a SHORT MONSOON DIARY
The students should know about a diary .
They should know to make a diary.
They should know about some world famous diaries.
They should make a record of their personal experiences to enhance their knowledge
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•The writer , RuskinBond, in this diary tells about the nature of miracles and life’s little joys and regrets.June 24 was the first day of monsoon mist. The mist was saddening. It concealed the hills and spread silence. The birds stopped singing suddenly. June 25 brought early monsoon rain. It became warm and humid . The mist afforded some privacy also. A boy asked him to describe the hill station and the valley . Ruskin only said that it could have been a paradise The rain marked the arrival of animals like leopard and thousands of leaks . The leopard lifted a dog from the servant’s quarter below the school . Since the rains were there , the insect eating birds had no dearth of food. All night on August 2, the rain drummed on the tin roof . But there was no shower, no thunder.
•On August3 , the rain stopped . The whisking thrush sang. On August 12, there was endless rain and permanent mist . The writer had nowhere to go . He only looked out of the window. On August 31, snakes and rodents rushed out of their flooded holes . They took shelter in roofs and godowns . The grandmother told the children not to kill the chuchunders, i. e. moles because it brought•Brought money.•By October3, the monsoon rain made way for the winter rain andsnow at higher altitude . A hailstorm in the evening hit the place . The poet was quite alone in the house . He was very lonely and quiet. He heard only the rhythm of rain . It enveloped the house . The trees looked not green but dreadful. •By March end , the winter also ended. Mussories had black clouds over it. It hailed half an hour . When it cleared the sky , a rainbow was formed across it
(1)Why is the author not able to Bijju ?
Ans. The author could not see Bijju because of the mist that concealed the hills . So he could hear the voice of Bijju but not see him.
(2)What are the two ways in which the hills appear to change when the mist comes up?
Ans. When the mist comes up , it covers the hills and spreads silence as well as stillness.
(3)When does the monsoon season begin and when does it end? How do you prepare to face the monsoon?
Ans. The monsoon season in Mussorie begins from June 24/25. By August 2, the peoples are fed up with rain. It ends by August 31. The water ends by late march . We take our rain coats and umbrellas to face the monsoon
(4) Which hill station does the author describe in the diary? .Mussories. (5) For how many days does it rain without stopping ? What does the author on these days
. It rains non stop for eight or nine days. The author keeps pacing the room and looking out the window.
(6)where do the snakes and rodents take shelter? Why ?
The rodents and the snake take shelter in roofs attics and godowns .it rains so heavily that their holes are flooded with water.
(7)what did the author received in the mail?
He received a cheque in the mail.
•Complete the following sentences.
•i. Bijju is not seen but his voice is heard------------
•ii.The author describes the hill station and valley as--------------------------------------------
•iii. The leopard was successful in-----------------------but had to flee when
•iv. The minivets are easily noticed because-------------
•V.it looks like a fashion display on the slopes when----------------------------
•Vi.During the monsoon season ,snakes and rodents are found in the roofs and the attics because-------------------------------
•A1 dense mist covers and hides the hills.
•A2.A paradise that might have been
•A3. killing a dog but had to flee when Bijju’s
•Mother arrived crying curses.
•Iv. Of their bright colours
•V. they are covered by a variety of flowers
•vi.their holes are covered by water and these places provide them convenient shelter