NCERT Solutions for Kaliedoscope Class 12 Ch 4 Tomorrow summary questions answers English Easy Short Stories

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Tomorrow Summary Class 12 Questions Answers: Joseph Conrad was a great short story writer of the English language. This amplified narrative highlights the pain of a girl perhaps at her marriageable age who had fallen into the trap of two old men-one her father, 

the Retired shipbuilder and other her landlord Captain Hagberd. Her father had lost his eyesight due to old age but the landlord is also blind in search of his son who, being inactive and not ready to become a clerk to Advocate; had been once expelled by him from the home. 

However, his absence for long had aroused his affection again for him. These two old people do nothing but exploit the sentiments of that spinster. 

The frequent longing for that old man with identity explained had imprinted a picture in her heart and she dreamt of him always and all day. Her father, another old man also exploits her pretending as if he will die if she leaves him away from her even for an hour.

Thus, the one instils a love in her heart for his son, who perhaps, has gone forever and the other, exploits her services for being her father. There is left nothing else but sobbing for that spinster. 

The author Joseph Conrad has beautifully evoked an atmosphere through careful details intermittently had thus, conveyed his sense of the unexplainable inner character of life and shifting quality of mind.

Tomorrow Summary Class 12 Questions Answers

Chapter NameTOMORROW
AuthorJoseph Conrad (1857-1924)
SubjectEnglish Elective  (Kaleidoscope)
Medium English
Study MaterialsVery important question to answer
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tomorrow class 12 summary

Tomorrow class 12 summary: Here is Captain Hagberd, a widower old who knows very well that his son will never return again, yet he is engaged with his blind search. He was captain of the crew and initially, living in Colchester in U.K. 

NCERT Solutions for Class 12 English Kaliedoscope Short Stories Chapter 4 Tomorrow summary questions answers 1 1
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924)

He retired from service as Captain of the ship. It was he who once expelled his son from his home in the U.K. but as he was left alone after the death of his wife, he resolved to search for his son Harry. 

He searched him throughout England and the lands where he sailed but for any success. Once, someone perhaps, in a joke; had written him a letter that his son was seen in Colebrook harbour. 

He took it as true information, sold his home and property lying at Colchester, came to Colebrook, bought a plot of land and constructed a pair of cottages thereon. 

He left another cottage to Josiah Carvil, a retired man from Shipping Corporation, manufacturing ships and he was completely blind.

He was also a widower and his only daughter Miss Carvil was looking after him. Thus, there were three persons dwelling in those two cottages owned by Captain Hagberd. 

There was nobody else with whom he could sit for a moment and gather the courage to live with that miserable phase of life. Initially, Captain took no notice of her but gradually, he used to her presence.

He is a course of conversation, appreciated the qualities of his son, and his skills in rowing ships to distant continents. She attracts ed to that image and began to contemplate that unseen, unknown and invisible Harry, the son of Captain. 

Her father was very cruel and despot in matters of se vice. He would never pick a spoon up to his mouth without the help of his daughter. He scolds and abuses her frequently and is even jealous of her conversation with the Captain. 

The continuous conversation had made the girl used to captain and she began to look him a handsome, hale, upright capable man with a white beard,

The old man’s frequent gossip with the girl about his son Harry was gradually stored in her mind. 

She had a hallucination as if Harry was there talking with her and telling her how his father had and on which reasons expelled him from his home. Her mind gathers reminiscences and sets right them with her own feelings. Her bosom thus, gets catharsis for a long hour..

tomorrow class 12 summary in Hindi

Tomorrow class 12 summary in hindi : हैगबर्ड एक विधुर कप्तान है जो अच्छी तरह जानता है उसका बेटा कभी वापस नहीं आयेगा, फिर भी वह अपनी अंधी खोज में लगा हुआ है। वह मल्लाहों का कप्तान था और प्रारंभ में यूनाइटेड किंगडम में कोलचेस्टर में रहता था। जहाज के कप्तान के रूप में वह सेवा-निवृत्त हुआ था। 

उसने ही अपने बेटे हैरी को यूनाइटेड किंगडम में घर से निकाल दिया था, किन्तु अपनी पत्नी की मृत्यु के बाद वह अकेला रह गया था इसलिए उसने फिर हैरी को खोजना शुरू किया। उसने पूरे इंगलैंड और जहाँ वह जहाज लेकर जाता था, 

उन जगहों में निष्फल खोज की। एक बार किसी ने मजाक में उसे पत्र लिखा था कि उसका बेटा कोलबूक बंदरगाह में देखा गया था। उसने इस सूचना को सच समझा और कोलचेस्टर में घर बेचकर कोलबूक चला आया और एक जमीन खरीद कर उस पर दो कुटिया बनवायी । 

उसने एक कुटिया जोसेश कार्बिल नामक एक व्यक्ति को दे दिया जो जहाज बनानेवाली एक कंपनी शिपिंग कार्पोरेशन से सेवा-निवृत्त हुआ था और वह भी पूरी तरह अंधा था ।

