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Comment on the indifference that meets Iona's attempts to share his grief with his fellow human beings.

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What impression of the character of Iona do you get from this story?

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How does the horse serve as a true friend and companion to Iona?

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Discuss the following in pairs

Empathy and understanding are going out of modern society. The individual experiences intense alienation from the society around him or her.

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Discuss the following in pairs

Behind the public face of the people in various occupations is a whole saga of personal suffering and joy which they wish to share with others.

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The story begins with a description of the setting. How does this serve as a fitting prelude to the events described in the story?

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Comment on the graphic detail with which the various passengers who took Iona's cab are described.

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This short story revolves around a single important event. Discuss how the narrative is woven around this central fact.

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The story begins and ends with Iona and his horse. Comment on the significance of this to the plot of the story.

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Look at the following set of words and mention what is common to them both in form and meaning.

Snuffle

snort

sniffle

snore

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Look at the words given in the box below

snigger

wriggle

sneak

squeak

squawk

titter

pant

chuckle

giggle

jeer

chortle

guffaw

sigh

sidle

boo

shriek

scramble

croak

straggle

plod

gasp


 


 


 

Now classify them according to their closeness in meaning to the words given below

A

B

C

D

E

snigger

wriggle

squeak

jeer

sigh

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Explain the associations that the colour 'white' has in the story.

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What does the phrase 'as if he were on needles' mean? Can you think of another phrase with a similar meaning substituting the word 'needless'?

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What do you understand of the natures of Ramanand and Azam Khan from the episode described?

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Identify instances in the story that show the business acumen of Ramanand.

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Both Ramanand and Azam Khan seem to have very fixed views. How does Ramanand score over Azam Khan towards the end of the story?

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The episode has been narrated in a light vein. What social mores does the author seem to ridicule?

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What do you think are the reasons for the references made to the English people and the British monarchy?

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What do you think is the message that the author seems to convey through the story?

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Comment on the way in which the theme of the story has been introduced.

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