ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS:
1. What were Soapy’s hopes for the winter?
Ans. Soapy did not think of sailing in a ship or the southern skies or the bay of Naples. As such he did not have high hopes for the winter. He hoped to spend three months in the prison on Blackwell Island for winter.
2. Why did not Soapy go to his known persons place?
Ans. Soapy did not want to go to his known persons place because they would ask a lot of personal questions. He was not ready to answer such questions about his life.
3. Why did Soapy like to go to prison?
Ans. Soapy was a proud man. In the prison he could enjoy a man’s life all alone. The prison was a better place than his known person’s houses. Here in prison he could get both food and shelter during the cold weather. So he liked to go to prison.
4. What made Soapy think that he would get food in a large and brightly lit restaurant?
Ans. Soapy looked fine above his legs. His face was clean and his coat was clean enough. The upper part of his body that could be seen above the table was looking all clean and fine. So he hoped to get food in a large and brightly lit restaurant.
5. Make a summary of Soapy by filling in the blank words:-
Soapy was a —— and ——- man. He needed a —- to stay for the next three months during the winter. He could get —– and —— from known persons house but he did not like to answer —— questions. He was a man of —and considered himself a —–. He preferred to go to —– where he could live his own life. He tried hard to get himself ——- but ——. He was thrown out of a —— and he stole an —–.But when he decided to lead an —– life he was ——-
Soapy was a homeless and jobless man. He need a place to stay for the next three months during the winter. He could get food and shelter from known person’s houses but he did not like to answer personal questions. He was a man of ego and considered himself a gentleman. He preferred to go to prison where he could live his own life. He tried hard to get himself arrested but failed. He was thrown out of a restaurant and he stole an umbrella .But when he decided to lead an honourable life he was arrested.