Unit: 05 Making a difference Lesson 7: The truthful dove (3)
Read more about the three birds and write answers to the following questions.
“What?” cried (wept, howled) the bat. “Is that all you have to say to our gracious (kind, polite, civil, courteous, cordial) host?” Is he not the wisest (cleverest), bravest (boldest, courageous) and most generous (large, great, magnificent, mighty, lofty) of all animals and birds? Have you no praise (admiration, commendation) for his noble (honorable, moral, polite) character as well as for his goodness to us? I am ashamed of you! You do not deserve (fit, qualify) such hospitality (kindness, generosity, cordiality). You do not deserve this shelter.”
“You are an ungrateful (unmindful, unthankful, ingrate) bird, and the bat is right. You do not deserve this generous hospitality which I have offered (presented, given, invested). Get out! Be off, I say!”
“Yes, get lost!” echoed (resounded, reverberated) the bat, flapping (stressing) his leathery (tough, strong, hard) wings. And the two heartless (cruel, callous, unkind) creatures fell upon the poor little dove and drove her out into the dark and stormy night.
But the owl and the bat did not go unpunished for their act of heartlessness. The bat can never fly in broad daylight. He has to wait for the sun to go down. And do you know what happened to the vain (unsuccessful, hopeless, useless, nonsense) owl? Well, he is blind as long as the sun is up. He cannot hunt or feed himself unless it is dark. So the two vicious (faulty, cruel, harmful, guilty) creatures with their dark heart live in the dark.
On the other hand, the dove is rewarded for her truthfulness. Her name shall be used by poets as long as the world lasts to rhyme with “LOVE”
1. Read the story again and now write the answers of the following questions.
1 Why did the bat say that he was ashamed of the dove?
2 Why was the owl angry with the dove?
3 What did the owl and the bat do to the dove?
4 How were the bat and the owl punished at the end?
5 What reward did the dove get?
6. Why did the bat cry out?
7. What do you mean by host?
8. Why the bat was ashamed to the dove?
9. Why the dove was ungraceful according to the concept of owl?
10. Why did the bat and the owl drive the dove out into the dark and stormy night?
11. Did they get any reword for doing the act of heartlessness?
12. Why has to the bat wait for the sun to go down?
13. What happened to the vain owl?
14. Why do the two vicious creatures with their dark heart live in the dark?
15. How is the dove rewarded for her truthfulness?
Answer of the Questions:
1. The bat said that he was ashamed of the dove because the dove did not show any grace to the owl who gave them shelter and fed them.
2. The owl was angry with the dove because the dove did not show any grace to the own.
3. The owl and the bat made misbehaved with the dove and drove her out into the dark and stormy night.
4. The bat and the owl got punished from nature because both were unable to continue their activities because of their physical weakness.
5 The dove got reward from the poet by mentioning the name of her in his poem ‘LOVE’.
6. The bat cried out to drive the dove out into the dark and stormy night.
7. Host means the place of staying.
8. The bat was ashamed to the dove because she did not show her grace to the owl.
9. According to the concept of owl, the dove was ungraceful because she did not show her grace towards the owl who gave her shelter and food.
10. The bat and the owl drove the dove out into the dark and stormy night because according to their concept the dove was ungraceful.
11. No, they did not get any reword for doing the act of heartlessness but they got punishment from nature.
12. The bat has to wait for the sun to go down because the bat can never fly in broad daylight.
13. As the sun was up, the owl had to wait to hunt for the dark night and at that time he had to be in his nest.
14. The two vicious creatures with their dark heart live in the dark because the nature is not favor towards them.
15. The dove is rewarded for her truthfulness by getting chance to stay of the poet’s great creation “LOVE”.