Joseph - favorite son of Jacob, husband of Virgin Mary


When this novel first appeared in book form a notion got about that I had been bolted away with. Some reviewers maintained that the work starting as a short story had got beyond the writer's control. One or two discovered internal evidence of the fact, which seemed to amuse them. They pointed out the limitations of the narrative form.

bolted - चौंक कर भाग जाना, भाग जाना, ठीक, सिटकिनी लगाना, फलाँग, तीर

reviewers - समीक्षक

amuse - मनोरंजन करना, मन बहलाना

They argued that no man could have been expected to talk all that time, and other men to listen so long. It was not, they said, very credible.

After thinking it over for something like sixteen years, I am not so sure about that. Men have been known, both in the tropics and in the temperate zone, to sit up half the night 'swapping yarns'. This, however, is but one yarn, yet with interruptions affording some measure of relief; and in regard to the listeners'endurance, the postulate must be accepted that the story was interesting.

tropics - उष्णकटिबन्ध

temperate - समशीतोष्ण, सम शीतोष्ण, संतुलित, संयमित, आत्मसंयमी

swapping - वॉपिंग, (swap) वॉपिंग

yarns - कहानी कहना, धागा, कहानी, तार, किस्सा सुनाना, सूत

interruptions - बाधा, अवरोध, , रुकावट, व्यवधान, रूकावट, विश्राम काल, खलल

endurance - सहनशीलता, सहन, तितिक्षा

postulate - मानना, अभिधारणा, अभिधारणा करना

It is the necessary preliminary assumption. If I hadn't believed that it was interesting I could never have begun to write it. As to the mere physical possibility we all know that some speeches in Parliament have taken nearer six than three hours in delivery; whereas all that part of the book which is Marlow's narrative can be read through aloud, I should say, in less than three hours.

aloud - उच्च स्वर में, ज़ोर से

Besides-though I have kept strictly all such insignificant details out of the tale-we may presume that there must have been refreshments on that night, a glass of mineral water of some sort to help the narrator on.

insignificant - तुच्छ, नगण्य, मामूली

refreshments - ताज़गी, जलपान, अल्पाहार जलपान, नास्ता

narrator - बयान करने वाला, कथावाचक

But, seriously, the truth of the matter is, that my first thought was of a short story, concerned only with the pilgrim ship episode; nothing more. And that was a legitimate conception. After writing a few pages, however, I became for some reason discontented and I laid them aside for a time. I didn't take them out of the drawer till the late Mr.

pilgrim - तीर्थयात्री

discontented - असंतोष

drawer - दराज

William Blackwood suggested I should give something again to his magazine.

William - male given name

It was only then that I perceived that the pilgrim ship episode was a good starting-point for a free and wandering tale; that it was an event, too, which could conceivably colour the whole 'sentiment of existence'in a simple and sensitive character.

conceivably - संभावित रूप से, संभावित रूप से

But all these preliminary moods and stirrings of spirit were rather obscure at the time, and they do not appear clearer to me now after the lapse of so many years.

stirrings - उत्तेजक, फिंटाई, हरकत, सदमा पहुँचानेवाला, फेंटाई, फेंट

obscure - अज्ञात, दुरूह, कठिनाई, बोझत्म कर देना, अप्रसिद्ध

lapse - समाप्ति, खत्म हो जाना, चूक, पुनः पतन होना, बीत जाना, चूकअ

The few pages I had laid aside were not without their weight in the choice of subject. But the whole was re-written deliberately. When I sat down to it I knew it would be a long book, though I didn't foresee that it would spread itself over thirteen numbers of Maga.

foresee - अंदाज लगा लेना, अनुमान लगाना, पूर्वानुमान लगाना

I have been asked at times whether this was not the book of mine I liked best. I am a great foe to favouritism in public life, in private life, and even in the delicate relationship of an author to his works. As a matter of principle I will have no favourites; but I don't go so far as to feel grieved and annoyed by the preference some people give to my Lord Jim.

foe - दुश्मन

favouritism - पक्षपात

grieved - शोका मनाना, दुःखित होना, रंज करना, दुःखएना, दुःखित होना

I won't even say that I 'fail to understand . . .'No! But once I had occasion to be puzzled and surprised.

A friend of mine returning from Italy had talked with a lady there who did not like the book. I regretted that, of course, but what surprised me was the ground of her dislike. 'You know,'she said, 'it is all so morbid.'

Italy - id=Q38 ountry in southern Europe

morbid - रुग्ण, रोगजन्य, रोगग्रस्त

The pronouncement gave me food for an hour's anxious thought. Finally I arrived at the conclusion that, making due allowances for the subject itself being rather foreign to women's normal sensibilities, the lady could not have been an Italian. I wonder whether she was European at all? In any case, no Latin temperament would have perceived anything morbid in the acute consciousness of lost honour.

pronouncement - घोषणा

sensibilities - संवेदनशीलता

Latin - लैटिन, लैटिन{पुरातन रोम की भाषा}, लैटिन भाषाआ, लैटिनअ

temperament - स्वभाव

Such a consciousness may be wrong, or it may be right, or it may be condemned as artificial; and, perhaps, my Jim is not a type of wide commonness. But I can safely assure my readers that he is not the product of coldly perverted thinking. He's not a figure of Northern Mists either.

commonness - आमतौर पर

safely - निश्चित रूप से, आराम से, आराम से, गलती की आशंका के बिना

coldly - रुखाई से, बिना उत्साह के, रुखाई से

perverted - दुरुपयोग करना, विकृतकामी, विकृत व्यक्ति, पथभ्रष्ट करना

mists - कोहरा, धुँधला करना, कुहासेकी तरह ढकना, धुँधला करना, धुंध

One sunny morning, in the commonplace surroundings of an Eastern roadstead, I saw his form pass by-appealing-significant-under a cloud-perfectly silent. Which is as it should be. It was for me, with all the sympathy of which I was capable, to seek fit words for his meaning. He was 'one of us'.

sunny - धूपदार, आफताबी

commonplace - आम, आम बात, आम बात, साधारण विषय

surroundings - आस पास का, आस पास का

roadstead - partly sheltered anchorage outside a harbour

J.C. 1917.


He was an inch, perhaps two, under six feet, powerfully built, and he advanced straight at you with a slight stoop of the shoulders, head forward, and a fixed from-under stare which made you think of a charging bull. His voice was deep, loud, and his manner displayed a kind of dogged self-assertion which had nothing aggressive in it.

powerfully - प्रभावशाली ढंग से, शक्तिशाली ढंग से, शक्तिशाली ढंग से

stoop - झुकना

Bull - सांड़

It seemed a necessity, and it was directed apparently as much at himself as at anybody else. He was spotlessly neat, apparelled in immaculate white from shoes to hat, and in the various Eastern ports where he got his living as ship-chandler's water-clerk he was very popular.

spotlessly - साफ़ सुथरे ढंग से

apparelled - कपड़ा, पोशाक/वेशभूषा

immaculate - निर्दोष, निष्कलंक, पवित्र, निर्मल, शुद्ध, साफ़ सुथरा, त्रुटिहीन

chandler - मोमबत्ती बनानेवाला एवं बेचनेवाला, जहाज के सामान बेचनेवाला

A water-clerk need not pass an examination in anything under the sun, but he must have Ability in the abstract and demonstrate it practically.

practically - लगभग, वास्तव में, व्यावहारिक रूप से, व्यावहारिक दृष्टि से

His work consists in racing under sail, steam, or oars against other water-clerks for any ship about to anchor, greeting her captain cheerily, forcing upon him a card-the business card of the ship-chandler-and on his first visit on shore piloting him firmly but without ostentation to a vast, cavern-like shop which is full of things that are eaten and drunk on board ship; where you can get everything to make her seaworthy and beautiful, from a set of chain-hooks for her cable to a book of gold-leaf for the carvings of her stern; and where her commander is received like a brother by a ship-chandler he has never seen before. There is a cool parlour, easy-chairs, bottles, cigars, writing implements, a copy of harbour regulations, and a warmth of welcome that melts the salt of a three months'passage out of a seaman's heart. The connection thus begun is kept up, as long as the ship remains in harbour, by the daily visits of the water-clerk. To the captain he is faithful like a friend and attentive like a son, with the patience of Job, the unselfish devotion of a woman, and the jollity of a boon companion. Later on the bill is sent in. It is a beautiful and humane occupation. Therefore good water-clerks are scarce. When a water-clerk who possesses Ability in the abstract has also the advantage of having been brought up to the sea, he is worth to his employer a lot of money and some humouring. Jim had always good wages and as much humouring as would have bought the fidelity of a fiend. Nevertheless, with black ingratitude he would throw up the job suddenly and depart. To his employers the reasons he gave were obviously inadequate. They said 'Confounded fool!'as soon as his back was turned. This was their criticism on his exquisite sensibility.