वह भी विधुर था और उसकी एकमात्र बेटी मिस बेस्सी कार्बिल उसकी देखभाल करती थी। इस प्रकार कप्तान हैगबर्ड की दोनों कुटियों में तीन व्यक्ति रहते थे। 

यहाँ और कोई नहीं था जिसके साथ वह कुछ पल बैठ सकता था और दयनीय स्थिति में जीवन बिताने के लिए साहस जुटा सकता था। प्रारंभ में कप्तान ने उसकी बेटी पर ध्यान नहीं दिया, किन्तु धीरे-धीरे वह उसकी उपस्थिति का अभ्यस्त हो गया। वार्तालाप के दरम्यान वह अपने बेटे के गुणों, उसके विभिन्न देशों में जहाज चलाने के कौशल की प्रशंसा करता था। 

मिस कार्विल उस कल्पना के प्रति आकर्षित हो गयी और कप्तान के अज्ञात, अदृश्य बेटे हैरी पर सोचना शुरू कर दिया । मिस कार्बिल का पिता बहुत ही कठोर और निरंकुश था। वह अपनी बेटी के मदद के बिना अपने मुँह में कौर भी नहीं लेता। 

वह अक्सर उसे डाँटता और गाली देता है तथा कप्तान के साथ बातचीत करने से ईर्ष्या करता है। बराबर के बातचीत से लड़की कप्तान की आदी (अभ्यस्त हो गयी

और कप्तान उसे सुंदर, स्वस्थ, ईमानदार और सक्षम लगने लगा । कप्तान द्वारा अपने बेटे हैरी की अक्सर चर्चा लड़की के दिमाग में घर कर गयी । उसे भ्रम लगने लगा मानो हैरी वहाँ उससे बात कर रहा है और बता रहा हो कि कैसे और क्यों उसके पिता ने उसे घर से निकाल दिया था। उसके दिमाग में स्मृतियाँ आती हैं और वह अपनी भावनाओं के साथ उन्हें जोड़ती है । इस प्रकार उसके हृदय को बहुत लम्बे अर्से तक राहत मिलती है


Inexplicable = अवर्णनीय, morbid = वीभत्स, घिनौना, unreasonable = तर्कहीन विवेकहीन, domestic tyrant = घरेलू दादा, हिं. अ. कु. का निर्दय ‘कर्त्ता’, Unthrifty मर्यादाहीन, उल्लंघनकारी, exotic clime = बाह्य अनुकूलन, 

Sail cloth = पानी के जहाज के कप्तान आदि का वेश, Uncouth stiffness = अशिष्ट कठोरता, Mumbled remark अस्फुट स्वरों में गाली देना, trimmed = दोष निवारण, शुद्धिकरण, Chaffing Attempt = हास्याभिनय, हँसाई करने वाला कार्य, Insolently = अक्खड़ता, चापलूसी, अतिशयोक्ति Cuff = कुरों का बटन लगाने वाला भाग, Cynically = तिरस्कारपूर्वक, 

Geography भूगोल
Political science राजनीति विज्ञान
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Hindi SubjectHistory answer keys

Queer = सनकी उन्मत्त, Hoax = अफवाह, असत्य चीज के सत्य होने का विश्वास कराना, Seafaring = मल्लाह, जलयान चालक, Sardonic Gusto = तिरस्कारपूर्वक, अहर्मन्यता से, Plodding sort of perseverance = पुनः अवलोकन, मीमांसा, आत्मसमीक्षा, Dangling = मस्ती लेना, आनंद लेना (पाश्विक एवं भौतिक), Slunk off = तटस्थता से चलना, वितृष्ण भाव, Offended = अपराधी मानने का भाव, 

Crazy = सनकी, Inducement = (खिंचाव ) आंतरिक, Superior intelligence नवोन्मेषित बुद्धि, Judicious chaffing = तर्कसम्मत बनाना, Contradicted = बात को काटना, विरुद्ध तर्क पेश करना, Tarred twine = सुतली, Startled = हतप्रभ होना, Evasive = सरकाना, धोखा देना, Quaint = अनोखा, अनुपम, Stiffy = कठिनाई, Furtively गुप्त, Yore प्राचीनकाल, Diffident = आत्मसंशयी, = Embarrassing oddity = भ्रम में डालने वाली हैरानी,

tomorrow class 12 question answer

Q. 1. What brought captain Hagberd to Colebrook? 

Ans. The circumstances in which Captain Hagberd came and settled in Colebrook were as under- His wife was dead and his son had abandoned home sixteen years ago

when he was at his fourteen.

(ii) He was a retired sailor.

(iii) An hoax in the form of a letter in response to several time advertisements. he had given in London dailies compelled him to sell his house property at Colchester (UK) and settle in Colebrook. Someone had informed him in the letter that Harry was seen in Colebrook. 

