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The Face on the wall Vocabulary

Page ( 31 ) Unusual Events Get hold of Break out on Explanation Anxious - Attention Experience The ordinary sense of word Truth Believe - Personally Strangely Beg Rent Damp - Patches Dampness Human face Lying in bed Fellow- lodger Remain Firmer - Remarkable Thoughts Chief Curious

Sail Rush Determined to Wealth Evidently Get on board Busy corners Neglect Suspicious Hastily In vain Page ( 33- 34- 35 )

Page ( 32 ) Exist - Connected Beat Railway station Fate Political meetings

Astonished Madman Tightly Serious condition Compared with Set to work Stream into Rub Spring up Faint On sale Unseeing Extraordinary Lodging- house )- ) Relation Discussion Make it up ) ) In connection with Keep in sight Pale Uncertainly Gradually

The main points


We were talking about unusual events that had no natural explanation .one of the strangers among us was a little man with a pale face . He was listening carefully but did not say a word . To include him in the talk, Dabney asked him if he had any experience which had no explanation The stranger said he would tell us a true one which was stranger than stories and which had completed itself that afternoon The storyteller was living in an old house in Ormond street in London . there were patches of dampness on the walls of his bedroom .one of these patches was exactly like a human face . lying in bed he used to watch it . It did not change like other patches and he considered it as a fellow- lodger . He fell ill . As he lay in bed , he looked at that face which was that of an unusual man with unusual head and a nose with a curious turn . It controlled him in such away that it became the chief thing in his thought , day and night. When he got better he went in search of such a man in all crowded places. People and the police became suspicious .he felt that he and the man were in some way connected by fate. At last the story teller saw a man with that face in a taxi . he took another taxi to follow him . the man's taxi went to Charing cross railway station. The story teller found his man standing with two ladies and a little girl on the platform . they were going to take the train to folk stone to go to France. So the story teller took the same train then he went on board the same boat the man and his group had taken ,when the man and his group got into a private room he waited opposite their door . it was clear the man was rich. When the man got out of the room with a little girl the story teller asked him for his card to communicate with him .astonished, the man gave him his card believing he was a mad man. The man's name was Mr. Ormond Wall with an address in USA when he read the name he fainted .when he came to himself he was in a hospital and was in a serious condition for some weeks The story teller knew that the man was American millionaire with English parents who had lived in London . Yesterday morning the story teller woke up to find the face on the wall becoming very faint. He went out and read in the papers about an accident happened to an American millionaire called Mr. Ormond wall and he was in a serious condition . when he went back home he looked at the faint face. it suddenly disappeared .he knew later that Mr. Wall died at the same moment. The story teller said that there were three extraordinary things in his story-- A- the patch on the wall in London was like the face of a man in USA and disappeared when he died B- the man's name was related to the place, also the street and the wall. C- the story teller was leaving when one of the group asked him about the third thing , he said that he had made up the whole story half an hour ago.

Questions with model Answer


1- What were the speakers talking about? They were talking about unusual events that seemed to have no natural explanation. 2- What did Dabney do to include the stranger in the talk? Dabney asked him if he had no experience to describe, no story which couldn't Be explained. 3- How did the storyteller attract Dabney and his friends to listen to his story? A) He told them that it was a true story that happened to him personally and completed itself that afternoon. B) He also told them that it was about truth which is not only stranger but also much more interesting. 4- What does the story teller say about truth? He says that truth is not only much stranger than stories, but also much more interesting . 5- Why were there patches on the walls of the bedroom? As the house was old and the place was damp 6-What was strange about the patches on the wall? The strange thing was that while the other patches on the walls grew larger and changed their shapes , this never did . it remained exactly the same 7- why did the story teller spend so much time watching the face on his wall? Because he began to think of it as a real and as his fellow- lodger 8- How far was the storyteller influenced by the picture of the face on the wall? That picture controlled his thoughts and he thought of the man in that picture as A real and as his fellow lodger. 9- Why does the storyteller feel sure that the face on his wall was a face of a real Person ? Because it had such a firm hold of him , and he believed that he and this person Were in some way connected by fate. 10- What drove the storyteller to find out every thing about the real man? The face began to get a firmer hold of him and it grew more and more real and Remarkable as it became the chief thing in his thoughts day and night . 11- What decision did the storyteller search for the man? To look for the man every where. 12- Where did the storyteller search for the man? He searched for him at busy corners and in places where men collected together in large numbers, political meetings, football matches and the railway station 13- Why did the police begin to suspect the storyteller? Because he went only to places where men collected.

14-How did he find the man?

He was in a taxi driving east along Piccadilly. 15- Why did the storyteller go to Boulogne? Because he was trying to discover the identity of the man whose face had appeared on the wall 16-What did the storyteller do to find out all he could about Mr. wall? A) he followed him and bought a ticket to folk stone. B) then he got on board and crossed to France. C) finally he asked him to give him his card 17- Why was the storyteller eager to communicate with Mr. Wall? Because he thought the real man must exist as it was in fact the face of a very unusual man , a man in a thousand 18- When the narrator of the face on the wall asks Mr. Ormond wall for his card Mr. wall doesn't asks him why he wants it ? what does the storyteller say About this? The storyteller says it is clear that Mr. wall thought he was a madman and Considered it best to do what he asked. 19- What was the man's real name and what did he give the storyteller? His name was Mr. Ormond wall with an address at Pittsburg, U .S .A and he gave him his card . 20- What happened to the storyteller , after reading Mr. Wall's card? His eyes grew dark , his head turned round, then he found himself in a hospital in serious condition. 21- What did the storyteller do to find out all he could about Mr. Ormond Wall? He wrote to Pittsburg , he wrote to American newspaper. 22- Why do you think the face on the wall grow faint? Because Mr. Ormond wall had an accident and he was in a serious condition 23-Where was Mr. Ormond wall going, and with whom, when he had the accident? Mr. Wall and his party were going to Pisa. 24- What happened to the face on the wall when the millionaire had an accident? The face grew faint and quickly disappeared 25-How do you explain the coincidence of the disappearance of the face on the wall with Mr. wall's death? One day , the face was very faint and he read the papers that Mr. Wall had an accident. Suddenly ,the face disappeared and he knew that Mr. Wall had died.

26-What did the storyteller do after about Mr.Wall`s accident? he went back to his room as if he was in a dream and sat on the bed looking with unseeing eyes at the face on the wall suddenly it disappeared .this meant that Mr. Wall died. 27- Why did the face on the wall disappear completely? because Mr. Ormond wall had died 28- What were the three extraordinary thing about the story? A) the damp mark on the wall wasn't only like the face of a gentleman in America, but also disappeared with his death B) the gentleman's name should have a relation to the place on which his face disappeared C)the storyteller had invented this story half an hour ago. 29-How did the storyteller surprise us at the end? He surprise us by saying that he made the story up half an hour before he told it. 30- What kind of a story is '' the face on the wall''? It's unreal story of someone's imagination to tell other people of unusual event Happened to them.

Complete the sentences 1- the storyteller thought he would meet the man going to
Places where men collect together in large numbers. 2- the storyteller rushed onto the platform and found his man with Tow ladies and a little girl. 3- Mr. Ormond wall , the American millionaire , and party had An accident 4- One of the extraordinary things about this story is that the storyteller. Had made up this story half an hour before. 5- Truth, as the storyteller believes, is. Not only much stranger than stories also much more interesting. 6- To get his initial knowledge about Mr. wall the storyteller.. Asked him to give (hand)him his card 7- No sooner had Mr. Wall died than The face completely disappeared . 8-His parents lived in London, but Mr. Wall Lived at Pittsburg in U.S.A

Quotations
1- '' One of these patches-as indeed often happens was exactly like a human Face'' A) Where did that patch appear ? On the wall of a room in an old house on Great Ormond street . B) What was the strange thing about that patch? It was exactly like a human face C) When did the patch disappear? It disappeared when he knew that Mr. Ormond Wall had died. 2- '' It was, in fact, the face of a very unusual man in a thousand'' A) Who said this ? The storyteller is the speaker. B) What was he referring to? He was referring to the man whose face was on the wall. C) When was it said? It was said when he was describing the face on the wall 3- ''I stood at busy corners watching the crowd until people thought me a mad'' A) Who is the speaker? The storyteller. B) Why did he stand at busy corners? To watch the crowd and search for the man whose face was on the wall. C) Was he really mad? Why? No, he wasn't . as he found the man he was searching for . 4-'' Again I failed , but I was determined to cross to France, too '' A) Why did the speaker fail? Because he got on board before him with his friends and they disappeared into a large private room. B) How did he go to France ? He crossed to France by boat.

C) Why did he do so? follow the man and speak to him.

Because he wanted to

5-''Excuse me , I said uncertainly, but do you mind giving me your card'' A) Why was the storyteller uncertain? Because he wanted to make sure of him as their was no mistaking the face every line was the same. B) Why did he want to take the man's card? Because he told him that he had a very important reason for wishing to communicate with him . C) What happened to him after receiving the man's card? He fainted and laid in a hospital in a serious condition for some weeks . 6- '' He seemed to be astonished , but he did what I asked '' A) Who is (he)? Mr. Ormond Wall. B) What did he do ? He very slowly took out his case and handed the storyteller his card and Hurried on with the little girl. C) Where was he at that moment? He was on board ( the boat) to cross France . 7- '' Holding the card tightly . I hurried to a quiet corner of the ship and Read it '' A) Who said this? The storyteller. B)What did he read on the card ? He read : Mr. Ormond Wall with an address at Pittsburg U.S.A. C) Why was ,What he had read a great shock to him? Because the man's name was : Ormond Wall and he was a millionaire. 8-'' I went back to my room as if I were in a dream.'' A) Where does the speaker live? He lives in an old house where he rented a room, on great Ormond street . B) What dream was he in? When he saw the notice in the papers and read , Mr. Ormond Wall, the Pittsburg millionaire and the party had had an accident and Mr. Wall's condition was serious . C) What did he find later? Later He found that Mr. Wall had died .

