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2 Prepared By : 10 th class Students Kulvinder Singh Amandeep Singh Kamaldeep Kaur. Under the Guidance of : Navdeep Kaur ( English Mistress ) Phone : Govt. High School Manki ( Sangrur ) HALF A RUPEE WORTH

3 Govt. High School, Kalyan This is a story of a rich rice merchant, Subbiah. He had five children. His house was very big and his wife had lot of gold ornaments. He lend money to people on high rates of interest.

4 HALF A RUPEE WORTH Govt. High School, Kalyan During the war, his profits piled up. Subbiah also found the solution by giving the bribe to Govt. officials. He converted one his house into big godown.

5 HALF A RUPEE WORTH Govt. High School, Kalyan One evening as he had just closed his shop, a person came and requested to give him rice worth half a rupee. He took coin and told him to wait there.

6 HALF A RUPEE WORTH Govt. High School, Kalyan The man waited for Subbiah for 3 hours but he didn’t come. He called at Subbiah house. Subbiah’s wife became very anxious when Subbiah did not come by six next morning.

7 HALF A RUPEE WORTH Govt. High School, Kalyan Now Subbiah was looked for in his godown. They saw his dead body under the fallen bags of rice. There was a half rupee coin in his hand.

8 Exercises

9 QUESTION / ANSWERS Q 1:- How did Subbiah manage to get rice during the drought ? Q 2:- Those were the days when Subbiah loathed the rice bags. which were those days? Why did he dislike the rice then? Q 3:-What is the meaning of the statement ‘Rice was in his blood’? Click for Answer 1 Click for Answer 2 Click for Answer 3

10 Q 4:-How did subbiah ‘s profits increase during the war ? Did he follow the rules laid down by the government ? How did he tackle the officers ? Q 5 :-Besides selling rice what else did Subbiah do to earn more? Q 6:- Who came to buy rice one evening when Subbiah was about to go home ? Did he give rice to him? What did he say? Click for Answer 4 Click for Answer 5 Click for Answer 6

11 Q 7. How much rice did Subbiah agree to sell the man and for how much? Q 8.Why did Subbiah ask the man to wait ? What reasons did he give? Q 9. Where did Subbiah go to get the rice? Q 10. Did the man wait for Subbiah for long ? How do you know? Click for Answer 7 Click for Answer 8 Click for Answer 10 Click for Answer 9

12 Q11. where did the man go after waiting for Subbiah for long time? Where was he taken and by whom? Q12. How did Subbiah die? Click for Answer 12 Click for Answer 11

13 Ans 1 :- During the drought, subbiah would go round the countryside and collect as much rice as he could. He would sell it at a very high rate and earn huge profits. Back to Q 2

14 Ans 2:- Subbiah was then a young boy. Like other boys, he longed to and enjoy life in the open. But his father would not allow him to leave the shop. Naturally subbiah loathed the rice bags. Back to Q 3

15 Ans 3:- Subbiah had spent all his day with his father in his rice shop. Thus he new all about rice and the rice business. It could be said that rice was in his blood. Back to Q 4

16 Ans 4:- During the war, there was scarcity of rice. Subbiah sold his stock at very high rate and made big profit. He followed the rules on paper, not in practice. He bribed the officers who came to check his stock and accounts. Back to Q 5

17 Ans 5:- Subbiah lent money at very high rates of interest. If people failed to pay back his money, he would acquire there houses. Thus he earned more and more money. Back to Q 6

18 Ans 6:- A person came to buy some rice. Subbiah refused to give him any. He said that he had some other business. But then he agreed to give the rice, but only half a seer for eight annas. Back to Q 7

19 Ans 7:- Subbiah agreed to sell him half a seer of rice for half a rupee. Back to Q 8

20 Ans 8:- Subbiah did not want anyone to know about his secret godown. So, he asked the man to wait. He said that he would have to go and bring rice from some other man. Back to Q 9

21 Ans 9:- He went to his secret godown to get the rice. This godown was situated in the back street. Back to Q 10

22 Ans 10:- The man waited for a long time. He came in the evening and waited till morning. Then he went to Subbiah’s wife who took him to the godown. Back to Q 11

23 Ans 11:- The man went to Subbiah’s home. There he asked Subbiah’s wife about Subbiah. The wife took the to Subbiah’s godown. Back to Q 12

24 Ans 12:- Subbiah tried to take out some rice from a heap of bags. While he was doing so, the bags fell on him. He was burried under the bags and killed. Click to Next Page

25 Match the columns Match the words of column A with there antonyms in column B. COLUMN A COLUMN B Drought Die Flourish Inward Outward Curse Boon Perish Survive Flood

26 GLOSSARY Stuffy -- without much fresh air Drought -- period of time when thereis little or no rain Scoured -- searched the place thoroughly Depression -- period of little economic activity Loathed -- disliked Brigands -- thieves, criminals Prospered -- became successful Intact -- complete – not damaged

27 GLOSSARY Brocade -- thick cloth with gold and silver material Gaudy -- too bright – lacking taste Gilt -- thin layer of gold used on any surface for decoration Ceased -- Stopped Hoax -- Something made to look true, though it is not Atrocious - shocking Produce - things that have been grown like wheat etc

28 Bibliography A Text Book of English class 10’th

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