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76 HONEYSUCKLE
Part I Part I Part I Part I Part I
1. JUMMAN Shaikh and Algu Chowdhry were
good friends. So strong was their bond
of friendship that when either of them
went away from the village, the other
looked after his family. Both were greatly
respected in the village.
2. Jumman had an old aunt who had
some property. This she transferred to
him on the understanding that she
would stay with him and he would look
after her. The arrangement worked well
for a couple of years. Then the situation
changed. Jumman and his family were
tired of the old relative. Jumman became
as indifferent to her as his wife, who
grudged even the little food that the old
lady wanted every day. She swallowed
these insults along with her food for a
few months. But patience has its limits.
became indifferent:
lost interest in or
did not care for
grudged: gave
unwillingly; felt
angry/ unhappy
about giving
swallowed these
insults: tolerated
them
7
Before you read Before you read Before you read Before you read Before you read
Has your best friend ever done something you
thought was wrong? What did you do then? Did
you keep quiet or did you tell your friend what
you thought?
Read this story about two friends who had to
decide what was more important — friendship
and enmity, or a sense of what is right and
what is wrong.
Fair Play Fair Play
Rationalised 2023-24
Page 2


76 HONEYSUCKLE
Part I Part I Part I Part I Part I
1. JUMMAN Shaikh and Algu Chowdhry were
good friends. So strong was their bond
of friendship that when either of them
went away from the village, the other
looked after his family. Both were greatly
respected in the village.
2. Jumman had an old aunt who had
some property. This she transferred to
him on the understanding that she
would stay with him and he would look
after her. The arrangement worked well
for a couple of years. Then the situation
changed. Jumman and his family were
tired of the old relative. Jumman became
as indifferent to her as his wife, who
grudged even the little food that the old
lady wanted every day. She swallowed
these insults along with her food for a
few months. But patience has its limits.
became indifferent:
lost interest in or
did not care for
grudged: gave
unwillingly; felt
angry/ unhappy
about giving
swallowed these
insults: tolerated
them
7
Before you read Before you read Before you read Before you read Before you read
Has your best friend ever done something you
thought was wrong? What did you do then? Did
you keep quiet or did you tell your friend what
you thought?
Read this story about two friends who had to
decide what was more important — friendship
and enmity, or a sense of what is right and
what is wrong.
Fair Play Fair Play
Rationalised 2023-24
FAIR PLAY 77
3. One day she spoke to Jumman, “My
son, it is now obvious that I am not
wanted in your house. Kindly give me a
monthly allowance so that I can set up
a separate kitchen.”
“My wife knows best how to run the
house. Be patient,” said Jumman
shamelessly. This made his aunt very
angry and she decided to take her case
to the village panchayat.
4. For many days, the old lady was seen
talking to the villagers explaining her case
and seeking their support. Some
sympathised with her, others laughed
at her and a few others advised her to
Rationalised 2023-24
Page 3


76 HONEYSUCKLE
Part I Part I Part I Part I Part I
1. JUMMAN Shaikh and Algu Chowdhry were
good friends. So strong was their bond
of friendship that when either of them
went away from the village, the other
looked after his family. Both were greatly
respected in the village.
2. Jumman had an old aunt who had
some property. This she transferred to
him on the understanding that she
would stay with him and he would look
after her. The arrangement worked well
for a couple of years. Then the situation
changed. Jumman and his family were
tired of the old relative. Jumman became
as indifferent to her as his wife, who
grudged even the little food that the old
lady wanted every day. She swallowed
these insults along with her food for a
few months. But patience has its limits.
became indifferent:
lost interest in or
did not care for
grudged: gave
unwillingly; felt
angry/ unhappy
about giving
swallowed these
insults: tolerated
them
7
Before you read Before you read Before you read Before you read Before you read
Has your best friend ever done something you
thought was wrong? What did you do then? Did
you keep quiet or did you tell your friend what
you thought?
Read this story about two friends who had to
decide what was more important — friendship
and enmity, or a sense of what is right and
what is wrong.
Fair Play Fair Play
Rationalised 2023-24
FAIR PLAY 77
3. One day she spoke to Jumman, “My
son, it is now obvious that I am not
wanted in your house. Kindly give me a
monthly allowance so that I can set up
a separate kitchen.”
“My wife knows best how to run the
house. Be patient,” said Jumman
shamelessly. This made his aunt very
angry and she decided to take her case
to the village panchayat.
4. For many days, the old lady was seen
talking to the villagers explaining her case
and seeking their support. Some
sympathised with her, others laughed
at her and a few others advised her to
Rationalised 2023-24
78 HONEYSUCKLE
make it up with her nephew and his wife.
At last she came to Algu Chowdhry and
spoke to him. “You know, Chachi,
Jumman is my best friend. How can I
go against him?” Algu said. “But is it
right, my son, to keep mum and not say
what you consider just and fair?”
pleaded the old lady. “Come to the
panchayat and speak the truth,” she
said. Algu didn’t reply, but her words
kept ringing in his ears.