By: Anna kavan


:Answer the following questions
How different was Semarang from the other islands? Or How do people .1 ?describe Semarang .They say that Semarang is the hottest place in the whole of the Java Islands ?Has the writer been on shore at Semarang ? Why .2 No, he has never been on shore because the appearance of Semarang didn't .attract him ?How did the writer describe Semarang .3 ?Or Why was the writer not attracted to go on shore in Semarang .He said it lacked colour and gaiety ?How many times and for how long did the writer stay in front of Semarang .4 .He spent five hours on two separate days on a ship called the Plancius ?How did the writer describe the ten hours he spent just outside Semarang .5 .He said they were ten of the hottest hours he had spent anywhere ?Why did the Plancius have to wait half a mile out .6 .Because the harbour was too shallow for any boats except the smallest ?How was there hardly any colour about Semarang .7 There was only the colour of the sea which was a strange sort of thin shining .green ?Why was Semarang very hot .8 .Because the one mountain behind it kept the wind off the town ?Who was the officer .9 .He was a young Dutchman ?Why did the officer speak English .10 .Because he had lived most of his life in London ?Why did the officer want to talk to the writer .11 .Because he didnt get many opportunities of speaking English ?How was the water round the ship like ? Why .12 .It was so smooth and looked solid and glassy because there was no wind ?What did the writer wonder as he kept looking down at the water .13 He wondered what it would feel like to drop down into the sea one dark night .when everyone was asleep ?What question did the writer ask the officer .14 He asked the officer if he had ever been on a ship when someone jumped into .the sea ?What was the officers reaction to the writers question .15 .He thought it was strange and he smiled ?Why did the officer consider it a strange question .16

.Because he saw it happen before at Semarang quite near to where they were ?Why did the officer come up to the deck .17 .He wanted to smoke a cigarette in the cool air ?Where exactly was the officer standing .18 .He was standing near one of the lifeboats ?What time did the passenger jump into the sea .19 .It was early morning before it was really light ?Why didnt the passenger see the officer .20 .Because didnt notice things usually or perhaps he was thinking too much ?What did the passenger do .21 .He went straight to the side , climbed over and jumped into the water ?How did he jump .22 .He jumped feet first ?Why couldnt the officer tell whether his shoes were black or brown .23 .Because the light wasnt good enough ?How did the officer know the shoes were made of leather .24 .He saw that they werent white ?What did the officer do when he saw the man jump ? Why .25 He did nothing because there wasnt time for him ?What did the passenger do after jumping Into the water .26 .He climbed up the ladder and back on to the ship ?What funny thing did the passenger do after coming back up .27 .He looked at his watch and looked at the officer and then went off to his room ?What did the officer know about that passenger .28 He knew that he was coming back to his work in Semarang . He was a quiet little .fellow who was always very neat ?Where did the officer see that passenger after the incident .29 .He came to breakfast and sat beside the officer ?Why didnt the officer report the incident to the ships captain .30 .The officer was astonished and he thought it was such a strange business ?What ought the officer have done .31 .He ought to have reported the incident to the ships captain What would have happened if the captain had learned the officer had failed to .32 ? report the incident .The officer would have got into trouble ?Did the officer ever hear any more of that passenger .33 .No, not a thing ?Where did the officer think that passenger might be that moment 34 .He thought he was probably somewhere over there in Semarang ?Why Wasnt the writer surprised that the man jumped into the sea .35 ?Or Why did the writer not blame the passenger for jumping into water Because the man was coming back to Semarang for five or six years of work in .the heat , far from home

?What could the writer see of the town .36 Alt he could see was a cloud of heat or smoke or dust, a long row of trees .and some red and iron roofs ?How did the writer feel towards the people who had to live in Semarang .37 .He felt very sorry for them ?What happened when the ship started to move .38 .There was little wind ?How did the writer feel when the ship started to move .39 .He felt like getting out of prison ?How did the writer describe Semarang after this experience .40 .He said Semarang was a place he didnt want to see again

:Read the following quotations and answer the questions


. Semarang lacks colour and gaiety .1
?a) Who said these words .The writer said these words ?b) Where and why did he say them He said them on board the ship called Plancius when the ships officer .asked him if he was going on shore ?c) Was he right ? Why Yes, he was right because it didnt have any colour except the colour of .the sea and those who worked there werent happy to be there

.He liked to speak English .2


?a) Who said this .The writer said this ?b) About whom did he say it .He said it about the ships officer who was a Dutchman ?c) Why did he like to speak English .Because he lived most of his life in London

.It was here, too, at Semarang, quite near to where we are .3


?a) Who said this .The ships officer said this ?b) To whom did he say it .He said it to the writer ?c) What does We refer to .It refers to the fact that someone jumped into the sea In any case he went straight to the side and climbed over and jumped .4 . into the water ?a) Who said this ? To whom .The ships officer said this to the writer ?b) Where did this happen .It happened at Semarang, about half a mile from the shore ?C) At what time of the day did it happen .It happened early in the morning

.Did you know anything about this passenger .5 ?a) Who asked this question ? To whom .The writer asked this question to the ships officer ?b) What had this passenger done .The passenger had jumped into the water ?c) What was the answer to the question The officer said he only knew that the passenger was coming back to .his work in Semarang and that he was a quiet neat person .He looked at me and then looked down at his watch.6 ?a) Who said this ?To whom .The ships officer said this to the writer ?b) How did the speaker describe this .He described this as funny ?C) How was the passenger at that time ? Why .The passenger was all wet because he had jumped into the water You mean to say that you sat there, side by side, just after hed . 7 . jumped into the sea, and neither of you even mentioned it ?a) Who said these words ? To whom .The writer said these words to the ships officer ?B ) What reasons did the officer give for not mentioning the strange event .He said he was astonished and it was such a strange business ?c) What did the officer say he ought to have done .The officer said he ought to have reported the event to the ships captain ?Did you ever hear any more of him.8 ?a) Who asked this question ? To whom . The writer asked the ships officer this question ?B )What was the answer The officer said he heard nothing about him ?C )What had that person done That person had jumped into the water half a mile away from the shore at .Semarang The only surprising thing was that all the people who had come to .9 .Semarang didnt jump together into the sea ?a) What didnt surprise the writer .The writer wasnt surprised by the passenger jumping into the water ?b) Why should they jump into the sea Because they were coming back to Semarang for five or six years of work in the .heat far from home ?c) Does the writer like Semarang ? Why .No , the writer doesnt like Semarang because it lacks colour and gaiety *******************************************************************************

Quick Thinking

By: Stephen W. pollak

?What kind of a story do you think Quick Thinking is .1 . Its a tragic story ?Who were the three men and where did each one spend his life time .2 They were Benting , Woodward and Mckeown. They were old friends, all of them had spent a long time in the East. Benting in India ,Woodward in China and Mckeown .in Malaya ?Where were the old friends ?How were they connected with the East .3 They were sitting in Singapore's Raffles Hotel. They had worked as policemen along time in different countries in the East . Benting in India ,Woodward in China .and Mckeown in Malaya What was the topic the three old friends were talking about in Singapore's Raffles.4 ?Hotel .They were talking about the most important qualities of a policeman?What is the most important quality of a policeman according to Benting .5 The most important quality of a policeman according to Benting is taking quick .decisions and the ability to act quickly ?What did Woodward think of the most important quality of a policeman .6 He thought that thoroughness and method in the solution of a crime , were the .most important qualities ?What was Mckeowns view about the most important qualities of a policeman .7 He thought that meeting people, talking to them and listening to what they said .were the best qualities of a policeman ?What did Mckewon say about sudden decisions .8 .He rarely had to make sudden decisions in his work ?Why did Benting tell this tragic story .9 To prove that the ability to decide and to act quickly is the most important quality .of a policeman ?When did this tragic story take place .10 .It happened in 1921, one year before Benting joined the Indian police?Where was Benting educated .11 He was educated in Police College in England and had not been placed very high in .the examination list . He never was much good at examinations What had Mr. Benting just completed when he was attracted to the .12 ?advertisement in The Times Mr. Benting had just finished Police College in England when he was attracted by .the advertisement in the Times ?How did Mr. Benting get his job .13 .He got it through an advertisement in The Times What was the advertisement that attracted Benting's attention after finishing .14 ?his education

. A young man wanted for unusual work and must have a cool head?Where did Benting meet Van Lutjens .15 .Mr. Benting met Van Lutjens at a hotel in Piccadilly, Room 169 , at 11 o ' clock?What was the job Benting applied for according to the advertisement .16 .A man with a cool head was wanted for unusual work ?What was the job of Van Lutjens .17 .He was one of the leading diamond merchants in Amsterdam Describe Van Lutjens .18 . He was small and plump ,his face was round and he had small bright eyes.Describe the two diamonds .19 .They were perfectly matched. They were of unreal pink They were cut by a great diamond cutter whose stones were owned by royal .families ? How did Van Lutjens obtain the Rozelles earrings-20 .He obtained them from a member of one of central Europe's royal families in Paris?Who cut the two diamonds .21 They were cut about two hundred years ago by the great Frans Van of Antwerp,.the greatest diamond cutter of all times ?What did Van Lutjens say about the stones that had been cut by Van Meulen .22 Lutjens said that there were not many of his stones left today but some were part .of the British Crown Jewels ?How did you know that Van loved his diamonds .23 He called them his children and that he considered them the most important .discovery of his . They never left him ?To what extent did Van Lutjens admire his two lifeless stones .24 ?How did Van Lutjens deal with his precious stonesHe said that these stones were the greatest discovery in his life and he called.them his children as if he were a very rich man, he would never part with them ?When did Van Lutjens start to learn trade .25 .He started to learn trade from his father forty-three years ago ?Why did Van Lutjens employ Benting .26 .To watch over his Rozelles diamonds ?Why did Van Lutjens want a man to watch over his diamonds .27 Because he knew that he was restless concerning the diamonds and wanted someone .to watch over them ?Why was Van Lutjens going to New York .28 Because an American group of diamond buyers had asked him to come over to New .York with the famous Rozelles earrings ?Where did Van keep his diamonds .29 He kept them in a small red box put in a leather case. On board the ship, he kept .them in a leather case in the ships safe ?Why did Benting accept Vans offer although it seemed rather dull .30

Mr. Benting accepted the job because the money was generous. It was about the .equivalent of a years salary in the Indian Police ?Why was Benting restless on board the ship .31 Because he was to guard the precious stones in the presence of a crowd of people .around ?Why was Mr. Benting worried when Van took the diamonds out of the safe .32 He was afraid that they might be stolen as there was a crowd of people near .them Mr. Benting criticized Van Lutjens for taking the diamonds out of the safe to .33 ?look at them. Why was he worried about this .Because at that moment there was quite a crowd of people near them ?Why did Mr. Benting never leave Lutjens side .34 Because he suddenly realized that his work was to watch over the owner of The .Rozelles diamonds and not any possible thief At first Mr. Renting did not understand why he was being paid so much money by .35 ?Van Lutjens. What did he conclude on the fourth day Although Mr. Benting did not understand why he was being paid so much money by Van Lutjens, he concluded on the fourth day that it was because he was unable to leave Van Lutjens side, as his work was to watch over him, and not any possible .thief ?What happened when the sea was rough? How did Van Lutjens lose his jewels .36 ?How did the box fall into the sea The ship gave a sudden and violent roll, Van was nearly thrown out of his chair,.managed to seize the top of the railing, but dropped the red box into the sea ?Why did the little box fall into the sea .37 .Because of the strong wind that made the ship roll violently ?How long could the Berengaria cover in ninety seconds .38 .The Berengaria could cover 1, 100 yards in the ninety seconds?Why did Mr. Benting throw the table and chairs into the sea .39 So that they would float at the place where the diamond box was floating and be.easy to find ?Did Berengaria really stop? Give your reasons .40 Yes, it stopped when Benting mentioned the value of the Rozelles diamonds and.pointed to the furniture on the waves of the sea ?What question did Benting ask his two friends-41 .He asked them what they would have done to get back the box?What did Woodward suggest to restore the box .42 He suggested telling the captain to stop the ship but it wasnt practical either .because the ship was travelling fast ?Why was Woodward s suggestion not practical .43 Because the ship was traveling quickly and the ship would be two miles away by .that time. Besides that the captain might refuse to stop for a little box ?What did Mckeown suggest to restore the box .44

