Book Creator


by Anchi Janaki

Pages 2 and 3 of 8

Learning Objectives
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

● infer the narrator’s technique of describing a violent and powerful storm in a light-hearted manner.
● express the unity of the family to move things away from the rain.
● arrange the events in order of sequence.
● note the traces of humour through the episode.
The Storm at Night
Ruskin Bond

The narrator describes the night as an unexpected storm whipped off the roof and ceiling of his house and the way his adopted family helped him through the difficult situation. The narrator was used to facing such storms and did not worry much though he lived on the top storey of an old house. But that night the high winds ripped off not only the tin roof but also the false ceiling of wooden boards. Soon the rainwater poured in threatening to ruin his belongings of which the typewriter and his collection of books were precious. Fortunately for him, Dolly and Mukesh, the children of the family he stayed with helped him to stack them on their beds and to move the beds to a dry corner of their room. He had to spend the night with the children huddled up on their beds as the snow feel once the rain stopped. The next day, their father set about to get the roof repaired and by the evening it was almost done.