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A. Each statement given below contains a word/phrase, which makes it false. Underline the wrong word/phrase and rewrite the correct statement in the space provided.
1. The narrator owns the Regnier’s jewellery shop.
Answer: The narrator is an assistant at the Regnier’s jewellery shop.
2. The Regnier’s sells high-priced modern jewellery.
Answer: The Regnier’s sells the high-priced antique jewellery.
3. The young woman standing on the opposite side of the Regnier’s was staring at the displayed jewellery.
Answer: The young woman standing on the opposite side of the Regnier’s was staring at the displayed urns of holding the ashes.
4. The narrator showed the American five trays of rings in all.
Answer: The narrator showed the American four trays of rings in all.
5. The young woman said she had come to the Regnier’s to sell her filigree brooch.
Answer: The young woman said she had come to the Regnier’s to get repaired her filigree brooch.
6. The young woman hid the flower ring in the right pocket of her purse.
Answer: The young woman hid the flower ring in the left pocket of her coat.
B. Answer the following questions in about 30 words each.
1. ‘My hobby is perhaps a little out of the ordinary.’ What is the narrator’s hobby? Why does he consider it ‘out of the ordinary’?
Answer: The narrator’s hobby is to study crime and criminals. He carefully observes people the way they talk, move, dress and interact with each other.
He considers it ‘out of the ordinary’ because generally people don’t have such unusual hobby.
2. Why did the narrator find the behaviour of the woman standing outside the Regnier’s strange?
Answer: The woman had been standing in front of an undertaker’s shop staring at the display window. She had been standing there for about 15 to 20 minutes looking at those uninteresting things. Her interest in such things struck the narrator as very strange and made the narrator suspicious as she was not wearing black clothes or any other sign of mourning.
3. ‘Her arrival at this moment struck me as rather strange.’ Why did the narrator find the young lady’s arrival at that point of time strange?
Answer: The lady had been standing outside the undertaker’s shop opposite the Regnier’s for about 15 to 20 minutes but she entered when the precious ring had disappeared. This sudden shift from mourning to shopping made the narrator a little suspicious. If she had any business with the Regnier’s, she could have come earlier also. That’s why the narrator found the young lady’s arrival at that point of time strange.
4. Do you think the young lady had accidentally dropped the paper in which her brooch was wrapped? If not, why did she do so?
Answer: No, I don’t think the lady had accidentally dropped the paper in which her brooch was wrapped. She did it deliberately because she was the part of the well-made plan of stealing the ring from the Regnier’s. She pretended to drop the paper accidentally to distract the narrator and get time to take off the flower ring.
5. Where did the narrator find the ring from? How did he know it would be there?
Answer: The narrator found the ring from the left side pocket of the woman’s coat. He knew it would be there as he had noticed that the lady putting her left hand exactly where the left-handed American had put his hand just before the ring disappeared. The narrator, being a vigilant and keen observer, found out that the lady who was otherwise right-handed used her left hand to pull out the ring from under the counter and put it in her pocket.
E. What impression do you form of William Morris? (About 80 words)
Answer: William Morris is a highly observant assistant in a reputed jewellery shop. He makes full use of his common sense. Nothing escapes from his sharp eyes. He considers himself a very ordinary person which reflects his honesty, humility and modesty. He has got an unusual hobby of studying crime and criminals. He is impressed by ordinary and alert detectives. He loves to watch people. With his presence of mind and observant nature, he was able to solve the case of the disappearance of the expensive flower ring.
A. ‘Intelligence is using common sense to the full.’ Discuss with reference to the story.
Answer: The detective short story “The Case of the Sharp-eyed Jeweller” by Nicolas Bentley is based on the popular belief that true intelligence is using one’s common sense to the fullest.
In this story, the detective William Morris is a common man who has keen observation skills, a high degree of common sense, a good presence of mind and an ability to put together the different pieces of a riddle. It is because of these skills that he is able to detect the true thief of the jewellery piece.
B. ‘But she was not wearing black or any other sign of mourning.’
(a) Why is ‘black’ considered to be a sign of mourning?
Answer: Black is considered to be a sign of mourning in many cultures as it is a deep and dark colour that signifies death and loss. People wear black to mourn and show their respect for the deceased.
(b) Why do you think some people wear ‘white’ also for the same reason?
Answer: In Hinduism, white clothing is considered to be a sign of mourning. This is because white is considered as colour of peace and purity. It signifies the soul’s liberation from the body and unification with God.
(c) Should colour be given more importance or heartfelt feelings?
Answer: Colours mean nothing in front of emotions. I feel that heartfelt feelings and emotions should be given more preference over specific colors for mourning.
A. Why did William Morris make a sign to Miss Susskind before speaking to the American about the flower ring?
Answer: William Morris made a sign to Miss Susskind before speaking to the American about the ring because he wanted to make Miss Susskind aware of the disappearance of the flower ring. He wanted to solve the situation as a team. And if the American tried to run away, she could immediately press the alarm and door would get lock.
B. Why was it important to conduct a thorough search on the American before reporting the matter to the Insurance Company?
Answer: It was important to conduct a thorough search on the American before reporting the matter to the insurance company because the American was under suspicion for stealing the flower ring. As blaming someone without a proof would have been an awful thing to do.
C. Why were the American and his accomplice not handed over to the police?
Answer: The American and his accomplice were not handed over to the police because the stolen ring was recovered within a few hours. due to the vigilance of the narrator. On being caught, the lady did not protest or try to run away with the ring. As everything went smoothly and nobody was harmed, the American and his accomplice were not handed over to the police.
Miss Susskind is mostly seen to be calm and composed throughout the story. She does not react impulsively. Do you think she is right in doing so? Why/Why not?
Answer: Yes, Miss Susskind is absolutely right in keeping herself calm and cool instead of being impulsive. Being impulsive is not an indication of very sound attitude towards life. An impulsively taken decision can go wrong and a person therefore may commit mistakes in his/her decision.
Imagine yourself to be the young lady. Write a diary entry relating how the jeweller’s vigilant assistant foiled your well-made plan to steal the ring.
Saturday, January 22, 2022 10:00 pm
I experienced the worst day of my life today. I had never faced such an embarrassment in my life. I and the American had planned to steal an expensive ring from the Regnier’s. Our plan was fool-proof and going on very well. The American had already stolen the ring and stuck it to the chewing gum under the edge of the counter. I had also been successful in taking out the ring from there. Everything was going on as planned but the vigilant assistant of the shop foiled our almost successful plan.
From the beginning I was a bit scared as the assistant was very observant and was noticing my every movement. When I was about to leave, he stopped me and asked to hand over the ring. It took me some time to realize what was happening and I quickly handed over the ring to him and ran out of the shop. I can never forget this incident and I promise that I will never steal anything in my life.