Class 10 English NCERT Book First Flight Chapter 3 His First flight Summary in English with PDF File for cbse, hbse and other state boards.
His First flight Summary Class 10 English
His First flight author- Liam O’Flaherty
This is an imaginary story of a young seagull. The time had come when he must learn how to fly. His two brothers and a little sister had learnt how to fly by emulating their parents. They had simply run to brink of the ledge, flapped their wings and flown away. But when the young seagull came to the brink and tried to fly in the air, he became afraid. He felt sure that if he tried to fly, he would fall into the sea below. So he ran back to his hole on the ledge.
The seagull’s parents came to take him along with them. But he refused to fly. They threatened that he would starve on the ledge. But the bird was too afraid to move. Twenty four hours passed. The seagull had not eaten anything. He began to feel very hungry. He saw his mother sitting on a plateau. She was eating a fish.
This sight only increased his hunger. He requested his mother to bring him some food. The mother looked at him derisively. But then she picked up a piece of fish and flew towards him.
The mother did not come to him. She halted and her wings became motionless. The seagull wondered why she was not coming near him. He could not bear it any longer. He was maddened by hunger. He dived at fish. He could not reach his mother but fell from the ledge downwards into space. He was filled with fear and cried. But this fear lasted only a minute. He spread his wings and tried to fly. Suddenly he found that he was flying. He cried with joy and started flying higher and higher. His parents, brothers and sister flew around him and screamed with joy.
After some time, the seagull’s parents, brothers and sister landed on the sea. They asked him to come there.
The seagull thought that it was green flooring. He dropped his legs to stand on the green sea. His legs sank into it and he cried with fear. But his belly touched the water and he did not drown. He began to float on the sea. His family members praised him and gave him pieces of fish to eat. Thus the seagull had made his first flight.