The Thief Story

1.2 The Thief’s Story

Answer: (i) Realised

(ii) invariably

(iii) desperate

(iv) foul means

(v) unearned

(vi) turning point

(vii) acquire

Answer: I was always the class topper. My goal was the summit, but my means to get there were fraudulent. Farhan, My classmate had once prepared for the Mathematics paper on the day the History paper was scheduled. Seeing his desperation, I offered to help him copy, so that he could pass in his paper. But Farhan strongly refused. He said that it was better for him to earn a zero by himself rather than earning a single mark by cheating. This incident changed my life forever. I gave up cheating. I worked hard and decided never to use false measures ever in my life.