.He diving into the sea and swimming to get back the box ?Why was McKeon's solution was no good .45 Because if he had dived , he would never have found the small box .the ship was.too fast ?How did Benting restore the box .46 a. He threw a table and two chairs into the sea to know the place of the sunken .case easily b. He persuaded the captain to go back where the earrings had been lost to restore .them and he did ?How did Van meet his end .47 .He died of a heart attack ?Why didnt Van Lutjens reward Benting for saving his precious earrings .48 Because, unfortunately, Van Lutjens heart stopped and he died the moment he saw .his diamonds disappear into the sea When Mr. Benting told his friends about the diamonds falling into the sea, why .49 ?did Mckeown ask him how much he was being paid Mckeown asks Mr. Benting how much he was being paid because he wants to know if Mr. Benting was being paid enough money to dive into the sea to recover the .diamonds himself Do you think Van Lutiens was an old or a young man? Please give reasons for your .50 .answer Van Lutjens is an old man because he refers to the fact that he started to learn.the diamond trade from his father forty-three years ago Do you think that Mr. Benting shares any responsibility for the loss of the .51 ?diamond earrings If you think that Mr. Benting could have prevented Van Lutjens from taking the earrings out of the safe, then he does share some responsibility for the loss of the .earrings ? "Why did the writer entitle his story Quick Thinking .52 Because it required quick decisions and to act quickly. This was shown when Benting .threw the table and the chairs quickly to save the diamonds

:Read the quotations and answer the questions But I remember one r two cases where no courage. knowledge or determination .1 would have helped and when the ability to make a quick decision brought the only .hope of success ?a. Who said this b. At which point in the story did he say it: at the beginning, the middle or the ?end

?c. How did this quotation relate to the story Answers a- Mr. Benting. b- The beginning. c- This case needs a quick .decision But I myself think that thoroughness and method in the solution of a crime have .2 helped me better than any quick decisions ?a. Who was the speaker ?b. To whom were these words said ?c. What were the reasons behind saying them Answers .a- Mr. Woodward. b- To Mr. Jack Benting .c- He was against Bentings opinion that quick decision helps to solve a crime .But I must admit that I have rarely had to make any sudden decisions myself .3 ?a. Who said these words ?b. Where and when were these words said ?c. Why did the speaker rarely make sudden decision Answers .a- Mr. Mckeown b- They were sitting in Singapores Raffles hotel. When they were talking about the .qualities of a policeman .c- Because he believes that his work has been done mostly by meeting people .Now it is your turn, you have all the facts, what would you have done .4 ?a. Who was the speaker ?b. What had happened ?c. What did they do Answers .a- Mr. Benting .b- The box on which the stones were lying fell into the sea c- Mr. Woodward suggested telling the captain to stop the ship and send a boat. .Mr. Mckeown suggested swimming in the sea I must go down and look at my children .5 ?a. Who said this statement ?b. Who were the children ?c. Why did he call them his children Answers .(b- The two stones (jewels .a-Mijinheer Van Lutjens. c- He loved them greatly

Jack Benting and his two old friends Michael Woodward and Andy Mckewon were sitting in a hotel in Singapore. They had been of the police in Asian countries. Jack Benting believed that the ability to act quickly and to take quick decisions is the most important quality for a policeman.

Woodward didn't agree with him. Mckeown believed Benting might be right, but he himself as a member of the police seldom made quick decisions. Benting began to tell them his story which had nothing to do with crime. It happened in 1921 before he joined the Indian Police. When he finished his police college, he applied for a job. In the advertisement, a young man with a cool head was wanted for unusual work. Benting met the employer Van Lutjens, a Dutchman, in a hotel. He was one of the leading diamond merchants in Amsterdam. Van would travel to New York on board a ship called '' Berengaria, and would have two'' Rozelles'' earrings with him. The two Rozelles were two well-matched valuable diamonds that he got from a royal family. He would show them to an American group of diamond buyers in New York. Van wanted Benting to watch over the diamonds. Benting accepted the job although it sounded dull. The offer Van made was generous. It was about a year's salary in the Indian Police. The next evening, Van and Benting were ready to start the voyage. Van brought a leather case from the office of the hotel manager. The two Rozelles were inside a small box in it .Van showed him the two diamonds with their unreal pink colour. On board the ship, Van kept the leather case in the ship's safe. Benting wondered why he was paid so much money. He was just sharing Van his meals, drinks and playing cards. However, he felt Van was growing restless. The first two days were quiet. On the third day in the afternoon, Van grew more restless. Suddenly, he brought the two diamonds which he called his children. He said he couldn't help it. The diamonds had never left him from the time he had bought them four months ago. He spent many hours admiring them. Van told him the two diamonds were the greatest discovery of his life as a jeweller for fortythree years. They were perfect and were cut by the greatest diamond cutter of all times Frans Van Meulen. His stones were not for ordinary people but for royal families. Some of them were in the British crown. In spite of Benting's disapproval, Van opened the little box to have a joyful look at the stones. Benting was caring a lot for the people around them. In fact, nobody was caring for the Dutchman bending

over his little box. Van unwillingly took the case to the safe when Benting told him to do so. Benting now felt that his real job was to watch over the owner of the diamonds. On the fourth day in the morning, Van brought the leather case. There was a strong wind and the sea was rough. He went to the side of the ship and took out the little box. Before opening it, the ship gave a sudden violent roll which threw Van out of his chair. Seizing the top of the railing, he dropped the little box and it fell into the sea. Benting asked his two friends what they would have done. Woodward said he would tell the captain, but the ship would have been two miles away as it was travelling fast. Moreover, the captain would refuse to look for a little box in such a rough sea. Mckeown suggested swimming into the sea, but he would never have found the box if he had done so. Benting said that the ninety seconds they spent thinking meant that the ship would have covered about 1100 yards away from the little box. Benting completed his story. When the box fell into the water, Benting quickly threw a table and two chairs into the sea he easily persuaded the captain to go back to that spot to get back the little box. Woodward praised Bentings quick thought and believed the Dutchman paid him extra. He didnt. What really happened was that Van died of heart failure when he saw the little box going down into the sea.

I - Answer the following questions: (1) What was Jack Benting? Jack Benting was a policeman. He graduated in the police college in England. He joined the Indian Police. (2) According to Benting, what was the most important quality of a police man? The ability to decide and act quickly. (3) According to Michael Woodward, what were the most important qualities of a policeman? He thought that thoroughness and method in the solution of a crime were the most important qualities. (4) What was the work of Van Lutjens? He was one of the Amsterdam's leading diamond merchants. (5) Why was Van Lutjens going to New York? He was going there at the request of an American group of diamond buyers to show them his precious diamonds. (6) What is Mr. Benting employed to do? He was employed to watch over the two earrings during Van's voyage to New York. (7) Why did Mr. Benting accept the job though it seemed dull? The money Van offered was generous. (8) Why did Mc Keown rarely have to make any sudden decisions? Because his work had been done by meeting people, talking to them and listening to what they said. (9) What was Mc Keown's opinion about the most important qualities of a policeman? Mc Keown thought that meeting people, talking to them and listening to what they said were the most important qualities of a policeman. (10) What was the job Benting applied for? The job Benting applied for was to watch over the Dutchman's diamonds. (11) Why did Van Lutjens want a man with a cool head to watch over his diamonds? Because he was restless concerning the two diamonds and wanted someone to watch over him. (12) How did Mr. Benting get his job with Van Lutjens?

He got it through an advertisement in "The Times" (13) Where did Mr. Benting meet Van Lutjens? Mr Benting met Van Lutjens in his room in a hotel in London. (14) Show that Van Lutjens admired his two diamonds. He spent hours looking at them. They never left him. He considered them his children. (15) Where did Van keep the "Rozelles diamonds"? He kept them in a small red box put in a leather case. (16) Where did Van keep the leather case on board the ship? He kept it in the ship's safe. (17) How did Benting describe the colour of the Rozelles diamonds? Benting described them as being exactly like the colour of the last rays of the setting sun. (18) How long had Van Lutjens handled diamonds? He had handled diamonds for forty-three years. (19) What did Van Lutjens say about the stones that had been cut by Van Meulen? Van Lutjens said that there were not many of his stones left that day, but some were part of the British Crown Jewels. No one knew what had happened to some of the others. (20) What was Benting doing while Van Lutjens was looking with joy at his diamonds? Mijnheer Van Lutjens was looking at the two diamonds; Benting was watching people walking or standing near them. (21) What made Mr. Benting worried when Van Lutjens took the diamond out of the safe? He thought that they might be stolen. (22) What happened to Van Lutjens when the ship gave a sudden and violent roll? Van Lutjens was nearly thrown out of the chair and managed to seize the top of the iron railing, but dropped the red box which fell into the sea. (23) What quick decision did Benting take when the box fell into the sea? He quickly threw a table and two chairs into the sea. He persuaded the captain to go back to the place where the diamonds had been lost to get the little box.

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Why did Benting throw a table and two chairs into the sea after the loss of the diamonds overboard? Because the furniture would float and mark the place of the box of diamonds. (25) How did Mr. Van Lutjens meet his end? Van died of a heart failure. (26) Woodward suggested telling the captain to stop the ship in order to get the little box. Why wasn't this suggestion practical? Because the ship was travelling fast, it would have been two miles away. The captain would refuse to look for a little box in a rough sea. (27) What made Benting tell his friends his story with Van Lutjens? Benting wanted to prove that the ability to decide and to act quickly is the most important of the policeman's qualities. II Read the following quotation and then answer the questions: 1. "One day an advertisement in The Times attracted my attention." a)Who said these words? To whom? Jack Benting said this to his two old friends Michael Woodward and Andy Mc Known. b) What did the advertisement say? "Yong man wanted for unusual work. Must have cool head. " c) Why did the speaker accept the job? The money Van offered was generous. 2. "I must go down and look at my children." a) Who said this? Van Lutjens said this. b) Who were the children? The Rozelles earrings were his children. c) Why did he call them his children? Because they were very dear to his heart. 3. "But before he could open the lock to look at his diamonds. The ship moved suddenly. " a)Where was Van at that time? He was on board the ship.

b) Where did the small box fall? I fell into the sea. c) What happened to Van as a result? He died of heart failure. 4. "Well, I hope the Dutchman paid you extra." a)Who said this? To whom? Woodward said this to Benting. b)How did Benting get the box back? He threw a table and two chairs to mark the place. c) Did Van pay him extra? Why? No, he didn't because he died of heart failure when he lost his earrings. 5. "When I saw the box disappear, I seized the table and two chairs and throw them after the box. " a)Who said this? Jack Benting said this. b) Why do you think he throw them? I think he threw them to mark the place where the box fell. Exercises c- Read the following quotations and answer the questions: 1 - "But I remember one or two cases where no courage, Knowledge or determination would have helped, and where the ability to make a quick decision brought the only hope of success," a - Who said this statement? To whom? b - Did the two friends agree to what he said? What was their opinion? c - What quick decision did he take in the story? 2 - "But I must admit that I have rarely had to make any sudden decisions myself," a - By whom and to whom was this statement said? b - When did he say it? c - Why did he rarely make sudden decisions? 3 - "It sounded rather dull and 1 didn't understand why it need a "cool head" as the advertisement said." a - Who said this statement? b - Why did the job need a man with a cool head? c - What made him accept it although it seemed dull?

