Two Stories about Flying Chapter -3 | Part-1 His First Flight | CBSE | NCERT

 Two Stories about Flying
I - His First Flight (Liam O’ Flaherty)

Chapter – 3 Part- 1

Q.1. Why was the young seagull afraid to fly? Do you fly think all young birds are afraid to make their first flight, or are some birds more timid than others? Do you think a human baby also finds it a challenge to take its first steps?
Ans. The young seagull was afraid to fly as he thought that his wings would not support. The young seagull was timid bird that lacked confidence in his ability to fly. So, he hesitate and fearful to take the first flight.
Yes, all birds are afraid to make their first flight, put some are able to langue their fear and apprehension and take the first plunge while others are more timid than others and take a while to get rid of their irrational fears.
It is some with the human being babies too. The first step is always a challenge for them. But summer or later they are able to overcome their fears and take the first step.

Q. 2. “The sight of the food maddened him.” What does this suggest? What compelled the young seagull to finally fly?
Ans. This suggests that the young seagull was need with hunger and will hence desperate for food. Because of his irrational fear. The young seagull could not muster up the courage to take the first flight, while his siblings were flying high and also searching food for themselves the young seagull’s parents chided him for his fall-fish behavior threatened to starve him. The young seagull went without food for 24 hours. But later when she saw food in his mother beak, the sight of food maddened him.
The desperation for food, maddening hunger and finally the sight of food compelled him to fly.

Q. 3. “They were beckoning to him, calling Shrilly.” Why did the seagull’s father and mother threaten him and cajole him to fly?
Ans. The young seagull refused to fly as he was afraid to take the first flight. He was nervous and fearful to give it a try while his siblings flapped their wings and flew away. His parents become angry because of his unreasonable fear and when, threatened starve him and cajoled him to fly.



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