The adventures of toto class 9 -[CBSE]-Preparation for this chapter, Question and answers explanation summary and word-meanings

The adventure of toto for class 9 book moments chapter -2, summary and Explanations

The adventures of toto by

(Ruskin Bond )

The adventures of toto class 9

Table of content

  1. Introduction
  2. Explanation
  3. word-meanings
  4. summary
  5. Question and answers

The story is based on the Experience of people who keeps Animals as pets it deals with the outcome of the Interaction between human and animals it shows that all animals can not adopt themselews to the human way of life it requires a great deal of patience and skill to the animals to acquire non destruc the behaviour


Grandfather bought toto from a tonga-driver for the sum of five rupees, the tonga-driver used to keep the little red mankey tied to a feeding-trough, and the monkey looked so out of place there that grandfather decided would add the little fellow to his private zoo,

Toto was a pretty monkey . his bright eyes sparkled with mischief beneath deep-set eyebrows, and his teeth, which were a pearly white, were very often displayed in a smile that frightened the life out of elderly anglo-Indian ladies, but his hands looked dried, up as though they had been pickled in the sum for many years, yet his fingers were quick and wicked, and his tail, while adding to his good looks (Grandfather believed a tail would add to anyone’s good looks ) also served as a third hand, he could use it to hang from a branch , and it was capable of scooping up any delicacy that might be out of reach of his hands,

Grandfather always fussed when grandfather brought home some new bird or animals, so it was decide that toto’s presence should be kept a secret from her until she was in a particularly good mood, grandfather and I put him away in a little closet opening into my bedroom wall, where he was tied securely-or so we thought-to a peg fastened into the wall,

A few hours, later, when grandfather and I came back to release toto, we found that , the walls, which had been covered with some ornamental paper choose by grandfather , now stood out as naked brick and plaster, the peg in the wall had been wrenched from its socket, and my school blazer, which had been hanging , there was in shreds, I wondered what, grandfather would say, but grandfather didn’t worry he seemed pleased with toto’s performance,

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he’s clever ” said grandfather , given time, I m sure he could have tied, the torn pieces of yours blazer, into a rope , and made his escape from the window, his presence in the house still a secret toto was now transferred to a big cage in the servants, quarters where a number of grandfather ‘s pets lived very sociably together a tortoise, a pair of rabbits, a tame squirrel and for a while, my pet goat, but the monkey wouldn’t allow any of his companions to sleep, at night, so grandfather who had to leave dehra dun next day to collect his pension in saharanpur, decided, to take him along,

Unfortunately I could not accompany grandfather on that trip but he told me about it afterwards, a big black canvas kit-bag was provided for toto , this with some straw at the bottom, became his new abode, when the bag was closed there was no escape, toto could not get his hands through the opening and the canvas was too strong for him to bite his way through, his efforts to get out only had the effect of making the bag roll about on the floor or occasionally jump into the air-an exhibition that attracted a curious crowd of onlookers on the dehra dun railway platform,

toto remained in the bag as far as Saharanpur , but while grandfather was producing hit ticket at the railway turnstile, toto suddenly poked his head out of the bag and gave the ticket-collector a wide grin, the poor man was taken aback, but with great presence of mind and much to grandfather’s annoyance, he said, sir, you have a dog with you, II have to pay for it accordingly,

In vain did grandfather take toto out of the bag . in vain did he try to prove that a monkey did not qualify as a dog or even as a quadruped, toto was classified a dog by the ticket, collector, and three rupees, was the sum handed over as his fare, then, grandfather, just to get his own back, took from his pocket our pet tortoise, and said, what must I pay for this since, you charge for all animals, the ticket -collector looked closely at the tortoise , prodded it with his forefinger, gave grandfather, a pleased and triumphant look, and said, No” charge it is not a dog,

when toto was finally for a by Grandmother he was given a comfortable home in the stable, where he had for a companion the family donkey, Nana, on toto’s first night in the stable, grandfather paid him a visit, to see if he was comfortable to his surprise, he found nana, without apparent, cause , pulling at her halter and trying to keep her head as far as possible from a bundle of hay, Grandfather gave nana a slap across her haunches, and she jerked back, dragging toto with her , he had fastened on to her long ears with his sharp little teeth, toto and nana became friends,

A great treat for toto during cold winter evening was the large bowl of warm water given him by grandmother for his bath, he would cunningly test the temperature with his hand, them gradually step into the bath, first one foot, then the other (as he had seen me doing), until he was water up to his neck, once comfortable , he would take the soap in his hands or feet, and rub himself all over, when the water became cold, he would get out and run as quickly as he could to the kitchen, fire in order to dry himself if, anyone laughed at him during this performance, toto’s feeling would be hurt and he would refuse to go on with his bath, one day toto nearly succeeded in boiling himself, alive,

