NCERT Solutions 10th English First Flight Chapter 4


This entry in the diary has been made on by. The     person who told Pepys about the fire was called      . She called at in the morning. Pepys went back to sleep because     . Pepys rose again at               in the morning. By then about  houses had been burned down. The fire had spread to by

London Bridge. Pepys then walked to the along with Sir J. Robinson’s

This entry in the diary has been made on 2nd September by Samuel Pepys. The person who told Pepys about the fire was called Jane. She called at three in the morning. Pepys went back to sleep because it was too early. Pepys rose again at seven in the morning. By then about three hundred houses had been burned down. The fire ha d spread to all fish street by Lon don Bridge. Pepys then walked to the tower along with Sir J. Robinson’s little son.

Chapter 4: From the Diary of Anne Frank

A ne frank was a girl who belonged to the Frank family. She had experienced the hardships and brutalities of Hitler. Her dairy’s name was kitty and was a gift from her relative on her birthday. She noted her opinion, judgment and facts in her diary. She considered kitty as her cherished friend. She noted her heart breaking situations in that diary. After her death, many of Otto frank’s friends (father of Anne Frank) read it and they recommended to publish it at first he refused but later agreed to publish it. When it got published, there were so many complaints about that dairy because everyone said that a small, young 15 year old girl could not write like that. But the court rejected that complaint.

Her diary described openly and in details her thoughts and feeling about how she was restricted with seven other people which she called the “Secret Annex.” Ultimately, they were all arrested, and Anne, her sister, and her mother perished in German concentration camps. After the war, Anne’s father abridged and published an edited version of her diary which omitted the comments about her growing sexual awareness, as well as her crucial remarks about her mother and others who shared her hiding place. This version was also modified to a popular play and a film. Although Anne’s diary has time and again been suggested on high school reading lists, parents have complained to school boards in such states as West Virginia in 1982 and in Alabama in 1983, accusing the contents as excessively sexually open or disheartening.

Chapter 4: Poem: Amanda !

The poem describes a girl named Amanda and her mother who is harassing her for her mistakes. She is first scolded by her mother for biting her nails and not sitting in the right position. The mother also feels that Amanda sits in a very sluggish manner. At the same time, Amanda thinks herself to be a mermaid who lives a peaceful and soothing life in the beautiful green sea. Then she gets nagged for keeping her room and shoes untidy and for not doing her homework. 

She imagines that she was an orphan. She is fed up of being watched by her parents constantly. She wants to enjoy her freedom, by making the patterns of her bare feet on the sand and live a peaceful life. Amanda is then scolded for eating too many chocolates as they are a source of pimples. She is also scolded for not listening to her mother. So, she thinks of being Rapunzel, a character from the fairy tale and wants to live in a huge tower like her. 

In the tower she would be alone and will live a peaceful life and will never allow anyone to come in. Finally, the mother asks her to stop being temperamental because she did not want anyone to blame her for distressing her daughter. The poet does not write any response from Amanda’s side. This habitual nagging had made her so gloomy that she had even stopped imagining herself as someone else. She wanted to escape the nonstop irritation and authority of her parents.