English Notes → The Angel and the Author – and Others
Short textual questions and answers.
1. At what point of journey in his dream did the author hear the throbbing sound of wings?
The author dreamt that he was going up and up. The world grew smaller and smaller. The last thing he saw of London was the long line of electric lamps near the Embankment. Later nothing remained but a faint light. It was at this point of his journey that he heard behind him the slow, throbbing sound of wings.
2. What time of the year it was?
It was Christmas time. Everybody tries to become good and generous. On this holy occasion, the people take care of the poor and the needy. They turn to piety and purification of their souls.
3. What does the author like about Christmas?
The author likes Christmas because it makes everybody good and generous. Everybody tries to help the poor and the needy. These lovely sentiments are repeated at Christmas every year. The rich take care of the poor. These good deeds purify their souls.
4. Write down the good deeds the author has admitted are great joy at Christmas.
The good deeds that are a great joy for the author at Christmas include sweet child giving Bovril with her own dear little hands to the shivering street arab, the good old red-faced squire shoveling out plum pudding to the crowd of grateful villagers.
5. Why noble deeds are always a great joy for the author?
The noble deeds are always a great joy for the author because they create feelings of peace and happiness in him. His soul becomes satisfied by helping the poor and the needy. His sins are removed by the noble deeds and create feelings of generosity and sympathy in him.