32. The Noble Stag

1. Answer the following questions:

a. What did the King tell his courtiers ?

Ans. The King told his courtiers that if they allowed even a single deer to escape he would punish them severely.

b. Was the stag hurt by the King’s arrow ?

Ans. No, the stag was not hurt by the King’s arrow.

c. How did the stag escape ?

Ans. When the stag rolled over, the King thought it was dead. So, the King lowered his bow and began to walk towards it. But the stag jumped up and escaped.

d. Why did the King set off into the forest ?

Ans. The King set off into the forest in order to catch the stag.

e. Why did the stag return ?

Ans. The stag returned because he understood that the King had perhaps fallen into the pit.

f. How did the stag save the King’s life ?

Ans. The stag told the King not to worry and to be brave for a while longer. He then caught a huge rock with his hind legs and lowered himself into the pit. The King caught hold of his neck and the stag climbed out onto the level ground and carried the King to safety.

g. What did the stag tell the King ?

Ans. The stag told the King to rule wisely and well and be kind to animals.

h. Why is the stag called “The Noble Stag” ?

Ans. As the stag saved the life of the King who wanted to kill the him, he is called “The Noble Stag”.

2. Read each of the following sentences. Use some other suitable word in place of the word given in the box. (You need not use words from this story but you have to make meaningful sentences.)

  • The King was extremely fond of hunting.
    The King was extremely fond of music.
    The prince was extremely fond of painting.
  • The huge forest was filled with deer.
    The huge forest was filled with tigers.
    The huge balloon was filled with gas.
  • The stag came upon a hole.
    The stag came upon a rock.
    The camel came upon a mountain.
  • He told the King not to worry.
    He told the King not to sleep.
    He told the man not to cry.
  • The noble stag disappeared into the forest.
    The noble stag jumped into the forest.
    The noble man ran into the forest.

3. Note the following:

  •  One king – many kings
  •  One bush – many bushes
  •  One city – many cities
  •  One horse – many horses
  •  One arrow – many arrows
  •  One leaf – many leaves
  •  One child – many children
  •  One foot – many feet

BUT

  • One deer – many deer 
  • One sheep – many sheep

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