Chapter 7 The Honest Woodcutter

The Honest Woodcutter

Translation Of The Lesson (पाठ का हिन्दी अनुवाद)

Once there………………………………. started crying.
हिन्दी अनुवाद – एक बार एक लकड़हारा था जो गाँव में रहता था। वह बहुत ईमानदार आदमी था। एक बार वह अपनी कुल्हाड़ी से लकड़ी काट रहा था। उस दिन बहुत गर्मी थी। उसे प्यास लगी और वह नदी पर पानी पीने गया। उसके हाथ से कुल्हाड़ी फिसल गयी और नदी में गिर गयी। लकड़हारा रोने लगा।

 The river……………………………………. made of iron.
हिन्दी अनुवाद – (नदी की देवी ने उसका रोना सुना और उस पर दया आ गई। वो पानी से बाहर आ गईं।)
देवी : तुम क्यों रो रहे हो?
लकड़हारा : मेरी कुल्हाड़ी नदी में गिर गयी है। अब मैं क्या करूँगा? मैं अपने परिवार के लिए कैसे कमाऊँगा? (नदी की देवी पानी में गईं और सोने की कुल्हाड़ी लेकर बाहर आईं।)
देवी : क्या यह तुम्हारी कुल्हाड़ी है?
लकड़हारा : नहीं! नहीं! यह सोने की कुल्हाड़ी है परन्तु मेरी कुल्हाड़ी तो लोहे की है। (नदी की देवी दोबारा पानी में गई और वह एक चाँदी की कुल्हाड़ी लेकर आईं।)
देवी : क्या यह तुम्हारी कुल्हाड़ी है?
लकड़हारा : नहीं! नहीं! यह चाँदी की कुल्हाड़ी है परन्तु मेरी कुल्हाड़ी तो लोहे की है।

The river ………………………my family.
हिन्दी अनुवाद – (नदी की देवी पानी में फिर से गईं और एक लोहे की कुल्हाड़ी लेकर आईं।)
देवी : क्या यह तुम्हारी है?
लकड़हारा : हाँ! हाँ! यही मेरी कुल्हाड़ी है।
देवी : तुम बहुत ईमानदार इंसान हो। मैं तुमसे बहुत प्रसन्न हूँ। तुम्हारी ईमानदारी के लिए मैं तुम्हें इनाम देंगी। (उन्होंने सोने, चाँदी और लोहे की (तीनों) कुल्हाड़ियाँ लकड़हारे को दे दीं।
लकड़हारा : धन्यवाद देवी! आपने मुझे और मेरे परिवार को बचाया है।

Exercise (अभ्यास)

Comprehension Questions

Question 1.
Answer the following questions :
Answer:
Question a.
What was the woodcutter doing?
Answer:
The woodcutter was cutting wood with his axe, on a very hot day.

 Question b.
How did his axe fall into the river?
Answer:
While he was drinking water from the river, his axe accidently slipped from his hand and fell into the river.

Question c.
Why did the woodcutter stat crying?
Answer:
The woodcutter was worried to think how he would earn for his family. So, he sarted crying

Question d.
Who came out of the water?
Answer:
The River Goddess came out of water.

Question e.
Why was the River Goddess pleased?
Answer:
The River Goddess was pleased to see the honesty of the woodcutter.

Question f.
How did the River Goddess reward the woodcutter?
Answer:
The River Goddess rewarded the woodcutter by giving him all the three axes.

Question g.
Honesty is the best policy. Discuss.
Answer:
Honesty is one of the most desirable character traits in us. If we are honest and truthful God will always reward us in one way or the other. Therefore, honesty is the best policy.

Question h.
The woodcutter’s axe was made of ——————————-
Answer:

  1. gold
  2. iron (TM) (✓)
  3. silver

Question i.
————————-came out of the river.
Answer:

  1. River God
  2. River Witch
  3. River Goddess (✓)

 Word Power

Question 1.
Write the opposites of the following words:
Answer:
a. dishonest honest
b. come go
c. cold hot
d. laugh cry
e. punish reward
f. sad happy

Language Practice

Question 1.
Material noun is the name of a substance with which things are made.
Example – cotton, plastic, milk, cement, silver
Choose the material noun from the box and fill in the blanks :
The Honest Woodcutter Class 6 UP Board Chapter 7 The Honest Woodcutter
Answer:
a. The chair is made of wood.
b. The ring is made of gold.
c. The red bucket is made of plastic.
d. The Taj Mahal is made of marble .
e.The jacket is made of leather.
f. The window is made of glass.

 Question 2.
Answer the following questions in ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. One is done for you :
Will you come to school tomorrow?
No, I will not come to school tomorrow.
Answer:
a. Do you love to play outdoor games?
Yes, I love to play outdoor games.
b. Is Aruna a good dancer?
No, Aruna is not a good dancer.
c. Are the children going to watch a movie?
Yes, the children are going to watch a movie.
d. Were the boys playing football yesterday?
No, the boys were not playing football yesterday.

Activity
Do you think that the woodcutter was right? Give reasons for your answer.
Answer:
Yes, the woodcutter was right because he was truthful in saying that he had lost his iron axe. One time’s greed would not have ensured his  survival for the lifetime. He needed. only iron axe which could strongly cut the wood and help him earn some income regularly.

  What would you do if you find a pencil box in the playground?
Answer:
I would give it to my class teacher or school’s reception so that the student who had lost it could be able to get it.

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