Q) Answer following questions in about 100 words.
Q1) Why did Kezia’s father punish her? Was he right in doing so?
Ans1) Kezia wanted to give a present to her father on his birthday. She decided to make a pin –cushion for him. She took a beautiful piece of yellow silk and stitched it on three sides. Now, she needed something to fill it. She went into her father room. There, she found that many sheets of fine paper lying on the table. She picked them and tore into pieces. Then she stuffed them into pin-cushion and sewed its fourth side. But it was her father’s important speech. When her father came to know about it, he became very upset.
He picked up a ruler and beat her. He was not right in punishing her. He must have realized that she was innocent. Her intention was good. He could warn her politely.
Q2) What were kezia’s feelings about her father at the end of the story?
Ans2) Kezia used to fear her father. After he beat her over pin-cushion incident, her fear turn into horror. She started avoiding her father. Once she had a nightmare. She began to cry. There was nobody to help her. Suddenly her father appeared with a candle. He took her to his room, made her lie with him and comforted her. He asked her to rub her feet against his legs for warmth. It brought her close to her father. She felt sorry for him as he had no time to play with her. All her fears and hatred melted and she began to love her father since then.