4 - "I was beginning to ask myself why Van Lutjens was paying me So much money." a - Who said this statement? b - What made Van pay Benting so much money? c - What job did Benting suddenly realize? 5 - "Look at the sky and the sea that was exactly the colour of the Rozelles diamonds." a - Who said this statement? To whom did he say it? b - How did he describe the colour of the diamonds? c - To which Extent did he admire the diamond? 6 - "I was astonished to see that he came back a few minutes later carrying the case." a - Who was the speaker? What was he talking about? b - What did the case contain? c - Where did he keep it on board the ship? 7 - "Yes, he actually called these lifeless two stones his children!" a - Who was the speaker talking about? b - What were the lifeless two stones? c - Why did he call them his children? 8 - " I know it is foolish, but I just can't help it." a - Who said this statement to whom? b - What was he talking about? c - Why did he think he couldn't help it? 9- "No it's your turn, you know. You have all the facts. What would you have done?" a - By whom and to whom was this statement said? b - What were the two friends' suggestions? c - Why were the suggestions not practical?
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One of the Hot Spots

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** Questions & Answers 1 - Why was the ship waiting half a mile from the shore at Semarang ? (( As the water was shallow )) . 2 - How did the mountain affect Semarang ? (( It kept the wind off the town )) . 3 - Why wasn't the writer attracted to Semarang ? (( As it lacked colour and gaiety )) .

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- Why did the writer feel sorry for the people of Semarang ? (( Because he considered it a prison )) . - What did the passenger do when he climbed up to the ship ? (( He looked at his watch and went to his room without saying anything )) . - When did the passenger jump into the sea ? (( He jumped into the sea early in the morning )) . - What was the water of the sea near Semarang like ? (( It was smooth , solid and glassy , as there was no wind )) . - How did the writer feel when he left semarang ? (( He felt he got out of prison )) . - Why didn't the officer tell the captain about the passenger's behaviour ? (( Because he thought he would get into trouble )) . - What did Semarang lack ? (( It lacked colour and gaiety )) . - How did the passenger jump into the sea ? (( He jumped into the sea with his feet first with his leather shoes on )) . - What did the passenger do when he reached the water ? ((He climbed on to the ladder and got back on board the ship)) - Where did the officer usually meet the passenger ? (( At his table for meals )) . - What was Plancius ? (( It was a ship )) . officer like to speak English ? (( As he spent most of his life in London , and he did not have many opportunities to speak it )) . - What made the writer speak English well although he was a Dutchman ? (( As he lived most of his life in London )) . - Why was the writer sure the passenger's shoes were leather

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ones ? (( As they were not white )) .

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1 " I was standing near one of the lifeboats when the passenger passed me )) . A Who is the speaker ? To whom ? ** The officer is speaking to the writer . B Who was he speaking about ? ** About the passenger, who had jumped into the sea . C What did this passenger do ? ** He jumped into the sea with his leather shoes. Then , he climbed up to the ship, looked at his watch, the officer and his watch again. Then, he went to his room with out saying anything 2 " It's strange that you should ask me that " . A Who is the speaker ? To whom ? ** The officer is speaking to the writer . B What was the question that the captain asked ? ** It was " Have you ever been on a ship when someone has jumped into The sea ? " . C Why was the officer surprised when he was asked that question? ** Because it had already happened at that place .
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3 " I've sometimes wondered about it my self. Of course , I ought to have reported it to the captain really " . A What ought the officer to have reported the captain ? ** He ought to have reported the captain about the passenger's strange behaviour . B What might have the captain done ?

** The captain might have put officer into trouble . C Did the passenger justify his bevaviour ? (( No, he didn't )) 4 "I felt very sorry for all the people who had to live in Semarang" A Why did the writer feel sorry ? ** Because Semarang was very dull. It was very hot . B Why didn't he like Semarang ? ** It was attractive. It lacked colour and gaiety . C How did he feel when the ship began to move ? ** He felt he was leaving a prison . 5 "He didn't dive; he jumped feet first, with his leather shoes on" A Who said this to whom ? (( The officer said this to the writer)) B What does the word "He" refer to ? (( The passenger )) C Why was the writer sure the passenger's shoes were leather ones ? (( As they were not white )) . 6 " But on two separate days I've spent five hours on a ship called the Plancius just outside ? " A Who is the speaker ? ** The writer is the speaker . B Where was the ship waiting ? Why ? ** The ship was standing half a mile from the shore at Semarang as the water was shallow . C What was the water of the sea like ? ** It was smooth , solid and glassy as there was on wind .
Quick Thinking By Stephen W. Pollak A) Questions & answers

1- What kind of a story do you think "Quick Thinking" is? - I think it is a tragic story. 2- What was Mr Benting? - He was a former officer in the Indian police.

3- According to Benting, what was the most important

quality of a policeman? - Taking quick decisions and the ability to act quickly.

4- According to Woodward, what are the most important qualities

of a policeman? - He thought that thoroughness and method in the solution of a crime are the most important qualities.

5- Why didn't Mckeown's work need any sudden decision

? - Because most of his work was to meet people, talk to them and listen to what they said.

6- What was Mckeown's opinion about the most important quality of a policeman? - They were meeting people, talking to them and listening to what they said.
7- What had Mr Benting just completed when he was attracted

to the advertisement in the Times? - He had just completed the Police College in England.

8- What was Van's advertisement for? - It was for a young man with a cool head for unusual work. 9- How did Mr Benting get his job with Van Lutjens? - Through an advertisement in the Times.
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What is Mr Benting employed to do? - To watch over Van Lutjens's diamonds during traveling to New York by sea. Why did Van Lutjens want a man with a cool head to watch over his diamonds? - Because he was restless about his diamonds and wanted someone to watch over him.

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12-Where did Mr Benting meet Van Lutjens? - He met him in his room in a hotel in London. 13- Why did Jack Benting go to the hotel? - To meet Van Lutjens. 14- What was Van Lutjens? - He was one of the leading diamond merchants in Amsterdam.

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15- To what extent did Van Lutjens admire his two

lifeless stones? Or: Show that Van Lutjens was so mad about his two lifeless stones. - He spent hours looking at them. They never left him. He considered them his children. sounded boring ,so why did he accept it? - Because he was offered a lot of money.

16-Mr Benting thought that the job he was offered in 1921

17-Why did Van Lutjens take the diamonds to New York?

- To show them to an American group of diamond buyers.

18-Who was Frans Van Meulen of Antwerp? - He was the greatest diamond cutter of all time. Some of the stones that had been cut by Van Meulen were part of the British Crown jewels.
19- Where did Lutjens obtain the famous Rozelles

earrings? - He obtained them from a member of one of Central Europe's royal families in Paris. 20-Where did Van Lutjens keep the diamonds? - He kept them in a small black box put in a leather case.
21- How did Van Lutjens feel towards his diamonds?

- He called them his children. He loved their beauty .

22- How did Van Lutjens admire his diamonds?

- He believed they were the greatest discovery in his life and he called them his children.

23-Why didn't Mr Benting leave Van Lutjens's side? - Because his work was to watch over him. 24-Why did Van Lutjens call the diamonds "his children"? - They were so valuable and so beautiful. He loved the beauty of his jewels.
25- Mr Benting criticized Van Lutjens for taking the diamonds

out of the safe to look at them, why was he so worried about this? - Because it would give chance to thieves to see them and steal them.

26- What did Van do when the ship gave a sudden violent

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roll ? - He seized the top of the iron railings , but dropped the box which fell into the sea.

27-When could Van save himself? - When he seized the top of the iron railings.
28- Why did the box containing the diamonds fall into the sea?

- Because the ship gave a sudden violent roll.

29-How did Van Lutjens lose his jewels? - The box containing the diamonds fell into the sea.
30- When Mr Benting told his friends about the diamonds falling

into the sea, why did Mckeown ask him how much he was being paid? - He wanted to know if Mr Benting was being paid well to dive into the sea to get the diamonds back.

31- Do you think that Mr Benting shares any responsibility

for the loss of the diamond earrings ? - I don't think so because he advised Van Lutjens more than once not to bring them from the ship's safe .
32- What did Mr Benting throw into the sea and why did he

throw them? - He threw a table and two chairs into the sea to mark where the earrings fell.
33- What was Benting's decision when the box fell into the

sea? Or: What did Benting do when he saw the box disappear into the water? - He threw a table and two chairs into the sea. He persuaded the captain to go back to the place where the earrings fell to get the box. 34- Why did Mr Benting throw the table and chairs into the sea? - To mark where the earrings fell. 35-When did the captain stop Berengaria? - He stopped it when Benting mentioned the value of the diamonds and pointed at the furniture dancing on the waves.
36-Why didn't Van Lutjens pay Benting extra for saving his

precious earrings? Or: Why didn't Van Lutjens reward Jack Benting? - Because he died.

37- What happened to Van Lutjens when the little box fell into the

sea? - He had a heart attack and died.

38- What happens to Van Lutjens in the end? - He dies.

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39- How did Lutjens meet his end ? Why?

- He died of a heart attack because he saw his earrings fall into the sea. 40- Do you think that Van Lutjens an old or a young man? Give reasons for your answer. - He was an old man because he had handled diamonds for 43 years.

B) Quotations
1- "But I remember one or two cases where no courage

,knowledge or determination would have helped, and where the ability to make a quick decision brought the only hope of success." a) who says this? - Jack Benting. b) At which point in the story does he say it: the beginning, middle or end? - The beginning. c) How does sentence relate to the story? - The story is about his quick decision to throw the furniture which helped him to find the earrings.

2- " One day an advertisement in The Times attracted my attention." a) Who said this to whom? - Benting said this to Mckeown and Woodward. b) What did the advertisement say? - It said, "Young man wanted for unusual work. Must have cool head." c) Why did the speaker accept the job? - Because the money offered was generous. 3- "Young man wanted for unusual work. Must have cool head." a) By whom was this advertisement placed? - Van Lutjens. b) What was the unusual work? - Looking after the earrings. c)Why did the employer insist on having a cool head? - He was restless about his earrings and wanted him to watch over him. 4- "I must go down and look at my children." a) Who said these words? - Van Lutjens. b) Who was he talking to? - Mr Benting c) What was he talking about? - The diamond earrings.

5- "I must go down and look at my children." a) who was the speaker? To whom? - Van Lutjens said this to Benting. b) What was he talking about? - The diamond earrings. c) Why did he consider them his children? - Because he had never left them since he bought them 4 months ago. 6- "I must go down and look at my children." a) who says this to whom? - Van Lutjens says this to Benting. b) Who or What are these children? - The diamond earrings. c) Where will the man go down to look at his children? - To the ship's safe.
7- "I know it's foolish, but I just can't help it ".

