Gujarat Board GSEB Class 8 English Textbook Solutions Honeydew Chapter 6 This is Jody’s Fawn Textbook Exercise Important Questions and Answers, Notes Pdf.
Gujarat Board Textbook Solutions Class 8 English Honeydew Chapter 6 This is Jody’s Fawn
GSEB Class 8 English This is Jody’s Fawn Text Book Questions and Answers
Comprehension Check – I
What had happened to Jody’s father?
Jody’s father had been bitten by a rattlesnake.
How did the doe save Penny’s life?
Jody’s father killed the doe or she- deer. He used her heart and liver to draw out the snake’s poison. In this way the does save Penny’s life.
Why does Jody want to bring the fawn home?
Jody’s father had killed the doe. Without the mother-deer, the fawn was likely to starve to death in the forest. So Jody wanted to bring the young fawn home.
How does Jody know that the fawn j is a male?
Jody knew that the fawn was a male because the spots on its body were all in a line. His father had told him that on the body of a doe-fawn, the spots are indifferent.
Comprehension Check – II
Jody didn’t want Mill-wheel with him for two reasons. What were they?
Jody did not want Mill-wheel with him for two reasons. One reason was that if the fawn was dead or could not be found, he did not want Mill-wheel to see his disappointment. The second reason was that if they found the fawn, then the meeting would be so lovely and secret that he could not endure to share it.
Why was Mill-wheel afraid to leave Jody alone?
Mill-wheel did not want to leave Jody alone as he was afraid that Jody could lose
Comprehension Check – III
How did Jody bring the fawn back home?
Jody did not want to scare the fawn away. That is why he first stroked its neck slowly, and then put his arms around it. Then, he picked it up and carried it through the thick bushes. He tried to shield its face from the sharp vines. He stopped to rest on his way home.
On walking a little, he saw the fawn following him. After this, he would either carry the fawn or put it down so that it would follow him by itself. When they reached home, it refused to climb the stairs. He then picked it up and took it inside the house.
Jody was filled with emotion after he found the fawn. Can you find at least three words or phrases which show how he felt?
Jody was filled with emotion after he found the fawn. When he stroked its neck, the touch made him ‘delirious’. When he realised that it was his fawn now, he was ‘light-headed with his joy’. When he finally brought the fawn into the house, Penny thought that ‘the boy’s eyes were as bright as the fawn’s.
How did the deer drink milk from the gourd?
The deer drank the milk from Jody’s hands. When Jody gave milk to the fawn in a gourd, it butted it suddenly, smelling the s milk and not knowing what to do with the milk in the gourd. It was then that Jody: dipped his fingers in the milk and pushed them into the fawn’s soft wet mouth so that it would drink the milk.
Why didn’t the fawn follow Jody up the steps as he had thought it would?
The deer is a wild animal. It is used to a life in the forest. When the fawn reached Jody’s home, it did not follow Jody up the steps because of the strangeness of the house and the steps and everything. This is similar to its reaction to the milk in the gourd. It simply did not know what to do.
Working With The Text
Why did Penny Baxter allow Jody to go find the fawn and raise it?
Penny allowed Jody to go find the fawn and raise it because it seemed ungrateful to him to leave the fawn to starve. He agreed with Jody that they had killed the doe for their purpose and the fawn was orphaned for no fault of its own. They could not let the fawn starve. They felt a responsibility towards it.
What did Doc Wilson mean when he said, “Nothing in the world ever comes quite free.”?
Penny had killed the doe to save his life. Therefore, in regard for what the doe had done, its fawn needed to be taken care of and saved from starvation. This was what Doc Wilson meant when he said that nothing in the world came quite free.
How did Jody look after the fawn, after he accepted the responsibility for doing this?
