"This has got to stop immediately, Justice Mathematics said in a stern voice, rapping the hammer for silence in the court.
He pushed back the horn-rimmed glasses up his nose and glared first at Mahesh and then at the crowd in the court. Everybody respected him, even Mahesh, so a pin-drop silence fell in the court instantly.
"Let us proceed," Justice Mathematics said nodding his head.
"Your witness, first," he gestured at the torn Ms. English.
Mahesh chewed his nails nervously.
The entire story had happened in Mahesh's dream, in a court where Mathematics was the Justice. Justice Mathematics was a very strict person who ordered to stop talking immediately. He spoke in a strict way that nobody can argue against, and he had hit the hammer hard, requesting the court to be silent.
The Justice pushed back the horn-rimmed glasses up his nose and looked at Mahesh angrily. He then looked at the crowd in the same way. Everyone in the court obeyed his order with great respect, including Mahesh. There was an immediate pin-drop silence everywhere in the court after the Justice's command.
He then called upon Ms. English as a first witness. Ms. English looked torn. Mahesh, who was observing things that goes around him in the court, was worried. He started to chew his nails out of fear that something bad might happen.
Meaning of difficult words:
Being strict or severe
Hitting very hardly
Refers to glasses made of tortoise shell or thick plastic
To look at something very angrily
To move your head up and down in a way to say 'yes'
To continue or go on
|Gesture||Refers to a movement with a hand or head in order to show or tell something|
State Council of Educational Research and Training (2019). Term-3 English Standard-6. BROUGHT TO BOOK: Madhumita Gupta (pp. 109-112). Published by the Tamil Nadu Textbook and Educational Services Corporation.