The Chapter “The Old Clock Shop” is Chapter 4 taken from Let’s Read VI English for students of Class 6 of JKBOSE Board for students of Jammu and Kashmir and A Pact with The Sun textbook for NCERT students. This particular post is about The Old Clock Shop Class 6 Summary Explanation Questions. You will find The Old Clock Shop Word Meanings, a Summary of the chapter The Old Clock Shop, a Line by Line explanation of The Old Clock Shop and Question Answers to the chapter The Old Clock Shop. In my previous post, I discussed The Shepherd’s Treasure Summary Explanation Question. So, let’s not waste more time and get started with this post.
The Old Clock Shop Class 6 Summary Explanation Questions
The chapter “The Old Clock Shop” is a short story about an Old Clock shop owner in Salt Lake City, USA. The shop owner once had robbers in his shop but instead of panicking he handled the situation calmly and wisely. He not only protected himself from getting robbed but also helped them by showing them the right path. The story is a lesson for all that any kind of situation can be handled wisely and calmly. It has the message of peace and goodwill for all.
The Old Clock Shop Class 6 Word Meanings
|Word||English Meaning||Hindi Meaning||Urdu Meaning|
|Eve||The evening before some event||पूर्व संध्या||موقع پر|
|Approached||Came near||संपर्क किया||قریب پہنچا|
|Notepad||Sheets of paper in a block that are used for writing things on||नोटपैड||نوٹ پیڈ|
|Boiled within||Felt very angry within||भीतर बहुत गुस्सा आया||اندر سے بہت غصہ محسوس ہوا۔|
|Mocking||Making fun of||मजाक||طنز کرنا|
|Exchange||Changing thing for another thing||अदला बदली||تبادلہ|
The Old Clock Shop Class 6 Summary in English
It was the evening before Christmas day and closing time for shops. The last time buyers were going home. Almost all shops were getting closed but the lights of an old clock shop were on. An old and deaf owner named Ray was working on the clock that he had sold that day.
Just when finished his work, stood up and turned back to enter the back room, two men approached the shop. One of them was in his twenties whereas the second was about fifty-year-old. The younger man stood at the door while the older man entered the shop. The owner of the shop found out that those men were not there to buy anything but to rob him but he remained calm. He just pushed the notepad and a pencil across the counter.
Ray smiled and using sign language told the man at the counter that he was deaf and dumb. The man was surprised after knowing this and he turned towards the man at the door and said something to him. The owner of the shop in the meantime had a close look at the man and he found out that the man had a gun and a restless hand in his right coat pocket. He understood that they needed money. He asked the man how he can help him. The owner of the shop understood that those men had come to rob him out of their dire need of money.
Ray told the old man that he exchanged a good sum of money with people against their watches or wall clocks. He did this for goodwill and not in want of earning interest or security against the things. He was not a moneylender but at the same time, he also wanted to help needy men. He wanted to pay them more than he should.
The older man took out his hand from his pocket and looking at the watch on his wrist he wrote on the notepad how much will he get for that. Ray found the older man at the counter was feeling ashamed. He understood the matter and asked the man how much was he expecting for the watch and in reply to this, the old man said he was expecting whatever was the worth of the watch.
Ray gave him a fifty dollars note for the watch. The man was thankful and they both shook hands before the older man left the shop. Deep in their heart, they both know that the watch wasn’t worth that much. Ray gave the old man fifty dollars to help him and also to protect himself from getting robbed. Before leaving the counter the old man said that he will come back to take his watch.