After Jody accepted the responsibility for looking after the fawn, he cared for it like its own mother would. While taking it home, he shielded its face from the sharp vines. He carried it in his arms even though he was tired. On reaching home, he gave it the milk that was meant for him. When he saw that the fawn did not drink the milk kept in the gourd, he fed it with his own hands. Hence, one can say that Jody carried ‘ out his responsibility quite well.
How does Jody’s mother react when; she hears that he is going to bring the fawn home? Why does she react in this way?
When Jody’s mother heard that he, was going to bring the fawn home, she was s a little surprised and asked Jody what fawn he WEIS talking about. He then told her that ‘ it was the fawn whose mother they had killed; to save, Penny. She said they had nothing else to feed it and only the milk they gave him could be given to it. She reacted this way because she was not present at the site where Penny had been bitten, where they; had killed the doe. She had not seen the fawn and therefore, was not as concerned as Penny and Jody.
Working With Language
Look at these pairs of sentences :
Penny said to Jody, “Will you be back before dinner?”
Penny asked Jody if he would be back before dinner.
“How are you feeling, Pa ?” asked Jody
Jody asked his father how he was feeling.
Here are some questions indirect speech. Put them into Reported Speech:
(i) Penny said, “Do you really want it, son ?”
(ii) Mill-wheel said, “Will he ride back with me?”
(iii) He said to Mill-wheel, “Do you think the fawn is still there?”
(iv) He asked Mill-wheel, “Will you help me find him?”
(v) He said, “Was it up here that Pa got bitten by the snake?”
(i) Penny asked his son if he really wanted the fawn.
(ii) Mill-wheel enquired if Jody would ride back with him.
(iii)He asked Mill-wheel if he thought the fawn was still there.
(iv) He asked Mill-wheel if he would help him find the fawn.
(v) Mill-wheel wanted to know if that was the place where Pa had got bitten by the snake.
Look at these two sentences :
He tumbled backwards.
It turned its head.
The first sentence has an intransitive verb, a verb without an object The second sentence has a transitive verb. It has a direct object. We can ask: “What did it turn ?” You can answer: “Its head. It turned its head.”
Say whether the verb in each sentence below is transitive or intransitive. Ask yourself a ‘what’ question about the verb, as in the example above. (For some verbs, the object is a person, so ask the question ‘who instead of ‘what’).
(i) Jody then went to the kitchen.
(ii) The fawn wobbled after him.
(iii) You found him.
(iv) He picked it up.
(v) He dipped his fingers in the milk.
(vi) It bleated frantically and butted him.
(vii) The fawn sucked his fingers.
(viii) He lowered his fingers slowly into the milk.
(ix) It stamped its small hoofs impatiently.
(x) He held his fingers below the level of the milk,
(xi) The fawn followed him.
(xii) He walked all day.
(xiii) He stroked its sides.
(xiv) The fawn lifted its nose.
(xv) Its legs hung limply.
(vi) intransitive, transitive
Here are some words from the lesson. Working in groups, arrange them in the order in which they would appear in the dictionary. Write down some idioms and phrasal verbs connected to these words. Use the dictionary for more idioms and phrasal verbs. take parted clearing sweet light pick
The words would appear in the following sequence in the dictionary:
clearing, close, draw, light, make, parted, pick, scrawny, sweet, wonder.
Idioms or phrasal verbs connected to the above words:
(1) Clearing: clearing, campaign
(2) Close: close shave, close up, close quarters
(3) Draw. draw the curtain on / over, draw a blank
(4) Light: in the light of, bring to light
(5) Make: make the most of, makeup
(6) Parted: part with, parted company
(7) Pick: pick up, pick and choose
(8) Scrawny : the scrawny neck
(9) Sweet: have a sweet tooth, sweet seventeen, sweet-tongued, sweet nothings
(10) Wonder: wonder world, wonder load, nine day’s wonder, wonder about, do wonders
Do you think it is right to kill an animal to save a human life? Give reasons for your answer.
