Class 10 Footprints Without Feet Chapter 1 A Triumph of Surgery

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Class 10 Footprints Without Feet Chapter 1 A Triumph of Surgery

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A Triumph of Surgery

Chapter – 1




Read and find out

1. Why is Mrs. Pampherey worried about the trick?

Ans: Pumphrey is worried about Tricki because he would eat nothing and spend all his time lying on the rug and panting. He has become very fat and it looks like a bloated saurage. Tricki did not want to go for walks or do anything at all.

2. What does she do to help him? Is she wise in this?

Ans: She called the doctor to help Tricki and her decisions were wise. Because the doctor suggested that Tricki should be hospitalised. 

3. Who does ‘I’ refer to in the story?

Ans: In this story ‘i’ refers to James Herriot, the veterinary surgeon.

4. Is the narrator as rich as tricki’s mistress?

Ans: No, the narrator is not as rich as tricki’s mistress.

5. How does he treat the dog?

Ans: Dr. Herriot is a capable and wise doctor. He treats the dog as he would any other day. He makes a bed for Tricki in a warm loose box and keeps it next to the other dogs so that they might get friendly. For two days, he kept an eye on him. He gave him no food but plenty of water. 

6. Why is he tempted to keep Tricki on as a permanent guest?

Ans: He is tempted to keep Tricki on as a permanent guest because of the good food and wine he is enjoying in Tricki’s name.

7. Why does Mrs. Pampherey think the dog’s recovery is ‘ a triumph of Surgery’? 

Ans: Mrs. Pampherey thinks that Tricki’s recovery is ‘a triumph of Surgery’ because in two weeks, Tricki had recovered completely and had been transformed into a hard – muscled animal.

Think about it

1. What kind of a person do you think the  narrator, a veterinary surgeon, is? Would you say he is tactful as well as full of common sense? 

Ans: The veterinary Surgeon is a very practical man with a lot of common sense, as well as tactful people. He was able to handle the rich but silly lady. He knew what Tricki needed to be better with his health. 

2. Do you think Tricki was happy to go home? What do you think will happen now? 

Ans: yes, Tricki was happy to go home. It jumped out of the narrator’s arms when Tricki saw her, it leaped into her lap and licked her face. She was so excited that tears started rolling out of her eyes.

After this, Mrs Pumphrey should take good care of the dog and does not feed it a lot. 

3. Do you think this is a real-life episode, or mere fiction? Or is it a mixture of both? 

Ans: It is a mixture of both.

Talk about it

1. This episode describes the silly behaviour of a rich woman who is foolishly indulgent, perhaps because she  is lonely. Do you think such people are merely silly, or can their actions cause harm to others? 

Ans: persons like Mrs. Pampherey are silly because they have no common sense. Loving pets is very good, but they should take good care of the animal. Anything over is becoming harmful.

2. Do you think there are also parents like Mrs. Pampherey? 

Ans: yes, definitely there are parents like Mrs. Pampherey in our society who later repent. 

3. What would you have done if you were :(1) a member of the staff in Mrs. Pampherey ‘s household, (2)a neighbour? What would your life have been like, in general? 

Ans: If I had been a member of Mrs. Pamphrey’ s staff I would politely advise her to cut Tricki’s food down and arrange for the dog’s exercise. But had I been her neighbour I would strongly advise her to give food to the pet in a healthy manner. I advised her to take the pet for a walk everyday and play with him. It will keep him healthy in every way. 

My life would have been so. K as I act using any common sense. 

4. What would you have done if you were in the narrator ‘s place? 

Ans: if I had been in the narrator’ s place I would have done exactly the same thing as he did. He did not exploit Mrs. Pampherey. He just playfully ate part of Tricki’s food that would cause the dog harm, and make him healthy without any surgery. 

Additional Questions and Answers

1. Why was the doctor in shock?

Ans:- When the narrator saw the dog and was in a shock as the dog looked like a bloated sausage having legs at each end. Then He advised her to stop giving him diet.

2. Why did Mrs. Pumphery start sending food for Tricki?

Ans:- Tricki’s condition started improving rapidly. Also, he started fighting for his meals with other dogs. After hearing this news Mrs. Pumphrey started sending eggs to the hospital as she thought that Tricki needed energy foods after recovery.

3. What was Tricki’s reaction when he saw Mrs. Pumphrey?

Ans:- Tricki was very happy to see his mistress and jumped into the car. As soon as he saw her, he made a tremendous leap and sailed into her lap.Then Mrs. Pumphrey said that she won’t be able to ever thank him for all this wonder. And she said that his surgery had been successful as Tricki was now cured.

4. What did the author see when he opened the door?

Ans:- When the narrator opens the door, Tricki trotted out and was immediately engulfed by Joe, the greyhound and his friends. After rolling him over and thoroughly inspecting him. The dog moved off down the garden. Tricki followed them, rolling slightly with his surplus fat. 

5. What did the author do with the food sent by Mrs. Pumphrey?

Ans:- Mrs. Pumphrey started sending eggs to the hospital as she thought that Tricki needed energy foods after recovery. But Mr. Herriot and his partners started eating those eggs as breakfast. Also, to improving Trick’s blood, Mrs. Pumphrey started sending wine in bottles. But again, Mr. Herriot consumed those. Not only this, when she started sending brandy in bottles they consumed that also.

A. Choose the correct options for the following:-

1. Who is the author of the lesson “A Triumph of surgery”?

(i) Walt Whitman 

(ii) James Williams 

(iii) Robert Alfred

(iv) James Alfred

Ans:- (iv) James Alfred.

2. “Lithe” means

(i) Intelligent 

(ii) Misbehaving 

(iii) Flexible 

(iv) Lazy

Ans:- (iii) Flexible.

3. “Convalescing” means 

(i) Recovering from an illness

(ii) Confused 

(iii) Flexible 

(iv) Bundle of food

Ans:- (i) Recovering from an illness

4. Was Tricki happy to see Mrs. Pumphrey?

(i) Not really 

(ii) Maybe

(iii) Yes, very much

(iv) He looked confused

Ans:- (iii) Yes, very much.

5. For how many days he was given no food, but plenty of water………

(i) 1 day

(ii) 2 days

(iii) 3 days

(iv) None of the above

Ans:- (ii) 2 days.

6. What did the doctor advise?

(i) To give him more food

(ii) Keep him in diet, cut his food

(iii) Take him for walk and give him more exercise 

(iv) Both 2 and 3 

Ans:- (iv) Both 2 and 3.

7. Mrs. Pumphrey was a ___ lady.

(i) Poor

(ii) Sweet

(iii) Rich 

(iv) Rude

Ans:- (iii) Rich.

8. Who was Mrs. Pumphrey worried about?

(i) Herself 

(ii) Her business 

(iii) Her dog Tricki 

(iv) Her houses

Ans:- (iii) Her dog Tricki.

9. What was the name of the veterinary surgeon?

(i) Mrs. Pumphrey 

(ii) Mr. Herriot

(iii) Tricki

(iv) None of the above

Ans:- (ii) Mr. Herriot.

10. Was the author waiting for a call from Mrs. Pumphrey?

(i) No

(ii) Maybe

(iii) He didn’t care

(iv) Yes

Ans:- (iv) Yes.

11. How was Tricki reacting?

(i) He is not eating his favourite food

(ii) Don’t go for a walk 

(iii) Both 1 and 2

(iv) None of the above

Ans:- (iii) Both 1 and 2.

12. Who is Hodgkin?

(i) Nurse

(ii) Doctor 

(iii) Gardener 

(iv) None of the above 

Ans:- (iii) Gardener.

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