oars - पतवार, चप्पू, चड़ापू

cheerily - प्रसन्नतापूर्वक

ostentation - दिखावा, आडंबर

cavern - कंदरा, बड़ी गुफा

seaworthy - समुद्री यात्रा के योग्य, यात्रायोग्य, समुद्री यात्रा के योग्य

carvings - नक्काशी, नक्काशी की कला, तक्षकला, तक्षण, तक्षणकला

stern - कड़ा, कठोर, सख्त

parlour - बैठक खाना

cigars - चुरुट/सिगार, सिगार, चुरूट

seaman - नाविक

faithful - निष्ठावान, वफ़ादार

attentive - सतर्क, अवधानी

unselfish - निस्स्वार्थ

devotion - भक्ति, निष्ठा

jollity - मस्ती

boon - वरदान

humane - मानवोचित

scarce - दुर्लभ, मुश्किल से, अपर्याप्त

fidelity - वफ़ादारी, अमानत, स्वामीभक्ति, तद्रूपता, ईमानदारी

fiend - शैतान, दुष्ट व्यक्ति, राक्षस, दुष्ट व्यक्ति, शौकीन, पिशाच

ingratitude - अकृतज्ञता

confounded - पराजित करना, गलत साबित करना, हतबुद्धि कर देना, हक्का बक्का करना

exquisite - सुन्दर, तीव्र, उत्कृष्ट, विशिष्ट, बहुत, अत्युत्तम, उत्तम

sensibility - संवेदनशीलता

To the white men in the waterside business and to the captains of ships he was just Jim-nothing more. He had, of course, another name, but he was anxious that it should not be pronounced. His incognito, which had as many holes as a sieve, was not meant to hide a personality but a fact.

waterside - तटवर्ती भूभाग, तटवर्ती भूभाग

incognito - अज्ञात, अज्ञात या गुप्त रूप से, अज्ञात रूप से, अज्ञात रूप से

sieve - चलनी, छलनी

When the fact broke through the incognito he would leave suddenly the seaport where he happened to be at the time and go to another-generally farther east. He kept to seaports because he was a seaman in exile from the sea, and had Ability in the abstract, which is good for no other work but that of a water-clerk.

seaports - बन्दरगाह, बन्दर्गाह

He retreated in good order towards the rising sun, and the fact followed him casually but inevitably. Thus in the course of years he was known successively in Bombay, in Calcutta, in Rangoon, in Penang, in Batavia-and in each of these halting-places was just Jim the water-clerk.

casually - सादे ढंग से, यूँ ही, यूँ ही, अकस्मात से

successively - बारी बारी से, क्रमशः, बारी बारी से

Bombay - बम्बई, बंबई

Calcutta - former name of Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal

Rangoon - रंगून

Afterwards, when his keen perception of the Intolerable drove him away for good from seaports and white men, even into the virgin forest, the Malays of the jungle village, where he had elected to conceal his deplorable faculty, added a word to the monosyllable of his incognito. They called him Tuan Jim: as one might say-Lord Jim.

intolerable - असहनीय, असह्य

Virgin - कुँआरी, कुंवारी

jungle - जंगल

deplorable - दयनीय, शोचनीय, निन्दनीय, खेदजनक, निंदनीय

monosyllable - एकाक्षर

Originally he came from a parsonage. Many commanders of fine merchant-ships come from these abodes of piety and peace. Jim's father possessed such certain knowledge of the Unknowable as made for the righteousness of people in cottages without disturbing the ease of mind of those whom an unerring Providence enables to live in mansions.

parsonage - पादरी का निवास स्थान, पादरी का निवास स्थान

abodes - घर, निवास स्थान, महल, डेरा

piety - धर्मपरायणता, इश्वर भक्ति

Unknowable - अज्ञेय

righteousness - नेकी, नीतिपरायणता

unerring - न चूकने वाला, सही, न चूकने वाला, अमोघ

Providence - सितारा मछली, विधाता, परमात्मा, प्रोविडेन्स, दिव्यसंरक्षण

mansions - हवेली, कोठी

The little church on a hill had the mossy greyness of a rock seen through a ragged screen of leaves. It had stood there for centuries, but the trees around probably remembered the laying of the first stone.

mossy - घिसा पिटा, घिसा पिटा, काईदार

greyness - ग्रेनेस

ragged - विषम, अपरिष्कृत, क्लांत, फटीचर, अत्यधिक थका हुआ, फटा पुराना

Below, the red front of the rectory gleamed with a warm tint in the midst of grass-plots, flower-beds, and fir-trees, with an orchard at the back, a paved stable-yard to the left, and the sloping glass of greenhouses tacked along a wall of bricks.

rectory - पादरी का निवास स्थान, पादरी का निवास स्थान

gleamed - झलक, चमचमाना, चमकना, किरण, जगमगाहट, प्रकाश, चमकअ, किरण डालना

tint - हलका रंग

fir-trees - (fir-trees) देवदार

orchard - फलौद्यान

paved - पटरी बिछाना, पटरी बिछाना

tacked - लगाना, जहाज की दिशा बदलना, दिशा बदलना, जहाज के मस्तूल की रस्सी

The living had belonged to the family for generations; but Jim was one of five sons, and when after a course of light holiday literature his vocation for the sea had declared itself, he was sent at once to a 'training-ship for officers of the mercantile marine.'

vocation - योग्यता, धंधा, ईश्वरीय आह्वान, ईश्वरीय आह्वान, व्यवसाय

training-ship - (training-ship) प्रशिक्षण जहाज

mercantile marine - मेर्केंटाइल मैरीन

He learned there a little trigonometry and how to cross top-gallant yards. He was generally liked. He had the third place in navigation and pulled stroke in the first cutter. Having a steady head with an excellent physique, he was very smart aloft.

trigonometry - त्रिकोणमिति

gallant - बहादुर

physique - शारीरिक गठन, कद काठी, शरीर गठन, डील डौल

aloft - ऊँचा, हवा में, ऊपर

His station was in the fore-top, and often from there he looked down, with the contempt of a man destined to shine in the midst of dangers, at the peaceful multitude of roofs cut in two by the brown tide of the stream, while scattered on the outskirts of the surrounding plain the factory chimneys rose perpendicular against a grimy sky, each slender like a pencil, and belching out smoke like a volcano. He could see the big ships departing, the broad-beamed ferries constantly on the move, the little boats floating far below his feet, with the hazy splendour of the sea in the distance, and the hope of a stirring life in the world of adventure.

fore - आगे का, गलही, आगे/सामने, चेतावनी देना, आगे का, सामने

destined - निर्धारित, नियतवाला, पूर्वनिर्दिष्ट, भाग्य मे लिखा हुआ

multitude - जनसाधारण, झुंड, भीड़, बहु संख्या

outskirts - उपांत, बाहरी इलाका

chimneys - चिमनी, चूल्हा, बर्फ़ का कटाव, लैंप, धुआँकश, बर्फ़ का कटाव

perpendicular - सीधा, लम्ब, परपेंडिकुलर शिल्प, लंबवत्, लंब, अभिलम्ब

grimy - मैला

slender - पतला

belching - डकार लेना, डकारना, डकार, खट्टी डकार, फेंकना

volcano - ज्वालामुखी

ferries - नौका, एक स्थान से दूसरे स्थान पहुँचाना, बड़ी नाव, पार उतारना

hazy - अनिश्चित, अस्पष्ट, धुंध से भरा, धुँधला

splendour - चमक, भव्यता, वैभव, जगमगाहट, दीप्ति, शान शौकत, कांति, रौनक़

On the lower deck in the babel of two hundred voices he would forget himself, and beforehand live in his mind the sea-life of light literature. He saw himself saving people from sinking ships, cutting away masts in a hurricane, swimming through a surf with a line; or as a lonely castaway, barefooted and half naked, walking on uncovered reefs in search of shellfish to stave off starvation.

