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Describe the narrator’s experience as he flew the aeroplane into the storm.
The narrator took the risk to fly the aeroplane straight into the cloudy storm and found himself trapped in black clouds. The compass started turning round and round and jumped and twisted in the air. The narrator was alarmed to see that all the other instruments including the radio were dead. Then, suddenly to his amazement, the narrator saw another plane and the pilot of that plane waving at him. He was much relieved to find someone sailing with him in the same boat. However, the thought of lesser fuel left made the narrator worried. As he followed the other pilot down, he soon realized that he had reached the runway and had landed safely.
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Look at these sentences taken from the lesson you have just read:
(a) I was flying my old Dakota aeroplane.
(b) The young seagull had been afraid to fly with them.
In the first sentence (a) the author was controlling an aircraft in the air.
In the second sentence (b) the seagull was afraid to move through the air, using its wings.
Another example can be: Children are flying kites
III. Match the phrases given under column A with their meanings given under column B.
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Who do you think helped the narrator to reach safely? Discuss this among yourself and give reasons for your answer.NCERT - First Flight
Why does the narrator say, “I landed and was not sorry to walk away from the Old Dakota”?NCERT - First Flight
Study the sentences given below:
(a) They looked like black mountains.
(b) Inside the clouds, everything was suddenly black.
(c) In the black clouds near me, I saw another aero plane.
(d) The strange black aero plane was there.
The word ‘black’ in sentences (a) and (c) refer to a very dark colour i.e. the colour of the clouds mentioned in both these sentences.
In sentences (b) and (d) it means lack of light or without light.
Thus, the word ‘Black’ has a variety of meanings in different contexts.
Now, consider the following sentences for example:
(a) ‘I prefer black tea’ means ‘I prefer tea without milk’.
(b) ‘With increasing pollution the future of the world is Black ‘which means ‘with increasing pollution the future of the world is very depressing/without hope.”
In sentence (a) the person is conveying his preference by saying that he prefers Black Tea which is a Tea without milk.
In sentence (b) the person is conveying the hazards of pollution which is making the future of the world Black. By using the word black here, he is referring to the bleak and depressing future of the world.
Consider the following sentences and guess the meanings.
1. Go and have a bath; your hands and face are absolutely black…………………
2. The taxi-driver gave Ratan a black look as he crossed the road when the traffic light was green……………………….
3. The bombardment of Hiroshima is one of the blackest crimes against humanity. …………….
4. Very few people enjoyed Harold Pinter’s black comedy. ……………………..
5. Sometimes shopkeepers store essential goods to create false scarcity and then sell these in black…………………..
6. Villagers had beaten the criminal black and blue. ………………………NCERT - First Flight
What made the woman in the control center look at the narrator strangely?NCERT - First Flight
“I’ll take the risk.” What is the risk? Why does the narrator take it?NCERT - First Flight
Describe the narrator’s experience as he flew the aeroplane into the storm.NCERT - First Flight