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     Never had a morning passed so quietly and peacefully for Dr.Krishnan. When the last patient had left, he called Zigzag to his room. Zigzag flew in and sat on the table. Scratching the bird under its beak, Dr.Krishnan sighed and said, ‘Somu was right, after all. You are an absolute treasure. I never realized what he meant when he called you a great help. Why didn’t you tell me you’d prefer to be at my clinic instead of snoring like that to show you were bored? What do we do now? No one wants you back at home now; they want me to leave you with Visu.’
Dr. Krishnan had never experienced such a peaceful morning in his clinic before. Krishnan was afraid that Zigzag's visit would worsen the tension in his clinic before he entered. It was, however, a 'gift in disguise.' He called Zigzag into his room after attending to all his patients. Zigzag flew in and sat on the table in response. Dr. Krishnan began conversing with Zigzag. He told Zigzag that Somu was correct, because Dr. Krishnan had finally seen why Dr. Somu had praised Zigzag as an absolute treasure and of great assistance. He also questioned Zigzag about why it had not told Krishnan that it preferred to be at the clinic rather than snoring to indicate that it was bored.
Krishan was saddened by losing such a valuable item (Zigzag), as no one in Krishnan's family wanted Zigzag. Krishnan was supposed to leave it with Visu.
People, in general, keep complaining about things in life because they don't know how to take advantage of the positives around them. Instead, we focus on the negative aspects of people and situations around us and blame them. An unfavourable situation might be changed into a positive one if we give them chances or wait patiently. People must also be given opportunities to showcase their abilities.
Meaning of difficult words:
S. No.
Scratch To rub something
State Council of Educational Research and Training (2018). Term 1 English Standard-10. Zigzag - Asha Nehemiah (pp. 50-55). Published by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation.