Maharashtra State BoardHSC Arts 12th Board Exam
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Read the Following Extract Carefully. (4) I Was Walking Around the Camp, Around the Barracks, Near the Barbed Wire Fence Where the Guards Could Not Easily See. I Was Alone. - English

Read the following extract carefully.        (4) 

I was walking around the camp, around the barracks, near the barbed wire fence where the guards could not easily see. I was alone.
On the other side of the fence. I spotted someone: a little girl with light, almost luminous curls. She was half hidden behind a birch tree. I glanced around to make sure no one saw me. I called to her softly in German, “Do you have something to eat? She didn’t understand.
I inches closer to the fence and repeated the question in Polish. She stepped forward. I was thin and gaunt, with rags wrapped around my feet, but the girl looked unafraid. In her eyes I saw life. She pulled an apple from her woolen jacket and threw it over the fence. I grabbed the fruit and, as I started to run away, I heard her say faintly, “I’ll see you tomorrow.”
I returned to the same spot by the fence at the same time every day. She was always there with something for me to eat - a hunk of bread or better yet, an apple.
We didn’t dare speak of linger. To be caught would mean death for us, both. I didn’t know anything about her. Just a kind farm girl, except that she understood Polish.
What was her name? Why was she risking her life for me? 
Question 
Imagine that you are the author’s brother Sam and rewrite it.
You may begin with: “Hello, I am Sam. My brother was walking around the camp .......”
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Solution

Ans.“Hello, I am Sam. My brother was walking around the camp, around the barracks, near the barbed wire fence where the guards could not easily seen by anyone. He was alone. He saw a little girl with light, almost luminous curls. She was half-hidden behind a birch tree. He glanced around to make sure no one saw him. He asked her softly in German that if she had something to eat. But unfortunately she hadn’t understood.

He inched closer to eh fence and repeated the question in Polish. She stepped forward. He was thin and gaunt, with rags wrapped around his feet, but the girl looked unafraid. In her eyes he saw his life. She pulled an apple from her woolen jacket and threw it over the fence. I grabbed the fruit and, as I started to run away, he heard her promise faintly that she would see him tomorrow.
He returned to the same spot by the fence at the time every day. She was always there with something for him to eat - a hunk of bread or better yet, an apple.
We didn’t dare speak. To be caught would mean death for us, both. He didn’t know anything about her. Just a kind farm girl,except that she understood Polish.
What was her name? Why she risking her life for him?
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