I Want Something in a Cage Summary Class 7 English

Class 7 English I Want Something in a Cage Summary is given below. By reading through the detailed summary of I Want Something in a Cage, CBSE Class 7 students will be able to understand the lesson easily. Once the students finished reading the summary they can easily answer any questions related to the chapter. Students can refer to CBSE Class 7 English summary for their revision during the exam.

I Want Something in a Cage Summary in English

Short Summary

The story of a nature lover who shocked the shopkeeper. The shopkeeper was an elderly person. It was unusual for him to have a buyer who negotiated for a pair of dove and then set the birds free. The shopkeeper was bewildered at such unexpected behavior.

Summary in Detail

Mr Purcell owned a pet shop. He sold cats and dogs and monkeys. He also sold fish food and bird seed. The birds and other small creatures were closed up in cages. They moved about madly in circles. They made a lot of noise. But Purcell was used to that.

Each morning Purcell sat on a high stool behind the counter to read the morning paper. As he read, he smiled or frowned. It was a rough day. A fainted wind was blowing. A bell at the door rang whenever a customer entered the shop. That morning it didn’t ring. A stranger entered the shop and stood before the owner.

The man wore a cheap, ill-fitting suit. His hair was cut short. He ran his eyes around at the cages. He said he wanted something in a cage, something small, a bird. He pointed to a cage which contained two white doves. Purcell demanded the price five dollars and fifty cents. The man felt sad. He wanted to have those birds but he had only five dollars. Purcell finalised the deal and handed the cage to his customer. The man asked Purcell if he was not disturbed by the noise. Purcell, however, didn’t hear any noise.

The stranger then told Purcell that he had earned those five dollars after ten years of hard labour in prison, fifty cents a year. He turned around and walked out of the store. Just outside, he held the cage high and drew out one of the doves and then the second one. He set them free into the air. Then he dropped the cage and walked away.

Purcell stood perplexed. He wondered why the man had let the birds loose. Anyway, he felt sort of insulted. While he was robbing the pets of their freedom, the stranger had spent his total earning on buying and then liberating them.

I Want Something in a Cage Summary in Hindi

मि परसेल नाम का एक व्यक्ति था। वह एक पालतू जानवर की दुकान चलाता था। उस पालतू जानवर की दुकान में वह बिल्लियों, कुत्तों, पक्षियों आदि को अपना भोजन और दवाइयाँ बेचता था। एक दिन उसकी दुकान पर एक व्यक्ति आया। यह मेहमान एक नया लेकिन सस्ता कोट पहने हुए था और पैसे से वंचित दिख रहा था। उन्होंने दुकान की वस्तुओं पर नज़र डाली और एक पिंजरा चुना। उन्होंने श्री पुरसेल से पूछा “मुझे पिंजरे में कुछ चाहिए”।

पर्साल ने व्यक्ति को कुछ सफेद चूहों को रखने की सलाह दी। अतिथि कबूतर के जोड़े पर बस गया। मेहमान ने कीमत के बारे में पूछा। श्री पुरसेल ने प्रत्येक के लिए 50 डॉलर उद्धृत किए। अतिथि ने जवाब दिया कि उसके पास केवल 5 डॉलर हैं। परसेल ने गणना की कि खर्चों के लिए 50 सेंट घटाने के बाद भी, वह अभी भी एक छोटा लाभ कमा सकता है; इसलिए इस प्रस्ताव को स्वीकार कर लिया।

अब अतिथि ने श्री पुरसेल से उस समय का अनुमान लगाने को कहा जिसमें अतिथि ने धन अर्जित किया था। परसेल को संदेह हुआ और उसने कुछ नहीं बताया। अतिथि ने 10 साल का उत्तर दिया और दुकान से बाहर चला गया। अब पुरसेल ने देखा कि अतिथि अपने हाथों से कबूतर को रिहा कर रहा है। परसेल को लगा जैसे ठगा जा रहा है।

यहाँ कहानी बताती है कि अतिथि 10 साल तक जेल में रहा और स्वतंत्रता के महत्व को जानता था। यह कहानी बताती है कि हमें किसी जीवित जानवर को कैद नहीं करना चाहिए और न ही उन्हें किसी तरह से नुकसान पहुंचाना चाहिए।