Pact with The Sun - Solutions

 CBSE Class 06 English

NCERT Solutions
A Pact With The Sun Chapter 08
A Pact With The Sun

1. What did the physicians ask Saeeda’s mother to do to get well? Did their advice help her? If not, why not?
The physicians asked Saeeda’s mother not to eat normal food and kept her under strict orders, to always remain in her small dingy room with doors and windows shut,if she wanted to get well soon.
No, the advice did not help. She became even more critical because she was not getting proper food, sunshine and fresh air which were essential for good health.

2. What did the specialist prescribe in addition to medicine?
The specialist prescribed a normal diet consisting of anything she wished to eat like chapati, vegetables, milk, fruits etc. In addition, he advised her to leave the dark room and occupy a bigger room with doors and windows open, to sit in the sun every morning for one hour to get fresh air.He believed that sunshine and fresh air are more important than medicine.

3. What did Saeeda tell the sunrays to do?
Saeeda addressed the last departing ray of the sun, in her special language, requesting  to come the next day with lots of warmth and brightness as her mother was ill and needed help to get well soon.

4. Why were the sunrays keen to go down to the earth the next day?
The sunrays were keen to go down to the earth the next day because they had promised  Saeeda ,whose mother was ill and needed their help,that they would return the next day with more warmth and brightness.. If they stayed back the people of the earth would say that the heavens had turned liars.So the next day,they made their way through the dark ,dirty clouds, to reach the earth.