The whole story ended in about half an hour with a valuable message of ‘Peace on earth, goodwill towards all
The Old Clock Shop Class 6 Summary in Hindi
क्रिसमस के दिन से पहले की शाम थी और दुकानों के बंद होने का समय था। आखिरी खरीदार घर जा रहे थे। लगभग सभी दुकानें बंद हो रही थीं लेकिन एक पुरानी घड़ी की दुकान की लाइट जल रही थी। रे नाम का एक बूढ़ा और बहरा मालिक उस घड़ी पर काम कर रहा था जिसे उसने उस दिन बेचा था।
जैसे ही उसने अपना काम समाप्त किया, वह उठ खड़ा हुआ और पीछे के कमरे में प्रवेश करने के लिए मुड़ा, दो आदमी दुकान के पास पहुंचे। उनमें से एक की उम्र बिसवां दशा थी जबकि दूसरी की उम्र लगभग पचास वर्ष थी। छोटा आदमी दरवाजे पर खड़ा था जबकि बूढ़ा दुकान में घुसा। दुकान के मालिक को एहसास हो गया कि वे लोग उसे लूटने के अलावा कुछ भी खरीदने के लिए नहीं थे लेकिन वह शांत रहा। उसने काउंटर पर सिर्फ नोटपैड और एक पेंसिल को बूढ़े आदमी की तरफ सरका दिया।
रे मुस्कुराया और सांकेतिक भाषा का प्रयोग करते हुए काउंटर पर बैठे व्यक्ति से कहा कि वह बहरा और गूंगा है। यह जानकर वह आदमी हैरान रह गया और वह दरवाजे पर खड़े आदमी की ओर मुड़ा और उससे कुछ कहा। इस बीच दुकान के मालिक ने उस आदमी को करीब से देखा और उसे पता चला कि उस आदमी के दाहिने कोट की जेब में बंदूक और बेचैन हाथ था। वह समझ गया कि उन्हें पैसे की जरूरत है। उसने उस आदमी से पूछा कि वह उसकी मदद कैसे कर सकता है। दुकान का मालिक समझ गया कि वे लोग पैसे की सख्त जरूरत से उसे लूटने आए थे।
रे ने बूढ़े आदमी से कहा कि उसने लोगों के साथ उनकी घड़ियों या दीवार घड़ियों के बदले अच्छी रकम का आदान-प्रदान किया। उसने यह सद्भावना के लिए किया था और चीजों के खिलाफ ब्याज या सुरक्षा अर्जित करने के लिए नहीं। वह साहूकार नहीं था बल्कि साथ ही वह जरूरतमंद लोगों की मदद भी करना चाहता था। वह उन्हें उससे अधिक भुगतान करना चाहता था जितना उसे करना चाहिए।
बूढ़े ने जेब से हाथ निकाला और कलाई पर लगी घड़ी को देखकर नोटपैड पर लिखा कि उसके लिए कितना मिलेगा। रे ने पाया कि काउंटर पर खड़ा वृद्ध व्यक्ति शर्मिन्दा महसूस कर रहा था। उसने मामले को समझा और उस आदमी से पूछा कि वह घड़ी की कितनी उम्मीद कर रहा था और इसके जवाब में, बूढ़े ने कहा कि वह उम्मीद कर रहा था कि जिसके लायक वह घड़ी थी।
रे ने उसे घड़ी के लिए पचास डॉलर का नोट दिया। वह आदमी कृतज्ञ था और वृद्ध के दुकान से जाने से पहले उन दोनों ने हाथ मिलाया। अपने दिल की गहराई में, वे दोनों जानते हैं कि घड़ी की कीमत इतनी नहीं थी। रे ने बूढ़े आदमी को उसकी मदद करने के लिए और खुद को लूटने से बचाने के लिए पचास डॉलर दिए। काउंटर से निकलने से पहले बूढ़े ने कहा कि वह अपनी घड़ी लेने वापस आएगा।
‘पृथ्वी पर शांति, सबके प्रति सद्भावना’ के बहुमूल्य संदेश के साथ लगभग आधे घंटे में पूरी कहानी समाप्त हो गई।
The Old Clock Shop Class 6 Line by Line Explanation
CHRISTMAS Eve had arrived. As last-minute shoppers were going home, a thick, white sheet of snow lay over Salt Lake City, USA. Yet the lights were still burning in the old-clock shop, as Ray, its old, deaf owner, worked on a clock he had sold that day.
