The Great Stone Face - I

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What was the Great Stone Face?


The great face of stone was Nature's work. It was formed by a enormous rock on the mountain side. It looked like the face of a person.

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Some More Questions From The Great Stone Face - I Chapter

What did young Ernest wish when he gazed at it?

What was the story attributed to the Stone Face?

What gave the people of the valley the idea that the prophecy was about to come true for the first time?

Did Ernest see in Gathergold the likeness of the Stone Face?

Who did he confide in and how was he proved right?

What made people believe General Blood-and-Thunder was their man?

Ernest compared the man’s face with the Stone Face. What did he conclude?

Look at the following words.

like - likeness
punctual - punctuality

The words on the left are adjectives and those on the right are their noun forms. Write the noun forms of the following words by adding -ness or -ity to them appropriately. Check the spelling of the new words.

(i) lofty ______________
(ii) able ______________
(iii) happy ____________
(iv) near ______________
(v) noble ______________
(vi) enormous __________
(vii) pleasant _________
(viii) dense ___________
(ix) great _____________
(x) stable _____________

Add -ly to each of the following adjectives, then use them to fill in the blanks.

perfect, near, kind, pleasant, eager

(i) Why didn’t you turn up at the meeting? We all were _______ waiting for you.
(ii) _________ write your name and address in capital letters.
(iii) I was _________ surprised to see him at the railway station. I thought
he was not coming.
(iv) It is _________ believable that I am not responsible for this mess.
(v) He fell over the step and _________ broke his arm.

Complete each sentence below using the appropriate forms of the verbs in brackets.

(i) I _________ (phone) you when I _________ (get) home from school.
(ii) Hurry up! Madam _________ (be) annoyed if we _________ (be) late.
(iii) If it _________ (rain) today, we _________ (not) go to the play.
(iv) When you _________ (see) Mandal again, you _________ (not/recognise) him. He is growing a beard.
(v) We are off today. We _________ (write) to you after we _________ (be) back.