Class 9 English Poem Chapter 5 A Legend Of The Northland

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Class 9 English Poem Chapter 5 A Legend Of The Northland

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A Legend Of The Northland

Chapter – 5



I. Thinking about the poem:

Q.1. Which country or counties, do you think ‘the Northland’ refers to?

Ans. “The Northland” refers to countries nearer to the north pole such as Netherland, Greenland, Siberia.

Q.2. What did Saint Peter ask the old lady for? What was the lady’s reaction?

Ans. Saint Peter asked the old lady only one cake from her store. The lady practically refused to give him a cake. She baked three small cakes, each smaller than the other. But every time she found it large enough to give away.

Q.3. How did Saint Peter punish the old lady?

Ans. The Saint Peter punished the lady changing her into a woodpecker (bird). He made her live like birds and live on scanty food boring and boring hard dry wood.

Q.4. How does the woodpecker get her food?

Ans. The woodpecker gets her food boring hard, dry wood.

Q.5. Do you think that the old lady would have been so ungenerous if she had known who Saint Peter really was? What would she have done then?

Ans. It is probable that even if the old lady had known Saint Peter she would not have believed and treated him in a way different from what she had done. She was a niggard who could not part even with a small cake. One who is not kind to a fellowman and too a guest asking for food cannot be expected to be kind to a Saint.

Q.6. Is this a true story? Which part of this poem do you feel is the most important?

Ans. This is a legend and not a true story. The most important part of the story is Saint Peter’s asking for a cake and the selfish woman’s refusal to part with even the smallest cake she had baked. Her selfish nature is adequately shown in the poem.

Q.7. What is a legend? Why is this poem called a legend?

Ans. A legend is a mythical story. It is a story that has been there since ancient times about people and events that may or may not be true. A legend is not based on historical facts.

This poem is called a legend because it has been there prevailing among men and women without having any historical support. Events like Saint Peter asking a cake, and changing a human being into a bird seem absurd.

The poet himself does not believe it. Still he has narrated it to teach people a moral lesson.

Q.8. Write the story of “A Legend of the Northland” in about ten sentences.

Ans. The story of the Northland has been prevailing in countries situ-ated near the north pole. The area is far away where day time is very short and the night is very long in winter. People move there on sledge drawn by reindeer. In that snow covered land, one evening Saint Peter came to the door of a cottage. A woman was baking cackes in her hearth. Saint Peter asked for only one cake. The woman baked three small cakes, one smaller than the other. But she found that even the liniest cake was large enough to give away. At that a tired and hungry Saint Peter changed the woman to a bird. As wished by him she came out through the chimney. Except her scarlet cap all her clothes burnt and the appeard as dark as coal. She was ordained to live on trees and live on scanty food that she must get boring hard and dry wood. Since then the woodpecker is seen in every country living as cursed by the Saint.

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