lower deck - निचला डेक

babel - शोरगुल, कोलाहल/गड़बड़ी

beforehand - पहले से, पहले ही, पहले से ही, पहले से ही

masts - मस्तूल, खम्भा, एरियल

swimming through - तुम सेंसिंग के माध्यम से

surf - फ़ेनिल लहर, सरसरी तौर पर नज़र डालना, तट की समुद्री लेहरें

castaway - परित्यक्त

barefooted - बिना जूते का, नंगे पाँव, बिना जूते का, नङ्गे पाँव से

half naked - आधी नंगी

uncovered - पर्दा दूर कर, बता देना, खोलना, ढक्कन खोलना, जाहिर करना

reefs - पाल समेटना, जहाज़ के पाल को कम करना, पाल का मुड़वाँ हिस्सा, रीफ़

shellfish - कस्तूरा

stave - पटरा लगाना, डंडा, सूराख करना, पाँच रेखाओं की संगीत सारणी

starvation - भुखमरी

He confronted savages on tropical shores, quelled mutinies on the high seas, and in a small boat upon the ocean kept up the hearts of despairing men-always an example of devotion to duty, and as unflinching as a hero in a book.

savages - असभ्य, दुष्ट, तीव्र, काटना, असभ्य आदिम जाति का सदस्य, जंगली

quelled - शांत, दबाना, दमन करना

mutinies - विद्रोह करना, बगावत करना, गदर, बगावत, बगावत करना

despairing - उदास होना, हतासा, निराशा, निराश होना, उम्मीद छोड़ना

unflinching - बेहिचक, अदम्य, अविचल, निर्भीक, वीर, दृढ

'Something's up. Come along.'

He leaped to his feet. The boys were streaming up the ladders. Above could be heard a great scurrying about and shouting, and when he got through the hatchway he stood still-as if confounded.

scurrying - भाग जाना, दौड़ जाना, धक्कम धक्का

hatchway - फलका मुख

It was the dusk of a winter's day. The gale had freshened since noon, stopping the traffic on the river, and now blew with the strength of a hurricane in fitful bursts that boomed like salvoes of great guns firing over the ocean.

dusk - गोधूलि वेला, संध्या, संध्याकाल/गोधूली

gale - आंधी

freshened - मदिरा को पतला करना, तेज़ होना, और भरना, ताजा होना, ताज़ा करना

fitful - अशांत

salvoes - बारूद की बौछार, धमाका, तोपों का बोलना, बारूद की बौछार

The rain slanted in sheets that flicked and subsided, and between whiles Jim had threatening glimpses of the tumbling tide, the small craft jumbled and tossing along the shore, the motionless buildings in the driving mist, the broad ferry-boats pitching ponderously at anchor, the vast landing-stages heaving up and down and smothered in sprays. The next gust seemed to blow all this away.

slanted - दृष्टिकोण, तिरछा करना, तिरछा करना

flicked - झटकना, झटका, सिनेमा, सिनेमा की फिल्म, हिलाना, झटका देना

subsided - घटना, शांत होना, बैठ जाना, कम हो जाना, कम होना, उतर जाना

tumbling - टमलिंग, (tumble) टमलिंग

jumbled - मिलाना, गड्ड मड्ड होना, अव्यवस्था, पुराना सामान

motionless - स्थिर, अचल, गतिहीन, निःस्पंद, अस्पंद, गुमसुम

buildings - भवन, निर्माण, भवन निर्माण, कोठी, ग्रुह निर्माण, इमारत

mist - धुंध

ferry - फ़ेरी, यात्री-नौका, जलयान

ponderously - भद्दे ढंग से, नीरस ढंग से, भारी भरकम ढंग से, भारी भरकम ढंग से

heaving - हेविंग, (heave) हेविंग

smothered - रोकना, दबाना, दम घोंट कर मार डालना, दम घोंट कर मार डालना

sprays - गुच्छा, फुहार, छींटा मारना, बौछार, टहनी, लड़ी, फुहारा

gust - हवा का झोंका, भावावेग

The air was full of flying water. There was a fierce purpose in the gale, a furious earnestness in the screech of the wind, in the brutal tumult of earth and sky, that seemed directed at him, and made him hold his breath in awe. He stood still. It seemed to him he was whirled around.

earnestness - गंभीरता, ईमानदारी

screech - चीखना, कर्कश आवाज़ करते हुए जाना, चिल्लाना, चिल्ला कर कहना

wind - हवा

tumult - हो हल्ला, दंगा, हंगामा, खलबल, तुफान

awe - विस्मय, विस्मयाकुल कर देना, विस्मयपूर्ण आदर[डर]

whirled - घुमाव, चक्कर, घूमना, भँवर में बहना, तेज़ी से गुज़रना

He was jostled. 'Man the cutter!'Boys rushed past him. A coaster running in for shelter had crashed through a schooner at anchor, and one of the ship's instructors had seen the accident. A mob of boys clambered on the rails, clustered round the davits. 'Collision. Just ahead of us. Mr. Symons saw it.'A push made him stagger against the mizzen-mast, and he caught hold of a rope.

jostled - धक्का देना, धकेलना, धक्का

coaster - माल ढ़ोने वाला जहाज, गर्म बर्तन आदि रखने की गोल टिकली

schooner - स्कूनर, बड़ा गिलास, द्विकूपी पोत, बड़ा गिलास

clambered - हाथ पैर के बल कठिनाई से चढ़ना, कठिनाई से चढ़ना

stagger - लड़खड़ाना, डगमगाना, (stag) लड़खड़ाना

mizzen - mizzenmast sail

mast - मस्तूल

The old training-ship chained to her moorings quivered all over, bowing gently head to wind, and with her scanty rigging humming in a deep bass the breathless song of her youth at sea. 'Lower away!'He saw the boat, manned, drop swiftly below the rail, and rushed after her. He heard a splash. 'Let go; clear the falls!'He leaned over. The river alongside seethed in frothy streaks.

moorings - बंधन, बाँधने की जगह, बाँधने की जगह

quivered - कंपन, तुणीर, झुरझुरी, तरकश, झपक, काँपना, हलके से कापना

bowing - अवनयन, (bow)

gently - सावधानी से, शिष्टता से, सावधानी से, नरमी से, हल्के से

scanty - छोटा, अल्प, विरल, अपर्याप्त, निकर, अलीक

rigging - जहाज़ की रस्सी, मस्तूल, (rig)

humming - गाना गाना, (hum) गाना गाना

bass - मन्द्र

breathless - हँफा देनेवाली, स्तब्ध, बेदम

Swiftly - तेज़ी से, तेज़ी से

splash - चित्ती, धब्बा, छपछपाते हुए चलना, छप छप, छपछप करते हुए गिरना

seethed - खौलना, हलचलपूर्ण होना, गुस्से से खौलना, हलचलपूर्ण होना

frothy - झागदार

streaks - वर्णरेखा, चमक, दौर, प्रवृत्ति, धारी, रेखा

The cutter could be seen in the falling darkness under the spell of tide and wind, that for a moment held her bound, and tossing abreast of the ship. A yelling voice in her reached him faintly: 'Keep stroke, you young whelps, if you want to save anybody! Keep stroke!

abreast - के प्रति होशियार, क्रमबद्ध, साथ साथ, अगल बगल में, के प्रति सचेत

faintly - अस्पष्टतः, संदिग्धतः

whelps - पिल्ला, शावक, अक्खड़ छोकरा, पहिये का दाँता, छोकरा, पिल्ले देना

'And suddenly she lifted high her bow, and, leaping with raised oars over a wave, broke the spell cast upon her by the wind and tide.

bow - झुकना, झुकाना

Jim felt his shoulder gripped firmly. 'Too late, youngster.'The captain of the ship laid a restraining hand on that boy, who seemed on the point of leaping overboard, and Jim looked up with the pain of conscious defeat in his eyes. The captain smiled sympathetically. 'Better luck next time. This will teach you to be smart.'

