The Treasure in the Forest Summary (HG Wells) Class 12 English
"The Treasure in the Forest by HG Wells" is a story written by HG Wells. Today, I will make you this story understand in simple languages.
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|Evans and Hooker||Two friends who make an adventurous journey to a Tropical island for hunting treasures.|
|Chang Hi||The person who had buried all treasures in the forest|
Very Short Summary
Evans and Hooker stole Chang-hi's treasure map. They follow the arrows on the map and go in that way. In the end, they locate the treasure buried area that they were looking for on the map. They start collecting the treasures and gold. The thorn puncture poisons both Hooker and Evans, and they both begin to suffer. They realize that , Chang-hi had put thorns to with the gold ingots to protect his treasure, which pricked them as they picked them up.
What are the themes of this story?
The story's themes include foresight, safety, suspense, greed, temptation, and destruction.
Moral of the story:
The main moral / message of "The Treasure in the forest" is that the path of greed and crime is always destructive. Another most important lesson is caution. We must prepare ahead of time before going there to achieve the expected outcome. So, before making a choice, we must concentrate on and understand. The outcome of greed would be awful. In addition, it reveals the vulnerability of money and wealth.
canoe (n.): a small, light, narrow boat, pointed at both ends and moved using a paddle
imperceptible (adj.): unable to be noticed or felt because of being very slight
obliterated (adj.): removed all signs of something, either by destroying it or by covering it so that it cannot be seen
exaltation (n.): a very strong feeling of happiness
unprovisioned (adj.): without supplies of food and other necessary things
ingot (n.): a piece of metal, usually in the shape of a narrow brick
silvered (adj.): looked white like silver
pidgin (n.): grammatically simplified language
galleon (n.): a large sailing ship with three or four masts, used both in trade and war from the 15th to the 18th centuries
exhume (v.): to dig out from the ground after it has been buried
wastrels (n.): a person who does nothing positive with his life; good for nothing
gibber (v.): to speak quickly in a way that cannot be understood
lagoon (n.): an area of sea water separated from the sea by a reef
tangle (n.): an untidy mass of things that are not in a state of order
implement (n.): a tool that works by being moved by hand
transverse (adj.): in a position or direction that is at an angle of 90° to something else
prospect (v.): to search for gold, oil, or other valuable substances on or under the surface of the earth
canopy (n.): a cover fixed over a seat or bed, etc.
incrustation (n): a layer of material, such as dirt or a chemical, that forms on something, especially slowly
sombre (adj.): dark and dull
shaft (n.): a beam of light
rosette (n.): an object or arrangement resembling a rose
swerve (v.): change or cause to change direction abruptly
prostrate (adj.): lying with the face down and arms stretched out, especially as a sign of respect or worship
moon (v.): to move or spend time in a way that shows a lack of care and interest and no clear purpose
spasmodically (adv.): related to a sudden involuntary muscular contraction
About Author : HG Wells
H. G. Wells, full Herbert George Wells, (1866-1946) was an English novelist, journalist, sociologist, and historian, best known for such science fiction novels.
His first novel, The Time Machine (1895) was immediately successful, and so he added a series of science fiction novels that revealed him as a writer of marked originality and an immense richness of ideas.
His science fiction novels include The Wonderful Visit (1895), The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896), The Invisible Man (1897), The War of the Worlds(1898), The First Men in the Moon (1901), and The Food of the Gods (1904). He also wrote many short stories, which were collected in The Stolen Bacillus (1895), The Plattner Story (1897), and Tales of Space and Time (1899).
This story is taken from the collection 'The Country of the Blind' and other Short Stories.