NCERT Solutions for Class 9th Moments English

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Moments is the supplementary reader of Class 9th English. If you want check you basic understanding of the story then you must solve NCERT Solutions for Class 9th Moments English. Here, we have provided the solutions of each NCERT questions so if you ever getting problem while answering any question then you can visit this page and get your doubt cleared. You only need to click on the chapter name to get your desired chapter.


Chapter 1- The Lost Child

In this story, a child goes to see the village fair in the company of his father and mother. There are many attractions in the fair for the child like balloons, merry go round, toys  and eatables. He asks his parents s, again and again, to buy him something or the other. Parents have no desire to purchase these things for the child. By chance, the child gets separated from his parents. He starts He runs here and there shouting for his parents. A kind man sees him. He tries to console the child. He takes him to different shops. But the child goes on weeping. Now he has lost interest in everything. He keeps crying and says “I want my father, I want my mother”.

Chapter 2- The Adventures of Toto

The narrator’s grandfather was fond of keeping different kinds of pets. One day, he bought a monkey from a tonga-driver for rupees five. Its name was Toto. It was a mischievous small monkey. Toto’s arrival in the house was kept a secret from grandmother. He pulled out the peg, tore wallpapers and author’s blazer. He never let other animals live in harmony. He always enjoyed warm water bath in cold winter evening.  At last, grandfather realized that he could not keep Toto at home any longer. So, he sold Toto back to the tonga-driver for three rupees.

Chapter 3- Iswaran the Storyteller

The story is narrated to Ganesh by a young man named Mahendra. He was a supervisor in a firm. As he was a bachelor, he always had his cook Iswaran with him. He was an expert cook and also a master storyteller. He narrated even the smallest incident of his story by weaving suspense around it. One day, he told his master a story about a mad elephant. On another day, he told Mahendra that the ghost of a woman appeared around the house on the full moon night. One night, Mahendra woke up on hearing some sound. He kicked out of the window. He saw a dark cloudy figure. He began to sweat with fear. Next morning Iswaran greeted him and asked him about the last night’s experience. Mahendra was determined to leave the haunted place the very next day.

Chapter 4- In the Kingdom of Fools

The story is based on the theme that foolish people are unpredictable and can be very dangerous. The king and his minister were idiots ‘In the Kingdoms of Fools’. They had changed the day into night and the night into day. Anybody who violated the rule would be punished. People slept during the day and worked at night. One day, a guru and his disciple visited this kingdom and were surprised to find the whole kingdom asleep during the day. When night came, people began their routine activities. The two men had become very hungry by this time, so they went to a grocery shop. It was utterly surprising for them to see that everything had the same cost – a single duddu. The guru realised that it would be good to leave this place but the disciple remained there. One night when the thief was stealing, the wall fell on him and he died. The incident was investigated properly and finally the rich merchant was ordered to death by the king. However, moments before the killing, the minister observed that the merchant was too thin for the new stake. So, it was decided to find a person who fitted the stake. The disciple, who had gone fat after eating bananas, rice, wheat and ghee for days, was caught to be killed in place of the merchant. He pleaded that he was a sanyasi and had not done anything wrong. But the king’s men did not listen to hint He was reminded of his guru and while waiting for death he prayed to him in his heart for help. Guru befooled both the king and his minister by saying that whosoever would die first would become the king in the next birth. Both the king and minister agreed to die. People begged the guru and his disciple to be their king and minister. They announced that now the day would be the day and the night would be night and nothing would cost a single duddu.

Chapter 5- The Happy Prince

The story is about the statue of a prince and a little swallow who sacrificed their lives in order to help the poor. The Happy Prince was a beautiful statue on a tall pillar. He is decorated with gold leaves and precious stones. He could see all around the city. When he was alive, he lived in a palace. He was always happy. He had not seen the miseries of life. He feels sad because he is unable to help the people who are crying in misery. He decides to help people with his gold leaves, precious sapphires and ruby. One day, a swallow came there. He saw the prince in tears. The prince told him that he wanted to help the poor and sad people. He sent his ruby and the sapphires of his eyes to the poor people. Now he was blind. He sent his gold also. Now he looked ugly. The swallow began to love the prince. The winter came but the swallow did not go away. He lived with the prince. One day, the swallow died. This broke the leaden heart of the statue. The statue was no longer beautiful. It was melted in a furnace. But the leaden heart did not melt. It was thrown in the dust heap. The dead swallow was also lying there. One day God asked one of his angels to bring two most precious things from earth. The  Angel brought the leaden heart of the Happy Prince and the dead swallow. God was pleased with angel’s selection. The prince and the swallow were given a permanent place in heaven. Then they lived  happily in heaven.