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a) Who made this statement? - Van Lutjens. b) What did the speaker mean by it? - He meant that it was foolish to look at them for pleasure . c) How did he show his foolishness ? - He took them out of the safe on more than one occasion.
8- "But before he could open the lock to look at his diamonds,

the ship gave a sudden and violent roll." a) Where was Van Lutjens at that time? - He was at the table by the side of the ship. b) What did he want to do? - He wanted to look at his diamonds. c)Where did the small box fell? - It fell into the sea. 9- "It was really rather simple you know. Wonderful quick decisions are only taken in Hollywood." a) What was the quick decision Benting took? - He threw the table and two chairs into the sea. b) To what extent was it successful? - He could mark where the earrings fell. c) Why wasn't he rewarded for his quick decision? - Because Van Lutjens died. 10- When I got back, two men were just carrying him dead of heart failure. a) Who said these words? - Benting. b) Who was the dead man? - Van Lutjens.

c)What was the cause of his death? - A heart attack. 11- "When I saw the box disappear I seized the table and two of the chairs and threw them over the railing after the box." a) Why was Van Lutjens going to New York? - To sell his diamonds to an American diamond buyer. b) Why did Benting throw them into the sea? - Because if the box of diamonds was floating on the surface of the water the furniture would mark the place where they had been lost. c) How did Van Lutjens meet his end? - He died of a heart attack. 12-"Well done. I hope the old Dutchman paid you extra." a) Who said this to whom? - Woodward said this to Benting. b) How did Jack Benting get back the box? - He threw the table and chairs into the sea to mark where the earrings fell. He persuaded the captain to go back where the earrings fell to get back the box. c)What happened to Mr Van Lutjens when the box fell into the water? - He died.
13- "Well done. I hope the old Dutchman paid you extra."

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a) Who was the speaker? To whom? - Woodward to Mr Benting. b) Why did the speaker believe that the Dutchman had paid him extra? - Because he could get back the earrings from the sea. c) What happened to the Dutchman ? - He died. 14-" His heart must have stopped a long time before the engines did." a) Who said this? - Mr Benting said this. b) Who was he talking to? - He was talking to his friends. c) Who was he talking about? - He was talking about Van Lutjens. d) When did the man's heart stop? - It stopped as soon as his diamonds fell into the sea.

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Questions and answers 1- what were the speakers talking about ?


They were talking about unusual events that had no natural explanation . 2- How did Dabney include the stranger in the talk ? He asked him if he had any experience to describe any story which couldn't be explained . 3- What did the stranger say about his story to attract their attention to him ? He said that it was a true story that happened to him personally and completed itself that afternoon . It was stranger than imaginary ones . 4- Why were there patches on the wall of the storyteller's room ? The house was old . The place was damp . 5- What was the strange about one of the patches ? It looked like the face of a real man . It didn't change as the other patches round it . 6- How did the face on the wall control the storyteller ? It became the chief thing in his thoughts . He thought of the man as his fellow-lodger . 7- Where did the storyteller look for the real man ? He looked for him in places where man collected in large numbers such as political meetings ,

football matches and railway stations . He stood at busy corner watching the crowed . 8- Where did the storyteller see a man with that face ? He saw him in a taxi . 9- What did the storyteller do when he saw him in a taxi ? He took another taxi and followed him to the railway station . 10-Why did the man with the face on the wall go to the railway station ? To take the train to Folk stone and go to France by train . 11-Who was standing with that man ? Two ladies and a little girl . 12- Where did the man and his group disappear ? They disappeared in a private room . 13- What did the storyteller do to speak with the man with the face on the wall ? He waited opposite the door of the private room . 14- What did the storyteller do when the man got out of the room ? He asked him to give him his card because he wanted to communicate with him . 15- Why did the storyteller faint when he read Mr. Ormand's name on the card ? Because Mr. Ormond was the name of the street on which he lived . The second name was wall . 16- What did Mr. Ormond Wall give his card to the stranger ? He thought that the stranger was a mad man and considered it better to do what he wanted . 17- How long did the stranger stay in hospital ? He stayed for some weeks in hospital . 18- What information did storyteller find about Mr. Ormond Wall ? He was an American millionaire with English parents who lived in London . 19- What happened to the face on the wall when the millionaire had an accident ? The face was faint . 20- What happened to the face on the wall at the same time Mr Ormond wall died ? It completely disappeared when he died . 21- What were the three extraordinary things about the story ? - The face on the wall in London was like the face of a gentlemen in America . - It disappeared when the man died . - The gentleman's name should have a relation to the place on which his face appeared . - He made the story up have an hour before telling it .

Quotations
1- " Well, not a story in the ordinary sense of the word. Truth, I always believe, is no only much stronger than stories, but also much more interesting." a- By whom and to whom was this statement said? By the storyteller to Dabny and the friends. b- What was the speaker asked to do? He was asked if he had any experience to describe any story which couldn't be explained . c- To what extent was his statement true? It was not true because he made the story up half an hour before telling it.

2-" I could tell you of an event which happened to me personally, and which strangely enough completed itself only this afternoon." a- What was the event that happened to the speaker? He saw a face of a real man on the wall of his room. b- What two things couldn't be explained about that event? It looked like the face of a real man . It didn't change as the other patches round it . c- How did it complete itself that afternoon? The patches disappeared when the real man died. 3-" One of these (patches) -as indeed often happens- was exactly like a human face." a- What was that patch? It was a face of a real man on the wall of his room. b- What was the strange thing about that patch? It looked like the face of a real man . It didn't change as the other patches round it . c- When did the patch disappear? The patches disappeared when the real man died. 4-" It was that this face began to get a firmer hold of me. It grew more and more real and remarkable." a- When did that face begin to get a firmer hold of the storyteller? When it grew more and more and looked like the face of a real man. b- What did the storyteller intend to do? To search for the real man whose face appeared on the wall of his room. c- Where did he search for the face? He looked for him in places where man collected in large numbers such as political meetings , football matches and railway stations . He stood at busy corner watching the crowed . 5- " And then, at last I saw him. He was in a taxi driving east a long Piccadilly." a- Who was that man going east a long Piccadilly? Mr. Ormond b- What did the story teller do when he saw that man? He took another taxi and followed him to the railway station . c- Where was the storyteller able to talk to that man? What did he tell him? In front of the door of the private room in a hotel in France. He asked him to give him his card 6-" Excuse me, but do you mind giving me your card?" a- By whom and to whom was this statement said? By the storyteller to Mr. Ormond b- What was written on the card that was given to the speaker? Mr. Ormond Wall an American millionaire with English parents who lived in London . c- What happened to the speaker when he read it ? He fainted and was taken to hospital. 7-" I looked at once at the wall on which the face to be seen. I rubbed my eyes and sprang up." a- What made the storyteller rub his eyes and spring up?

Because the face on the wall was faint . b- What was the event that made the face look faint? Mr. Ormond Wall had a car accident. c- How did the storyteller feel when this happened? He felt sorry. 8- " I went back to my room a if I was in a dream, and sat on the bed looking with unseeing eyes at the face on the wall. And even as I looked, suddenly it completed disappeared." a- Why did the storyteller look with unseeing eyes? Because the face on the wall disappeared completely. b- When did the face completely disappear? When Mr Ormond wall died. c- How was the face connected with the millionaire's name? It appeared in the street which carried his name and disappeared when he died.

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1- Who are the main characters in this story? The writer himself and the ship's officer. 2- How does the writer describe Semarang to the officer? He describes it as lacking colour and gaiety. 3- What did the officer do when he saw the man jump into the sea at Semarang? He did nothing because there was no time for him to do anything. 4- How did the officer know the man's shoes were made of leather? He knew that because they were not white and although the light was not good, he could sea that they were brown or black. 5- What did the man do after he had jumped into the water? He climbed up the ladder and back onto the ship, then he looked at his watch and returned to his room. 6- Why did the officer not ask the man Why he had jumped into the sea? The officer didn't ask the man why he had jumped into the sea because he was so surprised that he didn't know what to say. 7- Why did the officer not report the incident to the ship's captain? The officer didn't report the incident to the ship's captain because he was so astonished and he thought it was such a strange business.

8- The writer says he was not surprised that the man jumped into the sea. What did he find more surprising? What he found more surprising was that all the people who came to Semarang didn't jump into the sea together. 9- How does the writer feel about the people who live in Semarang? He feels very sorry for all the people who live in Semarang. 10- What did the passenger do after he got back out of the water? He looked at his watch and then went off to his room. 11- Where was the ship "Plancius" standing? It was standing half a mile from the shore at Semarang. 12- Why did the Plancius have to wait half a mile out of the harbour? The Plancius had to wait half a mile out of the harbour because the harbour was too shallow for any boats except the smallest to go inside. 13- What did the officer know about the man who had jumped into the sea? The man was going to his work in Semarang. 14- Why didn't the writer visit Semarang? Semarang didn't attract him as it lacked colour and gaiety. 15- When did the passenger jump intro the sea? He jumped into the sea early in the morning. 16-Why was it wrong of the officer not to report what had happened to the ship's captain? If the captain had known about the matter, the officer would have got into trouble. 17- Why was Semarang very hot? Because the mountain kept the wind off the island. 18- What nationality was the officer? He was a Dutchman. 19- Why did the officer speak English? Because he lived most of his life in London. 20- How did the water of the sea look? It looked solid and glassy. 21- According to the officer, why didn't the passenger see him before he jumped into the sea? Perhaps he didn't notice things usually or perhaps he was thinking too much. 22- How was Semarang different from the other islands? It was very hot and it lacked colour and gaiety. 23- How did the writer describe leaving Semarang? It was like getting out of prison.

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1-"Do you think that he meant to drown himself and then changed his mind when he jumped into the water?" a) Who jumped into the water? A passenger jumped into the water. b) Give a brief description of the man. He was a quiet little fellow who was always very neat.

c) Do you think he meant to drown himself ? Why? I don't think, because if he meant to do it, he wouldn't have got out of water. d) If the man had not meant to drown himself, what other reasons could he have had for jumping into the water? Perhaps he was trying to escape from the heat of the island. Semarang was like a prison for the people who lived in it. 2-"You mean to say that you sat there, side by side, just after he had jumped into the sea, and neither of you even mentioned it? Why not? a) What reasons did the officer give for not mentioning the strange event? He didn't mention the event because everything happened so quickly and he was surprised by the event. b) What does the officer say he ought to have done? He says he should have reported it to the captain. 3-"Did you know anything about this passenger?" a) Who said this to whom? The writer said this to the ship's officer. b) What did this passenger do? He jumped into the sea. c ) What was the answer to this question? He was coming back to his work in Semarang. 4-"He liked to speak English.He wanted to speak to me." a) Who said this to whom? The writer of the story to the reader. b) What does the word "He" refer to? It refers to the ship's officer. c ) Why did that man like to speak English? Because he lived most of his life in London and he didn't get many chances to speak English. 5-"Never spoke a word about it." a ) Who was the speaker? The officer was the speaker? b) To whom was it said? To the writer of the story. c) When and why did he say these words? He said these words when the writer asked if the passenger had talked about the matter with the officer. 6-"The only surprising thing was that all people who had come to Semarang didn't jump together into the sea." a) What should all people who come to Semarang do? They should all jump together into the sea. b) Why should they do that? Because Semarang is the hottest place and it lacked colour and gaiety. c ) How does the writer feel about the people who live in Semarang? He feels very sorry for them.

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Questions and answers


1- What had Mr. Benting just completed when he was attracted to the advertisement in The Times? He had just finished Police College in England when he was attracted by the advertisement in The Times. 2- Mr. Benting thought that the job that was being offered sounded rather dull, so why did he accept it ? He accepted the job because the money was generous.

