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The Selfish Giant
What effect did the linnet’s song have over Hail and the North Wind?
The song of the Linnet scared the Hail and the wind of the North. The Hail stopped dancing and at once the North Wind stopped roaring.
On one occasion the children said: “How happy we are here!” Later they said: “How happy we were there!” What are they referring to in both the cases?
(i) When spring came, it was still winter in the garden. What does winter stand for or indicate here?
Winter has been presented like a story with its own characters and their activities. Describe the story in your own words.
Was the Giant happy or sad over the state of the garden?
The Giant saw a most wonderful sight. What did he see?
What did he realise on seeing it?
Why was it still wiinter in one corner of the garden?
Describe the first meeting of the little boy and the Giant?
Describe their second meeting after a long interval?