Most of the animals are our friends. Dogs, horses, elephants, cows are a few such animals that serve us. But man has been killing codfish or the whales for oil. Tigers are killed for their skin and bones. This is not fair. But there is no harm if any of them are killed strictly to save human life, property and agriculture. However, killing animals is a crime. It is wrong to kill wildlife for their hide or for pleasure.
Imagine you wake up one morning and find a tiny animal on your doorstep. You want to keep it as a pet but your parents are not too happy about it. How would you persuade them to let you keep it? Discuss it in groups and present your arguments to the class.
The young ones of cats, dogs and some birds attract us as does a human child. When I was a child, I wanted to adopt a; kitten or a puppy as pet. I found a good breed puppy at my doorstep one day. But it created a commotion in the house. My mother I got irritated at the very presence of pets in the house. They bite and bark, enter the kitchen or sit on our beds and make things dirty. But I assured her that I would look after my puppy and train it. The loyal dog would act as security guard and a playmate. My parents finally relented and let me have the poor puppy as a pet.
Imagine you have a new pet that keeps you busy. Write a paragraph describing your pet, the things it does, and the way it makes you feel. Here are some words and phrases that you could use. frisky, smart, disobedient, loyal, happy, enthusiastic, companion, sharing, friend, rolls in mud, dirties the bed, naughty, lively, playful, eats up food, hides the newspaper, drinks up milk, runs away when called, floats on the water as if dead.
I have taken a kitten as my pet. It is female with silky fin- and skin. She keeps me busy. My mother does not take interest in my pet. She curses the little one for doing mischief, for moving about in the house, for rolling in the mud and making the bed and floor dirty. The kitten enters the kitchen and drinks up milk. She sometimes hides the newspaper, too. She is quite playful, naughty and disobedient. She runs away when called. She is most unlike a dog which is loyal, obedient and strong. Still, I like my pet because it is lively, playful and frisky.
Human life is dependent on nature (that’s why we call her Mother Nature). We take everything from nature to live our lives. Do we give back anything to nature?
(i) Write down some examples of the natural resources that we use.
Man and nature are complementary to each other. Man for ages has been exploiting forests, minerals and fossil fuels to meet his needs. Earth and nature are our lifelines. They help us directly or indirectly. Take for ‘ example the paper we print our books and newspapers. They are made from the pulp of trees. We get fruits, flowers and fodder from nature. We get water and air free from nature.
It is unfortunate that we are overusing; the limited resources and are also polluting, them. Nature is our Mother. We must not use up anything to the extent that it is not restored naturally. By cutting down trees or killing whales we are, in a way, depriving our children of their share. Let us give back to nature what it deserves for the benefits we get from it.
(ii) Write a paragraph expressing your point of view regarding our relationship: with nature.
Some of the natural resources that we use are air, water, coal, mineral oil, etc.
In This is Jody’s Fawn, Jody’s father uses a ‘home remedy for a snake bite. What; should a person now do if he or she is! bitten by a snake? Are all snakes poisonous? With the help of your teacher and others, find out answers to such questions. Then s write a short paragraph on – What to do ‘ if a snake chooses to bite you.
Snakes are the most dreaded of wild creatures. This is why we use sticks to kill them. There are many poisonous snakes. Green snakes or water snakes are not poisonous. Still, we cannot be sure of it. So we don’t take a chance. We call in a snake charmer to draw the cobra out of the house. A snake bite can kill the victim in a few minutes. But the victim can be saved if he gets the first aid in the form of blood-letting and anti-venom serum. The cure for snakebite is prepared from the snake’s poison.
In case I am bitten by a poisonous snake. the first thing I would do is to put a band tightly over the bitten part. Then I shall use a blade or knife to make a small cut on the bitten part and press the poisonous blood out. Then I shall go to hospital for medical help. I shall not go to sleep until I feel better and safe.