restraining - रोकना, नियन्ट्रित करना, स्वतंत्रता का हनन करना, अंकुश /रोक लगाना

overboard - जहाज पर से पानी में, पानी में गिरना, नाव पर से पानी में

sympathetically - सहानुभूतिपूर्वक, संवेदी तंत्रिका तंत्र के अनुसार

A shrill cheer greeted the cutter. She came dancing back half full of water, and with two exhausted men washing about on her bottom boards. The tumult and the menace of wind and sea now appeared very contemptible to Jim, increasing the regret of his awe at their inefficient menace. Now he knew what to think of it. It seemed to him he cared nothing for the gale. He could affront greater perils.

shrill - तीखा, तीक्ष्ण, कर्णभेदी

exhausted - थकाना, खींच लेना, पूर्ण वर्णन करना, खत्म कर डालना

menace - कष्टारी व्यक्ति या वस्तु

contemptible - तुच्छ, घृणित, नीच, तिरस्करणीय, अवमान्यत, घृणा योग्य

inefficient - अक्षम, अयोग्य

affront - अपमान, अपमानित करना, अनादृत

perils - खतरनाक स्थिति, संकट, खतरा

He would do so-better than anybody. Not a particle of fear was left. Nevertheless he brooded apart that evening while the bowman of the cutter-a boy with a face like a girl's and big grey eyes-was the hero of the lower deck. Eager questioners crowded round him. He narrated: 'I just saw his head bobbing, and I dashed my boat-hook in the water.

particle - कण

brooded - चिंतित हो कर सोचता रहना, चिन्ता करना, अंड समूह, सेएना, खानदान

bowman - धनुषधारी, तीरंदाज़

questioners - प्रश्नकर्ता

Narrated - बयान करना, सुनाना, आख्यान करना, आख्यान करना

bobbing - झटका, सम्मान में झुकअना, उतराना, बौब कट, सम्मान में झुकअना

dashed - मिश्रण, टक्कर, टकराना, झलक, तेज दौड़, टकर्ना, जोश, धावा

It caught in his breeches and I nearly went overboard, as I thought I would, only old Symons let go the tiller and grabbed my legs-the boat nearly swamped. Old Symons is a fine old chap. I don't mind a bit him being grumpy with us. He swore at me all the time he held my leg, but that was only his way of telling me to stick to the boat-hook. Old Symons is awfully excitable-isn't he?

breeches - पेंदा, नालपृष्ठ

tiller - हत्था

swamped - भिगोना, दलदल, भरा होना, शराबोर होना, शराबोर होना

chap - लड़का

I don't mind - मुझे बिल्कुल मतलब नहीं है

grumpy - चिड़चिड़ा

awfully - बहुत, बेकार ढंग से, बेकार ढंग से, बहुत ज़्यादा

excitable - उत्तेजनशील

No-not the little fair chap-the other, the big one with a beard. When we pulled him in he groaned, "Oh, my leg! oh, my leg!" and turned up his eyes. Fancy such a big chap fainting like a girl. Would any of you fellows faint for a jab with a boat-hook?-I wouldn't. It went into his leg so far.'He showed the boat-hook, which he had carried below for the purpose, and produced a sensation. 'No, silly!

beard - tदाढी, दाढ़ी

groaned - कराहना, आह

Fainting - an act of collapsing to a state of temporary unconsciousness

jab - प्रहार

It was not his flesh that held him-his breeches did. Lots of blood, of course.'

Jim thought it a pitiful display of vanity. The gale had ministered to a heroism as spurious as its own pretence of terror. He felt angry with the brutal tumult of earth and sky for taking him unawares and checking unfairly a generous readiness for narrow escapes. Otherwise he was rather glad he had not gone into the cutter, since a lower achievement had served the turn.

pitiful - दयनीय, दीन

vanity - दिखावा, निरर्थकता, घमण्ड, अहंकार, गर्व, असारता, अस्मिता, गुमान

heroism - शौर्य, बहादुरी

spurious - मिथ्या

pretence - दिखावा, कपट, बहाना, दावा, ढोंग

unawares - अनभिज्ञ, अनजान, बेख़बर, अनवधान

unfairly - अन्यायपूर्ण ढंग से, अन्यायपूर्ण ढंग से

readiness - इच्छा, उत्सुकता, औत्सुक्य, तत्परता

He had enlarged his knowledge more than those who had done the work. When all men flinched, then-he felt sure-he alone would know how to deal with the spurious menace of wind and seas. He knew what to think of it. Seen dispassionately, it seemed contemptible.

enlarged - विस्तार करना, विस्तार करना, बढ़ जाना, बढ़ाना, बड़ा करना

flinched - कराहना, हिचक, घबरा जाना, दर्द की शिकन, घबरा जाना

dispassionately - निष्पक्ष रूप से, निष्पक्ष रूप से

He could detect no trace of emotion in himself, and the final effect of a staggering event was that, unnoticed and apart from the noisy crowd of boys, he exulted with fresh certitude in his avidity for adventure, and in a sense of many-sided courage.

staggering - चौंका देने वाला, (stagger) चौंका देने वाला

unnoticed - अदृष्ट/बेखबर/अज्ञात/अचानक, अलक्षित

exulted - उल्लसित होना, बहुत प्रसन्न होना, उल्लसित होना

certitude - sureness, certainty

avidity - उत्सुकता, उत्सुकता/लालच


After two years of training he went to sea, and entering the regions so well known to his imagination, found them strangely barren of adventure. He made many voyages.

strangely - अजीब तरह से, असाधारण रूप से, अजीब तरह से

barren - व्यर्थ, बंजर भूमि, फलहीन, बांझ, ऊसर/बंजर भूमि, बंजर

He knew the magic monotony of existence between sky and water: he had to bear the criticism of men, the exactions of the sea, and the prosaic severity of the daily task that gives bread-but whose only reward is in the perfect love of the work. This reward eluded him. Yet he could not go back, because there is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.

monotony - ऊब, नीरसता, एकस्वरता

exactions - अपकर्षण

prosaic - नीरस, अकल्पनाशील

severity - कठोरता, कठिनाई, उग्रता, जड़ता

daily task - दैनिक कार्य

eluded - हाथ न आना, हाथ न आना

enticing - मोहक, (entice) मोहक

enslaving - वशीभूत करना, दास बना लेना, दास बना लेना, दास बनाना

Besides, his prospects were good.

He was gentlemanly, steady, tractable, with a thorough knowledge of his duties; and in time, when yet very young, he became chief mate of a fine ship, without ever having been tested by those events of the sea that show in the light of day the inner worth of a man, the edge of his temper, and the fibre of his stuff; that reveal the quality of his resistance and the secret truth of his pretences, not only to others but also to himself.

gentlemanly - in the manner of a gentleman

tractable - सरल, सुविधाजनक, आसानी से प्रभावित होने वाला

temper - लचकीला बनाना, कम करना, गुस्सा, तैयार करना, प्रकृति, बोझ, मनोदशा

pretences - दिखावा, कपट, बहाना, दावा, ढोंग

Only once in all that time he had again a glimpse of the earnestness in the anger of the sea. That truth is not so often made apparent as people might think.

