HBSE 8th Class English Solutions It So Happened Chapter 5 Princess September

Haryana State Board HBSE 8th Class English Solutions It So Happened Chapter 5 Princess September Textbook Exercise Questions and Answers.

Haryana Board HBSE 8th Class English Solutions It So Happened Chapter 5 Princess September

HBSE 8th Class English Princess September Textbook Questions and Answers

Comprehension Check – I

Princess September Question Answer HBSE 8th Class Question 1.
How many daughters did the royal couple have?
शाही युगल (राजा तथा रानी) की कितनी बेटियाँ थीं?
The royal couple had nine daughters.

Chapter 5 Princess September Question Answer HBSE Question 2.
Why were they named after the months of the year?
उनके नाम वर्ष के महीनों के नाम पर क्यों रख गए थे?
They were named after months of the year because there were nine in all and the queen had expressed her inability to remember their names. Moreover, the names of months can be easily expressed by everybody.

Princess September Question Answer Class 8 HBSE Question 3.
The king had a peculiar habit. What was it? Why is it called peculiar?
राजा की एक विचित्र आदत थी। वह क्या थी? इसे विचित्र क्यों कहा गया है?
The King had a strange habit of giving gifts to the people who came to congratulate him on his birthday. This habit is called peculiar because generally people bring gifts in place of receiving on birthdays.

HBSE 8th Class English Solutions It So Happened Chapter 5 Princess September

The Princess September Question Answer HBSE 8th Class Question 4.
(i) What was Princess September’s reaction to the loss of her parrot?
राजकुमारी सेप्टेम्बर की तोते के मर जाने पर क्या प्रतिक्रिया थी?
Princess September was shocked to find her parrot lying dead. She didn’t touch anything to eat. She went to bed without supper.

(ii) What was her mother’s reaction to it?
इस पर उसकी माँ की प्रतिक्रिया क्या थी?
The Queen’s reaction was indifferent. “It is stuff and nonsense. The child had better go to bed without supper.” She was neither happy nor sad.

(iii) What do the reactions indicate about the nature and temperament of each?
प्रत्येक के स्वभाव तथा व्यवहार के प्रति ये प्रतिक्रियाएँ क्या संकेत देती हैं?
The reactions show that Princess September loved birds with intense depth. She burst into tears to see her parrot lying dead. However, her mother’s reaction was not so. She did not express the least sorrow or any feeling of “loss of” it. She called it non-sense to weep at a mere bird’s death. She was hard-hearted.

Class 8 Chapter 5 Princess September Question Answer HBSE Question 5.
What pulled the Princess out of her gloom?
राजकुमारी ने उदासी से कैसे छुटकारा पाया?
The Princess September had received a great shock at the parrot’s death. She swooned. When she came to senses she found a little bird flying about in her room and singing. On hearing its song her gloom (sadness) vanished. So it was the little sweet singing bird that pulled the Princess out of her gloom.

Princess September Solutions HBSE 8th Class Question 6.
How did the Maids of Honour come to know that the Princess and the bird had become intimate friends?
राजकुमारी की नौकरानियों को कैसे ज्ञात हुआ कि राजकुमारी और पक्षी घनिष्ठ मित्र बन गए हैं?
The Maids of Honour advised Princess September to get a new parrot from the market and put it in a cage but she did not accept this advice. She’tiked the new bird and the bird also sang sweet songs for her. When the bird had gone out to his father-in-law’s house, she felt very sad. But when he came back she welcomed him. She even freed him from the cage as she loved him. So, it is clear that Princess September and the new birds had become intimate friends forever.

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Class 8 Chapter Princess September Question Answer HBSE Question 7.
The new bird was full of new songs but the old parrots always repeated themselves. What did they say?
नया पक्षी नए-नए गीतों से भरपूर था परंतु पुराने तोते सदा अपने को दोहराते रहते थे। वे क्या कहते थे?
The new bird sang different songs of the king’s lake and goldfish etc. but the old parrots sang the same song “God save the king” and “Pretty Polly” again and again though in seven Asian languages.

