Maharashtra State BoardHSC Arts 12th Board Exam
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Read the Following Extract and Rewrite It from the Point of View of Orlando : [You May Begin with : One Day Rosalind and Celia Met Me ..... ] - English

Read the following extract and rewrite it from the point of view of Orlando :

[You may begin with : One day Rosalind and Celia met me ..... ]
One day Rosalind and Celia met Orlando. He did not recognize them because of their stained faces and simple clothes. He thought they were a shepherd boy end his sister. He made friends with them and often came to see them in their cottage.
Rosalind, still dressed as Ganymede, one day made fun of Orlando's poetry. 'I'll cure you of your love for this girl Rosalind!' she said. 'I will pretend to be Rosalind and you shall make love to me.
And there followed an amusing scene with Orlando calling Ganymede "Rosalind" and swearing that he would die oflove for her, and Ganymede refusing to believe it. 'Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love! said Rosalind, laughing at the earnest Orlando.
At last the young man said he would have to go. I must attend the Duke at dinner', he explained, 'but I shall be with you again at two O'clock.'
So Rosalind said goodbye to him, and waited impatiently for his return. Two O'clock came, however, but no Orlando, and Rosalind began to feel angry and disappointed. Just then Oliver, Orlando's elder brother, came running through the forest to their cottage. He held a blood-stained handkerchief in his hand, which he gave to Rosalind, saying that Orlando had sent it to her.
'What has happened? What must we understand by this?' cried Rosalind, full of fear for her lover's safety.

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One day Rosalind & Celia met me. I didn't recognize them because of their stained faces & simple clothes. I thought they were a shepherd boy & his sister. I made friends with them & often came to see them in their cottage.
Rosalind, still dressed as Ganymede, one day made fun of my poetry. 'I'll cure you of your love for this girl Rosalind!' she said. 'I will pretend to be Rosalind and you shall make love to me.
And there followed an amusing scene with where I was calling Ganymede "Rosalind" and swearing that I would die of love for her, and Ganymede refusing to believe it. 'Men have died from time to time, and worms have eaten them, but not for love!' said Rosalind, laughing at the earnest me.
Later I said I would have to go as 'I must attend the duke at dinner. I explained, but 'I shall be with you again at two O'Clock
So Rosalind said goodbye, & waited impatiently for my return. Two O'clock came, however, I didn't return, & Rosalind began to feel angry and disappointed. Just then Oliver, my elder brother, came running through the forest
to their cottage. He held a blood-stained handkerchief in his hand, which he gave to Rosalind, saying that Orlando had sent it to her.
'What has happened? What should we understand by this?' cried Rosalind, full of fear for her lover's safety.

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