There are many shades in the danger of adventures and gales, and it is only now and then that there appears on the face of facts a sinister violence of intention-that indefinable something which forces it upon the mind and the heart of a man, that this complication of accidents or these elemental furies are coming at him with a purpose of malice, with a strength beyond control, with an unbridled cruelty that means to tear out of him his hope and his fear, the pain of his fatigue and his longing for rest: which means to smash, to destroy, to annihilate all he has seen, known, loved, enjoyed, or hated; all that is priceless and necessary-the sunshine, the memories, the future; which means to sweep the whole precious world utterly away from his sight by the simple and appalling act of taking his life.

gales - {अनौपचारिक}लड़की

sinister - अशुभ, डरावना

indefinable - अनिर्वचनीय, अवर्णनीय, अपरिभाष्य

elemental - मौलिक, तात्विक

furies - क्रोधी, (fury) क्रोधी

malice - द्वेष, दुर्भावना, जलन, असूया, रंजिश

unbridled - लगाम हटाना

cruelty - क्रूरता

tear out - उतार दें

fatigue - थकान

annihilate - मिटा देना, जड़ से मिटाना, सत्यानाश करना/मिटाना९, मिटा देना

priceless - अनमोल, अमूल्य, कमाल का, कमाल का

sunshine - धूप, सूर्यप्रकाश

appalling - घटिया, भयंकर, (appal) घटिया

Jim, disabled by a falling spar at the beginning of a week of which his Scottish captain used to say afterwards, 'Man! it's a pairfect meeracle to me how she lived through it!'spent many days stretched on his back, dazed, battered, hopeless, and tormented as if at the bottom of an abyss of unrest. He did not care what the end would be, and in his lucid moments overvalued his indifference.

spar - डण्डा, बल्ला

Scottish - स्कटलैंड वासी, स्कटलैंड का, स्कटलैण्ड का

dazed - घबरा देना, आश्चर्यचकित कर देना, चौंधिया देना/घबरा देना, सदमा

battered - पीटना, मारना/कूटना, बल्लेबाज़, अंडा फेटना

hopeless - निराशाजनक, निराश, हताश, निकम्मा, नैराश्य

tormented - सताना, मुसीबत, अभिशाप, यातना, यंत्रणा देना, यंत्रणा, यातना देना

abyss - checkअथाह

unrest - अशांति, अशान्ति/व्यस्तता

lucid - सुस्पष्ट, सुबोधगम्य

overvalued - अधिक मूल्य लगाना, अधिक मूल्य लगाना

indifference - उदासीनता, उपेक्षा

The danger, when not seen, has the imperfect vagueness of human thought. The fear grows shadowy; and Imagination, the enemy of men, the father of all terrors, unstimulated, sinks to rest in the dullness of exhausted emotion. Jim saw nothing but the disorder of his tossed cabin. He lay there battened down in the midst of a small devastation, and felt secretly glad he had not to go on deck.

imperfect - अपूर्ण, त्रुटिपूर्ण, अपूर्ण भूत, त्रुतिपूर्ण

vagueness - अस्पष्टता, अनिश्चितता

shadowy - अस्पष्ट, छाया सा, रहस्यपूर्ण, छायादार, प्रेतात्मा के समान

dullness - मतिमंदता, धुँधलापन, नीरसता, सुस्ती/2.निरुत्साहता/3.धुंधलापन

battened - तख्ता, के भरोसे मौज करना, फट्टा, फल फूलना/मौज करना

devastation - नाश

secretly - गुप्त रूप से, गुप्ततः, गुप्त रूप से, मन ही मन

But now and again an uncontrollable rush of anguish would grip him bodily, make him gasp and writhe under the blankets, and then the unintelligent brutality of an existence liable to the agony of such sensations filled him with a despairing desire to escape at any cost. Then fine weather returned, and he thought no more about It.

uncontrollable - अदम्य, असहनीय, अनियंत्रणीय, उपद्रवी, बेरोक

anguish - वेदना

bodily - शारीरिक

gasp - चाहना, धक से रह जाना, चकित होना, तेजी से सांस लेएना

writhe - कराहना, कसमसाना, तरपना

unintelligent - नासमझ, अल्पबुद्धि

brutality - पाशविकता, क्रूरता

agony - व्यथा, कष्ट

His lameness, however, persisted, and when the ship arrived at an Eastern port he had to go to the hospital. His recovery was slow, and he was left behind.

lameness - लँगड़ापन

There were only two other patients in the white men's ward: the purser of a gunboat, who had broken his leg falling down a hatchway; and a kind of railway contractor from a neighbouring province, afflicted by some mysterious tropical disease, who held the doctor for an ass, and indulged in secret debaucheries of patent medicine which his Tamil servant used to smuggle in with unwearied devotion.

purser - पर्सर, पोतनीस

gunboat - तोपवाली नाव

afflicted - दुःखी होना, त्रस्त होना[करना], पीड़ित होना

ass - गधा

debaucheries - विलासिता, व्यभिचार, अय्याशी

Tamil - तमिल, तामिल

smuggle - तस्करीअना, छुपा कर ले जाना, छुपा कर ले जाना

unwearied - अक्लांत

They told each other the story of their lives, played cards a little, or, yawning and in pyjamas, lounged through the day in easy-chairs without saying a word. The hospital stood on a hill, and a gentle breeze entering through the windows, always flung wide open, brought into the bare room the softness of the sky, the languor of the earth, the bewitching breath of the Eastern waters.

yawning - उबासी लेता, जम्हाई, ऊबा हुआ, उबासी, जम्हाई लेता

pyjamas - सोने के कपड़े, पायजामा

lounged - बैठक, सुस्ताना, लॉंज, प्रतीक्षालय, विश्राम कक्ष, शराबघर

gentle breeze - हल्की हवा

flung - डालना, धक्का देना, हिलाना/पटक देना, दृढतापूर्वक कहना

softness - नरमी, उदारता, मंदी, शिथिलता, स्त्रैणता, अस्पष्टता, जनानापन

languor - सुस्ती, सुस्ती/आलस्य/वेदना

bewitching - जादू करना, सम्मोहित करना, जादू करना

There were perfumes in it, suggestions of infinite repose, the gift of endless dreams.

perfumes - इत्र लगाना, खुशबू से भरपूर करदेना, सुगंधित करना, इत्र

infinite - अनंत, असीम, विशाल, अपरिमित, अनन्त/ईश्वर, असमापिका, eternal

repose - आराम

Jim looked every day over the thickets of gardens, beyond the roofs of the town, over the fronds of palms growing on the shore, at that roadstead which is a thoroughfare to the East,-at the roadstead dotted by garlanded islets, lighted by festal sunshine, its ships like toys, its brilliant activity resembling a holiday pageant, with the eternal serenity of the Eastern sky overhead and the smiling peace of the Eastern seas possessing the space as far as the horizon.

thickets - जंगल, झुरमुट, झाडी

fronds - तालपत्र, लम्बा पड़ा पत्ता, तालपत्र जैसी समुद्री वनस्पति

thoroughfare - t-needed i

garlanded - माला, पुष्पहार, पुष्पहार पहनाना, पुष्पमाला, पुष्पहार पहनाना

islets - टापू, छोटा द्वीप

festal - उत्सवीय

pageant - तमाशा, इतिहास की झाँकी, सौंदर्य स्पर्धा, शृंखलाबद्ध घटनाक्रम

serenity - शांति

overhead - सिर के ऊपर से होने वाला

Directly he could walk without a stick, he descended into the town to look for some opportunity to get home. Nothing offered just then, and, while waiting, he associated naturally with the men of his calling in the port. These were of two kinds. Some, very few and seen there but seldom, led mysterious lives, had preserved an undefaced energy with the temper of buccaneers and the eyes of dreamers.

offered - देना, अर्पण करना, बलि देना, प्रस्तुत करना, बलि देना, पेश करना

buccaneers - चार सौ बीसअ, समुद्री डाकू, चार सौ बीसअ, जलदस्यु

dreamers - अव्यावहारिक व्यक्ति, अव्यावहारिक व्यक्ति

They appeared to live in a crazy maze of plans, hopes, dangers, enterprises, ahead of civilisation, in the dark places of the sea; and their death was the only event of their fantastic existence that seemed to have a reasonable certitude of achievement. The majority were men who, like himself, thrown there by some accident, had remained as officers of country ships.

maze - पहेली, गोरखधंधा, भुलभुलैया, भूलभुलैया

civilisation - सभ्यता

They had now a horror of the home service, with its harder conditions, severer view of duty, and the hazard of stormy oceans. They were attuned to the eternal peace of Eastern sky and sea. They loved short passages, good deck-chairs, large native crews, and the distinction of being white.

stormy - प्रचण्ड, तूफ़ानी

attuned - आदत पड़ना

They shuddered at the thought of hard work, and led precariously easy lives, always on the verge of dismissal, always on the verge of engagement, serving Chinamen, Arabs, half-castes-would have served the devil himself had he made it easy enough.

shuddered - हिलना, रोंगटे खड़े कर देना, कँपकँपी, रोंगटे खड़े कर देना

precariously - संदिग्ध ढंग से, संदिग्ध ढंग से, खतरनाक ढंग से, खतरनाक ढंग से

verge - किनारा

castes - वर्ग, जाति, जाति/वर्ण/गोत्र

They talked everlastingly of turns of luck: how So-and-so got charge of a boat on the coast of China-a soft thing; how this one had an easy billet in Japan somewhere, and that one was doing well in the Siamese navy; and in all they said-in their actions, in their looks, in their persons-could be detected the soft spot, the place of decay, the determination to lounge safely through existence.

