Collection of Short Stories (10)

(i) Chief Seattle’s Speech, (ii) Old Man at the Bridge, (iii) A Horse and Two Goats, (iv) Hearts and Hands, (v) A Face in the Dark, (vi) An Angel in Disguise, (vii) The Little Match Girl, (viii) The Blue Bead, (ix) My Greatest Olympic Prize, (x) All Summer in a Day

Describe Sibia's experience at the Bazaar

Answer the following questions with reference to Norah Burke’s short story "The Blue Bead"

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So the little girl walked about the streets on her naked feet

So the little girl walked about the streets on her naked feet, which were red and blue with cold. In her old apron she carried a great many matches, and she had a packet of them in her hand as well.

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Well, Mr. Easton, if you will make me speak first, I suppose I must

Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:

"Well, Mr. Easton, if you will make me speak first, I suppose I must. Don't you ever recognize old friends when you meet them in the West?"

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Ray Douglas Bradbury’s short story: All Summer in a Day

Answer the following questions with reference to Ray Douglas Bradbury’s short story, ‘All Summer in a Day’

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An angry athlete is an athlete who will make mistakes

Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:

An angry athlete is an athlete who will make mistakes, as any coach will tell you. I was no exception. On the first of my three qualifying jumps, I leaped from several inches beyond the take-off board for a foul.

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It had no eyes, ears, nose or mouth

Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:

It had no eyes, ears, nose or mouth. It was just a round smooth head - with a school cap on top of it! And that’s where the story should end. But for Mr. Oliver it did not end here.

The torch fell from his trembling hand. He turned and scrambled down the path, running blindly through the trees and calling for help. He was still running towards the school buildings when he saw a lantern swinging in the middle of the path.

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