Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary EducationSSLC (English Medium) Class 10th

# Describe briefly the contents of the letter written by Tom’s uncle. - English

Describe briefly the contents of the letter written by Tom’s uncle.

#### Solution 1

Title: A Dilemma
Character: Tom and Uncle Philip
Author: Silas Weir Mitchell
Theme: ‘A Bird in hand is worth two in the bush’

In his letter, Uncle Philip wrote that the box contained a large number of fine pigeons – blood rubies and a lot of diamonds of which one was a beautiful blue diamond. There were hundreds of pearls, a famous green pearl, and a necklace of blue pearls. Regarding Susan, he insisted Tom continue to have expectations and remember his dear uncle.

He gave the stones to Tom instead of leaving them to a charity. The letter instructed Tom about the mechanism of unlocking it. It would explode 9 1/2 ounces of an improved, super sensitive diamond. The letter added that if he opened it doubtfully it would rain him to atoms. If he opened it with faith and care, he would nourish hopes and expectations. He asked Tom to be very careful.

#### Solution 2

Uncle Philip wrote that there was plenty of pigeons – blood rubies, diamonds, pearls, and a necklace of blue pearls. Among them, there was a beautiful blue diamond and a famous green pearl.

He thought of Susan and said he must have expectations and remembrance of his dear uncle. He gave the stones to him instead of a charity. He told about the mechanism of unlocking it. If he opened it doubtfully, 9 1/2 ounces of quality dynamite would turn to atoms. With faith, if he opened it carefully, he would nourish hopes and expectations. Tom was warned to be careful.

#### Solution 3

1. Uncle Philip wrote about plenty of rubies, diamonds, pearls, and a blue pearl necklace in the box.
2. There were a beautiful blue diamond and a famous green pearl.
3. Uncle gave him the stones instead of a charity
4. He told about the mechanism of unlocking the box
5. Opening the box doubtfully, 9 1/2 ounces of dynamite would explode
6. Opening it with faith and care, Tom would nourish hopes and expectations
7. Uncle Philip asked Tom to be careful.
Concept: Prose (Class 10th)
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Samacheer Kalvi English Class 10th SSLC Tamil Nadu State Board
Chapter 7.3 A Dilemma
Exercise | Q C. 1. | Page 211