everlastingly - सर्वदा

billet - निवास स्थान, ठिकाना

Siamese - स्यामी भाषा क्, श्याम देश भाषा, स्यामी लोगों का, अभिन्न

Navy - नौसेना, नाविकदल, जलसेना, समुद्री सेना

decay - खराब करना, ख़राब होना, विकार, ख़राब होना, पतन, विघटन होना

lounge - बैठक, सुस्ताना, लॉंज, प्रतीक्षालय, विश्राम कक्ष, शराबघर

To Jim that gossiping crowd, viewed as seamen, seemed at first more unsubstantial than so many shadows. But at length he found a fascination in the sight of those men, in their appearance of doing so well on such a small allowance of danger and toil.

gossiping - Act of gossiping, (gossip), गप-शप, अफ़वाह

seamen - नाविक

more unsubstantial - अधिक अस्थिर

fascination - आकर्षण, मोह, सम्मोहन

toil - कठिन परिश्रम करना, परिश्रम, कठिन परिश्रम, परिश्रम कर

In time, beside the original disdain there grew up slowly another sentiment; and suddenly, giving up the idea of going home, he took a berth as chief mate of the Patna.

disdain - उपेक्षा करना, अवहेलना, उपेक्षा करना, अवहेलना करना, नफरत

berth - बर्थ

The Patna was a local steamer as old as the hills, lean like a greyhound, and eaten up with rust worse than a condemned water-tank.

steamer - स्टीमर, भाप से चलने वाला जल ज़हाज़, भाप से पकाने का पात्र

greyhound - शिकारी कुत्ता, ल्मबा पतला शिकारी कुत्ता

rust - जंग, मोरचा

She was owned by a Chinaman, chartered by an Arab, and commanded by a sort of renegade New South Wales German, very anxious to curse publicly his native country, but who, apparently on the strength of Bismarck's victorious policy, brutalised all those he was not afraid of, and wore a 'blood-and-iron'air,'combined with a purple nose and a red moustache.

Chinaman - a man who is Chinese, a Chinese man

renegade - विश्वासघाती, स्वधर्म त्यागी, स्वधर्मत्यागी

Wales - वेल्स, (wale) वेल्स

German - जरमन, जर्मन

curse - शाप देना

publicly - सार्वजनिक रूप से, खुले आम, खुले आम

native country - देश का मूल भाषा

victorious - विजेता, विजयी, जयवंत

brutalised - नृशंस बनाना, नृशंस बनाना, नृशंस व्यवहार करना, नृशंस होना

moustache - मूँछ, मूछ

After she had been painted outside and whitewashed inside, eight hundred pilgrims (more or less) were driven on board of her as she lay with steam up alongside a wooden jetty.

whitewashed - पुताई करना, छिपाना, ज़बर्दस्त पराजय, निर्दोष ठहराना, चूना

pilgrims - तीर्थयात्री

driven on - चलाया गया

jetty - छज्जा

They streamed aboard over three gangways, they streamed in urged by faith and the hope of paradise, they streamed in with a continuous tramp and shuffle of bare feet, without a word, a murmur, or a look back; and when clear of confining rails spread on all sides over the deck, flowed forward and aft, overflowed down the yawning hatchways, filled the inner recesses of the ship-like water filling a cistern, like water flowing into crevices and crannies, like water rising silently even with the rim. Eight hundred men and women with faith and hopes, with affections and memories, they had collected there, coming from north and south and from the outskirts of the East, after treading the jungle paths, descending the rivers, coasting in praus along the shallows, crossing in small canoes from island to island, passing through suffering, meeting strange sights, beset by strange fears, upheld by one desire. They came from solitary huts in the wilderness, from populous campongs, from villages by the sea. At the call of an idea they had left their forests, their clearings, the protection of their rulers, their prosperity, their poverty, the surroundings of their youth and the graves of their fathers. They came covered with dust, with sweat, with grime, with rags-the strong men at the head of family parties, the lean old men pressing forward without hope of return; young boys with fearless eyes glancing curiously, shy little girls with tumbled long hair; the timid women muffled up and clasping to their breasts, wrapped in loose ends of soiled head-cloths, their sleeping babies, the unconscious pilgrims of an exacting belief.

aboard - अबौड

gangways - जहाज पर चलने का संकुचित मार्ग, गलियारा, पोत मार्गिका

paradise - वैकुण्ठ, स्वर्ग, जन्नत ersianized, फिरदौस

tramp - पैर घसीट कर चलना, माल जहाज, इधर उधर भटकना, धब धब करते हुए चलना

shuffle - पैर घसीट कर चलना, रगड़ना/घसीटना, ताश फेंटना, फ़ेंटना, हेर फेर

murmur - बड़बड़ाना, सरसराहट, बड़बड़ाहट, सरसराना

aft - दुंबाल में, पिछला, जहाज़ के पिछले भाग के पास, पीचे की तरफ़

overflowed - उमड़ आना, उपर से बहना, छलकाव, अतिरेक, किनारे से बह निकलना

hatchways - फलका मुख

recesses - खाली जगह, आला, विश्राम, अवकाश, स्थगित करना, एकान्त स्थान

cistern - टंकी, जलाशय, हौज़

crevices - दरार

crannies - दरार/छेद

silently - खामोशी से, चुपचाप, बिना आवाज़ किए, बिना आवाज़ किए

treading - ट्रेडिंग, (tread) ट्रेडिंग

canoes - डोंगी, डोंगी से जाना

beset - टूट पड़ना

solitary - अकेला

huts - झोपड़ी, झोंपड़ी.छोटा घर, मड़ई

wilderness - निर्जन वनप्रांतर, निर्जन प्रदेश

populous - घनी आबादी वाला, घनी आबादीवाला/जनाकीर्ण, घनी आबादी वाला

clearings - समाशोधन, वृक्षहीन क्षेत्र

rulers - पटरी, शासक, अधिपति, मापक, शासन करने वाला

sweat - पसीना, स्वेद, प्रस्वेद, स्वेदन रोग, कठिन काम, कठिन परिश्रम

grime - मैला करना, मैल गन्दगी, मैल

rags - छेड़ छाड़ करना, घटिया समाचारपत्र, बहुत तंग करना

fearless - निर्भीक

curiously - अजीब से

tumbled - गिरावट, भाव गिरना, गिर जाना, कलाबाजी खाना, गिर पड़ना, यहाँ वहाँ

timid - डरपोक, अविश्वस्त, बुज़दिल, कातर, घबराने वाला, संकोचशील

muffled - लपेटना, आवाज़ दबाना, की आवाज़ दबाना, की आवाज़ दबाना

clasping - गिरगिराना, (clasp) गिरगिराना

'Look at dese cattle,'said the German skipper to his new chief mate.

skipper - कप्तान, नायक जहाज का

An Arab, the leader of that pious voyage, came last. He walked slowly aboard, handsome and grave in his white gown and large turban. A string of servants followed, loaded with his luggage; the Patna cast off and backed away from the wharf.

pious - धर्मपरायण, धर्मनिष्ठ, धर्मनिष्ठ होने का दिखावा करने वाला

handsome - ख़ूबसूरत

turban - पगड़ी, उश्णीष, दस्तार

luggage - सामान

wharf - घाट, जेटी

She was headed between two small islets, crossed obliquely the anchoring-ground of sailing-ships, swung through half a circle in the shadow of a hill, then ranged close to a ledge of foaming reefs. The Arab, standing up aft, recited aloud the prayer of travellers by sea.

obliquely - तिरछा, टेढ़ा

ledge - कगार

foaming - फोमिंग, (foam), झाग

recited - सुनाना, व्याख्यान करना

travellers - पर्यटक, यात्री, मुसाफिर

He invoked the favour of the Most High upon that journey, implored His blessing on men's toil and on the secret purposes of their hearts; the steamer pounded in the dusk the calm water of the Strait; and far astern of the pilgrim ship a screw-pile lighthouse, planted by unbelievers on a treacherous shoal, seemed to wink at her its eye of flame, as if in derision of her errand of faith.

