Honey and the Sting is Chapter 11 taken from Let’s Read VI English for students of Class 6th of JKBOSE. The chapter is written by Suman K. Sharma. This particular post is about word meanings, question answers, and a summary of the chapter Honey and the Sting. In the last post, you have gone through Questions and Answers to Chapter 10 A Strange Wrestling Match.
Honey and The Sting Class 6th Question Answers
The chapter is about a middle-aged man named Shambu Nath. He never likes to get late for his office but one day a young came to his house offering him honey. He later came to know that it was not free and he had to pay Rs 600 for it. When he was taking money out of his pocket a bee stung his hand and he was confused about what hurt him more – the money he paid for the honey or the pain he got from the sting of the bee.
Honey and The Sting Class 6th Word Meanings
|Word||English Meaning||Hindi Meaning||Urdu Meaning|
|Setting Out||March||प्रस्थान करना||روانہ ہونا|
|Pluffy||Round||फूला हुआ||پھولا ہوا|
|Protruding||Peeping out||निकला हुआ||باہر نکالا|
|Courteously||Submissively||शिष्टता से||شائستگی سے|
|Frowning||Angry look||क्रोधित||گسے بھری نظروں سے دیکھنا|
|Yielded||Produced||फल देना||حاصل ہوا|
|Glanced||Have a look||निगाह डालना||دیکهنا|
|Clogged||Become blocked||अवरुद्घ हो जाना||بھرا ہوا|
|Doorstep||A step in front of a door outside a building||बरामदे की सीढ़ी||دہلیز|
|Trudged||Walked slowly||धीरे धीरे चल पडा||دھیرے دھیرے چل پڑا|
|Nonchalantly||Carelessly||स्थिरता या शांति से||بے فکری سے|
|Hovering||To stay in the air||आकाश में मँडराना||منڈلا رہا ہے|
Honey and the Sting Class 6th Summary in English
Shambu Nath was a middle-aged office-going man in the story. He had thin hair and pluffy cheeks. He was having a last look at himself in the dressing table mirror before leaving for the office. He was unhappy about his protruding belly. He was always punctual in his office and never like to get late and also disliked the person who would make him late.
One day when he was about to leave for the office, the doorbell rang and he found a young man having the looks of a salesman standing at the door. The young man wished him good morning and offered him, honey. He told Shambu Nath that they had brought down a beehive and it yielded a huge amount of honey and so he offered him a portion of it.
He got very angry with the young man because he was getting very late for his office. So, he asked the man to give him the honey he had brought. Then, he came to know that the young man had not brought honey with him but he had to collect it from the place where they had brought down the beehive. The young asked him if he had to bring a container for the honey.
Shambu Nath took a bucket in his hand and slowly followed the young man to the place where they had brought down the beehive. He came to know that it was not a gift and he had to pay Rs. 600 for the honey. While he was taking out the money from his wallet a bee stung him on his forehead which gave him a lot of pain.
Shambu Nath was confused to understand what hurt him more, the money he paid for the honey or the pain he got from the sting of the bee.
Honey and the Sting Class 6th Summary in Hindi
कहानी में शंभू नाथ एक अधेड़ उम्र के ऑफिस जाने वाले व्यक्ति है। ऑफिस के लिए निकलने से पहले वह ड्रेसिंग टेबल के शीशे में खुद को आखिरी बार देख रहा था। वह अपने उभरे हुए पेट से नाखुश था। वह अपने कार्यालय में हमेशा समय का पाबंद रहता था और कभी भी देर करना पसंद नहीं करता था और उस व्यक्ति को भी नापसंद करता था जो उसे देर कर देता था।
एक दिन जब वह ऑफिस के लिए निकलने ही वाला था कि दरवाजे की घंटी बजी और उसने देखा कि एक युवक दरवाजे पर खड़ा है, जो सेल्समैन की तरह दिखता है। युवक ने उसे सुप्रभात कहा और उसे, शहद की पेशकश की। उसने शंभू नाथ से कहा कि वे एक छत्ते को नीचे लाए हैं और उसमें बहुत अधिक मात्रा में शहद निकला है और इसलिए उसने उसे उसका एक भाग भेंट किया।
वह युवक से बहुत नाराज हो गया क्योंकि उसे अपने कार्यालय के लिए बहुत देर हो रही थी। इसलिए, उसने उस आदमी से कहा कि वह उसे वह शहद दे जो वह लाया था। तब उसे पता चला कि वह युवक अपने साथ शहद नहीं लाया था, लेकिन उसे उस स्थान से इकट्ठा करना था जहाँ उन्होंने छत्ता उतारा था। युवक ने उससे कहा कि क्या उसे शहद के लिए एक कंटेनर लाना है।
शंभू नाथ ने अपने हाथ में एक बाल्टी ली और धीरे-धीरे उस युवक के पीछे-पीछे उस स्थान पर चला गया जहाँ उन्होंने छत्ते को नीचे उतारा था। उसे पता चला कि यह कोई तोहफा नहीं था और उसे शहद के लिए 600 रुपये देने पड़े। जब वह अपने बटुए से पैसे निकाल रहा था तो एक मधुमक्खी ने उसके माथे पर डंक मार दिया जिससे उसे बहुत दर्द हुआ।
शंभू नाथ यह समझने के लिए भ्रमित थे कि उसे किस चीज़ का दर्द ज़्यादा हुआ – शहद के लिए पैसे देने का या मधुमक्खी के डंक से मिले दर्द का।
Honey and The Sting Class Question Answers
1. If you had to draw a sketch of Shambu Nath, what type of a man would show him to be?
Ans. Shambu Nath was a middle-aged man. He had thin hair, pluffy cheeks and a big round belly peeping out of his trousers. He did not like it. He was very punctual about his duty and used to attend to his duty by being properly dressed up. He also disliked the person who used to make him late for his office. He used to rebuke his subordinates for attending the office late.
Though he was very punctual towards his duty Shambu Nath was not a good of humans. He was tricked by a young honey seller. He thought the honey he was offering him was a gift but found that he had to pay Rs. 600 for the honey which hurt him and he was also stung by a bee while he was taking out the money from his wallet.
2. Why do you think the young man standing at a distance smiles at Shambu Nath at the end of the story?
Ans. The young man standing at a distance smiles at Shambu Nath at the end of the story because he succeeded in his plan. He was a honey seller and wanted to sell honey. He traps Shambu Nath as his customer and successfully sells honey worth Rs. 600 to him. The smile of a young man was not a smile of welcome but was a pinching one.
Honey and The Sting Class Extra Question Answers
1. Describe the physical appearance of Shambu Nath.
Ans. Shambu Nath was a middle-aged man having thin hair and pluffy cheeks. It has a big round belly protruding out of his trousers.
2. Why did Shambu Nath get angry when the doorbell rang?
Ans. He got angry at the ringing doorbell because he was getting late for his office and at the same time the young man reached their home so he was angry at him.
3. Who was the young man who visited Shambu Nath’s home?
Ans. The young man was a honey seller.
4. What did the young man offer Shambu Nath?
Ans. The young man offered honey to Shambu Nath.
5. How much did the Shambu Nath pay for the honey?
Ans. Shambu Nath had to pay Rs. 600 for the honey.
6. Why did the young man smile at Shambu Nath in the end?
Ans. The young man smiled because he had successfully trapped Shambu Nath and made him pay Rs. 600 for the honey.
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