Mijbil the otter Summary Class 10 English

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CBSE Class 10th English Chapter 8 Notes 

CLASS 10 English  Mijbil the otter  Notes & Important Questions

Overview Summary 

In the beginning of 1956, the author was in Iraq. One day on the way to Basra, he casually mentioned to a friend that he would love to have an otter instead of a dog as a pe

A few days later, the author got an otter from his friend. Two Arabs brought it for him in a sack.

The author stayed in Basra for a few days. Very soon the otter became very friendly with the author. It loved to play with water all the time. It played with a rubber ball also.

The author named his otter Mijbil. He made for it a body-belt. He would take it on a lead to the bathroom. There the otter would go mad playing with water. It could even turn the tap and make the water flow at full pressure.

After some days, the author was to come back to London. The transporting of Mijbil became a problem. British airline did not permit animals on its flights. Another airline agreed to take the animal if packed in a box

The author made a small box for the otter. He had to face a lot of difficulty and it made him late for the plane.

While in the plane, the otter escaped from the box. There was a lot of hue and cry. At last, the otter came back and settled on the author's knees.

After an eventful journey, the author and his otter at last reached London where he lived in a flat. 

The otter spent most of its time playing with its toys. Sometimes the author took it out for a walk. He would take it on a lead as if it were a dog.

Opposite to the author's flat, there was a primary school that had a low outer wall about thirty yards long. The otter would jump on to it and go running all the length of the wall.

Different people made different guesses as to what animal it was. They would say it was a baby seal, squirrel, a walrus, a hippo, a beaver, a bear cub or even a leopard with spots.

Very few Londoners had ever seen an otter. They were filled with surprise on seeing such a strange animal.

One day a labourer was digging a hole in the street. Looking at the author's otter, he exclaimed, "Here, Mister, what is that supposed to be?" 


Q1 What are 'compulsive habits'? What does Maxwell say are the compulsive habits of (i) school children(ii) Mij?

Compulsive habits are habits that are impossible to control

.School children on their way to and from school must place their feet squarely on the

center of each paving block; must touch every seventh upright of the iron railings, or pass to the outside of every second lamp post.

Mij would tug the author to that wall, jump on to it, and gallop the full length of its thirty yards.)

Q2.What's special characteristic of Mijbil did Maxwell learn after he took him to the bathroom?

Maxwell took mijbil to the bathroom. For half an hour he went wild with joy in the water, plunging and rolling in it, shooting up and down the length of the bathtub underwater, and making enough sloth and splash for a hippo. Maxwell learnt that Mijbil had immense love for water.

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