Unseen Passage: Farmer and Stork

A farmer placed a net over the field that he’d just planted for catching a bunch of crows that came to eat his seeds. Caught with them was a stork that had broken its leg in the net. The stork did not want to be punished like crows so it pleaded the farmer for his freedom. The stork tried to convince the farmer that it was not like other crows, it worked for its father and mother but the farmer did not listen to him and said, ‘‘You may be as you say, but what I know is that, I caught you with thieves, and so I will treat you like a thief.’’

Answer the following Questions:

  1. Why did the farmer place net over the fields?
  2. For what did the stork request the farmer?
  3. How did the stork try to convince the farmer?
  4. Why did the farmer not release the stork?
  5. Give the synonyms of ‘convince’ and ‘pleaded’.

Answer

  1. The farmer placed a net over the field for catching a bunch of crows that came to eat his seeds.
  2. The stork requested the farmer for his freedom.
  3. The stork tried to convince the farmer by saying that it was not like other crows, it worked for its father and mother.
  4. The farmer did not release the stork because it was caught along with the crows eating his seeds.
  5. ‘Satisfy’ and ‘Requested’

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