GSEB Class 8 English This is Jody’s Fawn Additional Important Questions and Answers
Select the most appropriate options as answers and complete the following sentences:
‘Jody’s father was proud of him as …
A. he stayed calm in a difficult situation,
B. he did what was needed to save his father’s life.
C. he was anxious about the fawn.
D. Both ‘A’ and ‘B’
D. Both ‘A’ and ‘B’
The meaning of the sentence ‘Old Death has gone thieving elsewhere’ is:
A. ‘Death’ has gone in search of another victim,
B. Penny has escaped Death.
C. Death has caught Penny.
D. Both ‘A’ and ‘B’
A. ‘Death’ has gone in search of another victim,
Jody wants to spare the milk for ………………………..
A. his papa.
B. his mother.
C. the fawn.
C. the fawn.
To save Pa ……………………. was used.
A. poison from doe’s liver.
B. essence from doe’s heart.
C. poison from the fawn’s liver.
D. doe’s milk.
A. poison from doe’s liver.
…………….. will help Jody to identify the fawn.
A. Its colour
B. Its linear spots
C. Its thin physique
D. Its shape of the mouth
B. Its linear spots
What had threatened Pa’s life?
A. His severe illness
B. Poison of doe
What will help Jody to find his way back home in case he got lost in the scrub?
A. Mill-wheel’s guidance
B. The tall pine tree
C. His father’s guidance
D. A compass
B. The tall pine tree
Some buzzards were circling at a place in the scrub to ……………… .
A. eat meat from a carcass.
B. invite other birds.
C. predating the fawn.
D. Both ‘A’ and ‘C’
A. eat meat from a carcass.
Jody hoisted the fawn as high as possible under his arm ………..
A. as its legs were surprisingly long.
B. lest its legs touched the ground.
C. Jody wanted to carry it on his shoulder. ‘
D. Both ‘A’ and ‘B’
D. Both ‘A’ and ‘B’
Jody tried to shield the face of the fawn so that …………………… .
A. it could not see further.
B. he could save it from prickling vines.
C. the fawn did not feel insecure.
D. the fawn would feel the marvel of its acceptance.
C. the fawn did not feel insecure.
When the milk was offered to the fawn, at first, …………………… .
A. it drank it happily. ,
B. it accepted it with a lot of resistance.
C. it rejected it soon.
D. did not react to it.
C. it rejected it soon.
One of the following expressions of the fawn suggests that it was happy having the milk:
A. It sucked and snorted.
B. It started licking Jody’s hand.
C. It flicked its tail back and forth.
D. It stamped its hoofs impatiently.
C. It flicked its tail back and forth.
Say whether the following sentences are True or False:
Jody could not keep the thoughts of his father’s illness out of his mind.
Penny felt that it was ungrateful to leave the fawn to starve.
Jody went to search for the fawn with Ma Baxter.
Jody was unwilling to have Mill-wheel with him in the scrub to find the fawn.
Jody found the footprints of a leopard on the sand.
The night’s rain had washed away all tracks except those of a cat and buzzards.
Jody carried the fawn home all the way from the thicket under his arm.
The fawn refused to climb the steps.
Jody offered the fawn some creamy milk in a gourd.
Jody dipped his fingers into the milk s and let the fawn suck milk from them.
Answer the following questions in two to three sentences each:
When and why does Jody’s father need a remedy?
Penny, Jody’s father, is bitten by a poisonous rattlesnake. Instead of going to a doctor, he kills a she-deer or a doe and uses her liver to draw out the poison.
How does Jody react to the cruelty of his father?
Jody, the small boy, tells his father that he had left the fawn alone and defenceless to die. So it is their moral duty to save the! innocent and hungry young one of the doe.
How does Penny take his son’s argument?
Penny agreed with Jody’s argument that it would be ungrateful to leave the fawns to starve.
What did Doc Wilson say about Jody’s suggestion? ‘
Doc Wilson said that they had to pay a price for everything. He justified the plan of Jody and Penny about the fawn.
Why did Jody see only buzzards feeding on the dead body of the doe?