Chapter 6- Weathering the Storm in Ersama

This story is a true account of the devastation brought about in Orissa in 1999 by a super cyclone. Prashant went to his friend’s house in Ersama. The evening turned into a super storm accompanied by heavy and continuous rain. Many trees were uprooted and water entered his friend’s house. His friend’s family  had taken a shelter on the roof and the fallen coconut trees kept them alive for several days. Prashant was worried about his parents. He took a strong stick and started his journey  to his village. He waded through water, and had to push away many dead bodies on way. He found destruction everywhere in his village. He at once gathered some young people of his village and started helping the poor and the needy.

Chapter 7- The Last Leaf

‘The Last Leaf’ is a story of supreme sacrifice by an old artist Behrman. Sue and Johnsy were two young artistic friends. They lived together. Johnsy suffers from pneumonia. There was an ivy creeper outside the window. Its leaves were falling. Johnsy had a fancy that she would die when the last leaf on the ivy fell. Her illness is made worse by these negative thoughts. Medicines have no effect on her  llness.  An old painter named Behrman lived downstairs. He considered the girls like his daughters. Sue told of Johnsy’s fancy to Bohrman. He promised to help her. One night, it rains heavily and there was storm also. Johnsy thinks that the last leaf  would fall anytime and she would also die with the fall of that leaf.  But Behanan worked all night and painted a leaf on the wall. Johnsy peeps through the window to make herself sure that whether the last leaf fell  or not. To her surprise, she finds that the last leaf was still on the creeper when she woke up in the morning. Sue tells Johnsy that the last leaf is quite green and healthy. It has not fallen. Now Johnsy smiles and starts recovering her health soon. Finally sue discloses the truth of last leaf. The last leaf on the ivy creeper is Behrman’s  masterpiece. He painted it last night when the last leaf fell from the ivy. He died of  pneumonia the next morning. 

Chapter 8- A House is Not a Home

The narrator feels isolated in his new school. Now he is studying in a high school. His old school teachers and friends are dear to him. They always encouraged him to participate in school activities and make new friends. Once his house catches fire. He, together with his mother run out to the neighbours because they have to inform the fire department. His mother rushes to the home to save the metal box, pictures, documents and letters by his father. The firemen save his mother. The narrator hugs his mother because he has great love for her. As the narrator loses everything in the fire, they have to go the grandparents house so that they could spend the night. Next day, the author went to his school wearing weird clothes, borrowed shoes and with no backpack. His schoolmates gave him school supplies, notebooks, and all kind of different clothes. The narrator was touched by their concern and made many friends.

Chapter 9- The Accidental Tourist

The narrator of the story is a clumsy man who finds it hard to do even simple things, especially while he is travelling. He recalls all those experiences and we come to know how he fails to enjoy his air travels and being a frequent traveller not able to get any air card due to his carelessness. He is neither able to zip his bag properly nor he is able to remember the room number of his hotel. Once he spilled soft drink on a woman sitting next to him in an airplane. He is also not able to use discount cards. He is constantly filled with wonder at the number of things other people do without any evident difficulty. The narrator finds it very hard to carry on life in the real world. To him, travelling is a challenging task which he cannot do smoothly.

Chapter 10- The Beggar

This is a story about a beggar, Lushkoff who used to beg as a school teacher or a student. He met an advocate named Sergei who offered him a job at his house. Sergei asked Lushkoff to chop woods for him. Lushkoff is weak and unwilling to do the laborious job of chopping wood. But the job is somehow done. He gives up begging. Years later when Sergei comes across Lushkoff, he is no longer a beggar but a respectable notary. Then he discloses the fact that it was Sergei’s maidservant who had chopped the wood for him. This act of her kindness had influenced him so much that his whole life was changed.

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