NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Chapter 2(B) - The Sound of the Shell

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Chapter 2(B) - The Sound of the Shell Exercise 32

Solution 1

They were dressed in strangely eccentric clothing; shorts shirts and different garments they carried in their hands. Their bodies, from throat to ankle, were hidden by black cloaks, which bore a long silver cross on the left breast. The boy who controlled them came forward, vaulted on to the platform with his cloak flying and peered into what was almost complete darkness. Whereas, the man with the trumpet, Ralph, sensing his sun blindness, answered him, "There's no man with a trumpet, only me." The boy came close and peered down at Ralph, screwing up his face. As he did so, he turned quickly, "Isn't there a ship then?" He was tall, thin and bony. His face was crumpled and freckled. Out of his face stared two light blue eyes, frustrated now and turning or ready to turn to anger. "Isn't there a man here?" Ralph spoke to his back. "No, we're having a meeting come and join us."

Chapter 2(B) - The Sound of the Shell Exercise 33

Solution 1

Last spring I was on a trip to Andaman with my friends. We visited Havelock Island, one of the best beaches of Asia. We enjoyed thoroughly and all that we now wanted was to visit the Jaravas. They are the adivasi (indigenous folks) of Andaman Islands. We were told by someone where to find them. So, we left for the Island from Port Blair. On our way we came across a storm and we lost the way. We pulled our boat to an island with much difficulty. There was little fuel left in the tank. We knew what we had landed into. We were 7 people and we were all thinking of the possible dangers that could befall. Little we knew about that lost terrain.

We did not know for how long we were to stay there. We were worried about the food and shelter, protection against animals and harsh climatic conditions. We started thinking of means of escape. We thought of sailing the boat with oar, but the boat was not in the condition to be rowed. It was a time when we had to think of all the life-skills. We were thinking of how to solve the grave problem we were stuck in. We realised that we had to wait for help until somebody comes finding us. So we decided to wait and deal with the situation. However, we were fortunate enough. When the news got spread that we guys were out there in the storm, a search party was dispatched immediately for our search and we were rescued and brought back safely to dock.

Solution 2

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