The Duck and Kangaroo Class 9 English, Beehive Summary
22 Aug 2023
The poem tells a humorous and delightful story about a Duck and a Kangaroo’s friendship. A duck asks her friend, a kangaroo, to let her ride on his back because she is tired of living in the pond and wants to see more of the world. At first, the kangaroo appears hesitant (hesitant). However, the kangaroo accedes to the duck’s request after his courteous requests. The poem teaches us that anyone can live a happy life if they use polite words, cooperate with others, and are kind.
The poet describes a discussion between the Duck and the Kangaroo in these lines. The Kangaroo is being praised by the Duck. She expresses her amazement at the kangaroo’s ability to jump over fields and bodies of water. She claims that he seems to jump indefinitely. Her existence in the filthy pond is dull and boring in comparison to the kangaroo’s. The Duck declares her desire to venture outside of the pond and to leap like a kangaroo.
In these lines, the poet describes a conversation between the Duck and the Kangaroo. The Duck is giving the Kangaroo praise. She expresses her wonder at the kangaroo’s prodigious leaping over terrain and water. He, according to her, appears to jump indefinitely. Compared to the kangaroo, her existence in the filthy pond is dull and boring. The Duck announces that she wants to leave the pond and leap like a kangaroo.
The poet describes a discussion between the Duck and the Kangaroo in these lines. The Duck compliments the kangaroo. She expresses awe at the kangaroo’s amazing ability to leap across land and water. She claims that he seems to jump indefinitely. Her existence in the filthy pond is dull and boring in comparison to the kangaroo. The Duck declares her desire to leap out of the pond like a kangaroo.
The Duck informs the Kangaroo that she had also considered this issue while seated on the rock in these lines. She purchased four pairs of warm socks that fit her web-like feet in order to solve the problem. She would smoke a cigar every day and had also purchased a warm coat to keep herself warm. All of this was done by the Duck to ensure that the Kangaroo is comfortable while travelling the world on the back of her true friend, the Kangaroo.
The Kangaroo is pleased with the Duck’s request and preparation along these lines. In response to the Duck’s request, the kangaroo promises that they will set out on their journey at midnight, when the moon will be out. In order to balance and sit on the end of his tail, he asks her to sit firmly and steadily. Then, both of the friends jumped to begin their journey. They made three round-the-world trips. No one could be happier right now than the Kangaroo and the Duck.