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Std.12 | English | 1.3 The Cop and the Anthem – O’ Henry

Here is a wonderful story for the students , giving a great lesson of life

The cop and the anthem std 12th English worksheet

Soapy left his bench and strolled out of the square and across the   level sea of asphalt, where Broadway and Fifth Avenue flow together. Up Broadway he turned, and stopped at a luxurious cafe. Soapy had confidence in himself from the lowest button of his vest upward. He was shaven, and his coat was trim and his neat, black bow had been presented to him by a lady missionary on Thanksgiving Day. If only he could reach a table in the restaurant unsuspected, success would be his. The portion of him that would show above the table would raise no doubt in the waiter’s mind. A roasted mallard duck, thought Soapy, would be about the thing with a bottle of wine and then some cheese, a cup of coffee and a cigar. One dollar for the cigar would be enough. The total would not be so high as to call forth any extreme of revenge from the cafe management; and yet  the meat would leave him filled and happy for the journey to his winter island. But as Soapy set foot inside the restaurant door,  the  head-waiter’s  eye fell  upon  his  tattered  trousers  and  decadent shoes. Strong and ready hands turned  him  about and conveyed him in silence and haste to the side- walk and averted the ignoble fate of the menaced mallard.

Questions:
A1. Fill in the blanks with suitable words.

1. Soapy stopped at ……………………………………………
2. Soapy had confidence in himself from the…………….. Of his vest upward.
3. A neat and blank bow had been presented soapy by ………………………………….
4.  Soapy  was  left  on  the  sidewalk  by……………………………………….

A3. Pick out the lines from the text which show that —
       Soapy  wants to enter the cafe for two reasons.

A4. Do you justify Soapy’s reasons to go to jail? Why?

A5. 1. Soapy left his bench and strolled out of the square.  (Use as well as)

        2. He could reach a table in the restaurant unsuspected. (Use be able to)

        3. As Soapy set foot inside the restaurant door, the head-waiter’s eye              fell upon his tattered trousers and decadent shoes. (Use As soon as )

         4. Strong and ready hands turned him. (Change the voice).

A6. Write the same meaning words for……
1. Walked in a leisurely way. ………………………………….
2. Decadent ……………………….
3. Dishonourable ……………………………………..

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