The sand showed large footprints of tigers or leopards but they did not eat up the dead doe. The reason was that the big cats killed an animal themselves to eat its flesh. The buzzards like vultures feed on dead bodies.
How did Jody approach and win the j trust of the fawn?
The fawn shook with fear as Jody drew near. It lifted its nose and scented the visitor. Jody moved forward on all fours and put his arms around the fawn’s body.
How did Jody feel as he touched the fawn’s skin?
Jody found the fawn’s skin very soft and clean. He stroked its sides gently as though it were made of clay and would break soon.
How did Jody feed the fawn?
Jody decided to give away his share of milk to the fawn. He poured the milk into a small pot. Then he dipped his fingers in the milk and put them into its mouth. The fawn sucked slowly until the milk vanished.
What message does the story of the fawn convey to the readers?
The story highlights two things. It is not fair to kill an animal to use it as a cure. Secondly, one should have pity and love for animals.
Answer the following questions in four to five sentences each :
How did Jody persuade his father to go to the forest to bring back the fawn?
Jody was a small, brave and sensitive boy. He was with his father when he (his father) was bitten by a rattlesnake. His father quickly killed a doe and used its heart and liver to draw out the snake’s poison. Jody was happy to see that his father got a new life but at the same time he was worried for the little fawn who was left alone without its mother. He wanted to bring back the fawn.
He requested his father to allow him to go to the forest to find the fawn. He told him that he didn’t need to drink milk because he was now a big boy. He would give the milk to the fawn. He also said that it was ungrateful to leave the fawn to starve. His father was in a fix. He couldn’t say “no” to his son. And finally allowed him (Jody) to go to the forest to find the fawn.
How did Jody feed the little fawn?
Jody poured milk into a small gourd. He dipped his fingers in the milk and thrust them into the fawn’s soft wet mouth. It sucked greedily. When he withdrew them, it bleated frantically and butted him. He dipped his fingers again and as the fawn sucked, he lowered them slowly into the milk.
The fawn blew and sucked and snorted. It stamped its small hoofs impatiently. As long as he held his fingers below the level of the milk, the fawn was content.
Read the following passages carefully and answer the questions given below them:
Jody allowed his thoughts to drift back to the fawn. He could not keep it out of his mind. He had held it, in his dreams,
his arms. He slipped from the table and went to his father’s bedside. Penny lay at rest. His eyes were open and clear, but the pupils were still dark and dilated. I Jody said, “How are you feeling, Pa?”
“Just fine, son. Old Death has gone thieving elsewhere. But wasn’t it a close shave!”
Penny said, “I’m proud of you, boy, the sway you kept your head and did what was; needed.” s
“Pa, do you recollect the doe and the; fawn ?”
“I can never forget them. The poor doe saved me, that’s certain.”
“Pa, the fawn may be out there yet. It might be hungry and very scared.”
(1) Which thoughts had a stronghold on Jody’s mind?
Jody could not” forget the fawn. All the time he could not come out of thinking about the fawn whose mother was killed to save his father.
(2) What did Pa want to express with s the words ’wasn’t it a close shave?
Pa wanted to express that it was surely a narrow escape from the clutches of death. He could luckily find the cure; or else he would have lost his life.
(3) How did Jody behave when his father was not in good health?
When his father was not in good health, Jody behaved very responsibly. He stayed calm in that difficult situation and did his best to save his father’s life.
(4) Why could Pa not forget the doe?
Pa could not forget the doe because its life had been taken away to save his life.
Then a buzzard rose in front of him and flapped into the air. He came into the clearing under the oaks. Buzzards sat in a
circle around the carcass of the doe. They turned their heads on their long scrawny necks and hissed at him. He threw his bough at them and they flew into an adjacent tree.
The sand showed large cat prints but the big cats killed fresh, and they had left the doe to the carrion birds.