Explanation: It was the evening before Christmas day. All the buyers were returning home and in the meantime, snowfall started in Salt Lake City, USA. It was a time when all the shops were closing but the lights of an Old Clock shop were still on. Ray, an old and deaf owner of the shop was working on the clock he has sold that day.
Having finished his work, Ray stood up and was on his way to the back room when a cold rush of air from the front door hit the back of his neck.
Explanation: After completing his work, Ray got up and was going to the back room when a cold wave of air touched the back of his neck. He understood that someone has entered the shop.
He turned to meet a last-minute shopper, but his old, wise eyes told him that this was not a shopper. He saw two men, one in his twenties, the other closer to fifty. The younger man remained at the door. The older man approached the counter with no sign of friendliness in his eyes. Ray was able to hide his growing fear as he slowly pushed a notepad and a pencil across the counter.
Explanation: He turned to attend to the last customer but with his experience, he found that the man was not a buyer. There were two men, one of them was in his twenties while the other man was about fifty years old. The younger man stood at the door while the older man entered the shop. The shop owner, Ray guessed that they have come with intention of robbing him but he remain calm, hid his fear and pushed a notepad and pencil towards the man.
He smiled at the unfriendly face, then pointed to his ears and shook his head from side to side. A quick look of surprise changed the man’s face as he studied the notepad, then turned and said something to his friend.
Explanation: Ray smiled at the man and using sign language tried to tell him that he was deaf. The man at the counter was surprised after knowing this. He turned towards the man standing at the door and said something.
Ray used the chance to look closely at the man, paying attention to the shape of a gun and a restless hand in the man’s right coat pocket. Anger boiled within him, but it was kept down by an inner voice that said, “Be still.” He wrote on the notepad, “May I help you?” For the first time, the older man looked directly at Ray and smiled. A cruel, mocking smile. They both understood why he was there, why his friend remained at the door. They looked like men who were down on their luck and were now ready to try something they would later be sorry about.
Explanation: When the old man turned towards the young man at the door, Ray had a close look at the man standing at the counter. He found that man had a gun in the right pocket of his coat and his hand was restless. He felt very angry but controlled his anger and just asked the man how can he help him by writing the same on the notepad. The old man at the counter looked straight at ray and smiled. It was a mocking smile because they (he and the shop owner) knew why he (the old man) was there and why his partner kept standing at the door. Ray was looking at them as the persons with bad luck who were in dire need of money and were trying something new to get money and for which they have to repent later.
The clocks ticked on. Ray calmly wrote another message. “Have you come to pick up a clock or watch?” Then he pointed to the ‘loan’ board filled with hanging clocks and pocket watches. He was not a pawnbroker, but at the same time couldn’t say ‘No’ to the needy people who placed their old watches or clocks before him for anything they could get. He loaned more than he should. They would be there when the owners wanted them back … at the same price, he had paid, with no interest.
Explanation: After some time, Ray wrote another message on the notepad asking him if he had visited the shop for a watch or wall clock. Ray understood that they were in need of money so he pointed to the Loan board having clocks and pocket watches. He told him that he lends people loans in exchange for people’s old watches and wall clocks. He told him that he was not a moneylender but used to do this to help needy people. He would return them to their owners at the same amount he had paid without any additional interest.
Then the older man seemed to feel a little easier, took out his hand from his pocket and quickly looked at the watch on his wrist. “How much will you give me for this?” the man wrote.
Explanation: The old man at the counter was a little comfortable when ray told him that he lends money to the helpful and needy. He took out his hand from the pocket and showed his wristwatch to Ray he asked him how much will he get for the watch.
Ray noticed a little shame in the grey eyes looking at him. The watch was nothing special and yet had great powers. It was something to exchange, a way out of a bad situation. Knowing that great need had brought the man to his shop in the first place, Ray asked, “How much do you need for it?” The reply came back on the notepad: “Whatever it’s worth.”
