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Q.1. What did Vijay Singh do with the property?
Vijay Singh carried all the property on the camel’s back. He returned much of it to the rightful owner.
Q.2. What did Vijay Singh do in the night?
Vijay Singh laid awake the whole night listening to the snores of the ghost.
Q.3. What did Vijay Singh do with lump of stone?
He let the stone fell down and crumbled the lump of salt and ordered the ghost to taste the powder.
Q.4. What did Vijay Singh reply?
Vijay Singh replied that appearance might be deceptive and if he wished he could demonstrate his strength.
Q.5. What was the land-mark of the haunted desert?
The land-mark was an ugly black rock that looked like head of a camel.
Q.6. What did he ask the people in market place?
He asked why people were afraid of ghost. He wished to have a fight with one.
Q.7. How did Vijay Singh dupe the ghost in his cave and save his life?
When the ghost was fast asleep, Vijay Singh placed a bolster in the bed and covered it and he himself quietly sat in a corner. Just before dawn the ghost got up and struck the bolster hard with a mace thinking it to be Vijay Singh. Thus, Vijay Singh saved himself with his wit and wisdom.
Q.8. Why was the ghost beginning to doubt his ghostly powers?
Vijay Singh took another piece of rock and gave it to the ghost saying that it contained salt. He challenged him to crush it. The ghost tried hard but failed again. The ghost now doubted his ghostly powers.
Q.9. Where was the haunted desert?
The Haunted Desert was ten miles to the west on the road to Jaisalmer. The landmark was an ugly black rock in the shape of a camel’s head. Beyond that began the Haunted Desert.
Q.10. Vijay Singh learnt a lot from the incident of meeting a ghost. How?
Vijay Singh was a strong and righteous man. He became more careful about boasting himself after he landed in a big trouble to encounter a ghost in the Haunted Desert. Undoubtedly, he managed to defeat the ghost through various tricks but he understood that he should speak carefully and avoid boasting.
He also learnt not to trust anyone blindly after he saw that the ghost had plans to kill him. He believed the ghost and came to his cave but the ghost tried to cheat him. It was his cleverness that he not only- survived but defeated the ghost.
He also came to know the reason behind the old woman’s weird gift. She actually helped Vijay Singh to defeat the ghost as she wished. He thanked her after returning to her home, for her kindness.
Q.11. Do you think that it was really a ghost whom Vijay Singh encountered? Give reasons for your answer.
It was not really a ghost whom Vijay Singh encountered but a dacoit in the guise of a ghost.
This is evident from some facts like:
- Ghosts are not visible.
- They can not be touched by hand.
- Ghosts possess extra ordinary powers and if it would have been one, it could have easily squeezed and crushed the stone.
- Ghosts do not need a club to kill humans.
- Ghosts don’t collect wealth. They do not run away. They just disappear.