The Shed – NCERT Solutions

Q. Who is the speaker in the poem?

Ans. A little girl is the speaker in the poem.

Q. Is she/he afraid or curious, or both?

Ans. She/he is both afraid and curious.

Q. What is she/he planning to do soon?

Ans. She/he is planning to look into the shed soon one day.

Q. “But not just yet…” suggests doubt, fear, hesitation, laziness or something else. Choose the word which seems right to you. Tell others why you chose it.

Ans. Her words suggested her hesitation and fear. She is afraid of the ghost and the strange noise. But she doubts whether her fears are true or not. But she dares not take the chance soon.

Q. Is there a room in your house or a house in your neighbourhood/locality where you would rather not go alone, and never at night? If there is such a place and a story to go with it, let others hear all about it.

Ans. Yes, there is an old storehouse in a corner of my compound. It is cut off from the main building. Once this outdoor house was used by the servant. Since he left, the room is locked most of the time. It has no electric light. The lone window is also closed. All unwanted things are thrown in it. I dare not go into the store because of spiders and rats.

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