### Theory:

“Fall again said Dad..;
“Funny joke!”
Then he swung himself up;
On a branch. It broke.

Back on the deck.
Mum said, “Stop it,
You’ll break your neck!”
Explanation:

Stanza $$7$$ depicts the child's father's determination to climb the tree. The child's mother cautioned him again about the tree's wobbliness. Nonetheless, the child's father remained adamant about climbing the tree; and, the branch was broken, as the child's mother had stated.

Stanza $$8$$ describes how the children's father fell heavily when the branch was broken. The child's mother, who was terrified and disappointed, pleaded with her husband to end the trials. She was afraid that his efforts would result in breaking his neck.

Broken Tree Branch
Meaning of Difficult words:
 S.No Words Meaning 1. Swung It refers to the act of swinging on a particular place 2. Wallop Hitting or striking heavily 3. Determined Being strong with your decision without letting anything to change it 4. Scared Worried or frightened 5. Trial An act of testing something 6. Adamant Determined not to change your mind about something 7. Plead Refers to an appeal or earnest request 8. Disappoint To make someone feel unhappy
Reference:
National Council of Educational Research and Training (2007). Honeycomb. Dad and cat and the tree - Kit Wright (pp.107-109). Published at the Publication Division by the Secretary, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi.