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Question 7:

Complete the table by explaining the following phrases/ sentences in your own words:



happy memories light up a life that is nearing its close

the sounds helped him along his lonely way

the cold used sleep to extend its sway over all things even as a false friend lulls his chosen victim with caressing smiles

when the evening of his life was drawing in, he left his old ways and suddenly took a new


the whole universe is built up through love and that the grief of separation is inescapable

the post-master, a man with a face as sad and as inexpressive as a pumpkin, would be seen sitting on his chair inside

And so the clerk, like a worshipper of Vishnu, repeated his customary thousand names

The haughty temper of the official had quite left him in his sorrow and anxiety, and had laid bare his human heart



  • Happy memories are a source of joy when one is old and about to die.

  • The sounds of grinding mills, women singing at work were like a company in his otherwise long, lonely journey from his home to the post office.

  • The early morning cold induced sleep as a result everybody would be fast asleep and there would be no activity. The early morning cold is just li…

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