Q. 2. Why did the people of Colebrook not have a favourable opinion of Captain Hagberd?

Ans. It was because on the following ground- The bereavement of his son for a long past had made him stiff and rough

in behaviour. He had grown a long beard which had made his appearance awful and awkward. 

(a) Initially, he used to ask every man in the street, on the road and market if he had seen his son. This enquiry ran for months and created an impression among people as if he was suffering from insanity. They began to laugh at him.

(B) He used to buy goods for the interior decoration of his house, book the candle stick maker, the barber and likewise some other people saying that his son will be coming home the next month. However, Harry, his son did not come. 

Q. 3. What sort of a seaman had Captain Hagberd been?

Ans. He had extreme love for living on land instead of the sea. In mental constitution also, he was a staunch enemy to emotions víz, a man of rational mind where fiction/imagination had no place to enter. 

No doubt, he worked as a sailor but strove always for access to the seashore and at least, watch innumerable houses and people gathered around firesides on the mainland. Thus he was a home-sick person or a voyager.

Q.4. Captain Hagberd constantly hinted at something that made Bessie blush. What was it?

Ans. It was like “We may just as well do away with the fence”. Being the most sensitive spinster, she imagines her bright future when the fence will lose its entity. She took it as she would then be married to Harry, his son.

Q. 5. What were Bessie’s reactions to old Hagberd’s ravings?

Ans. She used to listen Capt. Hagberd silently and without any more response than a not, i.e. a mute acceptance. When Captain Hagberd wanted the necessity and propriety of a home and the delights of one’s own firesides, she smiled a little at her lips only.

Q.6. What sort of person was Mr. Carvil?

Ans. His body was gigantic like a hippopotamus. His cries were like that of a bear, a bull and a lion. Indeed, he was a fiercely furious man.

Q. 7 What was the point of similarity between Captain Hagberd and old Mr. Carvil?

Ans. Both of them were old men and employees retired from any shipping corporation. Captain Hagberd was a navigator while Mr. Carvil was a shipbuilder. Besides being from the same department or field of work; both of them here widowers. It is the main point of similarity between these two persons.

Q.8 Why did Bessie sometimes show signs of irritation and disgust? 

Ans. Bessie’s father was a domestic tyrant and used to abuse and cry at her frequently. Captain Hagberd in those moments used to realise her pain and pricks hence, as a consolation, 

he said one or other thing about his son or express his desire to make her his daughter-in-law as soon as his son would come such frequent and uncalled interruption by Hegberd at her mis-fortune. It was the reason, she sometimes showed signs of irritation and disgust for him.

Q. 9. Who was the stranger who met Captain Hagberd? What was the Captain’s reaction to the meeting?

Ans. That stranger was perhaps Harry. He asked if was Captain Hagberd. He further asked if he had advertised for his son. In the meantime, the Captain interfered with him saying his son was coming home tomorrow. The stranger, on his sudden interruption had perhaps jeered and addressed Harry as devil. 

He took again further step in irony saying that he seemed like father Christmas. Captain Hagberd drew a little nearer, learned forward over This spade and said “Go your way in a resentful and timid voice at the same time”.

Q.10. What did young Hagberd think it meant when old Hagberd said that his son would be coming home ‘tomorrow’ ? 

Ans. He understood that captain Hagberd did not wait to recognise his

Son while he himself was Harry, his son. He, therefore, laughed at his wit Saying that he had grow a beard like father christmas himself had. 

Q.11 What reasons did Bessie give for encouraging old Hagberd in his insane hopes ?

Ans. She explains Harry that his father loves him the most. He is turning into insane since his departure from the home sneakingly. She tells that after all, he has come in this world because of his parents. She thus, tries her best o receive an agreement from Harry to settle at his home because knowing hat he is the only hope of that old man.

Q.12. What make Bessie convinced that the young man is indeed Harry? 

Ans. It was way of his talking the past events. His annoyance and disgust for father, the same conversations. as Captain Hagberd used to tell her in their backyard .

Q.13. What kind of life Harry lived after he left home? 

Ans. He earned nothing more than living a life of normadic people referred to as Gambusions.

Q. 14. What does Bessie tell Harry about his father’s plan for him? 

Ans. She tells that his father wants to assign everything he has to him. She assures him that she would bring his father round in a week and he will tell him nothing for the mistakes he has so far committed. 

She also tells that his father will solemnise his marriage with her shortly. However, Harry old not like to deviate even an inch from his rigid approach. He expressed gross hate for his father.

Q.15. What did Captain Hagberd call out to Bessie from the window? 

Ans. He asks Bessie if she has anything i.e. idea to expel the worry about Harry out from her mind forever because according to him, he has hit his mind to insane. He further tells that he has understood the condition of her delicate mind.

Q. 16. What is the consistency one finds in the old man’s madness? 

Ans. This consistency was created by his being old age, bereaved of his son Harry, self-restraint, educated and contemplative in attitudes. He was after all, an affectionate father and had compassion and empathy for Bessie.