Class 8 English Chapter 5 Princess September Question Answer HBSE Question 8.
What is the king’s opinion about his councillors? Why did he form that opinion?
राजा की अपने दरबारियों के प्रति क्या राय थी? यह राय उसने क्यों बनाई?
The king had got tired of the same song “God save the king” being sung again and again because it reminded him too^much of his councillors. Perhaps he felt that song prayed to God to save the king smelt some danger for the king. Moreover, he felt fyored to hear of the councillors.

Princess September Class 8 Question Answer HBSE Question 9.
(i) The eight princesses made an offer to Princess September. What was it?
आठ राजकुमारियों ने राजकुमारी सेप्टेम्बर के सामने एक प्रस्ताव रखा। यह प्रस्ताव क्या था?
They offered that they were ready to buy a red and yellow parrot with their own money collected among themselves. However, Princess September rejected their offer.

(ii) Why, in your view, did they do it?
तुम्हारे विचार में, उन्होंने यह क्यों किया?
In my opinion, they were jealous of the new bird. They didn’t want she should have that because it was a good bird.

Princess September Summary HBSE 8th Class Question 10.
What did the sisters advise the Princess to do about her bird?
बहनों ने राजकुमारी को अपने पक्षी के प्रति क्या परामर्श दिया?
They wanted that Princess September should put her new bird in the cage and not let him fly in freedom.

Comprehension Check – II

Class 8 Princess September Question Answer HBSE Question 1.
Under the circumstances it was a very unfortunate remark for the bird to make. Elaborate the italicised parts of the above sentence.
परिस्थितियों के अनुसार तो पक्षी के लिए यह बहुत दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण बात कही गई थी। वाक्य के इटैलिक भाग का अर्थ समझाओ।
I think the little bird should not have madte these remarks. He was not bound under any circumstances to come back. It was not possible for him to come back to Princess September. Yet he came ignoring the party his father-in-law was giving. The new bird wanted to show his importance to the Princess.

Question 2.
(i) What did Princess September do to ensure the safety of her pet?
राजकुमारी ने अपने पालतू पक्षी की सुरक्षा को सुनिश्चित करने के लिए क्या किया?
Princess September put the bird in a golden cage. She told him that there was danger of cats to him at night. Her mamma had told of this danger to her.

(ii) How did the bird react to it?
पक्षी ने इसके प्रति अपनी प्रतिक्रिया कैसे दिखाई?
Bird reacted to it sharply. He didn’t want to be in prison (cage). He wanted full freedom.

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Question 3.
Why did the bird refuse to be taken out in her cage?
पक्षी ने अपने आपको पिंजरे में बाहर ले जाए जाने से इंकार क्यों किया?
The bird refused to be taken out in the cage because he did not want to be a prisoner. He wanted freedom. A free bird sings freely and enjoys the freedom.

Question 4.
(i) What persuades Princess September to give the bird his freedom again?
किस बात ने राजकुमारी सेप्टेम्बर को अपने पक्षी के लिए पुनः स्वतंत्रता प्रदान करने हेतु प्रेरित किया?
The Princess found the bird nearly dead in the next morning. He had stopped taking anything. He had stopped singing at all. Compelled by the circumstances she had to give the bird his freedom. So she let him go out of the cage.

(ii) How did the bird react to it?
पक्षी ने इसकी प्रतिक्रिया कैसे दिखाई?
The bird was filled with joy. He flew away to the far lands promising that he would come back and sing for her whenever she wanted.

Question 5.
Princess September kept her window open day and night.
(i) How did it help the bird?
(ii) How did it help the Princess herself?
राजकुमारी अपनी खिड़की दिन-रात खुली रखती थी।
(i) इससे पक्षी को क्या सहायता मिलती थी?
(ii) इससे स्वयं राजकुमारी को क्या लाभ होता था?
Keeping the window open, would help the bird because he could enter September’s room freely and go away when he wanted. The Princess grew beautiful because of the open window because she could enjoy its company and the sunhght whenever she desired. Both the bird and the Princess, lived happily together with this arrangement.