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A large kitchen kettle had been left on the fire to boil for tea and toto, finding himself with nothing better to do ,decided to remove the lid, finding the water just warm enough for a bath, he got in with his head sticking out from the open kettle , this was just fine for a while until the water began to boil, toto then raised himself a little, but finding it cold outsides, sat down again he continued hopping up and down for some time, until grandmother arrived and hauled him, half-boiled, out of the kettle, if there is a part of the brain, especially devoted to mischief, that part was largely developed in toto, he was always tearing things to pieces, whenever one of my aunts, came near him he made every effort to get hold of her dress and tear a hole in it,

One day, at lunch -time a large dish of pullao stood in the center of the dining-table we entered the room to find toto stuffing himself with rice, my grandmother screamed-and toto threw a plate at her, one of my aunts rushed forward and received a glass of water in the face, when grandfather, arrived toto picked up the dish of pullao and made his exit through a window we found him in the branches of the jackfruit, tree the dish still in his arms, he remained there all afternoon, eating slowly through the rice, determined on finishing every grain, and then, in order to spite grandmother, who had screamed at him, he threw the dish down from the tree, and chattered with delight, when in broke into a hundred piece,

Obviously toto was not the sort of pet we could keep for long, Even grandfather realised, that we, were not well, to do and could not afford the frequent loss of dishes, clothes, curtains and wallpaper, so grandfather found the tonga-driver and sold toto back to him-for only three rupees,

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  1. sum–राशि
  2. Private–निजी
  3. Frightened–डरा हुआ
  4. scooping-up–खोद कर निकालना
  5. sparkled–चमकना
  6. Delicacy–नाजुकता
  7. fastened–बाँधा हुआ
  8. Wondered–आश्चर्य हुआ
  9. Sociably–सामाजिक रूप से-
  10. Straw–घास फूस
4.summary, of the lesson

Grandfather was fond of Animals and had private zoo, he bought toto a monkey from a tonga-driver for Rupees toto was a pretty monkey, toto presence was kept a scret from grandmother, toto was kept in a big cage with other pets who lived very sociably together, but toto wouldn’t allow any of the other pet animals to sleep at night so grandfather who had to collect person from saharan pur, decided to take him, along toto poked his had out from the bag when grandfather was purchasing his tickets,

Thus grandfather had to pay Rupees three as his fare toto was finally accepted by grandfather and given a comfortable tonga, in the stable during winter evening she used to give him warm water for his bath toto was a very mischievous monkey and caused a lot, of damage, they could hat ,afford the frequent loss of things, grandfather realized that toto was not, the type of pet, be kept in the house he found the tonga-driver and sold toto back to him for Rup, 3

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5.Question and answers

Question:1 how does toto come to grandfather’s private zoo?

Answer: Toto was a red baby monkey grand, father bought him from a tonga-driver and kept him tied to a feeding trough, he seemed odd there, so grand father decided to put him in his private zoo,

Question:2 Toto was a pretty moneky, In what sense is toto pretty?

Answer: Toto was a pretty monkey, he had sparkling and bright, eyes, he had white teeth just like peals, he his forefingers were quick, more over his long tail adds to his beauty,

Question:3 why does grandfather take toto to saharanpur and how? why does the ticket collector insist on calling toto a dog?

Answer: Toto was a very mischievous monkey at night he did not allow other pets to sleep so grandfather took him along with him to saharanpur to collect his pension he took him into a black coloured canvas bag, they went by train, at the Railway platform the ticket collector classified Toto as a dog,

Question:4 how does toto take a bath? where has he learnt to do this? how does toto almost boil himself alive

Answer: grandfather used to give a big bowl of hot water to toto for a bath, first of all he would test the temperature of the water with his hand, then he stepped into the bath, first one foot then other he, would rub himself all over with the soap, he had learnt, it by seeing the author doing so, one day a large kettle was kept on fire to boil water for tea, after removing its, lid toto got into the kettle he kept sitting , slowly the water into the began to boil , then grandfather arrived and pulled him out quickly, he was found half burnt,

Question:5why does the author say, toto was not the sort of pet we could keep for long?

Answer; Toto was a pet but he was very naughty, he did not allow other pets to sleep, he kept on breaking dishes, tearing clothes, papers curtains, and wall papers etc, thus the author felt that toto was not the sort of pet which could be kept for long at home,


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