3- At first Mr. Benting didn't understand why he was being paid so much money by Van Lutjens. What did he conclude on the fourth day ? Although Mr. Benting didn't understand why he was paid so much money by Van Lutjens, He concluded on the fourth day that it was because he was unable to leave Van Lutjens' side, as his work was to watch over him. 4- Mr. Benting criticized Van Lutjens for taking the diamonds out of the safe to look at them, why was he so worried about this ? Mr. Benting was worried about Van Lutjens taking the diamonds out of the safe because he thought that they may be stolen. 5- When Mr. Benting told his friends about the diamonds falling into the sea, why did Mckeown ask him how much he was being paid ? He asked Mr. Benting how much he was being paid because he wanted to know if Mr. Benting was being paid enough money to dive into the sea to recover the diamonds himself.

6- Why did Benting throw a table and two chairs into the sea after the diamonds had been
lost ? He threw a table and two chairs into the sea because if the box of diamonds was floating on the surface of the water, the furniture would mark the place where they had been lost.

7- Do you think that Van Lutjens was an old or a young man ? Give reason for your answer.
Van Lutjens was an old man because he refers to the fact that he started to learn the diamond trade from his father 43 years ago. 8- Do you think that Mr. Benting shares any responsibility for the loss of the diamond earrings? Mr. Benting could have prevented Van Lutjens from taking the earrings out of the safe, so he shares some responsibility for the loss of the earrings.

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Who was Frans Van Meulen of Antwerp ? He was the greatest diamond cutter of all time. Some of the stones that had been cut by Van Meulen were part of the British Crown jewels. Why was Van Lutjens asked to take the Rozelles earrings to New York ? He was asked to do so because he was one of the Amsterdam's leading diamond merchants. What happened immediately after throwing the furniture in the sea ? Immediately after throwing in the sea, Benting just got back to see Van Lutjens being carried off dead. What did the three men sitting in Singapore's Raffles hotel do for a living ? They were all policemen Where did Lutjens obtain the famous Roselles earrings ? He obtained them from a member of one of Central Europe's royal families in Paris. What was Van Lutjens like ? He was small and plump, his face was round and he had small bright eyes. Why did Van Lutjens call the diamonds "his children" ? He called them his children because they were so valuable and so beautiful. Lutjens wasn't simply a diamond merchant. He loved the beauty of his jewels. 16- What were the three friends talking about ? They were talking about the best way to solve a problem. 17- According to Benting, what are the most important qualities of a policeman ? The ability to decide and to act quickly. 18- According to Woodword, what are the most important qualities of a policeman ?

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He thought that thoroughness and method are the most important qualities. 19-According to Mckeown, what are the most important qualities of a policeman ? They are meeting people, talking to them and listening to what they say. 20- How did Mr. Benting get his job ? Through an advertisement in The Times. 21- Where did Van Lujens meet Benting ? He met him at a hotel. 22-What was Van Lutjens' job ? He was a leading diamond merchant . 23- Why did Van Lutjens employ Benting ? To watch over two diamond earrings. 24-Why did Van Lutjens want a man to watch over his diamonds ? Because he was worried about them. 25-Why was Van Lutjens going to New York ? He was going there to meet a group of diamond buyers. 26- Where did Van Lutjens keep his diamonds ? He kept them in a small black box put in a leather case in the ship's safe. 27- How did Van Lutjens admire his diamonds ? He believed they were the greatest discovery in his life and he called them his children. 28- When did Van Lutjens start to learn trade? He started to learn trade from his father forty three years ago. 29- Who cut the diamonds for Van Lutjens ? Frans Van, the greatest diamond cutter. 30- What happened when the sea was rough? The ship gave a sudden violent roll. Van was nearly thrown out of his chair and the box of diamond fell into the sea. 31- What quick decision did Benting take when the box of diamonds fell into the sea ? He threw a table and two chairs after the box of diamonds. 32- What happened to Van Lutjens in the end ? He died of a heart failure.

Quotations
1-" But I remember one or two cases where no courage, knowledge or determination would have helped, and where the ability to make a quick decision brought the only hope of success" a) Who says this ? Mr. Benting says this. b) At which point of the story does he say it: at the beginning, the middle or the end ? He says this at the beginning of the story. c) How does this quotation relate to the story ? It relates to the quick decision that Mr. Benting made when the diamonds were lost. 2- " I know it is foolish. but I just can't help it." a) Who said this ?

Van Lutjens said this. b) Explain what he meant by it ? He meant that it was foolish to take the diamonds out of the safe just to look at them. c) How did he show his foolishness ? He shoed his foolishness by taking them out of the safe on more than one occasion. 3-" His heart must have stopped a long time before the engines did." a) Who said this ? Mr. Benting said this. b) Who was he talking to ? He was talking to his friends. c) Who was he talking about ? He was talking about Van Lutjens. d) When did the man's heart stop ? It stopped as soon as his diamonds fell into the sea. 4-" One day an advertisement in The Times attracted my attention." a) Who said this to whom ? Benting said this to Mckeown and Woodward. b) What did the advertisement say ? It said, "Young man wanted for unusual work. Must have cool head." c) Why did the speaker accept the job ? Because the money offered was generous. 5-" I must go down and look at my children." a) Who said this to whom ? Van Lutjens said this to Benting. b) What did the speaker mean by "my children" ? He meant the two diamonds. c) Why was the addressed person worried? He was worried because he was afraid the diamonds might be stolen. 6-" Well done! I hope the old Dutchman paid you extra." a) Who said this to whom ? Woodward said this to Benting. b) When were these words said ? When Benting said that he threw a table and two chairs after the box of diamonds and asked the captain to stop the ship. c) Did Benting get more money ? Why ? Why not ? No, he didn't because Van Lutjens died of a heart failure. 7-" When I got back, two men were just carrying him off - dead. Heart failure." a) Who said this to whom ? Benting said this to his friends. b) Who was the dead man ? Van Lutjens was the dead man. c) What was the cause of his death ?

He had a heart failure.

(6) The Face on the Wall Summary


The narrator and a group of people were talking about unusual events that seemed to have no natural explanation. There was a stranger among those speakers. He was a little man with a pale face. He was watching them carefully, but didn't say a word. To include the stranger in the talk, Dabney asked the stranger if he had any experience to describe a story which couldnt be explained. The stranger began to talk. He said that truth is much stranger and more interesting than stories. He told them that he had a true story which happened to him personally and completed itself only that afternoon. The storyteller said that he rented a room in Ormond Street a year or two years ago. There were a lot of patches on the wall because the house was old and the place was damp. One of these patches looked like the face of a real man. All the other patches began to change, but the face never changed its shape. The storyteller used to watch the face and began to think of it as real as his fellow-lodger. The face got a firmer hold of him and grew more and more remarkable. The nose had a curious turn and the shape of the head was unusual. It was the face of a very unusual man, a man in a thousand. The storyteller began to search for the real man He began to look for someone who looked like the face on the wall. He looked for him in busy and crowded places like political meetings, football matches, and railway stations, but in vain. He believed that he was connected with the face by fate. People thought he was mad because he was watching the people and looking at their faces. The police suspected him also. Suddenly, he saw the man in a taxi and took another taxi and followed him. At Caring Cross railway station, he saw the man standing with a little girl and other two ladies. He tried to talk to the man, but he couldn't because they took the train to Folk stone to go to France. So, he booked a ticket to Folk stone to catch the man before he sailed to France. Also, he failed to talk to the man and he had to ride the boat with him.

The storyteller got shocked After half an hour of the voyage, the storyteller met the man when he got out of his room. He asked him to give him his card because he had a very important reason to communicate with him. The man thought that he was a mad man and gave him the card at once. When he read the card and knew that the man's name was "Ormond Wall" from Pittsburg-U.S.A. , he fainted and was taken to the hospital at Boulogne for some weeks. After a month, the storyteller went back home and collected as much information as possible about Mr. Ormond Wall. He knew that he was a millionaire with English parents who had lived in London. He knew this information from some Americans and some American newspaper men. The face on the wall became faint A day before, he discovered that the face on the wall was faint. When he bought the paper and read about an accident that took place to Mr. Ormond Wall and a party. The car was overturned and Mr. Ormond Wall was badly injured. The face on the wall disappeared When he returned to his room, he was greatly shocked because he found that the face had completely disappeared. Later, he knew that Mr. Ormond Wall had died at that moment. The three extraordinary things The storyteller said that there were three extraordinary things about this story. First, the face on the wall in the room looked like the face of a true American gentleman and the man's name had a relation to the place Ormond Street. Second, the face on the wall was faint when Mr. Ormond had an accident and disappeared when he died. He finished talking and when he was at the door, the people in the room reminded him of the third thing. The stranger said that the third thing was that he made the story up about half an hour ago. Questions & answers 1- What kind of story is "The Face on the Wall"? - It is a mystery. 2- What kind of events were the people in the story talking about? - Unusual events . 3- Who encouraged the storyteller to tell his story? - Dabney. 4- What does the storyteller say about "truth"? - He says that truth is much stranger and more interesting than stories. 5- How did the storyteller attract the audience? - He told them that it was a true story that happened to him personally and completed itself that afternoon.

room? - Because the house was old and the place was damp 7- What was the face on the wall made of? - It was made of a patch of water. 8- What was strange about the patch on the wall? - It was exactly like a human face and it didn't change like the other ones. 9- Describe the face on the wall. - It was the face of a very unusual man. The head had an unusual shape. The nose had a curving turn. 10Why did the storyteller think that the face on the wall became his fellow lodger? Because it controlled him. 11What did the writer feel about the face on the wall? He felt that he and the face on the wall were connected by fate. He also felt sure that the face on the wall was the face of a real person. 12- Why is the story teller sure that the face was the face of a real person? Because it had such a strong control on him . 13- How did the face get a firm hold of the storyteller ? He looked at the face thinking of it as his fellow lodger. 14Where did the storyteller think he would meet the man ? At places where men collect in large numbers . 15- Where did the storyteller search for the man with the face on the wall? He looked for him in crowded places such as political meetings, football matches and railway stations. He also stopped at busy corners watching people.
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matches? Because he felt sure that he would meet the real man there. 17- Why does the police begin to suspect the storyteller ? Because he stands at busy corners and looks only men. 18- Where did the storyteller see a man with the face on the wall ? He saw him in a taxi . 19What did the storyteller do when he saw the man on the wall? He took a taxi and followed him to the railway station. He took the same train with the man and finally met him on the boat going to Boulogne in France. 20- Why did the storyteller go to Boulogne?