Q.17. How does Captain Hagberd prepare for Harry’s home coming? 

Ans. Captain Hagberd keeps backyard and front side of his house ready to sow seeds of several variety flowers. He digs these small plots continuously but thinks the flowers will be planted when his son Harry arrives home. 

He has bought seeds, utensils, goods for interior decoration, paint, varnish and brushes of different kind, carpets of latest model and designs, furniture brand new, show-cases and pieces etc. 

He comes with one or other things bought from market on a regular basis but keeps all these things duly packed and safely stored in boxes and almirahs. He tells Bessie that all these things will be used just when Harry is arrived. 

Q.18 How did Bessie begin to share Hagberd’s insanity regarding his son ?

Ans. Captain Hagberd is obsessed to Harry, his son; who had left his home at his teens about sixteen long years ago. In the waves of beneavement, Captain Hagberd is day-to-day setting in hallucination. 

Bessie has a domestic tyrant father and she is living like a cage bird persecuted frequently by the abuses and reprimands of her father. Her father is dependent deliberately on her ever for a morsel to put between his teeth. He does nothing except abusing and scolding her.

Q.19. What were Harry’s reasons for coming to meet old Hagberd? 

Ans. It becomes apparent from Harry’s conversation with Bessie that he had come to get some money from old Hagberd under a cheat. He would console him in a false manner that his son would be brought if he could pay a handsome amount in Pounds. 

He tells that he has some friends to whom he says Gambusinos in London and they all are involved in betraying others by spreading hoax, one or other way. He is in need of fine quid or pond for spree.

Q. 20. Why does Harry’s return prove to be a disappointment for Bessie? 

Ans. It is because she could not persuade him in course of a long collocution ran for hours between them. He was a vagabond and Bessie found him unamenable. He was acquaintained with and accustomed to swindles and his return from there was impossible. 

Bessie had since several years in past, woven a network of living a settled household life with Harry and Captain Hagberd had evoked her passions. 

She had now understood in clear terms, her destiny as punishment for the acts she would have done in another incarnation or during the life, earlier or previous to that she was living. 

He tender an innocent heart for a while had therefore, drown in the sea of grief – an intense dreary and dreadful. She was disappointed in her heart at large.



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What was known of Captain Hagberd in the little seaport of Colebrook was not exactly in his favour. He did not belong to the place. 

He had come to settle there under circumstances not at all mysterious – he used to be very communicative about them at the time but extremely morbid and unreasonable. 

He was possessed of some little money evidently, because he bought a plot of ground, and had a pair of ugly yellow brick cottages run up very cheaply. 

He occupied one of them himself and let the other to Jasiah Carvil-blind Carvil, the retired boat-builder- a man of evil repute as a domestic tyrant. 


(i) What were the circumstances not mysterious?

(ii) What do you understand by the phrase “run up very cheaply”? 

(iii) Who was Carvil?

(iv) Why was Carvil a domestic tyrant ?


(i) It denotes that he was sober and gragarious and not introvert at all. 

(ii) It means the house was not an engineered structure. 

(iii) Carvil was a retired ship-builder with a shipping company. He was old and blind.

(iv) It is because he used to live depend completely on his daughter Bassie Carvil for even the easiest works, he himself could do. He used to scold her and abuse frequently even for the slightest mistakes, usually a worker may do.


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Miss Carvil would say nothing to this she only shook her head negatively. The tiny back yard on her side had a few stone-bordered little beds of black earth, in which the simple flowers she found time to cultivate appeared somehow extravagantly overgrown, 

as if belonging to an exotic clime; and Captain Hagberd’s upright, hale person, clad in No. 1 sailcloth from head to foot, would be emerging knee-deep out of rank grass and the tall weeds on his side of the fence. 

He appeared, with the colour and uncouth stiffness of the extraordinary material in which he chose to clothe himself -for the time being’, would be his mumbled remark to any observation on the subject-like a man roughened out of enough for a decent billiard-room. 

A heavy figure of a man of stone, with a red handsome face, a blue wandering eye, and a great white beard flowing to his waist and never trimmed as far as Colebrook knew.


(i) What do you understand by “extravagantly grown flowers”? 

(ii) What do you understand by exotic clime? 

(iii) What was uncouth stiffness of exceptional material in which Captain Hagberd choose to clothe himself? 

(iv) Why Captain Hagberd has been told a man of stone? 


(i) It refers to inaction for taking care of the conditions that are necessary for floriculture or flower growing. 

(ii) In indicates reluctance of the landlord for the flowers of foreign species suffer from change of climate when they are carried and planted some other lands appear non-flourishing, 

the same was the condition of the backyard flowers in Captain Hagberd’s cottages. 

(iii) That exceptional material was his worry for his son gone somewhere unnoticed even after sixteen years passed. Like a still dress it nas mode Captain Hagberd impatient, gloomy and sad.

(iv) It is because obsession for his son has deteriorated his brain and mind nerves causing inertia or stupor.


