The happy prince [book] moments-class-9 chapter-5 Explanations word-meanings question and Answers

The happy prince class -9 book moments chapter-5, Explanation , Question and answers

The happy Prince by

(Oscar wilde)

The happy prince class 9

Table of content

  1. Introduction
  2. Explanation
  3. word-Meanings
  4. Question and Answers
The happy prince Introduction

The happy prince was a beautiful statue, he was covered with gold, he had sapphires for eyes, and a ruby in his sward, why did he want to part with all the gold that he had, and his precious stones,


High above the city, on a tall column, stood the statue of the happy prince, he was gilded all over with thin leaves of fine gold, for eyes he had two bright sapphires, and a large red ruby glowed on his sword hilt, one night there flew over the city, a little swallow his friends had gone away to Egypt six weeks before, but he had stayed behind , then he decided to go too

All day long he flew , and at night time he arrived at the city, where shall I put up ? he said I hope the town has made preparations, then he saw the statue on the tall column, I will put up there” he cried it is a fine position with plenty of fresh air, so he alighted just between the feet of the happy prince,

I have a golden bed-room he said softly to himself as he looked round , and he prepared to go to sleep , but just as he was putting his head under his wing a large drop of water fell on him, what a curious things, he cried there is not a single cloud in the sky, the stars are quite clear and bright, and yet it is raining ‘ “

Then another drop fell, what is the use of statue it if cannot keep the rain off’ he said , I must look for a good chimney pot” and he determined to fly away. but before he had opened his wings, a third drop fell, and he looked up and saw-Ah. what did he see?

the eyes of the happy Prince where is Thailand field with tears and there’s we are running down his Golden chicks cheeks his face was so so beautiful in the moonlight that the the little swallow was filled with Pity who are you?” he said I am the happy prince ” why are you weeping then? asked the swallow, you have quite drenched me” when I was alive and had a human heart, answered the statue I did not know what tears were, for Iived in the palace, where sorrow is not allowed to enter ,my courtiers called me the happy prince, and happy Indeed I was so lived ,and so I died and now that I am dead they have set me up here so high that I am see the ugliness and all, the misery of my city and though my heart is made of,lead yet I cannot but weep” what , is he not solid gold? said the swallow to himself, he was too polite to make any personal, remarks,

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far away,” continued the statue in a low musical voice, far away in a little street there is a poor house, one of the windows is open and through it I can see a woman seated at a table her face is thin and worn, and she has coarse red hands all picked by the needle, for she is a seamstress, she is embroidering flowers on a satin gown for the loveliest of the Queen’s maids of honour, to wear at the next court ball, In a bed in the corner of the room her little boy is lying ill, he has a fever and is asking his mother to give him oranges, his mother has nothing to give him but river water , so he is crying swallow, swallow, little swallow , will you not bring her the ruby out of my sword hilt? my feet are fastened to this pedestal and I cannot move,

I am waited for in Egypt” said the swallow” my friends are flying up and down the Nile, and taking to the Large lotus flowers .soon they will go to sleep ” The prince asked the swallow to stay with him for one night and be his messenger the boy is so thirsty and the mother so sad ” he said

I’ don’t think I like boys, answered the swallow I” want to go to Egypt” but the happy prince looked so sad that the little swallow was sorry, It” is very cold here he said but he agreed to stay with him for one night and be his messenger thank you , little swallow ,said the prince , the swallow picked out the great ruby from the prince’s sword and flew away with it in his beak over the roofs of the town,

He passed by the cathedral tower, where the white marble angles were sculptured, he passed by the palace, and heard the sound of dancing A . beautiful girl came out on the balcony with her lover, I” hope my dress will be ready in time for the state ball,” she said i” have ordered flowers to be embroidered on it, but the seamstresses are so lazy, ”

He passed over the river, and saw the lanterns hanging on the masts of the ships, At last he came to the poor woman’s house and looked in the boy was tossing feverishly on his bed, and the mother had fallen asleep , she was so tired , In he hopped ,and laid the great ruby on the table beside the woman;s thimble, then he flew gently round the bed fanning the boy’s forehead with his wings, how cool I feel said the boy , I must be getting better”, and he sank into a delicious slumber,

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Then the swallow flew back to the happy prince and told him what he had done, it is curious ,’ he remarked ,’ but I feel quite warm now although it is so cold,” that is because you have done a good action,” said the prince and the little swallow began to think and then fell asleep, thinking always made sleepy.

when day broke he flew down to the river and had a bath, tonight I go to Egypt,” said the swallow and he was in high spirits at the prospect, he visited all the monuments and sat a long time on top of the church steeple. when the moon rose he flew back to the happy prince, ,” have you any commissions for Egypt? he cried I am just starting ” swallow, , swallow little swallow said the prince ‘will you stay with me one night longer?”

