Exercise | Q B.1 | Page 35 Answer the following question in about 100-150 word. Describe the funny incident that caused the confusion in the house.

Exercise | Q B.1 | Page 35

Answer the following question in about 100-150 word.

Describe the funny incident that caused the confusion in the house.

SOLUTION

Introduction:

James Grover Thurber was an American cartoonist. He is the best known for his cartoon and short stories. The extracts of this lesson are from his auto-biography.


A strange sound:

The incident took place in the author’s house. It was about a quarter past one o'clock in the morning. The author came out of the bath. He heard the footsteps of someone. He was scared. He thought it was a burglar or a ghost. So, he went to his brother Herman’s room. He woke up his brother.


Call for the police:

Both of them heard the noise and were afraid. They went to the back staircase to listen to the footsteps. Their mother woke upon hearing the sound. She believed that there were burglars in the house. She threw a shoe at her neighbor's door to seek help. Mr. Boldwell called the police.

 

Entry of the police:

The policemen arrived with some reporters. They searched all over, but they found nothing. Then they rushed to attic. The narrator’s grandfather thought that the cops were deserters, so he grabbed the gun and started shooting at them. The policemen left their house.


Secret behind the chaos:

The policemen were full of confusion. Next morning, grandfather told that he came to the dining room for water, the previous night.


Conclusion:

It finally becomes clear that it was the narrator’s mistake. Their imagination rewarded them a sleep less night of disorderly activities.


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