Class 9 English Moments Chapter 2 The Adventures Of Toto

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Class 9 English Moments Chapter 2 The Adventures Of Toto

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The Adventures of Toto

Chapter – 2



Thinking about it:

Q.1. How does Toto come to Grandfather’s private zoo?

Ans. Grandfather bought Toto, the monkey from a Tonga-driver for the sum of five rupees. Toto was a pretty monkey. When Grandfather brought Toto home, the monkey looked out of place. It was decided to keep it in Grandfather’s private zoo. At first the monkey was kept in a closet the opening of which was to the room of the narrator. Within a few hours the monkey damaged the wall papers, and tore the narrator’s blazer. Till then the monkey was kept hidden from Grandmother who did not like any new pet added to the private zoo. Then Grandfather transferred the monkey to his private zoo in the servants quarters.

Q.2. “Toto was a pretty monkey.” In what sense is Toto pretty?

Ans. Toto was a pretty monkey as far as his physical appearance was concerned. His eyes were bright and sparkling. A mischivous look was there in his eyes. His teeth were pearley white. When he grinned his teeth became visible. His hands looked dried up as if they had been pickled in the sun for many years. But his fingers were quick moving and wicked. Toto used his tail as his third hand. He could use it to hang from a branch. He could scoop up any delicacy with his tail specially when he found them out of reach of his hands.

Q.3. Why does Grandfather take Toto to Saharanpur and how? Why does the ticket collector insist on calling Toto a dog?

Ans. Grandmother always fussed when Grandfather brought home some new animal or bird. So Tato’s arrival was kept a secret. Next day Grandfather wanted to go to Saharanpur to collect his pension. He decided to take Toto with him.

Accordingly a big canvas kit bag was provided to Toto. Some straw was laid at the bottom of the bag and Toto was put into it. When the bag was closed there was no escape. Toto could not get out his hands through the opening. The canvas was also too strong to bite his way through.

The ticket collector told Grandfather that he had been carrying a dog and demanded fare for it. Grandfather took Toto out of the bag. He told the ticket collector that a monkey did not qualify as a dog even as a quadru-ped. But all his efforts went in vain. Toto was classified as a dog and Grandfather was made to pay the fare. Accordingly a sum was three rupees was paid to the ticket collector.

Q.4. How does Toto take a bath? Where has he least to do this? How does Toto almost boil himself alive?

Ans. During winter evenings Grandmother used to give Toto a bowel of warm water for his bath. He would test the temperature of the water with his hand and gradually step into the bath. He would first put one foot and then the other until he was into the water up to his neck. When he is comfortable he would rub himself all over with soap and take a nice bath. When the water is cold he would come out of it he would rush near the kitchen fire.

Toto has learnt to take bath observing how the narrator took his bath.

One day Toto entered the kitchen, removed the lid of the kettle placed on the fire and found the water warm enough for a bath. He got in the kettle with his head sticking out. That was fine just for a while until the water began to boil. Toto continued hopping up and down. Just then Grandmother arrived and hauled him out; half boiled, out of the kettle. Thus Toto escaped boiling himself alive.

Q.5. Why does the author say, “Toto was not the sort of pet we could keep for long”?

Ans. From the very beginning Toto behaved strongly. When he was tied to the wall removed all the wall papers turning the bricks naked and ugly to look at. He also tore thé narrator’s blazer to pieces. Whenever one of the aunts of the narrator would come near. Toto would make every effort to get hold of her dress and made a hole on it. He had bitten the donkey’s ear. He was not sociable at all and would not allow the other animals in the zoo to sleep at night. Then again he spoiled a dish of pullao kept on the dinning table; threw a glass of water to one of the narrator’s aunts and finally broke into pieces the dish of pullao dropping from the branch of the jackfruit tree. Even Grandfather realised the problem. They were not so well to do to afford such frequent loss of dishes, clothes, curtains and wall papers. So it was decided that Toto was not the sort of a pet they could keep for long. He was sold back to the tonga driver for only three rupees.

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