I am waited for in Egypt ,” answered the swallow , swallow , swallow , little swallow, said prince , ; far away across the city I see a young man in a garret, he is leaning over a desk covered with papers, ,and in the glass by his side there is a bunch of withered violets, his hair is brown and crisp,and his lips are red as a pomegranate and he has large and dreamy eyes, he is tying to finish a play for the Director of the Theatre but he is too cold to write any more, there is no fire in the grate, and hunger has made him faint,”

I will wait with you one night longer ,” said the swallow who really had a good heats, he asked if he should take another ruby to the young playwright Alas, I have no ruby now said the prince, : my eyes are all that I have left, they are made of rare sapphires which, were brought, out of India a thousand years, ago,” he ordered the swallow to pluck out one of them and take it to the playwrights, he will sell it to the jeweller and buy firewood, and finish his play, he,” said ,

Dear prince, said the swallow , ” I cannot do that .” and he began to weep ” swallow , swallow , little swallow said the prince do as I command you” so the swallow plucked out the prince’s eye and flew away to the young man’s garret it was easy enough to get in as, there was a hole in the roof, through this he darted, and came into the room, the young man had his head buried in his hands, so he did not hear the flutter of the bird’s wings and when he looked up he found the beautiful sapphire lying on the withered violets,

I” am beginning to be appreciated , ” he cried this is from some great admire, now I can finish my play ,” and he looked quite happy the next day the swallow flew down to the harbour, he sat on the mast of a large vessel and watched the sailors working,” I am going to Egypt. cried the swallow , but nobody minded, and when the moon rose he flew back to the happy prince, I have come to bid you goodbye ,” he cried . swallow , swallow little swallow , said the prince ,” will you not stay with me one night longer?

it is winter answered the swallow ,” and the snow will soon be here , In Egypt the sun is warm on the green palm trees , and the crocodiles lie in the mud and look lazily about them, ” In the square below, said the happy prince,” there stands a little matchgirl . she has let her matches fall in the gutter , and they are all spoiled her father will beat her if she does not bring home some , money and she is crying she has no shoes or stockings, and her little head is bare, pluck out my other eye, and give it to her, and her father will not beat her,’

I will stay with you one night longer,” said the swallow ,” but I cannot pluck out your eye, you would be quite blind then” swallow , swallow little swallow , said the prince, do as I command you,” so he plucked out the prince’s other eye and darted down with , it he swooped past the matchgirl and slipped the jewel into the palm of her hand, what a lovely bit of glass ‘ cried the little girl,” and she ran home laughing. then the swallow ,” came back to the prince, you are blind now,” he said ‘so I will stay with you always,”

No:’ little swallow ,” said the poor prince, you must go away to Egypt,” No I will stay with you always said swallow and he slept at the prince’s feet all the next day he sat on the prince’s shoulder, and told him stories of what he had seen in strange lands,

Dear little swallow, said the prince,” you tell me of marvellous things, but more Marvellous than anything is the suffering of men and woman . there is no mystery so great as misery, fly over my city little swallow and tell me what you see there,” so the swallow flew over the great city, and saw the rich making merry in their beautiful houses, while the beggars were sitting at the gates, he flew into dark lanes and saw the white faces of starving children looking out listlessly at the black streets under the archway of a bridge two little boys were lying in each other’s arms to try and keep themselves warm, ” how hungry we are” they said ” you must not lie, here,” shouted the watchman and they wandered out into the rain, then he flew back and told the prince what he had seen,