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that follow Strange though, that sort of thing, he would confess with the frankness of a superior intelligence, seemed to be catching. His establishment, for instance, was near the harbour, 

and whenever a sailorman came in for a hair-cut or a shave – if it was a strange face he couldn’t help thinking directly, ‘Suppose he’s the son of old Hagberd! He laughed at himself for it. It was a strong craze. He could remember the item when the whole town was full of it.

 But he had his hopes of the old chap yet. He would cure him by a course of judicious chaffing. He was watching the progress of the treatment. Next week-next month-next year! When the old skipper had put off date of that return till next year, 

he would be well on his way to not saying any more about it. In other matter he was quite rational, so this too, was bound to come. Such was the barber’s firm opinion. 


(1) What does the barber category people assume superior intelligence that does nothing but spreads high-chair even for their fault? 

(ii) What illusion had gripped the barber? 

(iii) What opinion had the barber formed when Captain Hagberd started telling the time for arrived of son from next day to next year

(iv) In what matters was Captain Hagberd rational ? 


(i) Such people never have sympathy for other peoples’ sentiments. They would laugh at them without any grave reason. Here the barber satisfies himself and thinks it his superior intelligence that he had reproduced eight sons instead of one like the Captain. 

(ii) Whosoever new customer and would come for haircutting at his saloon, he would confuse his being the lost son of the Captain. It was his illusion. 

(iii) He says that Captain Hagberd should better if he could keep his telling about son, a secret because it was no use of stretching the time of his arrival from weeks to months and then next year. 

(iv) Captain Hagberd does not talk any one on the way as he has understood, the humiliation their smiles cause to him. 


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That sensation had been forgotten long ago; and Captain Hagberd himself, if not forgotten, had come to be disregarded – the penalty of dailiness – as the sun itself is disregarded unless it makes its power felt heavily. Captain Hagberd’s movements showed no infirmity; he walked stiffly in his

suit of canvas, a quaint and remarkable figure; only his eyes wandered more furtively perhaps than of your. His manner abroad had lost its excitable matchfulness; it had become puzzled and diffiden, 

as though he had suspected that there was some where about him something slightly compromising, some embarrassing oddity; and yet had remained unable to discover what on earth this something wrong could be. 


(1) Why did Captain Hagberd disregarded himself?

(i) Why did the Captain’s eyes wander cryptic way?

(iii) What do you understand by “manner abroad” ? 

(iv) What as Captain’s diffidence?


(i) Nothing remains permanent here and when any new event takes place, its immediate earlier is forgotten to the public. Initially, some people consoled him, some other assured him of his son’s arrival but gradually, the Captain saw nobody to listen him. This was the reason, he himself felt disregarded or forgotten. 

(ii) We observe that initially, Captain had done a broad based enquiry from the people whosoever met him in Colebrook and advertised in the column of missing persons in London Dailies but his regular enquiries, made the people upset and some among them had even ridiculed him. 

When such ridiculous attitude, he read in trhe speech and acts of the people; he kept a mum in the matter. However, he could not control gesticulation of eyes in which a perpetual search for missed son was all apparent. 

(iii) It reveals or indicates the glimpse of physical appearance completely confused. As neuro-muscular coordination is disturbed, symptoms of loss of memory, anxiety, rest restlessness etc. become ex-facie in human behaviour and gait. Eyes start glowing, brows stretch and lips get dried. It happens due to over exertion of brain and mind in a trance.

(iv) He had suspected as if there was some where about him compromising or/and bad news waiting him. As nobody ever did such thing, it was his diffidence or illusion/doubt self-created.


Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow

Miss Bessie’s head remained bowed over her work. She had heard all this so many times. But now and then she would rise, lay down her sewing, and come slowly to the fence. There was a charm in these gentle ravings. 

He was determined that his son should not go away again for the want of a home all ready for him. He had been filling the other cottage with all sorts of furniture. She imagined it all new, fresh with varnish, piled up as in a warehouse. 

There would be tables wrapped up in sacking: rolls of carpets thick and vertical, like fragments of columns; the gleam of white marble tops in the dimness of the drawn blinds. 

Captain Hagberd always described his purchases to her, carefully, as to a person having a legitimate interest in them. The overgrown yard of his cottage could be laid over with concrete …… after tomorrow.


(1) Why had Bessie developed a habit to listen Captain Hagberd again and again on the same topic?

(ii) What are gentle ravings of elders? 

(iii) What imaginations occupy Bessie when Captain says he has left nothing unsupplied in the home which would cause his desertion of his son again?

(iv) Tell the names of persons who generally have a legitimate interest in you?


(i) It happens when the listener has no company of his own and he/she is compelled to live in solitude.

(ii) Words and statements expressed in the state of craziness in mind due to some deeper wounds/pains. These have generally no means and false consolatory nature to self. These are gentle because we see, Captain Hagberd is civilized, sensitive and kind man. He has nowhere shown absurd behaviour with Bessie,

(iii) She imagines supply of all sorts of furniture, tables packed in cardboards, carpet rolls, gleam of white marble tops in the home/cottage. 

