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Why is Mr Purcell compared to an owl?
Mr Purcell wore large glasses which magnified his eyes and gave him the appearance of a wise and genial owl.
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Describe the stranger who came to the pet shop. What did he want?NCERT English - An Alien Hand
Why, in your opinion, did the man set the doves free?NCERT English - An Alien Hand
"...Mr Purcell heard it no more than he would have heard the monotonous ticking of a familiar clock."(Read para beginning with "It was a rough day...")
(i) What does 'it' refer to?
(ii) Why does Mr Purcell not hear 'it' clearly?NCERT English - An Alien Hand
Was the customer interested in the care and feeding of the doves he had bought? If not, why not?NCERT English - An Alien Hand
From the third paragraph pick out
(i) words associated with cries of birds,
(ii) words associated with noise,
(iii) words suggestive of confusion and fear.NCERT English - An Alien Hand
Why did it make Mr. Purcell feel “vaguely insulted”?NCERT English - An Alien Hand
The man insisted on buying the doves because he was fond of birds. Do you agree?NCERT English - An Alien Hand
Write 'True 'or' False 'against each of following statements.
(i) Mr Purcell sold birds, cats, dogs and monkeys.
(ii) He was very concerned about the well-being of the birds and animals in his shop.
(iii) He was impressed by the customer who bought the two doves.
(iv) He was a successful shop owner, though insensitive and cold as a person.NCERT English - An Alien Hand
Do you think the atmosphere of Mr Purcell's shop was cheerful or depressing? Give reasons for your answer.NCERT English - An Alien Hand
Why is Mr Purcell compared to an owl?NCERT English - An Alien Hand