Explanation: The shop owner (Ray) found that the old man standing in front of him was feeling ashamed. The watch was an ordinary one but Ray understood that it was very valuable for the old man in the bad situation because he was in dire need of money. He asked him how much he was expecting for the watch. In reply, the old man wrote that he was expecting whatever was the worth of the watch.
Ray reached into his cash box, pulled out a fifty-dollar note and passed it into the man’s hand. As they shook hands, Ray looked into the man’s eyes; they seemed to say, “Thank you!” They both knew the watch wasn’t worth that much. Before turning to leave, the man wrote, “I will be back to pick it up as soon as I can. Merry Christmas!”
Explanation: Ray took out a fifty dollars note from his cash box and handed it to the old man. They shook hands and the old and looked into the eyes of Ray in a way as if he was saying because deep in their hearts they both knew that the watch was not worth fifty dollars. Ray gave this amount to help the old man and also to protect himself from getting robbed. Before leaving the counter, the old said that he will be coming back soon for his watch and wished him Merry Christmas.
The little story ended at the half hour with the clocks striking altogether. The timepieces, which had been looking on silently all the while, rang out the time with such feeling that even Ray thought he could hear them. Their sweet, musical message was filled with hope. The timeless message of ‘Peace on earth, goodwill towards all’ was felt by the three men who stood in the old-clock shop.
Explanation: The whole story ended within half an hour with all clocks striking together. The story is on a positive note and a very valuable message of ‘Peace on earth, goodwill towards all
The Old Clock Shop Class 6 Question Answers
1. What made Ray think the visitor was not really a shopper?
Ans. Ray though deaf and dumb but was an experienced, person. Based on his experience, his old, wise eyes told him they were not a shopper. Also, their time of arrival at the shop and the unfriendly look in the eyes of the man at the counter made him believe that they were not there to buy anything.
2. Why do you think he had come to the shop?
Ans. He had come to the shop with intention of robbing the money from the shopkeeper. The gun in his coat’s pocket shows his intention. He was in dire need of money.
3. How did Ray communicate with him?
Ans. Ray was deaf and dumb and so he communicated with them through gestures and by writing on the notepad.
4. What do you think the man said to his friend who waited at the door?
Ans. I think the man told his friend that the shopkeeper was deaf.
5. Ray was not a pawnbroker. Why then did he lend money to people in exchange for their old watches and clocks?
Ans. Ray was not a moneylender who took security or earned interest in the return of items. He was a very kind-hearted person. He lent money to people to help them because he could say ‘No’ to needy people.
6. “The watch was nothing special and yet had great powers.” In what sense did it have ‘great powers’?
Ans. The watch was an ordinary one yet it had powers because it had pulled Ray and the old man out of a bad situation. The old man got the money he needed without troubling Ray and Ray also escaped from getting hurt and robbed due to this watch. So, it had great powers.
7. Do you think the man would ever come back to pick up the watch?
Ans. No, I don’t think the man would have ever come back for the watch because he got a much higher price than the worth of the watch.
8. When did “the unfriendly face” of the visitor turn truly friendly?
Ans. The unfriendly face of the man turned truly friendly when he received a 50 dollars note for his watch which was not of that much worth.
The Old Clock Shop Class 6 Extra Question Answers
1. At what time of the day the visitors approached the shop of Mr Ray?
Ans. The visitors approached the shop in the evening almost at the closing time.
2. Who was Ray in the story?
Ans. Ray was a deaf and dumb owner of an old clock shop in Salt Lake City in USA. He was a very wise and kind-hearted person. He liked to help needy people.
3. How many people visited the shop of ray?
Ans. Two men approached the shop. One of them was in his twenties while the other man was about fifty years old. The younger stayed at the door while the older man entered the shop.
4. Why they have visited the shop?
Ans. They were in dire need of money and approached the shop with intention of robbing the shopkeeper.
5. How Ray protected himself from getting robbed or hurt?
Ans. He offered the man money in exchange for an old watch or clock. The old man gave him a wristwatch and he gave him a fifty dollars note which was more than the worth of the watch. In this manner, he helped the man and also protected himself from getting robbed.
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