Question 6.
The eight sisters kept their windows shut. How did it affect them?
आठों बहनें अपनी खिड़कियाँ बंद रखती थीं। इसका उन पर क्या प्रभाव पड़ा?
The eight sisters kept their windows shut off. So, they did not get the fresh air and music of the freely singing bird. After some time, they grew ugly.


Discuss the following questions in small groups. Write their answers later:

Question 1.
Are the sisters unkind and cruel to the new bird? Find evidence in the text to support your idea.
क्या तुम्हारी दृष्टि में बहनें दयाहीन तथा अत्याचारी हैं? अपने इस विचार के समर्थन में पुस्तक में से प्रमाण दीजिए।
Yes, the sisters are unkind and cruel to the new bird. They advised their sister, Princess September, to put him in a cage. When the bird was put into, the cage, he resisted. The eight Princesses didn’t mind if the bird died in the cage.

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Question 2.
Which, to you, is the most important idea in this story, and why?
(i) importance of music
(ii) value of freedom
(iii) beauty of nature
तुम्हारी दृष्टि में इस कहानी का सबसे अधिक महत्त्वपूर्ण दृष्टिकोण क्या है और क्यों?
(क) संगीत का महत्त्व
(ख) स्वतंत्रता का मूल्य
(ग) प्रकृति का सौंदर्य
The value of freedom. Freedom is a basic need of all living beings.

Think it over

  • There are two ways to study butterflies: chase them with pets then inspect their dead bodies, or sit quietly in a garden and watch them dance among the flowers.
  • Freedom practises its own logic. It puts a bouquet of rights in your rigfcihaad and a basket of duties in your left hand:. This is merely to help you walk straight.
  • To be free is to be disciplined. Who knew it better than a young enthusiast walking down the road swinging his arms wildly. When he accidentally hit an old gentleman on the tip of his nose, the man asked “What do you think you are doing?” “I’m sorry”, said the enthusiast, “but it’s a free country. I am swinging my arms.”
  • “Remember,” advised the old man, “your freedom ends where my nose begins.”
    जरा सोचिए
  • तितलियों का अध्ययन करने के लिए दो विधियाँ होती हैं-जाल लेकर उनका पीछा करना और फिर उनके मृत शरीरों का निरीक्षण करना अथवा उद्यान में मौन होकर बैठ जाना और उनको फलों के बीच नाचता हुआ देखने का आनन्द लेना।
  • स्वतंत्रता अपने तर्क का अभ्यास स्वयं करती है। यह तुम्हारे दाएँ ओर अधिकारों का गुलदस्ता पकड़ाती है और बाएँ ओर कर्त्तव्य की टोकरी। ऐसा केवल इसलिए होता है ताकि तुम्हें सीधा चलने में सुविधा हो।
    • स्वतंत्र रहना अनुशासित रहने के समान है। उस उत्साही युवक की अपेक्षा इस बात को और कौन जानता था जो मस्ती में अपनी बाहें सड़क पर झुलाते हुए चलता जा रहा था जब उसने एक वृद्ध व्यक्ति की नाक पर अनजाने में मारा। उस व्यक्ति ने कहा, “और तुम अपने विचार से तुम क्या कर रहे हो?” “मुझे खेद है,” उत्साही ने उत्तर दिया, “परंतु यह एक स्वतंत्र देश है। मैं अपनी बाहें झला रहा हूँ।” “याद रखो,” वृद्ध ने उत्तर दिया, “तुम्हारी स्वतंत्रता वहाँ समाप्त होती है जहाँ मेरी नाक आरंभ होती है।”

HBSE 8th Class English Solutions Princess September Textbook Questions and Answers


Question 1.
Why did the Queen feel confused?
रानी क्यों हड़बड़ा जाती थी?
The Queen felt confused over so many names of her so many daughters.

