NCERT Solutions for Class 6 English Chapter 19 - A Tale of Two Birds

Question 1:

How did the two baby birds get separated?


Once there was a storm in the forest. The wind broke the tree in which the birds lived. It blew the two birds to two different sides of the forest. One ended up near the cave of the robbers and the other near a rishi's ashram.

Question 2:

Where did each of them find a home?


One of the birds found home near the cave of the robbers. The other one found refuge near a rishi’s ashram.

Question 3:

What did the first bird say to the stranger?


The first bird said nothing to the stranger. Rather he informed the robbers about the stranger. He asked them to rob him of his jewels and horse.

Question 4:

What did the second bird say to him?


The second bird welcomed the stranger to the rishi's ashram. He asked him to go inside, and drink cold water to quench his thrist and make himself comfortable.

Question 5:

How did the rishi explain the different ways in which the birds behaved?


The rishi told the king that the bird who lived near the robbers behaved like them and therefore talked about robbing people. But the bird outside the ashram repeated what it always heard. It was more hospitable, as it welcome the people to the ashram.

Question 6:

Which one of the following sums up the story best?


One is known by the company one keeps.