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I” am covered with fine gold,” said the prince,” you must take it off,” leaf by leaf and give it to the poor, the living always think that gold can make them happy.” leaf after leaf of the fine gold the swallow picked off, till happy prince looked quite dull and grey, leaf after leaf of the fine gold he brought to the poor, and the children’s faces grew rosier, and they laughed and played in the street,” we bread now. they cried ,

Then the snow came, and after the snow came the frost, the streets looked as if they were made of silver everybody went about in furs, and the little boys wore scarlet caps and skated on the ice, the poor little swallow grew colder and colder, but he would not leave the prince , he loved him too well, he picked up crumbs outside the banker’s door when the baker was not looking, and tried to keep himself warm by flapping his wings, but at last he knew that he was going to die, he had just enough strength to fly up to kiss your hand?”

I am glad that you are going to Egypt at last , little swallow “said the prince , you have stayed too long here but you must kiss me on the lips, for I love you ” it is not to Egypt that I am going said he swallow I” am going to the house of Death, Death is the brother of sleep is he not,” and he kissed the happy prince on the lips and fell down dead at his feet, ‘

at that moment a curious crack sounded inside the statue, as if something had broken the fact is that the leaden heart had snapped right in two, it certainly was a dreadfully hard frost, Early the next morning as they mayor was walking in the square below in company with the town councillors, as they passed the columns he looked up at the statue, dear me, how shabby the happy prince looks, he said , “

How shabby indeed .” cried the town Councillors who always agreed with the mayor and they went up to look at it, the ruby has fallen out of his sword , his eyes are gone and he is golden no longer said the mayor, In” fact he is little better than a beggar,

Little,” better than a beggar said the town Councilors, and here is actually a dead bird at his feet'” continued the mayor we must really issue a proclamation that birds are not to be allowed to die here” and the town clerk made a note of the suggestion , so they pulled down the statue of the happy prince ” As he is no longer beautiful he is no longer useful ,” said the art professor at the university ,

then they melted the statue in a furnace, what a strange thing, said the overseer of the workmen at the foundry , this broken lead heart will not melt in the furnace we must throw it away, so they threw it on a dust heap where the dead swallow was also lying Bring me the two most precious things in the city, said god to one of his angles, and you the angle brought him the leaden heart and the dead bird you have rightly chosen said god for in my garden of paradise this little bird shall sing for ever more and in my city of gold the happy prince shall praise me,

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  1. statue–बुत
  2. Sapphires–गहरा नीला रंग
  3. Glowed–चमकता हुआ
  4. swallow–अबाबील
  5. Curious–अजीब
  6. Drenched–तरबतर होना
  7. Gloomy–उदास
  8. Pedestal–कुरसी
  9. fastened–बाँधा हुआ
  10. faint–कमज़ोर
Question and answer

Question:1 why do the courtiers call the prince ” the happy prince?” is he really happy? what does he see all around him?

Answer: when the prince was alive, he lived in the palace, where sorrows were not allowed to enter, he was always happy and did not know what tears were so the courtiers called him, happy prince , but after his death he saw ugliness and all miseries around him in his city,

Question:2 why does the happy prince send a ruby for the seamstress? what does the swallow do in the seamstress house?

Answer: The seamstress was very poor, her little boy was lying sick, he had a fever and was asking for an orange, the mother was tired of over working she was grieved, so the happy prince sent a ruby for her, the swallow took the ruby in his beak and flew to her, he put it on the table, then he flew gently round the bed, fanning the boy’s forehead with his wings,

Question:3 for whom does the prince send the sapphires and why?

Answer: In the statue of happy prince there were two sapphires for his eyes, he sent one sapphire for a young playwright, there is no fire in the grate hunger, had made him faint, after selling sapphires he will buy fire wood and complete his play, the second sapphires was sent for a little match girl she had let her matches fallen in the gutter, if she would go home without money, her father would beat her, so she was crying but after getting sapphires , she was happy,

Question:4 what does the swallow see when it files over the city?

Answer: The swallow saw the rich making merry in their beautiful houses, he also saw the beggars sitting at their gates,

Question:5 why did the swallow not leave the prince and go to Egypt?

Answer: when the sapphires were taken out from his eyes, the happy prince became blind , the swallow did not want to leave the blind prince alone, he made up his mind to live with him for ever and not to go to Egypt,


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