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Answer the following questions in short:
Q1. What happened when the friends washed their clothes in river?
Ans. Their clothes became more dirty than before washing. It looked as if all the dirt of the river has been absorbed by their clothes.
Q2. For what was the area near Streatley and Goring famous?
Ans. The area near Streatley and Goring was famous for good fishing as the river abounded in different kinds of fish.
Q3. Why doesn’t the writer consider himself a good fisherman?
Ans. The writer had not sufficient imagination, he lacked the ability to tell lies– in important qualities of a fisherman. So he does not consider himself a good fisherman. He was advised by his elders to give up fishing.
Q4. Why did the twenty five per cent plan of the young man fail?
Ans. A most conscientious young boy determined never to exaggerate his hauls by more than twenty-five per cent. But his plan failed as he was not able to add twenty-five per cent of three the number of fish he caught one day.
Q5. What fascinated the two friends in the parlour?
Ans. They were fascinated by the monstrous size of the fish fixed up very high in a glass case above the chimney of the parlour.