(iv) These are our parent, grand-parent, other relatives and also elders in society who are selfless and wish common good for one and all.

tomorrow class 12 question answer- Short question Answer

Q. I. Which unexplicable inner characters of life and shifting quality of the novel do you find in this fiction? 


(1) A regular transmission of emotions on any of the topics, starts sprouting, growing, maturing and manifesting in sub-conscious mind of an individual.

(ii) The corporal needs in case, not seen congenial atmosphere to saturation; set their ties even with invisible, unknown and objects or people beyond reach. All such happenings are inexplicable as physical eyes cannot perceive them.

(iii) Shifting quality of mind, we find here in Captain Hagberd. Sometimes, his pain bursts with expressions verbally and through media while at another time, it conceals itself within the cage of the body. 

Q.2. Do you think, it was Captain Hagberd’s homesickness which had resulted in gross pains?

Ans. No doubt, true is this statement. As the fiction reveals, he was a staunch disciplinarian in Home. He imposed restrictions on Harry, his son perhaps, 

intolerable to teenager because influence of peer group is honoured more than that of guardians. As Harry syas, Captain Hagberd was interested in making him a clerk to an advocate and his marriage with an innocent rustic/ folk girl. 

He says that he is afraid to lay hold of him because he is a Gambusino like nomad by nature and wants “kiss and go” in matter of fair- sex and strive for money only to sustain his spree. 

His strict discipline had resolted in separation from his son, death of his wife and shift from a city to a harbour (i.e. Colebrook). Had he practised persuasive methods, so gross

pain as to near lunacy, he would have never born-with. 

Q.3. What do you understand by the initial tattle of Captain Hagberd with Bessie from the pen perspective of the author?

Ans. The learned author explains here how an old mind, seeks chance in its deserted state, to befriend another individual otherwise than his own age group. 

Captain Hagberd has been shown here rebuking Bessie at the first instance, for her habit to hand wet clothes on the wooden railing. 

He says- “It rots the wood and it is the only unthrifty and careless habit, I know in you. Why don’t you have a clotheslive out in your backyard. 

Herefrom, he gradually befriends Bessie and considers her all eligible in giving him an emotional support at that deserted phase of life.” 

Q.4. Which characteristics Captain Hagberd would have found when Bessie had not refuted his suggestion?

Ans. He would have duly understood that Bessie is a sensitive girl and she has a sense of respect for his elders. 

On the basis of this finding, he till the end of story, got an emotional support from her as being hers, his real daughter-in-law. 

Q.5. What was the extraordinary material in which Captain Hagberd chose to clothe himself? 

Ans. In material, it was his sailcloth suit but at emotional level, it was his craze to search and meet again with his son. 

Q. 6. “Babers are the rumour monger since the ages in the past”- Discuss.

Ans. As the author is native of Poland and immigrated at London, both countries, parts of European continent, we are now fully confirmed of the barbers being rumourmongers ab-initio. 

In India (i.e. a country of Asian continent) we already know that it was barber, a few decades in past, who would gather the horoscope of prospective bride and groom, discuss with the Brahmin and inform both parties if these were matching viz. 

he was the mediator between both parties. Kautilya’s Arthshastra also exhibits, the cryptic information, the spies would gather about locality and the people dwelling there; from the barbers settled with their shop and scissors there. 

Numerous evidences, one may peruse in legends, Puranas, short stories, fictions like this, about the local wit or the barbers of the respective regions enumerated therein. 

Q. 7. How did the brain of Captain Hagberd respond to the publicised information of his being a father bereaved of his son? 

Ans. As per the details expounded in this fiction, Captain Hagberd, when saw that scorns/taunts/humiliation instead of real sympathy from public was the only product or outcome of his witty access to media and local people; he had shifted his style of living to other direction. 

The humiliation had shrunk him to miniature-world where pseudo-acts (double-deals) of public were easily rejected. Thus, he fitted his health in its entirety (i.e. at physical, mental and emotional levels) into cocoon of his body. 

At this state of mental-castle, he would use sentences like, “Go on your way”, “Don’t alarm yourself, my dear” etc. i.e. to break and crack the liaison instantly. It was phenomenon of Captain Hagberd’s three faculties (i.e. physical power, mental prowess and emotional enlightenment) in the best coordinated manner. 

After all, he was an educated sailor to Geography, marine-biology and observer of human beings in their varied hues and habits. Here, the author wants to state that irrespective of the state of health, “survival of the fittest” favours more to an intelligent individual like Captain Hagberd. In order to survive in the gross perplexion and maintain his emotional health, he had tactfully entered his Self in the tidy and youthful orbit of emotions lying within Bessie.

Q. 8. Can you find from the text Captain Hagberd’s statements which had knocked in the bosom of Bessie? 

Ans. Yes, the following statements can be reproduced from the text-

(i) “It rots the wood, Bessie my girl”.

