English Class 10
First Flight - Poems (Literature)

Read the given extract and answer the questions


Suddenly, suddenly they heard a nasty sound, 

And Mustard growled, and they all looked around.

 Meowch! cried Ink, and Ooh! cried Belinda,

 For there was a pirate, climbing in the winda.

(The Tale of Custard the Dragon)

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Question (i)

What is the meaning of the word "winda" in the extract? 

  • a) A window
  • b) A windmill
  • c) A windpipe
  • d) A windstorm


 Answer written by the student:

a) A window

Step-by-Step explanation:

  •  The word "winda" is a slang term that means a window.
  •  In the extract, the word "winda" is used to show how the pirate is entering the house through a window.
  •  The word "winda" also creates a rhyme with the word "Belinda", which matches the rhyme scheme of the poem.🏠

Question (ii)

What punctuation mark is used after "Meowch" and "Ooh" in the extract? 


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