My answers are based on the Class discussion. You may use these to write your OWN ANSWERS. You MUST NOT copy my answer….but only use it to phrase your own.
Q1. Why were all the hunters keen on hunting the Greybeard only?
A1. The Greybeard was fast and clever. He escaped the hunters' bullets year after year. Hunting him was not easy. Thus, killing him was the toughest challenge for the hunters. The one who killed him would become the BEST! This is why they wanted to kill him
Q2. Briefly describe the physical beauty of Greybeard?
A2. Greybeard was a magnificent animal. He had long and sharp horns. His fur was deep grey with patches of white.
Q3. Why did the boy not shoot Greybeard when he was standing in front of him?
A3. The boy was so enchanted by Greybeard's beauty that he simply could not kill him. This beauty hypnotized the boy. Something inside him stopped him from destroying this wonderful creation of god.
Q4. Describe the day and events that followed when the boy went for hunting the greybeard? (100 words)
A4. The boy began the day by picking a heavy shotgun…one that was worthy of the Greybeard! At dawn, the hunters met in the valley and drew lots to decide their positions. The boy drew a position close to the river, not a favorite with hunters as they preferred one near the cliffs where there was more chance to get their kills. However, the boy’s dad exchanged his position near the cliff with him. This excited the boy and he took up a good position that gave him a good line of fire. As he waited in the bushes, he heard the drums and the barking dogs. Greybeard should be on his way, he thought. Just then he appeared in the clearing, and his eyes stared towards the boy. The boy had to just press the trigger, but the beauty and majesty of the Greybeard enchanted him. A few seconds later, Greybeard leapt and disappeared. The boy had learnt a great lesson on the first day of his hunt - the virtue of kindness.