implored - प्रार्थना करना

Strait - जलसंधि, जलसंयोगी, जलडमरू

astern - जहाज के पीछे के भाग मे, पीछे की तरफ़

lighthouse - रोशनीघर, दीपगृह

unbelievers - नास्तिक

treacherous - कपटी, विश्वासघाती, दुष्ट, अविश्वसनीय, अस्थिर, अधर्मी, नाएतबारी

shoal - झुण्ड

wink at - मुंह में झप्पा लगाना

Derision - उपहास, ठट्ठा

errand - दूतकार्य

She cleared the Strait, crossed the bay, continued on her way through the 'One-degree'passage. She held on straight for the Red Sea under a serene sky, under a sky scorching and unclouded, enveloped in a fulgor of sunshine that killed all thought, oppressed the heart, withered all impulses of strength and energy.

serene - प्रशान्त

scorching - जलना, बरबाद कर देना, जला देना, बरबाद कर देना, झुलस जाना

unclouded - सुनियोजित, स्वच्छ, निरभ्र, मेघशून्य

oppressed - दमन करना, दमन करना, विषादग्रस्त करना, विषादग्रस्त करना

withered - कुम्हलाना, क्षीण होना, ताज़गी खोना, मुरझाना, मुर्झाना

impulses - उत्तेजना, उमंग, आवेगी, आवेग, उमङ्ग, मनोवेग

And under the sinister splendour of that sky the sea, blue and profound, remained still, without a stir, without a ripple, without a wrinkle-viscous, stagnant, dead.

ripple - छोटी तरंग

wrinkle - झुर्री

viscous - श्यान

stagnant - निष्क्रिय, निश्चल, गतिहीन

The Patna, with a slight hiss, passed over that plain, luminous and smooth, unrolled a black ribbon of smoke across the sky, left behind her on the water a white ribbon of foam that vanished at once, like the phantom of a track drawn upon a lifeless sea by the phantom of a steamer.

hiss - सिसकारी/फुफकारी, फुफकार कर कहना, हूट करना, फुफकार कर कहना

luminous - चमकीला, चमकदार, उद्दीप्त

unrolled - खोलना, खुलना, एक के बाद एक घटित होना, खुल जाना

ribbon - फीता, फ़ीता, रिबन

foam - झाग, कोप, फेन

phantom - भूत, भुतहा विचार, छाया, प्रेत, भ्रम, भुतहा विचार, बैताल

lifeless - नीरस, जड़, निर्जीव, बेजान, जीवनरहित, मृत, जीवन रहित

Every morning the sun, as if keeping pace in his revolutions with the progress of the pilgrimage, emerged with a silent burst of light exactly at the same distance astern of the ship, caught up with her at noon, pouring the concentrated fire of his rays on the pious purposes of the men, glided past on his descent, and sank mysteriously into the sea evening after evening, preserving the same distance ahead of her advancing bows. The five whites on board lived amidships, isolated from the human cargo. The awnings covered the deck with a white roof from stem to stern, and a faint hum, a low murmur of sad voices, alone revealed the presence of a crowd of people upon the great blaze of the ocean. Such were the days, still, hot, heavy, disappearing one by one into the past, as if falling into an abyss for ever open in the wake of the ship; and the ship, lonely under a wisp of smoke, held on her steadfast way black and smouldering in a luminous immensity, as if scorched by a flame flicked at her from a heaven without pity.

pilgrimage - तीर्थ

glided - उतरना, निकल जाना, चुपके से चले जाना, फिसलना, फिसलन

mysteriously - in a mysterious manner

bows - तोपरे, (bow) तोपरे

amidships - जहाज के मध्य में, पोतमध्य में

awnings - झिलमिली, कनात, तिरपाल, शामियाना

faint - अस्पष्ट

Hum - गूँज, गुंजन, चहल पहल होना, चहल पहल होना, भिनभिनाहट

blaze - आग की ज्वाला

wisp - गुच्छा, लट, छरहरा व्यक्ति, घास का गट्ठर

steadfast - स्थिर, कट्टर, अविचल, पक्का

smouldering - सुलगता हुआ, दहकता हुआ, (smoulder)

immensity - विशालता, अनंतता

scorched - जलना, बरबाद कर देना, जला देना, बरबाद कर देना, झुलस जाना

The nights descended on her like a benediction.

benediction - मंगल कामना, आशीर्वाद, मंगल कामना, असीस


A marvellous stillness pervaded the world, and the stars, together with the serenity of their rays, seemed to shed upon the earth the assurance of everlasting security.

marvellous - शानदार, चमत्कार, आश्चर्यजनक, चमत्कारी, अद्भुत

stillness - पवनरहितता

pervaded - व्याप्त होना, में व्याप्त होना

everlasting - चिरस्थायी, अनन्त

The young moon recurved, and shining low in the west, was like a slender shaving thrown up from a bar of gold, and the Arabian Sea, smooth and cool to the eye like a sheet of ice, extended its perfect level to the perfect circle of a dark horizon.

Arabian - अरबी

The propeller turned without a check, as though its beat had been part of the scheme of a safe universe; and on each side of the Patna two deep folds of water, permanent and sombre on the unwrinkled shimmer, enclosed within their straight and diverging ridges a few white swirls of foam bursting in a low hiss, a few wavelets, a few ripples, a few undulations that, left behind, agitated the surface of the sea for an instant after the passage of the ship, subsided splashing gently, calmed down at last into the circular stillness of water and sky with the black speck of the moving hull remaining everlastingly in its centre.

propeller - नोदक, प्रोपेलर

sombre - निराशाजनक, उदास/शोकमग्न, गंभीर और विषादयुक्त, अंधकारपूर्ण, फीका

unwrinkled - बिना झुर्री का, बिना शिकन का

shimmer - टिमटिमाना

enclosed - घेरना, बंद करना, बाड़ा लगाना, ढाँक लेना, आच्छादित करना

diverging - हट जाना, भिन्न होना, भिन्न दिशाओं में जाना, हट जाना

ridges - ऊपर उठाना, ढालू टीला{ या पहाड़ी}, मंगरा, मेड़ बनाना, पर्वतश्रेणी

swirls - चक्कर, भँवर में बहना, छल्ला, चक्कर खाते हुए उड़ना

bursting in - आग में आगे बढ़ना

wavelets - छोटी लहर, छोटी लहर, ऊर्मिका

ripples - तरंगित होना, छोटी लहर, छोटी लहर, लहराना, तरंग, लहर जैसी वस्तु

undulations - नमनोन्नमनशीलता, तरंग, तरंगण, उतार चढ़ाव

agitated - उकसाना, हलचल मचाना, हिलाना, उत्तेजित कर देना, आंदोलन करना

splashing - परछाई, (splash) परछाई

circular - वृत्तीय, वर्तुल, गोल, वृत्ताकार

speck - धब्बा

hull - छिलका, पेटा, छीलना, छिलका उतारना, हाज का ढाँचा

Jim on the bridge was penetrated by the great certitude of unbounded safety and peace that could be read on the silent aspect of nature like the certitude of fostering love upon the placid tenderness of a mother's face.

penetrated - समझना, घुसना, काम करना, पता लगाना, भेदना, व्याप्त होना

unbounded - असीम, अपार

placid - शांत, सौम्य

tenderness - पीड़ा, दयालुता, कोमलता, सहृदयता, स्नेहशीलता

Below the roof of awnings, surrendered to the wisdom of white men and to their courage, trusting the power of their unbelief and the iron shell of their fire-ship, the pilgrims of an exacting faith slept on mats, on blankets, on bare planks, on every deck, in all the dark corners, wrapped in dyed cloths, muffled in soiled rags, with their heads resting on small bundles, with their faces pressed to bent forearms: the men, the women, the children; the old with the young, the decrepit with the lusty-all equal before sleep, death's brother.