He parted the grass at the place where he had seen the fawn. It did not seem possible that it was only yesterday. The fawn was not there. He circled the clearing. There was no sound, no sign. The buzzards clacked their wings, impatient to return to their business.
He returned to the spot where the fawn had emerged and dropped on all fours, studying the sand for the small hoof prints. The night’s ram had washed away all tracks except those of cat and buzzards.
(1) What are buzzards?
Buzzards are large birds like vultures that eat the flesh of dead animals.
(2) How did Jody try to avoid buzzards?
Jody wanted to reach the fawn near the carcass, but the carcass was surrounded by buzzards. Jody threw a small branch of a
tree at them and they flew to the adjacent tree.
(3) What are carrion birds?
Carrion birds are carnivorous birds that feed on flesh.
(4) What ’business’ is referred to in this passage?
The ‘business’ referred to here is ‘picking and eating flesh from the carcass.
His arms began to ache and he was forced to stop again. When he walked on, the fawn followed him at once. He allowed it to walk a little distance, then picked it up again. The distance home was nothing. He could have walked all day and into the night, carrying it and watching it follow. He was wet with sweat but a light breeze blew through the June morning, cooling him.
The sky was as clear as spring water in a blue China cup. He came to the clearing. It was fresh and green after the night’s rain. He fumbled with the latch and was finally obliged to set down the fawn to manage it. Then, – he had an idea-he would walk into the house, into Penny’s bedroom, with the fawn walking behind him. But at the steps, the fawn baulked and refused to climb them.
He picked it up and went to his father. Penny lay with closed eyes. Jody called, “Pa! Look!” Penny tinned his head. Jody stood beside him, the fawn clutched hard against him. It seemed to Penny that the boy’s eyes were as bright as the fawn’s. He said, “I’m glad you found him.”
(1) Why did Jody stop?
Jody stopped as his arms had begun to ache after carrying the fawn under his arms for a long distance.
(2) What is the dearness of the sky compared with?
The clearness of the sky is compared with the clearness of spring water in a blue china cup.
(3) Why was the clearing fresh and green?
The clearing was fresh and green because the rain that had fallen the whole night had cleared away dirt from it.
(4) What does this sentence ‘the boy’s eyes were as bright as the fawn’s mean?
The sentence shows happiness of both of Jody and the fawn that he had carried home with him.
Replace the underlined words selecting the most appropriate options from the brackets :
(1) I had a close shave this morning when a speeding car unexpectedly swerved into my lame. (shaving with great care, narrow escape, great experience)
(2) Always try to keep your head when others are panicking. (be happy, feel merciful, remain calm and sensible)
(3) The apology of that poor man got me hemmed in. (caught me into a tight situation to refuse, irritated me a lot, led me to take an undesired step)
(4) This has no bearing on anything that will happen today. (surety for, relevance to, doubt about)
(5) I was light-headed hearing her problem. (greatly relaxed, terribly confused, feeling helpless)
(1) I had a narrow escape this morning when a speeding car unexpectedly swerved into my lane.
(2) Always try to remain calm and sensible when others are panicking.
(3) The apology of that poor man caught me into a tight situation to refuse.
(4) This has no relevance to anything that will happen today.
(5) I was terribly confused hearing her problem.
Choose the correct words from the brackets and complete the following passages:
(right, world, starve, nothing, ungrateful, free)
“Pa says it would be …..1…… to leave it to …….2……..” Doc Wilson said, “That’s ………..3……….., Ma’am. …..4…… in the …….5……. comes quite …….6………. . The boy’s right and his daddy’s right.”
(found, meeting, disappointment, unwilling, endure, dead)
Suddenly Jody was …….1…….. to have Mill-wheel with him. If the fawn was ……..2…….. , or could not be ………3…….. , he could not have his ……..4……. seen And if the fawn was there, the ………..5…….. would be so lovely and so secret that he could not …………6……….. to share it.
