Ans. CBSE English Class 11 Woven Words Prose Chapter 1 The Lament is a story about a father suffering in the agony of his dead son. The story narrates how Iona, a sleigh-driver, is desperately looking to vent his grief over his lost son to someone. These people include two turns of passengers, the first being a military officer and the second a group of three young men.
Neither of them cared to pay heed to Iona’s story and behave poorly with him instead. His third and last potential listener was a cabman who, he realised, had fallen asleep in the course of his story. Not getting anyone else to sympathise with him, in the end, Iona seeks refuge by sharing his story with his horse who apparently is his only listener.