Class 10 English NCERT Book Footprints Without Feet Chapter 3 The Midnight Visitor Summary in English with PDF File for cbse, hbse and other state boards.
The Midnight Visitor Summary Class 10 English
Ausable was a secret agent. He was staying in a French hotel. A young and romantic writer named Fowler came to meet him. Fowler was disappointed to see Ausable. He was a sloppy fat fellow. His room was at the top and sixth floor of that musty and gloomy hotel. When they both entered the room and Ausable switched on, they found that a man was standing in the centre of the room. He had a pistol in his hand. It was the first thrill of the for Fowler. The name of the man with a gun was Max. He said that he had come there to snatch the report from Ausable which he was expecting to receive. Ausable remained silent and cool. He seemed to be the angry with the management of the hotel. He cocked-up a story about the balcony. He told him that there was a balcony just below the window of his room and last month too an unknown person had entered the room through that balcony.
Max told Ausable that he had used a master key to enter the door. He wished that he should have entered through the balcony way. It would have been much easier. There was still half an hour for the report to arrive. There was a sudden knocking at the door. Ausable smiled. He said it must be the police because he himself had called them for the protection of such an important report. Max was nervous. He jumped through the window to the balcony. But there was no balcony as Ausable had told. He fell down to the ground from the sixth floor and was killed. Then the door opened. The waiter entered the room with a tray, a bottle of wine and two glasses. Ausable had ordered for them. The waiter left. Fowler did not know anything about the balcony. He feared that Max would return soon. But Ausable told him the fact that he would never return. Thus, Fowler was much impressed by his cleverness and presence of mind.