Class 8 NCERT Solutions English Chapter 10 - The Great Stone Face - II
The Great Stone Face - II Exercise 136
The Face did not answer.
Only Ernest addressed the inhabitants of the valley.
The Great Stone Face - II Exercise 137
(ii) No, Ernest did not believe that the old prophecy had come true. Even though everybody had agreed that he was the likeness of the Great Stone Face, his humility made him hope and believe that some wiser and better man than himself would appear, bearing a resemblance to the Great Stone Face.
The Great Stone Face - II Exercise 138
(i) (sun) going down - (c) setting
(ii) brightening - (b) lending (it) a special glow
(iii) spacious - (b) big and wide
(iv) prophecy - (b) prediction
(v) marvellous - (a) wonderful
(vi) proclaim - (b) declare
(vii) cease - (b) stop
(viii) (a night's) shelter - (a) stay
(ix) gazed - (b) stared at
(x) took on (an expression) - (c) assumed
(a) I'm not free this evening. I am working on a project.
(b) Have you decided where you will go for your higher secondary? Yes, I have. I will go to the Kendriya Vidyalaya.
(c) Don't worry about the dog. It won't hurt you.
(d) The weatherman has predicted that it will snow in Ranikhet tonight.
(e) Swapna can't go out this evening. Her father is coming to see her.
The Great Stone Face - II Exercise 139
(a) Rani : Why are you turning on the radio?
Ravi : I am going to listen to the news.
(b) Rani : Oh, I can't buy this book. I have no money.
Ravi : Don't worry. I will lend you some.
(c) Rani : Look at those dark clouds.
Ravi : I think it is going to rain.
(d) Rani : What shall we have for dinner?
Ravi : I can't decide.
Rani : Make up your mind.
Ravi : All right, then. We will have fried rice and dry beans.
(e) Rani : Why are you filling the kettle with water?
Ravi : I am going to make coffee.
(f) Rani : We need some bread and butter for breakfast.
Ravi : All right. I will go to the bakery and get some.
(Before he goes out, Ravi talks to their father.)
Ravi : I am going to get some bread and butter. Do you want any thing from the bakery?
Father : Yes, I want some salt biscuits.
Ravi : Fine, I will get you a packet.