Part II Part II Part II Part II Part II
5. The panchayat was held the same
evening under an old banyan tree.
Jumman stood up and said, “The voice
of the Panch is the voice of God. Let my
make it up: stop
quarreling; come
to an agreement
with
mum: quiet/silent
Rationalised 2023-24
Page 4


76 HONEYSUCKLE
Part I Part I Part I Part I Part I
1. JUMMAN Shaikh and Algu Chowdhry were
good friends. So strong was their bond
of friendship that when either of them
went away from the village, the other
looked after his family. Both were greatly
respected in the village.
2. Jumman had an old aunt who had
some property. This she transferred to
him on the understanding that she
would stay with him and he would look
after her. The arrangement worked well
for a couple of years. Then the situation
changed. Jumman and his family were
tired of the old relative. Jumman became
as indifferent to her as his wife, who
grudged even the little food that the old
lady wanted every day. She swallowed
these insults along with her food for a
few months. But patience has its limits.
became indifferent:
lost interest in or
did not care for
grudged: gave
unwillingly; felt
angry/ unhappy
about giving
swallowed these
insults: tolerated
them
7
Before you read Before you read Before you read Before you read Before you read
Has your best friend ever done something you
thought was wrong? What did you do then? Did
you keep quiet or did you tell your friend what
you thought?
Read this story about two friends who had to
decide what was more important — friendship
and enmity, or a sense of what is right and
what is wrong.
Fair Play Fair Play
Rationalised 2023-24
FAIR PLAY 77
3. One day she spoke to Jumman, “My
son, it is now obvious that I am not
wanted in your house. Kindly give me a
monthly allowance so that I can set up
a separate kitchen.”
“My wife knows best how to run the
house. Be patient,” said Jumman
shamelessly. This made his aunt very
angry and she decided to take her case
to the village panchayat.
4. For many days, the old lady was seen
talking to the villagers explaining her case
and seeking their support. Some
sympathised with her, others laughed
at her and a few others advised her to
Rationalised 2023-24
78 HONEYSUCKLE
make it up with her nephew and his wife.
At last she came to Algu Chowdhry and
spoke to him. “You know, Chachi,
Jumman is my best friend. How can I
go against him?” Algu said. “But is it
right, my son, to keep mum and not say
what you consider just and fair?”
pleaded the old lady. “Come to the
panchayat and speak the truth,” she
said. Algu didn’t reply, but her words
kept ringing in his ears.
Part II Part II Part II Part II Part II
5. The panchayat was held the same
evening under an old banyan tree.
Jumman stood up and said, “The voice
of the Panch is the voice of God. Let my
make it up: stop
quarreling; come
to an agreement
with
mum: quiet/silent
Rationalised 2023-24
FAIR PLAY 79
aunt nominate the head Panch. I will
abide by her decision.”
6. “The Panch knows neither friend nor
enemy. What do you say to Algu
Chowdhry?” the old lady announced.
“Fine,” replied Jumman hiding his joy
over this unexpected piece of luck.
“Chachi, you are aware of my
friendship with Jumman,” said Algu.
“I know that,” replied the aunt, “but I
also know that you will not kill your
conscience for the sake of friendship. God
lives in the heart of the Panch, and his
voice is the voice of God.” And the old
lady explained her case.
“Jumman,” said Algu, “you and I are
old friends. Your aunt is as dear to me
as you. Now I am a Panch. You and your
aunt are equal before me. What have you
to say in your defence?”
“Three years ago,”  began Jumman,
“my aunt transferred her property to me.
I promised to support her as long as she
lived. I have done all I could. There have
been a couple of quarrels between my
wife and her but I can’t stop it. Now my
aunt is claiming a monthly allowance
from me. This is not possible. That’s all
I have to say.”
7. Jumman was cross-examined by
Algu and others. Then Algu announced,
“We have gone into the matter carefully.
In our opinion, Jumman must pay his
nominate: propose/
suggest someone’s
name for something
abide by: accept
Rationalised 2023-24
Page 5


76 HONEYSUCKLE
Part I Part I Part I Part I Part I
1. JUMMAN Shaikh and Algu Chowdhry were
good friends. So strong was their bond
of friendship that when either of them
went away from the village, the other
looked after his family. Both were greatly
respected in the village.
2. Jumman had an old aunt who had
some property. This she transferred to
him on the understanding that she
would stay with him and he would look
after her. The arrangement worked well
for a couple of years. Then the situation
changed. Jumman and his family were
tired of the old relative. Jumman became
as indifferent to her as his wife, who
grudged even the little food that the old
lady wanted every day. She swallowed
these insults along with her food for a
few months. But patience has its limits.
became indifferent:
lost interest in or
did not care for
grudged: gave
unwillingly; felt
angry/ unhappy
about giving
swallowed these
insults: tolerated
them
7
Before you read Before you read Before you read Before you read Before you read
Has your best friend ever done something you
thought was wrong? What did you do then? Did
you keep quiet or did you tell your friend what
you thought?