Question 2.
What solution did she find in order to relieve herself of this problem?
उसने इस समस्या से छुटकारा पाने के लिए क्या समाधान निकाला?
It was the king who found out the solution. He decided to call them January, February and so on in Siamese. The youngest daughter was named September.

Question 3.
What happened when the Princess lay in her bed, crying?
जब राजकुमारी अपने बिस्तर में पड़ी चिल्ला रही थी, तो क्या घटित हुआ?
When the Princess lay in her bed, hungry and crying, a little bird ‘lew down into her room. She sat up. She felt happy when the bird started singing a beautiful song about lake and garden, etc.

Question 4.
What was Princess September’s reaction to the bird’s offer?
राजकुमारी सेप्टेम्बर की पक्षी के प्रस्ताव पर क्या प्रतिक्रिया हुई?
The new little bird’s offer made the Princess September’s heart dance with joy. At this, the bird began to sing in order to make her sleep.

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Question 5.
What did Princess September serve the little bird with?
राजकुमारी सेप्टेम्बर ने पक्षी को क्या खिलाया?
The Princess served the bird with nice rice out of her own hand. He had his bath in the saucer.

Question 6.
Where did the Princess ask the new bird to sit?
राजकुमारी ने नए पक्षी को कहाँ बैठने के लिए कहा?
The Princess stretched out the first finger of her right hand so that it served as a seat for the bird to sit. The little bird at once jumped and occupied his seat on it.

Question 7.
How does the king feel about the song sung by the old parrot?
राजा पुराने तोते द्वारा गाए गए गीत के प्रति क्या अनुभव करता है?
The king never minds how often he had to hear it but he does get tired to hearing those parrots sing “Pretty Polly”.

Question 8.
Why did the eight Princesses sit together?
आठ राजकुमारियाँ क्यों मिलकर बैठती थीं?
The eight Princesses sat together to discuss how to solve the problem of Princess September to keep a new pet.

Question 9.
Where had the little bird gone? How do you know?
छोटा पक्षी कहाँ गया था? तुम कैसे जानते हो?
The new little bird had gone to his father-in-law. We come to know of this when he comes back to the Princess’s room.


Question 1.
What fears surrounded Princess September in the absence of the new little bird?
छोटे पक्षी की अनुपस्थिति में राजकुमारी कौन-कौन से भय से घिर गई थी?
When the new little bird was absent in the Princess’s room she felt very gloomy. Many fears such as attacks of hawks, traps of hunters, the birds’ forgetfulness or his attraction to someone else surrounded her.

Question 2.
Why did the new little bird enter her room quietly?
नये छोटे पक्षी ने उसके कमरे में क्यों चुपके से प्रवेश किया?
The new little bird wanted to give her a surprise. So he entered suddenly and quietly. It shows he loved her very much.

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Question 3.
What reason did the bird give to the Princess for being absent for a long time? vfa TO FFT SFjqftsiF TF^ ^ 3
एक लंबे समय तक अनुपस्थित रहने के पीछे पक्षी ने राजकुमारी को कौन-सा कारण बताया?
He replied that he had gone to his father-in-law. He was not to return that day as his father-in-law was giving a party. They all wanted him to stay, but as he felt she would be sad without her, he had decided to come back to her.

Question 4.
Was she telling him the truth when she said about cats?
जब उसने बिल्लियों के प्रति कहा, तो क्या वह सत्य था?
No, she was not. In fact, she acted upon her sisters’ suggestion. Moreover as she loved him very much, she didn’t want to be separated from him even for a moment.

Question 5.
Describe the actual feelings of the new little bird when she told him that she was serious about her action.
नए छोटे पक्षी की वास्तविक भावनाओं का वर्णन करो जब राजकुमारी ने उससे कहा कि वह अपनी कार्यवाही के प्रति गंभीर है।
The new little bird stopped in the middle of his room after supper. He didn’t feel like singing. Feeling restless and irritated, he persisted to let him out of the cage. He tried to force out of the bars of the cage but in vain. He then forced the door to open it but failed. As a matter of fact, he wanted freedom which is the basic need of every living being, may be a bird, an animal or a human being.

