The Open Window Summary Class 8 English

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CBSE Class 8 English The open window Summary

Short Summary

This story is written by Hector Hug Munro. The story is about Frampton Nuttel who is suffering from nervousness. He goes to the countryside for his treatment. As he did not know anybody there, his sister gave him letters of introduction. He goes to visit Mrs. Sappleton where he meets Vera.

Vera tells him about a tragic incident in which Mrs. Sappleton lost her husband and her two brothers. She also tells him that her aunt still hopes that they will come back and therefore keeps the window open. Mrs. Sappleton also told him that she is waiting for them to return. Suddenly, he saw the three figures coming through the window. He thinks that they are ghosts and rushes out of there. Vera tells everyone that he went away as he was very scared of dogs.

The open window Summary in English

Frampton Nuttel is the main character of the story. He reached out to the countryside to get cured of his disease. The story opened in a house where a girl was attending to her guest in the absence of her aunt.

She was a girl of fifteen years. He was apprehensive if he could find a cure for his nerve disease. He thought of his sister who advised and sent him to the countryside with a letter of introduction. She was skeptical of his improvement in health unless he visits a quiet and peaceful place.

After a few minutes of silence, the girl inquired if he knew anyone in the surrounding. He gently answered that he was new to the place and it was his sister who stayed there about four years ago. He also spoke in a regretful tone about the reference letter.

The girl tried to confirm if he really didn’t know the people around. Frampton pondered about the state of Mrs. Sappleton while looking around in the room. The girl started concocting a story about Mrs.

Sappleton that her husband and two brothers with spaniel went for hunting. They did not return. Their bodies were not found. That’s why she kept the French window open.

She often told her that her husband would enter with a waterproof coat over his arm and Ronnie her youngest brother would sing ‘Bertie, who do you bound?’ to tease her.

She further added that even she started believing. Then entered Mrs. Sappleton asking for forgiveness of delay. She was certain that Vera must have entertained him with her craft of telling stories.

She informed him about her family members who went out for shooting for snipe in the Marshes. She was worried about her carpet as they would spoil that with muddy shoes.

She kept on saying about the scarcity of birds and prospects for duck in the winter. Frampton was on his nerves when he related the two stories of the ladies of the house.

Frampton called it an unfortunate coincidence that he visited on the anniversary of such a tragic ailments. He told her that the doctor’s advised him to take complete rest, and to avoid anything in ‘the nature of violent physical exercise’.

Mrs. Sappleton’s eyes were anxiously waiting for her husband and then came shine in her eyes when she saw them approaching. Through the most horrified Frampton looked at Vera and stared at the window.

Three figures entered walking across the lawn towards the window carrying their arms. Then her brother teased her again by saying ‘Bertie, why do you bound?’.

Terrified with unnamed fear Frampton picked up his things and went away almost colliding with a cyclist.

Mrs. Sappleton told her husband about Mr. Nuttel about who asked at sudden withdrawal. Mrs. Sappleton was also taken aback at such a gesture. Vera explained that once he had experienced a horror of dogs.

He was once hunted into a cemetery and had to spend a night there. The story ended at the brevity and storytelling quality of the girl.

The open window Summary in Hindi

वर्णनकर्ता फ्रेमटन नटेल को स्नायु संबंधी शिकायत थी। उसे पूरे विश्राम की जरुरत थी, मानसिक उत्तेजना की नहीं। उसे स्थान परिवर्तन करने की सलाह दी गई थी। उसकी बहिन ने उसे कुछ जानकारों को पत्र भी लिखकर दे दिये। एक पत्र था मिसेज सेपिलटन के नाम।

फ्रेमटन मिसेज सेपिल्टन के घर पहुंचा। वह उस गाँव के किसी भी अन्य व्यक्ति को नहीं जानता था। मिसेज सेपिल्टन ऊपर की मंजिल में थी। उनकी भतीजी वेरा ने उनका स्वागत किया। फ्रेमटन को यह भी पता न था कि महिला सधवा है या विधवा। वेरा ने कुछ मजा लेने का विचार किया। उसने उन्हें एक विपदा के बारे में बताया जो तीन वर्ष पूर्व घटी थी। उसकी चाची के पति तथा उसके दो छोटे भाई एक कुत्ता साथ लिये पक्षी शिकार को खिड़की से बाहर निकले थे। घास के मैदान को पार करते समय वे एक गीले दलदल में फँस गये। वे कभी वापिस नहीं लौटे। उनके शव भी नहीं पाये गये।

वेरा ने अपनी काल्पनिक कहानी सुनाना जारी रखी। वह बोली कि बेचारी आंट अब हर शाम खिड़की खुली रखती है। वह सोचती है कि शिकारी दल किसी दिन लौटकर आ जायेंगे और इस खुली खिड़की से प्रवेश करेंगें। उसके पति के हाथ में एक सफेद बरसाती कोट था जब, कि चाची के सबसे छोटे भाई की आदत थी कि गाने की एक पंक्ति गाकर वह बहन को चिढ़ाता रहता था।-बर्टी तुम भागती क्यों हो? फ्रेमटन को कैंपकपी हो गयी।

उसे राहत मिली जब चाची ने कमरे में प्रवेश किया। उन्होंने आशा व्यक्त की कि लड़की वेरा उनका मनोरजन अवश्य कर रही होगी। चाची बोली वह तो अपने पति तथा दोनो भाइयों के घर लौटने की प्रतीक्षा कर रही है। वे खिड़की से ही प्रवेश करेंगे तथा उसके गलीचे को कीचड़ सने जूतों से गंदा कर देंगे।

फ्रेमटन ने बातचीत का विषय बदलने का प्रयास किया। इसलिये उसने अपनी बीमारी का विवरण देना शुरु कर दिया। पर चाची की दृष्टि निरन्तर खुली खिड़की तथा लॉन की ओर बनी रहती थी। वह फ्रेमटन की बीमारी का विवरण सुनकर ऊब रही थी।

अचानक चाची ने दल को चाय के लिए ठीक समय घर लौटते देखा। फ्रेमटन ने भी खुली खिड़की से बाहर भयभीत दृष्टि से देखा। तीन व्यक्ति खिड़की की ओर आ रहे थे। सबके हाथों में बन्दूकें थी। एक बर्टी वाला गाना भी गा रहा था।

फ्रेमटन को लगा ये तो भूत हैं। उसने अपना हैट तथा छड़ी उठाई। वह बाहर की ओर भाग चला। उसने एक साइकिल चालक को भी डरा दिया जो बाड़ में जा टकराया।

वेरा के अंकल ने उस अजनबी के बारे में पूछताछ की। अंटी से बताया अजीब आदमी था मि० नटेल जो केवल अपनी बीमारी की ही बात करता था। नटेल ने शायद कोई भूत देख लिया था पर वेरा शांत स्वर में बोली कि अजनबी को वास्तव में कुत्ते से डर था। एक बार बेचारे को एक कब्र के अन्दर रात बितानी पड़ी थी और कब्र के ऊपर कुत्ते गुर्राते रहे थे।

वेरा को महारत हासिल थी कि वह मजाक का अवसर पैदा कर लेती थी।