Choose the correct Article (s), Conjunction(s) and Preposition(s) and complete the following passage:
He waited …….1……. the sound of …….2……… hooves to end, ……….3…….. cut to the right. The scrub was still. Only his own crackling ……..4……… twigs sounded ………5……… the silence. He wondered for an instant …………6………. he had mistaken his direction.
He stroked its sides as gently ……..1……… the fawn were a china deer ……..2…….. he might break it. Its skin was very soft. It was sleek and clean and had a sweet scent …….3……. grass. He rose slowly and lifted the fawn …….4……. the grounds Its legs hung limply. They were surprisingly long and he had to hoist ……….5……… fawn as high as possible ……..6……. his arm.
1. as though
Fill in the blanks with the appropriate forms of verbs given in the brackets and complete the texts:
He remembered his father ……..1………. (say) that a fawn ………2……… (will + follow) if it ……..3……. first ………4…….. (have + carry). He started away slowly.
2. would follow
3. had been carried
His arms began ………1……….. (ache) and he ………..2…… (force) to stop again. When he walked on, the fawn ………3…….. (follow) him at once.
1. to ache
2. was forced
Change the Voice of the following :
(1) He could not keep it out of his mind.
(2) I can never forget them.
(3) His mother was pouring coffee for everyone.
(4) We used the doe’s liver to draw out the poison and save Pa.
(5 ) It might take me a long time to find the fawn.
(6) They turned their heads on their long scrawny necks and hissed at him.
(7) The touch made him delirious.
(1) It could not be kept out of his mind by him.
(2) They can never be forgotten by me.
(3) Coffee was being poured for everyone by his mother.
(4) The doe’s liver was used to draw out the poison and Pa was saved by us.
(5) A long time might be taken by me to find the fawn.
(6) Their heads were turned on their long; scrawny necks by them and he was hissed at.
(7) He was made delirious by the touch.
Turn the following dialogue into Indirect Speech:
Jody said, “How are you feeling, Pa ?”: “Just fine, son. Old Death has gone thieving !; elsewhere. But wasn’t it a close shave !” ;
Penny said, “I’m proud of you, boy, the; way you kept your head and did what was needed.”
Jody asked his father with concern how he was feeling. His father replied that he was just fine and added that Old Death had: gone thieving elsewhere. Then he affirmed with surprise that it was really a close shave. Jody, I agreed with his statement. Then expressing his gratitude, Penny told Jody that he was proud of him the way he had kept his head and done what had been needed.
“Boy, you’ve got me hemmed in.” “It won’t take much to raise it, Pa. It’ll soon start eating leaves and acorns.”
“You are smarter than boys of your age.”
“We took its mother, and it wasn’t to blame.”
Expressing his helplessness, Jody’s father told Jody that he had got him hemmed in. Jody explained to his father that it wouldn’t take much to raise it (the fawn) and added that it would soon start eating leaves and acorns. Then Pa appreciated Jody telling that he was smarter than other boys of his age. Jody explained that they had taken its mother, and it had not been to blame.
Rewrite as directed :
(1) Jody allowed his thoughts to drift back to the fawn. (Use ‘Let’.)
(2) It might be hungry and very scared. (Use ‘not only… but also.)
(3) Nothing in the world comes quite free. (Turn into Affirmative.)
(4) Mill-wheel mounted his horse and pulled Jody up behind him. (Turn into SimpleJ)
(5) If the fawn was dead, he could not have his disappointment seen. (Use ‘unless’.)
(6) Leave me off right here. (Make request in Question.)
(7) A light convulsion passed over it but it did not stir. (Use ‘Even though’.)
(1) Jody let his thoughts drift back to the fawn.
(2) It might be not only hungry but also very geared.
(3) Everything in the world costs something.
(4) Mounting his horse, Mill-wheel pulled Jody up behind him.
(5) Unless the fawn was dead, he could – have his disappointment seen.
(6) Will you please leave me off right here?
(7) Even though a slight convulsion passed over it, it did not stir.