Question 6.
How did the Princesses react to her action?
राजकुमारियों ने उस (राजकुमारी सेप्टेम्बर की) कार्यवाही पर क्या प्रतिक्रिया दिखाई?
The Princesses praised her action. In their view, the bird would soon get used to the cage. After sometime, he would forget his freedom.

Question 7.
What did the Princess find the next day when she looked into the cage?
जब राजकुमारी ने पिंजरे में अगले दिन देखा तो उसने क्या पाया?
She found the bird lying senseless in the cage. She cried and she opened the door and lifted him out but soon she felt relief to find that the bird was breathing still.

Question 8.
What did the bird say when he came to senses?
जब पक्षी सचेत हुआ तो उसने क्या कहा?
When the bird opened his eyes, he saw no bars of cage round him. The very first words he expressed were: “/ cannot sing unless I’am free and if I cannot sing, I die.”

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Question 9.
What was her sisters’ reaction at the bird’s going off?
पक्षी के भाग जाने पर उसकी बहनों की क्या प्रतिक्रिया थी?
The eight sisters said that the bird would never return.

Question 10.
Did the bird ever return?
क्या पक्षी कभी वापस आया?
Yes, the bird returned at last. He flew up and down and sat on September’s shoulder and ate out of her hand. He sang her a beautiful song. She kept her window open day and night so that he might come to her whenever he liked. Both became happy and she became very beautiful.

Question 11.
What happened to her when she was old enough?
जब वह काफी बड़ी हो गई तो उसके साथ क्या हुआ?
When she was old enough she was married to the King of Cambodia. She was made to sit on white elephant and taken through the streets of the city.

Question 12.
What happened to her sisters?
उसकी बहनों को क्या हुआ?
Her sisters kept their windows closed. They became ugly as well as quarrelsome.

Question 13.
What happened to the sisters when they grew old?
जब उसकी बहनें बड़ी हो गईं तो उनका क्या हुआ?
The sisters were married to the king’s councillors with a pound of tea and a Siamese cat.

Princess September Summary in English

A King and a Queen had many daughters. As the Queen could not remember so riiany names, the king named them after the names of months, i.e. January, February, March and so on. September was the youngest of all of them. Once the King gifted them with a green parrot on his birthday. But it lived for a few months and died. There was sorrow all round. Princess September was the most sorrowful. She wept bitterly. She did not take supper and went to bed. Tile Maids of Honour went to party and left her alone. Suddenly the Princess September saw a bird coming into her room. It began to sing a sweet song. She sat up and felt happy.

It bowed before her. She clapped with joy. It then sang her to sleep. The next day, the little bird was there. She jumped in Relight. The bird promised to remain with-her and ijjing for her whenever she wanted. She then showed it to her eight sisters, the King aftd the Queen. They felt very happy but her sisters felt jealous. They suggested to buy a bird from the market because it would sing every time for her. But she didn’t agree. One day, the bird went away. Princess September felt very sad. The Eight Princesses told her he wouldn’t come back. However, the bird came back. It had gone to its father-in-law’s house. The Princess September put it in a golden cage at once. The bird cried, “I can’t remain in cage, I wouldn’t be able to sing. I want freedom, freedom, freedom,” but the Princess September didn’t free it. The bird stopped eating everything. The next morning, the bird was found unconscious. The Princess released the bird at once lest it should die. The bird came to senses and flew about her. It started singing. She promised it never to put it in the cage again. It flew above joyfully.

Now the bird used to come to the Princess whenever she wanted it to sing for her. Both lived happily together.

At last she was married to the King of Cambodia. She was taken in a procession and welcomed by the people. However, her sisters had become ugly; their father married them to their councillors with a pound of tea and a Siamese cat.

