|Footprints Without Feet
Class 10 English Chapter 5 Footprint Without Feet Summary
Footprint without feet is an interesting story written by H.G. wells. This story is about a brilliant scientist named Griffin who had developed a drug that could make a man invisible. He was successful in his experiment and developed a formula that the power of invisibility. By consuming the drug a man could become transparent that could not be seen with the naked eye.
Griffin carried out the experiment on himself so he gulped the drug and his body became transparent like a sheet of glass. Inadvertently he stepped in mud and the fresh muddy imprint of his feet were all over the place. It was first seen by two young boys who follow his footprint until they became fainter and disappeared altogether. Although Griffin was an outstanding scientist, he was a lawless man His landlord dislike him and had asked him to eject the house. In vengeance Griffin set the house on fire and soon wandered around the streets without food money and clothes owing to his invisibility no one could see him and as he was walking down the streets he started feeling cold and entered a big London shopping centre to warm himself. After the store were shut down he picked up some comfortable clothes to warm himself and fed himself with cold meat and some express from a nearby restaurant. Later he slept on a pile of quits in the store. The following morning some associates started approaching him and he removed all his clothes immediately and became invisible again.
As Griffin wandered without clothes in the Chilly weather, he could feel the biting cold and decided to take some clothes from a theatre company soon, he found an appropriate shop and wore bandages around his forehead a false nose, dark glasses, big bushy side whiskers and a huge hat. Then he went to a shopkeeper’s store and stole all his money. He realised that staying in a crowded city like London could be difficult for him so he thought of moving to
the Iping village.
He lad booked two rooms at the local inn in the village and reached there by boarding a train from London. It was quite unusual experience for the villagers to expect an outsider with a strange appearance who had come to stay at the hotel during winter. Mrs. Hall the wife of the
landlord of the in tried to be friendly with him but Griffin did not want to talk to her. Soon enough his money was exhausted and he started stealing to sustain himself due to his suspicious appearance the in owner and his wife attempted to check his room while he was
Out of anger Griffin damaged the furniture of the inn and threw it across the room towards them. The owner and his wife got scared thinking that there were spirits around and their unusual guest was responsible for all the chaos mean while Mrs. Hall requested the town
constable Mr. Jaffers to inquire about the identity of his peculiar individual and arrest him for damaging her furnishing. This annoyed Griffin further and he decided to reveal his identity as he started unwrapping his bandages. whiskers spectacles and nose everyone was shocked to see this as there was no normal human being hidden behind the bandages. The constable could not catch hold of Griffin as he took of all his garments became invisible and disappeared in thin air.
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