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Indian Geography for Govt Jobs
Indian Geography for Govt Jobs
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Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
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Two Stories about Flying
Two Stories about Flying
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From the Diary of Anne Frank
From the Diary of Anne Frank
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Glimpses of India Summary
Glimpses of India Summary
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Summary of Madam Rides the Bus
Summary of Madam Rides the Bus
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Summary of The Sermon at Benares
Summary of The Sermon at Benares
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Summary of The Proposal
Summary of The Proposal
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Complete First Flight English Course Class 10
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Two Stories about Flying: His First Flight Summary

The story “His First Flight” is written by Liam O’Flaherty and is based on a young seagull who was afraid to take his first flight because he feared that his wings wouldn’t support him while flying. All his siblings took the plunge to fly fearlessly in the open air despite having shorter wings than him. On the contrary, the young bird could not muster up courage to take the plunge due to distrust on his wings. Whenever he tried to come forward towards the brink of the ledge while attempting to fly, he became afraid and went back. His parents constantly upbraided and threatened him that unless he flew away he would have to starve alone on the ledge, but all their efforts went in vain. He would just watch his parents teaching his siblings how to skim the waves and dive for fish.

One fine day, the whole family flew to a big plateau and taunted the young seagull for his cowardice. As the sun rays blazed on his ledge, he could feel the heat and was starving since the previous nightfall. The young bird begged his mother to bring him some food. He uttered a joyful scream when his mother quickly picked a piece of fish and flew across to him. He leaned out eagerly and jumped at the fish exasperated by hunger. Suddenly he fell outward in the open space and a monstrous terror seized him as he could feel that he was falling downward. The next moment he felt his wings spread outwards and he was able to fly fearlessly. Finally, the young seagull took his first flight and soared higher and skimmed through the waves and dived along with his siblings.

Two Stories about Flying Part 2: Black Aeroplane Summary

“Black Aeroplane” is a mysterious story written by Fredrik Forsyth that revolves around a pilot. The narrator of the story is a pilot who wanted to be with his family and enjoy a wholesome breakfast with them in England. He had to fly from France to England to spend time with his family. Once he crossed Paris, he came across the storm clouds that looked like black mountains. However, he flew through the clouds and soon realized that everything around him had turned completely black. Nothing was visible to him outside the aeroplane as he lost control of it.

Suddenly, he noticed that there was another aeroplane with no lights on its wings. The pilot of that airplane waved his hands and signalled him to follow. He blindly followed the other pilot since the radio signals of his plane were not reachable and even the fuel tank was low. Soon he passed through the dark clouds and landed safely on the runway with the help of the other pilot. Upon landing, he inquired at the reception about whom the other pilot was who helped him in such a critical situation as he wanted to thank him for saving his life. But the woman in the control centre told him that there was no other airplane in the night sky other than his aeroplane.

Conclusion of Two Stories About Flying

In the chapter – Two Stories About Flying, there are two stories that teach us that inner strength and determination is necessary to overcome fear. Having the courage to face tough situations helps us to overcome complex situations in our lives.

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