Very Short Answer Type Questions
- What does the phrase, “he ran as still as water” mean?
Ans. The phrase, “he ran as still as water” meant that it began to function smoothly.
- What was troubling the talking fan?
Ans. The talking fan was being troubled by lack of oiling on its various parts, disabling him from functioning smoothly.
Short Answer Type Questions
- Why was all the ‘mystery’ spoilt?
Ans. The poet could hear the chatter of the fan, though she could not understand it.
But soon, the scope to decode and comprehend it was lost as the fan’s motor was oiled by someone.
Thereafter, the talking fan became silent.
- Who do you think or understand what the talking fan wished to convey?
Ans. The talking fan seemed to be very noisily and continuously chattering.
Perhaps, besides the poet the others could hear it too. Though the poet was curious, she never made an attempt to understand what the talking fan said.
Or perhaps before she could, the message was decoded by the person who attended to the needs of the fan by oiling its motor.