Write a paragraph on ‘Cruelty to Animals’.
Cruelty to Animals God created all living creatures on earth with the same feelings. The feeling of pain, happiness, anger, etc. is the same for all. However, since animals and plants do not speak, we humans abuse them to such a great extent that if they could respond, we would have suffered much more.
Animals are being killed for more than the basic needs. Mam kills animals for pleasure and monetary benefits like getting their skins, tusks, fur, etc. for his own pleasure and not considering the fact animals are also living beings. In laboratory experiments animals are used on a large scale and they have to undergo great suffering of pain and agony, just for the reason that they cannot stop these things by staging protests or demonstrations.
Cruelty to animals could be either due to negligence or from intentional act. Negligence like failing in providing good food, shelter, and care for animals is a common occurrence. Sometimes the owner may not be aware of certain facts that make the animal uncomfortable and unhealthy and this could be taken ups and rectified by law enforcement authorities,
In case I am bitten by a poisonous snake, the first thing I would do is to put a band tightly over the bitten part. Then I shall use a blade or knife to make a small cut on the bitten part and press the poisonous blood out. Then I shall go to hospital for medical help. I shall not go to sleep until I feel better and safe.
Deliberate cruelty to animals occur when one resorts to exploit them for pecuniary benefits. To bring down the cruelty shown on animals, there are many legal bodies that work for animals and their well being and they take action when a cruelty is being reported or seen.
Cruelty to animals could be recognized when you see wounds on an animal body, when there are several outgrown nails, with extremely thin animals that are starving, while they limp, keeping animals out in extreme climatic conditions, animals being crammed into tiny cages that are not their size, kept in unhygienic conditions and so on.
If any of these or any other conditions are seen where animals are neglected and treated badly, then definitely you could report to animal welfare bodies like SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and they would take the necessary actions to. take care of the animal and take action against the culprit. Animals also have the right to live on earth in a peaceful manner and we ought to learn to love them, care them, rear them and not harm them. We should also promote the programmes for guarding the animals and adopt the animals for better nourishment.
This is Jody’s Fawn Summary in English
This is Jody’s Fawn Summary:
In this story, Jody’s father is bitten by a rattlesnake. He quickly kills a doe and uses its heart and liver to draw out the poison. Jody wonders what will happen to the little fawn left without its mother. Jody could not forget the incident. He loved the little fawn. His father, Penny lay in bed. Jody enquired after his health. Penny said he had escaped death narrowly.
He felt proud of his son for his help. He owed his life to the she-deer or the doe whom he had killed to press out the snake poison in his body. Jody was worried about the little fawn. He wanted to find the fawn and bring it home. Penny allowed the boy to save the little animal. It would be ungrateful to leave the fawn to starve. Doc Wilson also supported Jody.
Jody decided to go to the forest with Mill¬wheel in search of the fawn. He hoped to be back home for dinner. The two rode out. Jody had a vague idea of the place where his father had been bitten by the snake. The bushes there were thick. So he proposed to go on foot. The twigs under his feet creaked and broke the silence.
Suddenly he saw a large vulture-like bird flying into the air. Soon he found that many such birds were feeding on the dead body of the doe. He threw his stick at them to keep them away. The incident had occurred only 24 horns ago. He went round but did not find the fawn. Even the footprints on the grass had been washed away in the rain.
Just then he was startled to see the fawn lifting Its face. It was shaking. Jody walked upto It and put his arms around Its body. Its skin was soft and clean. It did not kick. nor bleat. He saved Its face from the thorny plants. He picked it up and walked as fast as he could until he came to the intersection with the road home.
When tired, he set It down and rested for a while. He again carried It on his arms to some distance. Finally, he reached home and took the fawn Into his father’s room. Penny was glad to see It. Jody gave It milk to drink. He dipped his fingers into the milk and let It suck. Then It drank off the last drop of milk. Jody was happy now.