- Because he was trying to discover the identity of the man whose face had appeared on the wall. 21When the storyteller asks Mr Ormond Wall for his card, Mr Wall does not ask him why he wants it. What does the storyteller say about this? - He says that he probably thought he was a madman and considered it best to do what he wanted. 22What made Mr Ormond Wall give the storyteller his card? - He probably thought he was a madman and considered it best to do what he wanted. 23What happened when the storyteller read the man's card? Why? - He passed out and later found himself in hospital. 24Why did the storyteller faint when he read Mr Wall's card? - Because the man's name was the same name of his street where he lived. 25What did the storyteller do to find out all he could about Mr Ormond Wall? - He wrote to Pittsburg, American newspaper men and met Americans in London. 26What did the storyteller find out about Mr Ormond Wall? He found out that he was an American millionaire and with English parents who lived in London. 27Where was Ormond Wall going, and with whom, when he had the accident? He was going to Pisa with a party when he had the accident. 28What happened to the face on the wall when Mr Ormond Wall had an accident? It faded. 29When did the face on the wall fade? It faded when Mr Ormond Wall had an accident. 30When did the face on the wall become faint? It became faint when Mr Ormond Wall had an accident. 31After the storyteller reads about Mr Ormond Wall's serious condition following the accident, why do you think he describes going to back to his room as if in a dream? Because he found it hard to believe that the face on the wall had begun to fade following Mr Ormond Wall's accident, and he was shocked to hear about his accident. 32When did the face on the wall disappear? It disappeared when Mr Ormond died. 33What happened the moment the face on the wall completely disappeared?

- Mr Ormond died. 34How were the audience impressed by the stranger's story? - They said that it was most remarkable and most extraordinary. 35What were the extraordinary things about the story "The Face on the Wall"? - 1) The face on the wall was like the face of Mr Ormond. 2) The mans name was the same as the name of the place. 3) He had made up the story half an hour ago. 36What was the third extraordinary thing in "The Face on the Wall"? - The storyteller made up the story half an hour ago. 37How does the story teller surprise us at the end of his story? - We discover that his story is not the truth; it's a lie.

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"Well, not a story in the ordinary sense of the word." 1- Who said this statement to whom? - The storyteller to Dabny and the friends. 2- What did Dabney encourage the story teller to do ? - To tell a story. 3- What did the story teller say about his story? - It was true , but stranger than imaginary ones . "I could tell you of an event which happened to me personally, and which strangely enough completed itself only this afternoon." 1Who said these words? To whom? 2What strange things about this event? 3Did the event really happen to the speaker? How do you know?
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"One of these patches, as indeed often happens was exactly like a human face." 1- Who said these words? - The storyteller 2- Where was that patch? - It was on the damp wall of his room. 3- What was the face on the wall made of? - A patch of water. 4- What was strange about that patch? - It was exactly like a human face. 5- When did that patch disappear? - It disappeared when Mr Ormond Wall died. "It was then that this face began to get a firmer hold of me. It grew more and more real and remarkable?" 1Who said these words? 2Why did the face control him? 3What happened when the face got a firmer hold of him?

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"I found myself searching the streets for one like it." 1Who said these words? - The storyteller. 2Who was he searching for? - He was searching for the man whose face was on the wall 3Where did he search for him? - He searched for him crowded places such as political meetings, football matches and railway stations. "I stood at busy corners watching the crowd until people thought me mad." 1Who is the speaker? - The storyteller. 2Why did he stand at busy corners? - To find the man whose face was on the wall. 3Why did the police suspect him?

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"And then at last I saw him , he was in a taxi driving east along Piccadilly" 1- Who was that man going east along Piccadilly? - It was Mr Ormond wall. 2- What did the storyteller do when he saw that man? - He took another taxi and followed him to the railway station. 3- Where was the storyteller able to talk to that man? - On board the ship sailing to France. "Excuse me, but do you mind giving me your card? 1Who said these words? To whom? - The storyteller said these words to Mr Ormond. 2Why did he ask for his card? - To communicate with him. 3What did the man do? - He gave him the card thinking that he was a madman. "Excuse me, but do you mind giving me your card? 1- Who said this? to whom ? - The storyteller to Mr Ormond. 2- What was written on the card? - The mans name and address. 3- What happened to the speaker when he read the card? Why? - He fainted because the name of the man was the same name of the street where he lived. read it." 1- Who said this ?

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The storyteller . What did he read on the card? The mans name and address. Why was what he had read a great shock to him ? Because the name of the man was the same name of the street where the speaker lived.

9- "Last night it had been as clear as ever: now it was very faint." 1Who was the speaker? - The storyteller. 2What was he talking about? - The face on the wall. 3How did he feel when it grew faint? - He felt sad. 10- "I went back to my room as if I was in a dream, and sat on the bed looking with unseeing eyes at the face on the wall." 1- Who said these words? - The storyteller 2- What did the writers friends say about the story of the Face on the Wall? - They said that was most remarkable and most extraordinary . 3- Why did the story teller describe going back to his room as if "in a dream"? - Because it is hard for him to believe that the face began to fade when Mr Wall had an accident.
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my story." 1- Who said this to whom? - The storyteller to his friends . 2- What were the three extraordinary things? - The face on the wall was like the face of Mr. Ormond. The mans name was the same as the name of the place. He made it up half an hour ago. 3- What is the only true thing in the story? - He made the story up half an hour ago. 12"Oh the third thing." 1- Who said these words? - The storyteller. 2- What was meant by the third thing? - He had made up the story half an hour ago. 3- What were the Writer and the others talking about? -They were talking about unusual events that seemed to have no natural explanation. What was strange about one of the patches on the wall? What great surprise did we have at the end of the story ?

Why did Mr Ormond give his card to the story teller without objection? What is the nationality of Mr Ormond Wall? How did the story teller try to make his listeners believe his story? What was strange about the patches of dampness? What did the face on the wall look like? Where did the storyteller look for the real man? What knowledge did the story teller get about Mr Ormond? Where was the storyteller living a year ago? How did the story teller set to work to discover all he could about Mr Ormond ?

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The narrator and a group of people were talking about unusual events that seemed to have no natural explanation. There was a stranger among those speakers. He was a little man with a pale face. He was watching them carefully, but didn't say a word. To include the stranger in the talk, Dabney asked the stranger if he had any experience to describe a story which couldnt be explained. The stranger began to talk. He said that truth is much stranger and more interesting than stories. He told them that he had a true story which happened to him personally and completed itself only that afternoon. The storyteller said that he rented a room in Ormond Street a year or two years ago. There were a lot of patches on the wall because the house was old and the place was damp. One of these patches looked like the face of a real man. All the other patches began to change, but the face never changed its shape. The storyteller used to watch the face and began to think of it as real as his fellow-lodger. The face got a firmer hold of him and grew more and more remarkable. The nose had a curious turn and the shape of the head was unusual. It was the face of a very unusual man, a man in a thousand. The storyteller began to search for the real man He began to look for someone who looked like the face on the wall. He looked for him in busy and crowded places like political meetings, football matches, and railway stations, but in vain. He believed that he was connected with the face by fate. People thought he was mad because he was watching the people and looking at their faces. The police suspected him also.

Suddenly, he saw the man in a taxi and took another taxi and followed him. At Caring Cross railway station, he saw the man standing with a little girl and other two ladies. He tried to talk to the man, but he couldn't because they took the train to Folk stone to go to France. So, he booked a ticket to Folk stone to catch the man before he sailed to France. Also, he failed to talk to the man and he had to ride the boat with him. The storyteller got shocked After half an hour of the voyage, the storyteller met the man when he got out of his room. He asked him to give him his card because he had a very important reason to communicate with him. The man thought that he was a mad man and gave him the card at once. When he read the card and knew that the man's name was "Ormond Wall" from Pittsburg-U.S.A. , he fainted and was taken to the hospital at Boulogne for some weeks. After a month, the storyteller went back home and collected as much information as possible about Mr. Ormond Wall. He knew that he was a millionaire with English parents who had lived in London. He knew this information from some Americans and some American newspaper men. The face on the wall became faint A day before, he discovered that the face on the wall was faint. When he bought the paper and read about an accident that took place to Mr. Ormond Wall and a party. The car was overturned and Mr. Ormond Wall was badly injured. The face on the wall disappeared When he returned to his room, he was greatly shocked because he found that the face had completely disappeared. Later, he knew that Mr. Ormond Wall had died at that moment. The three extraordinary things The storyteller said that there were three extraordinary things about this story. First, the face on the wall in the room looked like the face of a true American gentleman and the man's name had a relation to the place Ormond Street. Second, the face on the wall was faint when Mr. Ormond had an accident and disappeared when he died. He finished talking and when he was at the door, the people in the room reminded him of the third thing. The stranger said that the third thing was that he made the story up about half an hour ago. Questions & answers 38What kind of story is "The Face on the Wall"? - It is a mystery. 39What kind of events were the people in the story talking about? - Unusual events . 40Who encouraged the storyteller to tell his story?

- Dabney. 41What does the storyteller say about "truth"? - He says that truth is much stranger and more interesting than stories. 42How did the storyteller attract the audience? - He told them that it was a true story that happened to him personally and completed itself that afternoon. 43- Why were there patches on the walls of his room? - Because the house was old and the place was damp 44- What was the face on the wall made of? - It was made of a patch of water. 45What was strange about the patch on the wall? - It was exactly like a human face and it didn't change like the other ones. 46Describe the face on the wall. - It was the face of a very unusual man. The head had an unusual shape. The nose had a curving turn. 47Why did the storyteller think that the face on the wall became his fellow lodger? Because it controlled him. 48What did the writer feel about the face on the wall? He felt that he and the face on the wall were connected by fate. He also felt sure that the face on the wall was the face of a real person. 49- Why is the story teller sure that the face was the face of a real person? Because it had such a strong control on him . 50- How did the face get a firm hold of the storyteller ? He looked at the face thinking of it as his fellow lodger. 51Where did the storyteller think he would meet the man ? At places where men collect in large numbers . 52- Where did the storyteller search for the man with the face on the wall? He looked for him in crowded places such as political meetings, football matches and railway stations. He also stopped at busy corners watching people.
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matches? Because he felt sure that he would meet the real man there. 54- Why does the police begin to suspect the storyteller ? Because he stands at busy corners and looks only men. 55- Where did the storyteller see a man with the face on the wall ? He saw him in a taxi .

56What did the storyteller do when he saw the man on the wall? - He took a taxi and followed him to the railway station. He took the same train with the man and finally met him on the boat going to Boulogne in France. 57- Why did the storyteller go to Boulogne? - Because he was trying to discover the identity of the man whose face had appeared on the wall. 58When the storyteller asks Mr Ormond Wall for his card, Mr Wall does not ask him why he wants it. What does the storyteller say about this? - He says that he probably thought he was a madman and considered it best to do what he wanted. 59What made Mr Ormond Wall give the storyteller his card? - He probably thought he was a madman and considered it best to do what he wanted. 60What happened when the storyteller read the man's card? Why? - He passed out and later found himself in hospital. 61Why did the storyteller faint when he read Mr Wall's card? - Because the man's name was the same name of his street where he lived. 62What did the storyteller do to find out all he could about Mr Ormond Wall? - He wrote to Pittsburg, American newspaper men and met Americans in London. 63What did the storyteller find out about Mr Ormond Wall? He found out that he was an American millionaire and with English parents who lived in London. 64Where was Ormond Wall going, and with whom, when he had the accident? He was going to Pisa with a party when he had the accident. 65What happened to the face on the wall when Mr Ormond Wall had an accident? It faded. 66When did the face on the wall fade? It faded when Mr Ormond Wall had an accident. 67When did the face on the wall become faint? It became faint when Mr Ormond Wall had an accident. 68After the storyteller reads about Mr Ormond Wall's serious condition following the accident, why do you think he describes going to back to his room as if in a dream?

