Class 10 English NCERT Book Footprints Without Feet Chapter 1 A Triumph of Surgery Summary in English with PDF File for cbse, hbse and other state boards.
A Triumph of Surgery Summary Class 10
A Triumph of Surgery is a beautiful story of a dog written by James Harriot. Mr. Heriot is a vet surgeon. Tricki was a small dog. His mistress Pumphrey pampered him very much. She overfed him. She gave him food, rich with fats. Tricki never refused food anytime. He was always greedy for food. He liked cream cakes and biscuits very much. Mrs Pumphrey gave him cod-liver oil and horlicks. She gave him wine to drink. This all made Tricki like a bloated sausage. He became very lazy. He became uninterested in things. He kept lying all the day on the carpet. He had some bouts of vomiting. Mrs Pumphrey thought that he was seriously ill. She called to Mr James Herriot who was a vet surgeon.
Mr. Herriot expected that to happen. He knew that Tricki was suffering because of over eating. He had already made his plans. He took a firm line. He said that Tricki must be admitted in the hospital for a fortnight. This suggestion made Mrs Pumphrey almost swooned. She thought that Tricki could not live even a single day without seeing his mistress. But Mr Herriot wrapped him in a blanket, took him out of the house and put him in his car.
The departure of Tricki was very pathetic. All the house was aroused. The maids were putting Tricki’s things in the car. Everyone was in tears. The doctor took the dog away in his ear to the surgery. When Herriot reached his home, the household dogs surrounded him. They sniffed Tricki and showed in him. Till two days Herriot did not give him anything to eat. He gave him a lot of water to drink. Then the doctor started giving him some great food. He gave him no medicine. After two days Tricki had started taking interest in his surrounding. the other dogs. enjoyed being rolled over. He became the member of the gang. At He mixed up with other dogs. He enjoyed being rol home he had almost no exercise but at the surgery he had a lot of exercises and fun. Controlled diet and activities made him active.
Mrs.Pumphrey remained anxious about Tricki’s health. The doctor told him that he was better and was convalescing. This made her think that he had gone through some surgery. So she sent daily two dozen of fresh round eggs, wine and brandy for him-so that he might recover soon. But the doctor did not give those things to him because he really did not need this type of diet. The doctor and his partners enjoyed these eggs, wine and brandy. After a fortnight Mrs Pumphrey came to collect Tricki. She was tense and worried. She did not hope that he was all right. But when the doctor brought Tricki, he jumped at once into Mrs Pumphrey’s arms. She was surprised to see all this. She said that it was a ‘Victory of Surgery.’