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About The Poet :

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850-1894) was a Scottish poet, novelist, essayist, and a travel writer. His famous works include Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

রবার্ট লুই বালফোর স্টিভেনসন (১৮৫০-১৮৯৪) একজন স্কটিশ কবি, ঔপন্যাসিক, প্রাবন্ধিক এবং ভ্রমণ কাহিনী লেখক ছিলেন। তাঁর বিখ্যাত রচনাগুলির মধ্যে রয়েছে Treasure Island, Kidnapped, এবং The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

The Vagabond (Lesson 6)Bengali Meaning | Class 7 English

Give to me the life I love,

আমাকে সেই জীবন দাও যা আমি ভালোবাসি,

Let the lave go by me,

ছোট নদীকে আমার পাশ দিয়ে বয়ে যেতে দাও,

Give the jolly heaven above

উপরে আনন্দিত স্বর্গ দাও

And the byway nigh me.

এবং আমার কাছে একটু ছোট রাস্তা দাও।

Bed in the bush with stars to see,

ঝোপের মধ্যে বিছানা যেখান থেকে তারা দেখা যাবে,

Bread I dip in the river –

রুটি আমি নদীতে ভুবিয়ে নিই-

There’s the life for a man like me,

সেখানেই আমার মতো মানুষের জীবন আছে,

There’s the life for ever.

সেখানেই অনন্ত জীবন আছে।

Let the blow fall soon or late,

আঘাতটি শীঘ্র বা  দেরিতে নামুক,

Let what will be o’er me;

আমার উপর যা হয় হোক;

Give the face of earth around

পৃথিবীর চেহারা চারপাশে দাও

And the road before me.

আর আমার সামনে রাস্তা।

Wealth I seek not, hope nor love,

আমি চাই না সম্পদ, না আশা- ভালবাসা,

Nor a friend to know me;

না আমাকে চিনবে এমন কোনও বন্ধু;

All I ask, the heaven above

আমি শুধু চাই, উপরে আকাশ

And the road below me.

আর আমার নীচে রাস্তা।

Or let autumn fall on me

অথবা শরৎ আমার উপর নেমে আসুক

Where afield I linger,

যেখানে মাঠে আমি কিছুক্ষন থাকি,

Silencing the bird on tree,

গাছের পাখিকে নিশ্চুপ করে,

Biting the blue finger.

নীল আঙুল কামড়ে।

White as meal the frosty field

তুষারভুমি শস্যচূর্ণের মতো সাদা

Warm the fireside haven –

নিরাপদ আগুনের চারপাশ উষ্ণ –

Not to autumn will I yield,

শরতকালের কাছে আমি হার মানব না,

Not to winter even!

শীতকালের কাছেও নয়!

Let the blow fall soon or late,

আঘাতটি শীঘ্র বা  দেরিতে নামুক,

Let what will be o’er me;

আমার উপর যা হয় হোক;

Give the face of earth around

পৃথিবীর চেহারা চারপাশে দাও

And the road before me.

আর আমার সামনে রাস্তা।

The Vagabond(Lesson 6) Questions and Answers | Class 7

Activity 1

(a) The vagabond wishes to have his bed

(i) In a frosty field
(ii) in the bush
(iii) at a roadside inn.

Ans: (ii) in the bush

(b) The vagabond prays for a life

(i) In close contact with nature
(ii) devoted to social work
(iii) Spent in comfort and luxury

Ans: (i) In close contact with  nature

(c) The vagabond does not seek

(i) The heaven above him
(ii) wealth
(iii) the road below him

Ans: (ii) wealth

Activity 2

Identify which of the following statements are True and which are False. Give a supporting statements for each of your answers:

(a) The vagabond wants the way to be far away from him. ( False)

Supporting Statement: “And the byway nigh me.”

(b) The vagabond dips the bread in the river water. (True)

Supporting Statement: “Bread I dip the river.”

(c) When autumn comes the birds are going to be happy with their chirpings. (False)

Supporting Statement: “silencing the birds on tree.”

(d) The vagabond will not fear to face Autumn or Winter. (True )

Supporting Statement: “not to autumn will  yield,/not to winter even”

Activity 3

Complete the sentences meaningfully:

(a) The vagabond is a person who ___________________________ .

Ans: The vagabond is a person who wanders aimlessly.

(b) The vagabond wants a life of _____________________________ .

Ans: The vagabond wants a life of his love.

(c) The vagabond asks for____________________________________ .

Ans: The vagabond asks for the jolly heaven above.

(d) The vagabond does not ___________________________________ to know him.

Ans: The vagabond does not seek a friend to know him.

Activity 4

Answer following questions:

(a) What kind of  a life does the vagabond want ?

Ans: The vagabond wants a vagrant life to live and wander amid nature. The materialistic life does not attract him.

(b) What are the things that do not interest the vagabond?

Ans: Wealth, love and friends are the things that do not interest the vagabond.

