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Summary of The Accidental Tourist Class 9 English Moments with Hindi Summary

"The Accidental Tourist" is a lesson written by Bill Bryson. The narrator says that he is bad at almost everything in the world. He narrates an incident that happened at an airport. While looking for the privilege card in his carry-on bag, its zip gets stuck, he ends up ripping it open and drops its contents (including his valued tobacco tin) on the floor. When he sees the blood on his finger, he becomes hysterical.

The narrator recounts three other incidents that took place on a plane. Firstly, when the narrator leans over to tie his shoelace, the man before him pushes his back seat on a reclining state, trapping the narrator in a crash position. Secondly, the narrator drops his drink on the lap of a nun, "a sweet little lady", two times in a row. The lady mutters a curse in public. Thirdly, during the narrator's worst experience, he sucks on his pen and ends with a blue stain all over his mouth. Unaware, he chats with an attractive lady and throws witty remarks to show off his intelligence. So, to avoid such mishaps on a plane, the narrator doesn’t drink, eat, or bring his hands near his face. He also sits on his hands to keep them from moving.

Finally, the narrator explains how he never earned enough flyer miles, although everyone he knew were travelling first-class to Bali. He could never record his journey for various reasons: he would misplace his card, or the clerk would fail to document his journey. Or else, the clerk would inform him that he was not eligible for the points.

He recites one final incident to demonstrate his troubles with the flyer miles. When he presented his card before his flight to Australia, the clerk rejected it stating that the names on the card and the ticket were different. While the card had W. Bryson on it, the ticket had B. Bryson printed on it. Though he tried to explain how the two initials were related, the clerk disregarded it.
The narrator concludes the lesson by saying that the lack of flyer miles was for the better as he may not be able to travel a long distance without eating anything.

The Story is written by Bill Bryson.

Summary of The Accidental Tourist Class 9 English Moments with Hindi Summary

The Accidental Tourist Summary

In this story, the writer gives a funny description of himself. He says that he is very forgetful and gets easily confused. He lists a number of events to show this trait of his character. The description is humorous from the beginning to the end. He says that very often, he locks himself in an alley while looking for a lavatory in a cinema. He forgets the number of his hotel room. To know it again, he has to go to the hotel desk two or three times a day. He forgets that he is sucking on the end of his pen. The pen leaks and it makes his teeth, tongue and gums navy blue. He pulls at the jammed zip of his bag and cuts his finger. While handling an article of food or drink, he spoils his own clothes or someone else's. Once he is on a trip with his family. When food is being delivered on the plane, his wife says, "Take the lids off the food for Daddy' or 'Put your hoods on, children. Daddy is about to cut his meat.' The author has joined British Airways' frequent flyer programme. Under this programme, the Airways allows some extra air miles with every trip. Cards have been issued in which they go on entering these air miles. And when one has collected the required number of air miles, they allow a free first-class trip to the island of Bali in Indonesia. Often the author forgets to have his air miles entered on his card. He has travelled 100,000 miles but has only 212 air miles on his card. While others are flying off first class to Bali, the author has no hope of being able to do so.

The Accidental Tourist Hindi Summary

इस कहानी में लेखक अपने बारे में हास्यपूर्ण वर्णन करता है। वह कहता है कि वह बहुत भुलक्कड़ है तथा बहुत जल्दी चकरा जाता है। अपने चरित्र की इस विशेषता को दिखाने के लिए वह अनेक घटनाओं की सूची प्रस्तुत करता है । वर्णन शुरू से ले कर अन्त तक हास्यपूर्ण है। वह कहता है कि किसी सिनेमा घर में शौचालय की तलाश करते हुए वह बहुत प्रायः एक तंग जगह में तालाबन्द हो कर रह जाता है । वह अपने होटल का कमरा नम्बर भूल जाता है। इसे दोबारा जानने के लिए उसे दिन में दो या तीन बार होटल काउण्टर पर पूछने जाना पड़ता है। वह भूल जाता है कि वह अपनी कलम के सिरे को चूस रहा है । कलम रिसने लगती है और उसकी जीभ, दांत और मसूड़े नेवी ब्लू रंग के हो जाते हैं । वह अपने बैग की अटकी हुई ज़िप को खींचता है और अपनी अंगुली काट लेता है । कोई खाने-पीने की चीज़ पकड़ते समय वह अपने या किसी अन्य के वस्त्र खराब कर देता है। एक बार वह अपने परिवार के साथ यात्रा पर निकला होता है। जब वायुयान में भोजन दिया जा रहा होता है, तो उसकी पत्नी कहती है, 'पापा के लिए भोजन पर से ढक्कन उतार दो' अथवा 'बच्चों, अपनी टोपियां पहन लो। पापा मांस के टुकड़े काटने लगे हैं।' लेखक ब्रिटिश एयरवेज़ की नित्य हवाईयात्री योजना का सदस्य बन गया है। इस योजना के अनुसार एयरवेज़ प्रत्येक यात्रा करने पर कुछ हवाई मील अतिरिक्त रूप से देता है। सदस्यों को कार्ड दिए गए हैं। जिन में इन हवाई मीलों को दर्ज कर दिया जाता है तथा जब व्यक्ति वांछित संख्या जितने हवाई मील इकट्ठे कर चुका होता है तो उसे इण्डोनेशिया के द्वीप बाली को जाने के लिए प्रथम दर्जे में निःशुल्क हवाई यात्रा की छूट होती है । प्रायः लेखक अपने कार्ड पर हवाई मील दर्ज करवाने भूल जाता है । वह 100,000 मील यात्रा कर चुका है किन्तु उसके कार्ड पर केवल 212 हवाई मील दर्ज हुए हैं। जब कि अन्य लोग पहले दर्जे में बाली की यात्रा कर रहे हैं, लेखक को कोई आशा नहीं है कि वह कभी ऐसा कर पाएगा।
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