Ncert English Class 8 Solutions This is Jody’s Farm
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This is Jody’s Farm Exercise question Solutions :
- Comprehension Check (I) :
(1) What had happened to Jody’s father?
Jody’s father had been bitten by a rattlesnake.
(2) How did the doe save Penny’s life?
When penny was bitten by a rattlesnake, he quickly killed a doe and use its heart and its liver to drew the poison out. This is how, as home remedy the doe saved penny’s life.
(3) Why does Jody want to bring the fawn home?
Jody wants to bring the fawn home because he feels so guilty as his father is responsible for making him an orphan, because his mother is killed. He does not want to leave him there alone. He thinks that without a mother deer he is likely to starve to death in that forest.
(4) How does Jody know that the fawn is a male?
Jody’s father, penny had once told him that a doe-fawn has spots in all a line. Regarding this fact, could distinguish between a deer and a doe.
- Comprehension Check (II) :
(1) Jody didn’t want Mill-wheel with him for two reasons. What were they?
Jody did not want Mill-wheel with him for two reasons. The first reason was, if the fawn was dead or could not be found, he could not have seen his disappointment to someone. And the second reason was, if the fawn was alive there, the meeting would be so lovely and so secret that he could not want to share it with anyone.
(2) Why was Mill-wheel afraid to leave Jody alone?
Mill-wheel was afraid to leave Jody alone in the forest because he did not have much idea about the forest. So, Mill-wheel thought Jody might get lost in this deep forest or he might get bitten by the rattlesnake like his father, as he was too little and young.
Comprehension Check (III) :
(1) How did Jody bring the fawn back home?
Jody did not want to scare the fawn. So, he first stroked its neck very gently and then put his arms around its body. He then lifted the little fawn from the ground and proceeded home. He tried to protect its face from prickling vines. After walking some distance he set the fawn down to take rest. Suddenly he remembered his father once said that a fawn would follow if it had first been carried. He started away slowly but the fawn was unwilling to follow him. Later he came back to it and after stroking him he walked away again and he noticed that it took few wobbling steps toward him. Thus, Jody brought the fawn back home.
(2) Jody was filled with emotion after he found the fawn. Can you find at least three words or phrases which show how he felt?
Jody was filled with emotion after he found the fawn. The following phrases amply express his feelings. When has gently stroked his neck, “the touch made him delirous”. When he felt that it was his own fawn, “he was light-headed with Joy”. “His heart thumped with the marvel of its acceptance of him”. When they finally reached home it seemed to his father that “the boy’s eyes were as bright as the fawn’s”.
(3) How did the deer drink milk from the gourd?
The deer drank milk from Jody’s hand. When Jody poured milk into a small gourd, it butted it suddenly, smelling the milk but could make nothing of the milk in the ground. Then he dipped his fingers in the milk and thrust them into the fawn’s soft mouth. Then the deer slowly started drinking milk.
(4) Why didn’t the fawn follow Jody up the steps as he had thought it would?
The fawn refused and ignored to climb the steps because it did not know how to raise its feet to climb the steps as it is habitual of a forest life. Everything of the house, even the stairs, seemed very new and strange to it. That is why, the fawn did not follow Jody up the steps.
Working with the Text :
(1) Why did Penny Baxter allow Jody to go find the fawn and raise it?
Penny Baxter allowed Jody to go find the fawn and raise it seemed very ungrateful to leave the little fawn in the forest alone to starve. As they had killed its mother to use her organs to cure his snake bite, the fawn became orphan for no fault of his own. When Jody requested him to raise the little fawn, penny felt very guilty and a responsibility towards the little deer. Hence, he allow Jody to bring the fawn back home.
(2) What did Doc Wilson mean when he said, “Nothing in the world ever comes quite free”?
Jody’s father penny had killed the doe to save his own life. However, he realised that it would be ungrateful to leave the little fawn alone in the forest, otherwise it may die out of starvation. So, he felt a responsibility to the little fawn. Hence, when Jody asked to bring the fawn home, he agreed to it. After hearing this Doc Wilson said that nothing in the world came for free. So by saying this he was trying to convey that penny must pay back to the doe. Who was killed by him, by talking care of the fawn.
(3) How did Jody look after the fawn, after he accepted the responsibility for doing this?
Jody looked after the fawn as its own mother would, after he accepted the responsibility of this little fawn. He gently stroked its neck and carried it in front of him over his two arms to give him comfort. While talking it home he protected its face from the prickling vines. When he reached home, he made it to drink milk from the gourd, the fawn could make nothing of the milk in the gourd. Later, Jody dipped his fingers in the milk and thrust them into the fawn’s soft wet mouth. Then the deer slowly started drinking milk from his hand. This is how Jody feed it as its mother.
(4) How does Jody’s mother react when she hears that he is going to bring the fawn home? Why does she react in this way?
Jody’s mother was startled when she heard that Jody was going to bring the fawn home because she did not want to see any animal at her home. But when he told the entire incident to his mother that the fawn’s mother had been killed by them to save penny, she gasped with surprise and became speechless. She held the coffee pot in mid air and told that they had nothing else to feed it except milk and for that he had to give it his milk. She reacted in this way because she did not know these incidents, happened to the poor little fawn.
- Speaking :
(1) Do you think it is right to kill an animal to save a human life? Give reasons for your answer.
No, it is not right to kill an animal to save a human life. Like humans, animals too have right on their own lives. Many animals helped and serve us in many ways. But people killed them for their several needs as well as to save a human life. In my opinion, it is a crime to kill any animals.
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