8- Questions for Assessment:
Read the extract given below and answer the questions that follow:
1. ?He resisted the curiosity to look out lest he should behold a sight
which would stop his heart. But the wailing became louder and less
a. Who is ?he? in the given extract?
b. Where was the wailing sound coming from?
c. What is the meaning of ?feline??
d. Why ?he? resisted the curiosity?

Dear student,

The answers are as follows:
  1. He refers to Mahendra in the given extract.
  2. The wailing sound was coming from somewhere close to the window.
  3. Feline refers to something related to or affecting a member of the cat family. Here, the wailing sound is being referred to as less feline which means it did not sound like it was coming from a cat.
  4. He resisted the curiosity because he did not wish to witness anything so scary that could potentially stop his heart from pumping with fear.

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