NCERT First Flight(English) Textbook for Class X
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contentment of a man who has performed a good contentment satisfaction deed, looked on from his office. Lencho showed not the slightest surprise on seeing the money such was his confidence but he became angry when he counted the money. God could not have made a mistake, nor could he have denied Lencho what he had requested. Immediately, Lencho went up to the window to ask for paper and ink. On the public writing-table, he started to write, with much wrinkling of his brow, caused by the effort he had to make to express his ideas. When he finished, he went to the window to buy a stamp which he licked and then affixed to
the envelope with a blow of his fist. The moment the letter fell into the mailbox the postmaster went to open it. It said God Of the money that I asked for, only seventy pesos reached me. Send me the rest, since I need it very much. But don t send it to me through the mail because the post office employees are a bunch of crooks. Lencho.
1. Who does Lencho have complete faith in Which sentences in the story tell you this 2. Why does the postmaster send money to Lencho Why does he sign the letter God 3. Did Lencho try to find out who had sent the money to him Why Why not 4. Who does Lencho think has taken the rest of the money What is the irony in the situation Remember that the irony of a situation is an unexpected aspect of it. An ironic situation is strange or amusing because it is the opposite of what is expected.
A Letter to God
Oral Comprehension Check 1. Was Lencho surprised to find a letter for him with money in it 2. What made him angry
5. Are there people like Lencho in the real world What kind of a person would you say he is You may select appropriate words from the box to answer the question. greedy selfish