Read this story about two friends who had to
decide what was more important — friendship
and enmity, or a sense of what is right and
what is wrong.
Fair Play Fair Play
Rationalised 2023-24
FAIR PLAY 77
3. One day she spoke to Jumman, “My
son, it is now obvious that I am not
wanted in your house. Kindly give me a
monthly allowance so that I can set up
a separate kitchen.”
“My wife knows best how to run the
house. Be patient,” said Jumman
shamelessly. This made his aunt very
angry and she decided to take her case
to the village panchayat.
4. For many days, the old lady was seen
talking to the villagers explaining her case
and seeking their support. Some
sympathised with her, others laughed
at her and a few others advised her to
Rationalised 2023-24
78 HONEYSUCKLE
make it up with her nephew and his wife.
At last she came to Algu Chowdhry and
spoke to him. “You know, Chachi,
Jumman is my best friend. How can I
go against him?” Algu said. “But is it
right, my son, to keep mum and not say
what you consider just and fair?”
pleaded the old lady. “Come to the
panchayat and speak the truth,” she
said. Algu didn’t reply, but her words
kept ringing in his ears.
Part II Part II Part II Part II Part II
5. The panchayat was held the same
evening under an old banyan tree.
Jumman stood up and said, “The voice
of the Panch is the voice of God. Let my
make it up: stop
quarreling; come
to an agreement
with
mum: quiet/silent
Rationalised 2023-24
FAIR PLAY 79
aunt nominate the head Panch. I will
abide by her decision.”
6. “The Panch knows neither friend nor
enemy. What do you say to Algu
Chowdhry?” the old lady announced.
“Fine,” replied Jumman hiding his joy
over this unexpected piece of luck.
“Chachi, you are aware of my
friendship with Jumman,” said Algu.
“I know that,” replied the aunt, “but I
also know that you will not kill your
conscience for the sake of friendship. God
lives in the heart of the Panch, and his
voice is the voice of God.” And the old
lady explained her case.
“Jumman,” said Algu, “you and I are
old friends. Your aunt is as dear to me
as you. Now I am a Panch. You and your
aunt are equal before me. What have you
to say in your defence?”
“Three years ago,”  began Jumman,
“my aunt transferred her property to me.
I promised to support her as long as she
lived. I have done all I could. There have
been a couple of quarrels between my
wife and her but I can’t stop it. Now my
aunt is claiming a monthly allowance
from me. This is not possible. That’s all
I have to say.”
7. Jumman was cross-examined by
Algu and others. Then Algu announced,
“We have gone into the matter carefully.
In our opinion, Jumman must pay his
nominate: propose/
suggest someone’s
name for something
abide by: accept
Rationalised 2023-24
80 HONEYSUCKLE
aunt a monthly allowance, or else the
property goes back to her.”
8. Now, the two friends were seldom
seen together. The bond of friendship
between them was broken. In fact,
Jumman was Algu's enemy and wanted
his revenge.
Part III Part III Part III Part III Part III
9. Days passed and, as ill luck would have
it, Algu Chowdhry found himself in a
tight spot. One of his fine pair of
bullocks died, and he sold the other to
Samjhu Sahu, a cart driver of the village.
The understanding was that Sahu would
pay the price of the bullock in a month’s
time. It so happened that the bullock
died within a month.
10. Several months after the bullock’s
death, Algu reminded Sahu of the
money he hadn’t yet paid. Sahu got very
annoyed. “I can’t pay you a penny for
the wretched beast you sold me. He
brought us nothing but ruin. I have a
bullock. Use it for a month and then
return it to me. No money for the dead
bullock,” he said angrily.
11. Algu decided to refer the case to the
panchayat. For a second time in a few
months, preparations for holding the
panchayat were made, and both the
parties started meeting people seeking
their support.
tight spot: difficult
situation
seldom: rarely
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1. What is fair play?
Ans. Fair play refers to following the rules and behaving in a just and unbiased manner during any activity or game. It is about playing with honesty, integrity, and respect for opponents.
2. Why is fair play important in sports?
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Ans. Unfair play in sports can lead to negative consequences such as penalties, disqualification, or suspension from the game. It can also damage the reputation of the player or team involved. Additionally, unfair play goes against the spirit of sportsmanship and can discourage other participants.
5. How can fair play be applied in everyday life?
Ans. Fair play can be applied in everyday life by treating others with respect, honesty, and fairness. It involves giving everyone a fair chance and not resorting to cheating or taking unfair advantage. Fair play promotes harmony, trust, and a sense of justice in various aspects of life, including education, work, and relationships.
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