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  • 2 - Biography

    23 mars 2009

    Roald Dahl was born on September, 13 th was only 3. During the second World War, he was a fighter pilot in Nairobi. Then he was sent in the USA where he met C. S. Forester who made him write and Ian Fleming, the author of the « James Bond ». He began...

  • 1 - Presentation

    23 mars 2009

    The document is a short story by Roald Dahl. It was publicated for the first time in 1980 in a collection of short stories named « More Tales of the Unexpected ». Then, it was publicated a second time in another collection of thirty short stories named...

  • 5 - Characters

    23 mars 2009

    There are only three characters in this story. We have a few information about them but we don't know their names. The main character is a twelve-years-old girl, who is also the narrator of the story. Oddly, she is the less described character in the...

  • 6 - Summary

    23 mars 2009

    The narrator and her mother had gone to London to bring the narrator to the dentist. After that, they decided to go to a café. When they went out, an old man with a silk umbrella came up to them. He asked her mother if he could sell his umbrella for a...

  • 8 - My opinion

    23 mars 2009

    I liked this story because of the Roald Dahl's writing style which is singular. He has a very interesting world and although the most of his books were destined to children, it is always a pleasure to read them because he's got a great imagination. Although...

  • 3 - The text

    23 mars 2009

    The story is narrated in the first person: the narrator is a twelve-years-old girl. The author uses an internal focus. All the dialogues are reported in direct speech.

  • 4 - Localization

    23 mars 2009

    The story seems to set on nowadays but we haven't many clues. It can't take place before the XX e century because the narrator writes about taxies. Also, the narrator told us the scene had taken place the day before she talked. The scene took place in...

  • 7 - A theme if there is one

    23 mars 2009

    The story hasn't a specific theme but we can say that this short story deals with the every day life. More accurately, it talks about the little rips off of the every day life.

  • 9 - Vocabulary

    23 mars 2009

    Although the story was simple and nice to read, there was a few new vocabulary. I didn't know almost all the vocabulary and the expressions at the end of text like frosty-nosed or to have got a nerve.