Q.1 What did the narrator feel before during the walk through the fire?
Answer: Before walking through the fire, the narrator felt ice-cold with the fear. But during the walk with closed eyes, he concentrated hard on green fields in England. He felt that he was walking along the Rockfield Road just outside Monmouth near Hendre Park. There were green fields. The scene was infinitely peaceful. It was a lovely summer day. He could feel the warmth of the sun-rays through his clothing. His mind was wonderfully and completely at rest.
Q.2 What did the narrator feel after walk through the fire?
Answer: After walking through the fire the narrator felt himself suddenly go cold as though the sun had disappeared behind the clouds. He opened his eyes and found himself standing with his back to the fire trench.
Q.3 Where and in what condition did the narrator meet the old man while driving back to the army camp in the evening?
Answer: While driving back to the army camp in the evening, the narrator met an elderly Indian at a plant of the road where it was divided into a fork. The old man was lying quite still with his face covered with blood on the right-hand fork.
Q.4 Describe the narrator’s first meeting with the injured old man.
Answer: While driving back to the army camp in the evening, the narrator saw something lying on the road in the head lights. It turned out to be an elderly Indian lying still with his face covered with blood. The narrator cleaned the blood with his pocked handkerchief. The injured man thanked him in perfect English and told him about his assailants. The narrator gave him a lift in his truck and dropped man thanked him again.