Class 10 English Chapter 1 A Triumph of Surgery Summary – First Flight NCERT Solution

Class  10th
Subject English 
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Class 10 English Chapter 1 A Triumph of Surgery  Summary

The Chapter ‘A Triumph of surgery’ is about a small dog. Tricki who was always indulged by his rich mistress, Mrs. Pumphrey with tasty and unhealthy treats several time a day. Out of love she would overfeed her pet. Gradually. Tricki gained oodles of weight and became lazy. He hardly exercise or went out for a walk due to his bloated structure. He became bulky and his lack of movement worried Mrs. Pumphrey. Soon she consulted Mr. James Herriot a Veterinary surgeon for treatment of her lethargic dog.

Mr. Herriot was shocked to see Tricki’s condition and took him to the hospital. He knew Mrs. Pumphreys’ over induigence would never let her pet dog lead a healthy lifestyle. He took the dog along with him and put him on a hospital bed. The dog did not move for the first two days and did not eat any food. In the third day, Tricki went outside and played with other bigger dogs in the hospital. He ate the food that was given to him and also licked the bowls of other dogs for the left over food.

Mr. Harriot gave a balanced diet to Tricki along with plenty of physical exercise. Gradually Tricki’s condition started improving and he started fighting with other dogs for the meals. Mrs. pumphrey would send eggs so that her pet did not starve and get enough energy to recover from the treatment and she also sent bottles of wine to enrich Tricki’s blood. But those things were consumed by Mr. Herriot and his partners soon, the little day started showing signs of improvement, the vet decided to call the wealthy lady as she was very worried about her pet’s condition. When she arrived in the hospital to fetch her pet. Tricki was very happy and jumped on her.

Mrs. pumphrey was filled with gratitude towards Mr. Herriot for curing her dog and felt she could not thank him enough for the wonder he had done to her pet. She felt this was indeed a triumph of surgery.

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