Friday, October 9, 2009
The Wolves of Cernogratz (Summary)
Once a Baron and his sister bought an old Castle. When they came to live in it, the Baron asked his sister if any legend was associated with the Castle. The Baroness replied that there was a legend about the Castle that when ever any person died in the castles, the Wolves and wild beasts of the forest near it howled and Cried, when the soul of the dead person left the body, a tree fell in the park. But she did not believe in such stories because nothing had happened when her mother in law died. At this governess said that the legend was quite true, however wolves and other wild beasts howled only when a member of the Cernogratz family died. On hearing this Baroness was greatly annoyed and thought that governess wanted to give her self too much importance by telling such stories. She asked her angrily how she knew that the legend was true. Governess replied that she was member of that family. On hearing this every member of Baroness’s family burst into laughter because they disbeloved her. Governess told them that when they became very poor and she began to live by teaching she took another name, But his grand father spent much of his time in that castle and her father used to tell her many stories about it. A silence fall over the company when she finished speaking. The Baron broke this silence and said that governess was very impertinent and he did not believe in a world ever she told. The Baroness’s said that governess was growing old and knew that she would not be able to work in old age and she wanted to get their sympathies, so she made up her mind to serve her a notices to quite as soon as New year festivities were over.
Unfortunately governess fell ill, when the house was full of guests, all of a sudden a woolly lap dog jumped down from its cushion ad crept shivering under the sofa. At the same time all the dogs in the castle began to bark soon everybody in the castle heard the howling of wolves in the distance.The Baroness moved by an impulse went to the narrow dark room of the governess. She found her lying quite still. The window of the room stood open. It was very cold so Baroness rushed to shut the window but governess stopped her by saying that she wanted to hear the death music before she passed away. She further said that she was glad that wolves had come from far and wide to sing the death music for a member of Cernogratz family and she was happy that she was dying in her own castle. Then a noise of something splitting and crashed was heard. A tree fell in the park and soul of the old lady, the last of the Cernogratz family left her body. Tags: English for First Year
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