IL. 2. Read the following passage carefully andthe questions givenCertain words


IL.
2. Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions givenCertain words are printed in bold to help you to locate them while answeringsome of the questions.There was a girl who sang beautifully at the temple every morning. The music master usedto happily recall, “One day when I went into the woods to pluck flowers, I found this babyunder a pipal tree.” He picked her up carefully, raised her lovingly as if she were hisdaughter and taught her to sing before she spoke her first word.The music master grew old and didn’t see too well. The girl tended to him caringly. Manypeople including young men travelled from far and wide to hear her sing. This made themusic master’s heart quake with fear. “You will choose one of them as your husband. Whatis to become of me?” The girl replied, “I shall not be apart from you.” But on a full moonnight during the harvest festival, the master’s chief disciple touched his feet reverently andsaid, “Master grant me your permission for your daughter has agreed to marry me.” Themaster’s tears flowed freely, “She has chosen well. Go and fetch her; let me hear you singthe first of many melodies that you will sing the first many melodies that you will singtogether.” The two began to sing in harmony. But the song was interrupted by the arrival ofthe royal messenger. “Your daughter is very fortunate-the king has sent for her,” themessenger said. At the palace the Queen summoned the girl to her and said, “I place upon​


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