and his knights.
- McDonald’s Ride to Discovery Land.
(v) Pick out five famous fiction characters that you happen to meet.
Alice, Winnie, the Pooh, Pinocchio, Peter Pan and McDonald.