HBSE 8th Class English Solutions It So Happened Chapter 5 Princess September

Princess September Summary in Hindi

एक राजा और रानी की बहुत सी बेटियाँ थीं। चूंकि रानी को इतने अधिक नाम याद नहीं रहते थे, राजा ने उनके नाम महीनों । के नाम पर रख दिए जैसे जनवरी, फरवरी, मार्च इत्यादि…. सेप्टेम्बर सबसे छोटी बेटी थी। राजा की एक अजीब आदत थी। अपने जन्मदिन पर वह उपहार लेने की बजाय देता था। एक बार अपने जन्मदिन पर उसने अपनी प्रत्येक बेटी को एक-एक हरा तोता सोने के पिंजरे में डालकर दिया। दुर्भाग्य से सेप्टेम्बर का तोता कुछ दिनों के पश्चात् स्वर्ग सिधार गया। उसने उसे प्रातः उठते ही मरा हुआ पाया। वह बहुत रोई। रोते-रोते वह सो ही गई। जब उसकी नींद खुली उसने एक पक्षी को अपने कमरे में कूदता हुआ देखा। वह एक मधुर गीत भी गा रहा था। राजकुमारी सेप्टेम्बर के मन में शांति आ गई। वह उस नए पक्षी को देखकर प्रसन्न हो गई। उसने ताली बजाई। पक्षी उसके साथ उड़कर गाना भी गाने लगा। गीत सुनकर राजकुमारी सो गई। प्रात: उठी तो उसने देखा वह वहीं था। पक्षी ने उसे प्रणाम किया। उसने उसके पास रहने का वचन दिया। वह प्रसन्न हो गई।

अब राजकुमारी सेप्टेम्बर ने अपना नया पक्षी अपनी बहनों को दिखाया। राजा और रानी ने भी उसे देखा। वे उसे देखकर चकित व प्रसन्न हुए। परन्तु उसकी बहनों के मन में ईर्ष्या पैदा हो गई। एक बार वह पक्षी कहीं चला गया। राजकुमारी सेप्टेम्बर दु:खी हो गई। उसकी बहनों ने उससे कहा, “इससे अच्छा है तुम्हें हम बाजार से एक तोता लाकर देती हैं। यह पिंजरे में भी रहेगा और जो चाहोगी, गाएगा।” परंतु राजकुमारी सेप्टेम्बर न मानी, “मेरा नया पक्षी अपने ससुर के पास गया है। वह आएगा और मेरे पास रहेगा,” राजकुमारी ने कहा।

उसी दिन नया पक्षी वापस आ गया। राजकुमारी ने बहनों के परामर्श पर उसे सोने के पिंजरे में बंद कर दिया। पक्षी चिल्लाया, “टॉय-टाँय, मैं स्वतंत्र रहूँगा, मैं पिंजरे में बंद रहकर नहीं गा सकता।” परंतु राजकुमारी ने उसे रातभर बंद रखा, उसने नहीं गाया। प्रातः उठकर देखा तो वह अचेत था। वह घबरा गई। उसने शीघ्र उसे बाहर निकाला। बाहर की पवन लगते ही, पक्षी सचेत हो गया. “मैं तुम्हारे पास आता-जाता रहूँगा और जब बुलाओगी, आऊँगा, गाऊँगा।” राजकुमारी मान गई और वह दोनों मित्र बनकर आनंद से रहने लगे। राजकुमारी सेप्टेम्बर अपनी खिड़की रात-दिन खुली रखती थी ताकि वह पक्षी जब चाहे उसके कमरे में आ सके। यह उसके लिए अच्छा साबित हुआ और वह अत्यंत सुंदर होती गई। परंतु उसकी बहनें खिड़कियाँ बंद करके सोती थीं। कुछ समय के पश्चात् उनका रंग काला हो गया।

और जब राजकुमारी सेप्टेम्बर बड़ी हो गई, तब राजा ने उसका विवाह कम्बोडिया के राजा से कर दिया। उसका स्वागत हुआ। उसे रथ पर सारे नगर में घुमाया गया। उसने उचित सम्मान पाया। परंतु उसकी बहनों का विवाह राजा ने अपने दरबारियों से कर दिया। उन्हें दहेज में चाय तथा एक स्यामी बिल्ली मिली।

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