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How did Tilly Smith save her family from the deadly waves?

Last updated date: 13th Jul 2024
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Hint: This question is from Chapter 2 – The Tsunami, of the Honeydew book of class 8. This story is divided into three parts, each describing a different experience of a Tsunami. The first part is a compilation of many events, the second part is about a British girl in Thailand and the third part is about the sixth sense of animals.

Complete answer:
The chapter, ‘The Tsunami’ is divided into three parts.
The first part itself describes the incident for four characters. They are;
- Igneous, the manager of a cooperative society.
- A policeman named Sanjeev and his family.
- Meghna, a 13-year-old girl who has been swept away along with her parents.
- A ten-year-old, Almas Javed.

The second part of the chapter deals with a British girl, Tilly Smith, who went to Thailand to celebrate Christmas with her parents.

The third part of the chapter talks about the sixth sense of animals and how they identify natural calamities.

Our answer is from the second part of the Chapter. Tilly Smith used the knowledge that she had learnt from her geography teacher and raised an alarm about the tsunami and the lives of her parents. She noticed that the sea waves were getting higher than usual. It had also started foaming up and making whirlpools. After noticing the deadly waves, she raised an alarm and this alarm helped everyone in returning to their hotel rooms and back to safety.

Note: This chapter tells us how dangerous and destructive natural disasters like tsunamis can be. They cause damage to life and property, but we can prevent the damage if we show courage and resilience. People should exhibit acts of courage, compassion and responsibility during tough times like these.