- Because he found it hard to believe that the face on the wall had begun to fade following Mr Ormond Wall's accident, and he was shocked to hear about his accident. 69When did the face on the wall disappear? - It disappeared when Mr Ormond died. 70What happened the moment the face on the wall completely disappeared? - Mr Ormond died. 71How were the audience impressed by the stranger's story? - They said that it was most remarkable and most extraordinary. 72What were the extraordinary things about the story "The Face on the Wall"? - 1) The face on the wall was like the face of Mr Ormond. 2) The mans name was the same as the name of the place. 3) He had made up the story half an hour ago. 73What was the third extraordinary thing in "The Face on the Wall"? - The storyteller made up the story half an hour ago. 74How does the story teller surprise us at the end of his story? - We discover that his story is not the truth; it's a lie. "Well, not a story in the ordinary sense of the word." 1- Who said this statement to whom? - The storyteller to Dabny and the friends. 2- What did Dabney encourage the story teller to do ? - To tell a story. 3- What did the story teller say about his story? - It was true , but stranger than imaginary ones . "I could tell you of an event which happened to me personally, and which strangely enough completed itself only this afternoon." 4Who said these words? To whom? 5What strange things about this event? 6Did the event really happen to the speaker? How do you know?
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human face." Who said these words? The storyteller Where was that patch? It was on the damp wall of his room. What was the face on the wall made of? A patch of water. What was strange about that patch? It was exactly like a human face. When did that patch disappear?

- It disappeared when Mr Ormond Wall died. 14- "It was then that this face began to get a firmer hold of me. It grew more and more real and remarkable?" 4Who said these words? 5Why did the face control him? 6What happened when the face got a firmer hold of him? 15- "I found myself searching the streets for one like it." 4Who said these words? - The storyteller. 5Who was he searching for? - He was searching for the man whose face was on the wall 6Where did he search for him? - He searched for him crowded places such as political meetings, football matches and railway stations. 16- "I stood at busy corners watching the crowd until people thought me mad." 4Who is the speaker? - The storyteller. 5Why did he stand at busy corners? - To find the man whose face was on the wall. 6Why did the police suspect him?

17- "And then at last I saw him , he was in a taxi driving east along

Piccadilly" 4- Who was that man going east along Piccadilly? - It was Mr Ormond wall. 5- What did the storyteller do when he saw that man? - He took another taxi and followed him to the railway station. 6- Where was the storyteller able to talk to that man? - On board the ship sailing to France.

18- "Excuse me, but do you mind giving me your card? 4Who said these words? To whom? - The storyteller said these words to Mr Ormond. 5Why did he ask for his card? - To communicate with him. 6What did the man do? - He gave him the card thinking that he was a madman. 19- "Excuse me, but do you mind giving me your card? 1- Who said this? to whom ? - The storyteller to Mr Ormond. 2- What was written on the card? - The mans name and address.

3- What happened to the speaker when he read the card? Why? - He fainted because the name of the man was the same name of the street where he lived.
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read it." Who said this ? The storyteller . What did he read on the card? The mans name and address. Why was what he had read a great shock to him ? Because the name of the man was the same name of the street where the speaker lived.

21- "Last night it had been as clear as ever: now it was very faint." 4Who was the speaker? - The storyteller. 5What was he talking about? - The face on the wall. 6How did he feel when it grew faint? - He felt sad. 22- "I went back to my room as if I was in a dream, and sat on the bed looking with unseeing eyes at the face on the wall." 1- Who said these words? - The storyteller 2- What did the writers friends say about the story of the Face on the Wall? - They said that was most remarkable and most extraordinary . 3- Why did the story teller describe going back to his room as if "in a dream"? - Because it is hard for him to believe that the face began to fade when Mr Wall had an accident. my story." 1- Who said this to whom? - The storyteller to his friends . 2- What were the three extraordinary things? - The face on the wall was like the face of Mr. Ormond. The mans name was the same as the name of the place. He made it up half an hour ago. 3- What is the only true thing in the story? - He made the story up half an hour ago. 24"Oh the third thing." 1- Who said these words? - The storyteller.
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2- What was meant by the third thing? - He had made up the story half an hour ago. 3- What were the Writer and the others talking about? -They were talking about unusual events that seemed to have no natural explanation. What was strange about one of the patches on the wall? What great surprise did we have at the end of the story ? Why did Mr Ormond give his card to the story teller without objection? What is the nationality of Mr Ormond Wall? How did the story teller try to make his listeners believe his story? What was strange about the patches of dampness? What did the face on the wall look like? Where did the storyteller look for the real man? What knowledge did the story teller get about Mr Ormond? Where was the storyteller living a year ago? How did the story teller set to work to discover all he could about Mr Ormond ?

.ain? -Because the man died

1 -What were the speakers talking about? .Unusual events that seemed to have no natural explanation ?How did Dabney include the stranger in the talk - 2 .He asked him if he had any experience to describe, any story which couldn't be explained ?What did the storyteller tell them about his story to attract their attention to him - 3 He told them that it was a true story -1 .It happened to him personally -2 .It completed itself that afternoon -3 .It was much stranger and more interesting than imaginary stories -4 ?Why were there patches of dampness on the walls of the storyteller's room- 4 .The house was old and the place was damp ?What was strange about the face on the wall- 5 .It looked like the face of a real man .1 .It never changed .2 .It disappeared when the man died .3 ?How did the face on the wall control the storyteller- 6 .The face on the wall looked like the face of a real man .1 .It became the chief thing in his thoughts .2 .He thought of it as his fellow-lodger .3 ?Why did the storyteller believe that the face on the wall was the face of a real person- 7 .The face on the wall controlled him firmly .1 .He thought they were connected by fate .2 ?Where did the storyteller look for the real man- 8 In crowded places such as; football matches and railway stations ?Why did the storyteller go to places where people collected together in large numbers- 9

.He felt that he would meet the real man there ?Why did the police begin to suspect the storyteller -10 .He used to stand at busy corners watching people and looking only at men ? Where did the storyteller see the real man- 11 .He saw him in a taxi driving along Piccadilly ?What did the storyteller do when he saw the real man in a taxi in Piccadilly- 12 He took a taxi and followed him ?Why did the storyteller go to Boulogne- 13 .He tried to discover the identity of the man whose face had appeared on the wall ?Why did the storyteller faint when he read Ormonds name on the card-14 .Because Ormond was the name of the street in which he lived ?What made Mr. Ormond Wall give his card to the stranger- 15 .He thought that the stranger was a madman ?What could the storyteller find out about Mr.Ormond Wall- 16 .He was a millionaire with English parents who had lived in London ?How did he get information about Mr. Ormond Wall- 17 By writing to Pittsburg .1 Writing to the American newspapermen .2 .Meeting Americans in London .3 ?What did the storyteller do after reading about Mr. Ormond Wall's accident- 18 .He returned to his room as if he was in a dream looking at the place of the disappeared face ?Why was the storyteller sad when the face on the wall grew faint- 19 .He had begun to think of it as his fellow-lodger ?What happened to the face on the Wall at the same time Mr. Ormond Wall died- 20 .It completely disappeared when he died ?What were the three extraordinary things about his story- 21 The face on the Wall in London was like the face of a gentleman in America and that it disappeared with his .1 .death .The gentleman's name should have a relation to the place on which his face appeared . 2 .He made up the story about half an hour before telling it . 3 ONE OF THE HOT SPOTS ?Why did the Plancius have to wait half a mile out of the harbour-1 . The harbour was too shallow ? How was the sea around Semarang different from the rest of the Java sea-2 The sea around Semarang was not bright blue . It was solid and glassy as there is no wind ?Why does the writer not like Semarang-3 .It lacks colour and gaiety ?What do you know about the officer on the Plancius-4 .He was a young Dutchman .He had lived most of his life in London so, He spoke English ?Why didnt the man see the officer although he passed close to where he was standing6 .A-Perhaps he didn't notice things usually .B-Perhaps he was thinking too much just then ?What did the officer do when he saw the passenger jump into the sea at Semarang-7 .The officer did nothing because he said that there wasn't time for him to do anything ?What did the passenger do after jumping into the writer-8 .He climbed up the ladder and then he looked at his watch and went off to his room ?What did the man do after he got back out of the water to the ship-9 .He looked at his watch and went off to his room ?Why did the officer not ask the passenger about the cause of jumping into the sea-10 .The officer was so surprised that he didn't know what to say The officer didn't report the incident to the ship captain. Give reasons-11 The officer was so astonished .1 He thought it was such a strange business .2 .He didn't know what to say .3 ?What did the officer know about the man who had jumped into the sea-12 The man was coming back to his work in Semarang .He was a quiet neat person ?What did the writer find surprising about people at Semarang-13 .He found it surprising that all people who came to Semarang didn't jump into the sea together ?Why does the writer feel sorry for people who live in Semarang-14

.Because life in Semarang is unbearable. It lacks colour and gaiety QUICK THINKING ?What was Jack Benting -1 .Benting was a policeman. He joined the Indian police ?According to Mr. Benting, what is the most important of a policeman's qualities -2 .The ability to decide and to act quickly ?Why did Mckeown rarely have to make any sudden decisions - 3 Because his work had been done by meeting people talking to them and listening to what they said ? What was Woodward's opinion about the most important qualities of a policeman - 4 Thououghness and method ?What was the job Benting applied for - 5 .To watch over the Dutchman's diamonds ? Why did Van Lutjens want a man with a cool head - 6 . Because he was restless concerning the two diamonds ?How did Mr. Benting get his job with Van Lutjens - 7 "He got it through an advertisement in "The Times ?Where did Mr. Benting meet Van Lutjens - 8 .Mr. Benting met Van Lutjens in his room in a hotel in London ?What was Van Lutjens - 9 .He was a Dutch diamond merchant .Show that Van Lutjens admired his two diamonds -10 .He spent hours looking at them -1 He considered them his children -2 He died when he lost them -3 ?What made Van Lutjens employ Renting-11 .To watch over his two diamonds during his voyage to New York ?Why did Mr. Benting accept the job although it seemed dull-12 .Because the money he was paid was generous ? Why was Van Lutjens going to New York-13 .To show his precious diamonds to an American group of diamond buyers ?"Where did Van keep the "Rozelles diamonds-15 .He kept them in a small back box. - He kept it in the ship's safe ?How did Benting describe the colour of the Rozelles diamonds-17 .(Like the colour of the last rays of the setting sun( unreal pink . ?How long had Van Lutjens handled diamonds - 18 .for 43 years . ?What was Benting doing while Van Lutjens was looking with joy at his diamonds - 20 .Benting was watching people walking or standing near them ?What made Mr. Benting worried when Van Lutjnes took the diamond out of the safe-21 .He thought that they might be stolen ?What happened to Van Lutjens when the ship gave a sudden and violent roll- 22 .Van Lutjens fell down and dropped the box of the diamond into the sea ?What quick decision did Benting take when the box fell into the sea-23 He quickly threw a table and two chairs into the sea to mark the place of the box then asked the captain to save the .diamond ? How did Van meet his end - 24 .Van died of a heart failure ?What did Woodward suggest Benting should do to get the little box back - 25 .Woodward suggested that Benting should ask the captain to stop the ship to look for the box ?Why wasn't Woodward s suggestion practical - 26 The ship was traveling fast .1