(ii) “It rots the wood. It is the only unthrifty careless habit, I know in you” 

(iii) “Harry would be one and thirty next July, Proper age to get married with a nice sensible girl that could appreciate a good home. He was a very high spirited boy, High-spirited husbands were the easiest to manage. These men, soft chaps, that you would think butter wouldn’t melt in their mouths, were the ones to make a woman thoroughly miserable. And there was nothing like home a fireside a good roof: no turning out of your warm bed in all sorts of weather Eh, my dear “

Q.9. Which things do reveal that Captain Hagberd was emotionally broken down? 

Ans. These are feelings of his loneliness against which he fights at every moment. His activities like, purchase of paint, varnish, interior fixtures and furniture, cement etc., continuous digging of compound front and the rear also, expression of interest on Bessie as his daughter-in-law, still keeping her away even from seeing the goods, 

he had so purchased and saying her to expel immediately the stranger who was seen chatting with her-all reveal that at the emotional level, he had kept himself attached to feeling as if his son is always within him and acting as the pneuma (vital air) or life-giving energy.

Q. 10. Describe the cottages owned by captain Hagberd and their occupants.

Ans. These cottages had one wall in common, shared in a life of iron railing dividing their front gardens. There was a wooden wall (partition) between their back gardens. These were yellow brick cottages left unvarnished from a longer period in the past. In backyard, Bessie had grown some simple flowers, not in linear and orderly managed.

Q. 11. What is the contrast observed in the back gardens? 

Ans. There are some simple flowers grown in scattered manner in the backyard under occuption of Miss Bessie. While at the side of captain Hagberd, it is dugged frequently but flowers are not still grown. 

Q. 12. Describe captain Hagberd, what made him look peculiar?

Ans. Captain Hagberd was a retired sailor from a shipping company. Once he had wife and a son Harry. The son was naughty and over ambitious while his father was a strict disciplinarian. 

They could not reconcile their day-to- day issues with cach-other as good father and son. Harry could not bear with his father’s manners and abandoned his home when he was at his fourteen. 

There were rumours spread by a barber and the hoax created by some naughty and rude people about his son’s being present in Colebrook. a sea port in U.K. His wife could not bear with the shock of separation and died. 

Captain Hagberd, having heard of his son’s presence in colebrook, sold his house property at colchester (U. K.) and bought two cottages in colebrook He occupied one and the another cottage was let to Josian Carvil, 

a blind and retired ship builder living with his daughter Miss Bessie Carvil. He used to be very communicative about his pains while extremely morbid and unreasonable at several other times. 

Q. 13. When the local barber saw a stranger in the neighbourhood, want thought would automatically occur to him?

Ans. He would take him as if he were Harry, the son of Captain Hagberd.

Q. 14. List out the things piled up in Capt. Hagberd’s house meant to be used after tomorrow.

Ans. These things are as follows-

(1) Flower seeds and fertilizer packets. buckets.

(ii) Paint and varnish 

(iii) Rolls of carpets.

(iv) Cement and

(v) A pile of rubbles.

Q. 15. Only once did Bessie express her doubt about the return of young

hagberd. But she never did so again. Why? 

Ans. It was because she did not want her doubt should cause captain Hagberd’s insane. 

Q. 16. For all their intimacy, the Captain never invited Bessie to have a look inside his cottage. Why was this so?

Ans. It was the percussion of his earlier tendency to give no place for emotions. 

Inspite of so deep intimacy, he had something in his mind that Bessie is a spinster and she should not be invited by a widower or in a place, without housewife. 

She was the daughter of his tenant hence, he would have perhaps thought it better to maintain a fence between Bessie and his own.

Q. 17. The captain’s daily routing underwent some slight images with the onset of autumn, and later, winter. What were these changes?

Ans. He will continue keep himself on digging the compound even when his sailcloth suit is saturated and the rain-water would start flowing with a stream from it. 

In case, it is raining hearily, he would retreat under the tiny porch just close to door and his eyes would stare his spade left planted in the middle of the yard.

Q. 18. Old Mr. Carvil had made himself helpless beyond his affliction. Explain.

Ans. He had given himself upto a very lust of laziness. He was depend for everything on Bessie. He would not lift his hand to reach for the things she took care to leave at his very elbow. 

He would not move a limb, not rise from chair and would not put on foot before another in that parlour without calling Bessie to his side and hanging all his atrocious weight on her shoulder. He was a father not a tyrant but he had crossed that limit.

Q. 19, Why did young Hagberd get the idea that some yound man would be arriving there the following day? 

Ans. He got that idea from the words in reaction expressed by Captain Hagberd, the old. 

Q. 20. What did Bessie mean when she said-“This is the tomorrow we have been waiting for “?

Ans. It was meant by the wait of Harry was over and be had come before them. She thus, took the stranger as Harry. 

tomorrow class 12 question answer- Long question Answer

Q. 1. “The author has tried patting and pouring, at emotional part of human personality and from his characters taken in this fiction” – Do y agree to this statement? 