(c) What would the vagabond do when winter falls?

Ans: In winter, when the fireside place is warm, still then the vagabond will not surrender to winter. He would continue his vagrant life.

(d) How does the poet describe a field in autumn ?

Ans: The poet describes a field in autumn as frosty as meal.

(e) Why does the poet repeat the second stanza once again?

Ans: The poet repeats the second once again to emphasize his keen interest to lead a vagrant life.

(f) What message does the poet want to give through the poem ?

Ans: Through the poem, the poet wants to capture man’s strong desire to live in the nature. When a man hears the irresistible call of nature, he cannot help responding to it.

Activity 5

Match the words Column A with their meaning in Column B:


lovea feeling of care and understanding
heavena place where a soul finds peace and his God
nighthat which is near
lavea stream or rivulet
frostyCovered with thin ice
friend a person who stands by at all times

Activity 6

Fill in the blanks with the antonyms of the words given in brackets :

(a) There is a ________________ (warm) breeze blowing from the sea.

Ans: There is a cold (warm) breeze blowing from the sea.

(b) His coat is _____________ (white) in colour.

Ans: His coat is black (white) in colour.

(c) After spring comes ___________ (winter).

Ans: After spring comes summer (winter).

(d) From the mountain top, I could see the river flowing ______________ (above).

Ans: From the mountain top, I could see the river flowing below (above).

(e) I do not want to be ___________ (early) for the meeting.

Ans: I do not want to be late (early) for the meeting.

Activity 7

Make as many new words as you can from the poem by adding suffixes. One is done for you:

(a) _y : Wealthy, earthy, lengthy,

(b) _less :Loveless, hopeless, painless, priceless

(c) _ful: hopeful, faithful, beautiful

(d) _ly: manly, likely, clearly, brightly

(e) _th: warmth, sixth,

(f) _side: roadside, riverside,

(g) _er: blower, sooner, lower, higher

(h) _r: lover, giver, maker,

Activity 8(a)

Find participle adjectives from the given sentences:

(a) He got down from a running bus.

Ans: running

(b) The loaded truck hit the tree.

Ans: loaded

(c) I met a charming woman today.

Ans: charming

(d) Don’t eat rotten mangoes.

Ans: rotten

(e) Cricket is an exciting game.

Ans: exciting


Punctuate the following passage:

“Do you know Watson?” said Holmes as we sat together at the end of the garden.

 “In the darkness, I have really some hesitation in talking to you tonight. There is a risk of danger.”

“You know, I welcome it. But you have evidently seen more in these rooms than was visible to me.”

“You saw the ventilator?” 

“Yes, but I do not think that it is such a very dangerous or unusual thing to have a small opening between two rooms. It was so small that a rat could hardly pass through.”  

Activity 10

Complete the sentences with adjectives in their proper degree:

(a) Ram is ________ (old) than Shyam.

Ans: Older

(b) Mt. Everest is the _________ (high) peak in the world.

Ans: highest

(c) A mango is as ________ (sweet) to taste as an apple.

Ans: sweet

(d) Darjeeling is __________ (cool) than Siliguri.

Ans: cooler

(e) Kolkata is the __________(large) city in West Bengal.

Ans: largest

(f) Sita is ________(tall) than Reshma.

Ans: talller


Fill in the blanks with the plural nouns given in the help box. There are some extra words.

[Congratulations, headquarters, means, series, tongs.]

(a) You have won the match. Congratulations!

(b) The Police headquarters were not far away.

(c) He did not have the means, but he had the capacity to build an empire. 

(d) The test series was so exciting that all were glued to the television.

(e) He held the burning coal with the help of tongs.

Activity 12

Describe in a short paragraph (within seventy words) your experience of enjoying a picnic. You may use the following hints:

-place of the picnic
-time/season of the picnic
-your companions in the picnic
-your feelings after the picnic

My Experience of a Picnic

Last year I got an opportunity to enjoy a picnic. I and some of my friends had a picnic  besides the Murti River in the winter season. We started our journey from Jalpaiguri at 7am and reached our destination at 9am. The place was neat and clean.We cooked various dishes and served ourselves. Later we took bath in the river, explored the forest area, collected some white pebbles and played cricket. I enjoyed a lot with my friends. I danced with them. It gave us a new life in our busy and monotonous daily life.

Read More👇

Lesson 1 Book of Nature
Leason 2 The Riddle
Lesson 3 We Are Seven
Lesson 4 The Beauty and the Beast
Lesson 5 Uncle Podger Hangs a Picture
Lesson 6 The Vagabond
Lesson 7 Mowgli’s Brothers/ Mowgli Among the Wolves
Leason 8 The Story of Proserpine
Lesson 9 J C Bose : A Beautiful Mind
Lesson 10 The Echoing Green
Lesson 11 The Axe
Lesson 12 My Diary
Lesson 13 Ghosts in the Verandah

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