Ans. Yes, the learned and perhaps introvert as also intuitive author has aptly like a psychologist brought out the emotional aspect of health in human

personality i.e. the masculine and feminine both. Captain Hagberd represents the former and Bessie represents the latter. Again Captain Hagberd and Josiah Carvil represent both the positive

and negative parasite like personalities respectively. It is the womanhood or femininity of Bessie being exploited both ways. Oneside her great conscience cannot see dying her neighbour, an oldman and one who is bereaved of his son and a father irrespective of his being domestic tyrant on the other. 

She has sacrificed herself in bits for keeping both flames burning till their doomsday. She has even, for them; started sacrificing her prime feelings, conjugal love and consummation under the device of hallucination.

 She is loyal to bear with every brunt of her fate with zeal. Her heart would at least draw composure of being her role as life-giving energy to both elders. 

Harry. who exists in memory of Captain Hagberd, finds expression before Bessie and manifests through her hallucination – is an apparent image of modern westernized youth. 

Q. 2. Explain a summed-up account of Harry through which the learned author has aptly described the defective emotional part of health, all apparent in modern youth of India.

Ans. The learned author has given a fine coat of emotional impulses seen generally in modern youth of so-called global youth and particularly, the youth feigning to become global youth without universal-brotherhood or fraternity within their love in India. 

Liberalization of economy has presently, opened India-Gate for all shrewd business skills of foreign devices in which modern youth are trapped within term of money and they are wandering like Gambusinos in their search for gold-country as we find reference in this fiction. 

Harry is also a part or comrade to those people. It has been described that Gambusinos wander alone curious to know gold country before anybody had ever heard of it. 

Following sentences can be reproduced in order to highlight better way, the image of modern youth through hallucination of Bessie-

“They (Gambusinos) had a sort of gift for prospecting and the fever of it was on them too; and they did not seem to want the gold very much. 

They would find some rich spot, and then turn their backs onit, pick up perhaps a little enough for a spree and then be off again, looking for more.

Q.3. Captain Hagberd advocated the necessity and propriety of a home and the delights of one’s own fireside, Contrast this with what “home” represents to Bessie and to Harry. 

Ans. Bessie’s approach to “Home”:

Bessie’s choice of home is not different that an ordinary lady’s. She wants everything well decorated inside and outside home. 

Such is implied when the imagines setting all things bought by Captain Hagberd right in home. This is because, Captain Hagberd had promised her marriage to Harry. Harry’s approach to “Home”:

He is nomadic, frank, arbitrary, flutterer, liar and beggar-like individual if we consider the hallucination of strange man caused to Bessie. 

From the angle of things reported by Captain Hagberd, it is also established that even at his fourteen, he could not bear with same autocratic habits of his father and abandoned home. 

Hence, we can say that Harry has no choice of his being a home with a housewife and household life as every average man of society lives. 

Conclusion: “Approach to home” when we ponder upon, taking Captain Hagberd, Bessie and Harry as characters with their parts in this fiction; exhibit that the former two have an extreme choice for being their own home with propriety while the latter i.e. Harry is restless named. viz. he needs no home. 

This is why Bessie and Captain Hagberd live in their homes, but Harry is mere imagination, reminiscence of the past felt as per age and sex by both of them. Imagination has no home hence, Harry is a homeless vagabond.

tomorrow class 12 question answer- More important question

Q.1. What happened when Harry Hagberd entered Captain Hagberd’s house? 

Ans. Captain Hagberd’s got squeaked and at the same time, Bessie’s mind caused in a full hallucination in which she imagined, the father and son would be happy now. In her own, womanhood, waves rose of her marital tie with Harry and it began rocking. Bessie’s body. 

Q. 2. What does Harry rail against?

Ans. It is the behaviour of his father Captain Hagberd. According to him, Hagberd. According to him, Hagberd is a strong disciplinarian and autocrat.

Q.3. Why do you think Bessie gave him money? 

Ans. She gave half-sovereign because there she guessed no conditions existed for his living permanently with her as her husband. There was sea difference between the outlook of father and son. Both were arrogant and crazy. Hence, she wanted to get-rid of him at the cost of one sovereign only available to her.

Q.4. Why does Bessie burst into saying “I don’t hear him any more”? 

Ans. It was because it was all the dore consequence of what she listened about Harry. That hallucination could break at the cost of half sovereign, disturbance sudden to erotic organs, the affection and finally, crushed, thread only body, mind and emotion. 

Q. 5. Describe the appeal that the Maxican song had for Harry.

Ans. That song tells about Gambusinos or restless men. Like Harry, these people cannot be held in one place. Even marital ties have no value when weighed for their nomadic tendency. 
These people are over-ambitious and search for gold country. They would find some rich spot and them turn their back on it, pick up perhaps a little-enough for a spree – and then be off again looking for more.

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