unbelief - अविश्वास, विश्वासहीनता

mats - मैला, निष्प्रभ, चमकरहित, छज्जा, किनारी, आसन, चटाई से सजाना

planks - मुद्दा, तख्ता, पटकना, घोषणा पत्र, लट्ठा

dyed - रंगना, रंग, रंग करना, रंग करना

bundles - भरना, बहुत ज़्यादा, गट्ठा, बांधना, गठरी, गठ्ठा/गठरी/पुलिन्दा

forearms - पहले से तैयार करना, तैयारी करना, हाथ{कोहनी तक}, अग्रभुज

decrepit - जर्जर, निर्बल, जीर्ण, जराक्रांत, थुबडा

lusty - ज़ोरदार

A draught of air, fanned from forward by the speed of the ship, passed steadily through the long gloom between the high bulwarks, swept over the rows of prone bodies; a few dim flames in globe-lamps were hung short here and there under the ridge-poles, and in the blurred circles of light thrown down and trembling slightly to the unceasing vibration of the ship appeared a chin upturned, two closed eyelids, a dark hand with silver rings, a meagre limb draped in a torn covering, a head bent back, a naked foot, a throat bared and stretched as if offering itself to the knife. The well-to-do had made for their families shelters with heavy boxes and dusty mats; the poor reposed side by side with all they had on earth tied up in a rag under their heads; the lone old men slept, with drawn-up legs, upon their prayer-carpets, with their hands over their ears and one elbow on each side of the face; a father, his shoulders up and his knees under his forehead, dozed dejectedly by a boy who slept on his back with tousled hair and one arm commandingly extended; a woman covered from head to foot, like a corpse, with a piece of white sheeting, had a naked child in the hollow of each arm; the Arab's belongings, piled right aft, made a heavy mound of broken outlines, with a cargo-lamp swung above, and a great confusion of vague forms behind: gleams of paunchy brass pots, the foot-rest of a deck-chair, blades of spears, the straight scabbard of an old sword leaning against a heap of pillows, the spout of a tin coffee-pot. The patent log on the taffrail periodically rang a single tinkling stroke for every mile traversed on an errand of faith. Above the mass of sleepers a faint and patient sigh at times floated, the exhalation of a troubled dream; and short metallic clangs bursting out suddenly in the depths of the ship, the harsh scrape of a shovel, the violent slam of a furnace-door, exploded brutally, as if the men handling the mysterious things below had their breasts full of fierce anger: while the slim high hull of the steamer went on evenly ahead, without a sway of her bare masts, cleaving continuously the great calm of the waters under the inaccessible serenity of the sky.

draught - वायु का झोंका, झोंका, घूँट, भरती करना, भरती करना

gloom - अंधकार, उदासी, निराशा, आंशिक अंधकार, धुंधला करना

bulwarks - बचाव, परकोटा, अड़वाल, तरंगरोध, कोट/चारदीवारी

rows - चलाना, झिड़की, पंक्ति, लगातार, मार्ग, सीट की कतार, समय, कोलाहल

prone - औंधा, प्रवृत्त, झुका हुआ, अधोमुख

dim - धुंधला

ridge - ऊपर उठाना, ढालू टीला{ या पहाड़ी}, मंगरा, मेड़ बनाना, पर्वतश्रेणी

blurred - धब्बा, विकृत करना, धुंधला करना

thrown down - नीचे फेंक दिया

trembling - कंपन, काँपता हुआ, (tremble) कंपन

unceasing - अनवरत, लगातार/निरन्तर, अविरत

vibration - कंपन, सिहरन, स्पंदन, थरथरी, दोलन

chin - ठुड्डी

upturned - सुधार, बेहतरी, बढ़त

eyelids - पलक, दृष्टिपत, नयन पट

rings - गोला बनाना, बजना, टेलीफोन करना, घेरना, गोला, छल्ला

meagre - कम, दुबला

draped - आच्छादित, वेष्टित

dusty - धूसर, धूल धूसरित, गंदा

reposed - आराम करना, शान्ति, आराम, भरोसा करना, सोना, रख देना, नींद, लेटना

rag - चिथड़ा

Lone - अकेला

dozed - झपकी, झपकी लेना, ऊँघना/झपकी लेना, झपकी लेना, ऊँघ/झपकी/नींद

dejectedly - उदासी के साथ, उदास भाव से, उदास भाव से

tousled - अस्त व्यस्त करना, अस्तव्यस्त कर देना

corpse - लाश, शव

belongings - सम्पत्ति, माल असबाब

mound - ढेर, टीला, ढेर लगाना, माउंड, स्वर्ण गोलक

gleams - झलक, चमचमाना, चमकना, किरण, जगमगाहट, प्रकाश, चमकअ, किरण डालना

paunchy - तोंदियल, तोंद वाला, तोंद वाला

brass - पीतल

spears - बरछा, भाला, छेदना, भाले की तरह निकला होना, बल्लम, बरछी

scabbard - मियान, म्यान

heap - ढेर

pillows - रखना, सहारा देना, तकिया

spout - धारा, नल, टोंटी, फुहारा छोड़ना, फुहारे की भाँति छूटना

taffrail - ताफ़रेल

periodically - समय समय पर

tinkling - टनटनाता, खनखनाता, (tinkle)

traversed - तय करना, पार करना, फैला होना, आड़ा शहतीर, स्की पर तिरछा जाना

sleepers - अनपेक्षित प्राप्तकर्ताआ, अनपेक्षित रूप से सफल हुई वस्तु

exhalation - act or process of exhaling, that which is exhaled

metallic - धातु जैसा, धातु का

clangs - झनझनाना

scrape - कुरेदना, छीलना

shovel - बेलचा

furnace - भट्टी

brutally - निर्दयता से, क्रूरता से, निर्दयता से

slim - पतला

evenly - समान रूप से

sway - आधिपत्य, प्रभाव, प्रभावित करना, शासन, झुकना, अधिकार, शासन करना

cleaving - क्लीविंग, (cleave) क्लीविंग

continuously - लगातार

inaccessible - अगम्य, अवघट

Jim paced athwart, and his footsteps in the vast silence were loud to his own ears, as if echoed by the watchful stars: his eyes, roaming about the line of the horizon, seemed to gaze hungrily into the unattainable, and did not see the shadow of the coming event.

athwart - across the path of something, so as to impede progress

Footsteps - चरणचिन्ह, पैरों की आहट, पैरों की आहट, क़दम

watchful - सतर्क, चौकस, जागा हुआ, निद्राहीन

roaming - भ्रमण, घूमना, घूमना फिरना

hungrily - भूखे लोगों की तरह, भूखे लोगों की तरह, भूखसे

unattainable - अप्राप्य

The only shadow on the sea was the shadow of the black smoke pouring heavily from the funnel its immense streamer, whose end was constantly dissolving in the air. Two Malays, silent and almost motionless, steered, one on each side of the wheel, whose brass rim shone fragmentarily in the oval of light thrown out by the binnacle.

funnel - फनल

streamer - प्रवाहित होती रोशनी, पूरे पन्ने पर छपा मुख्य समाचार, रिबन

rim - किनारा, बाढ़

oval - अंडाकार

binnacle - (nautical) the wooden housing for a ship's compass

Now and then a hand, with black fingers alternately letting go and catching hold of revolving spokes, appeared in the illumined part; the links of wheel-chains ground heavily in the grooves of the barrel.

alternately - एक के बाद एक, बारी बारी से

revolving - घूमने वाला, परिक्रमी, घूमने वाला, अवघूर्णन, (revolve), घूमना

spokes - स्पोक, तीली, बोला, सीढ़ी का डंडा

grooves - ग्रूव{नाली जैसा}, ग्रूव बनाना, खंडी, खॉचा

Jim would glance at the compass, would glance around the unattainable horizon, would stretch himself till his joints cracked, with a leisurely twist of the body, in the very excess of well-being; and, as if made audacious by the invincible aspect of the peace, he felt he cared for nothing that could happen to him to the end of his days.

compass - कम्पास, कुतुबनुमा

leisurely - धीरे धीरे, इत्मीनान भरा, इत्मीनान से

audacious - निडर, दुःसाहसी, गुस्ताख़

invincible - अजेय, अजय, unconquered

From time to time he glanced idly at a chart pegged out with four drawing-pins on a low three-legged table abaft the steering-gear case. The sheet of paper portraying the depths of the sea presented a shiny surface under the light of a bull's-eye lamp lashed to a stanchion, a surface as level and smooth as the glimmering surface of the waters.

idly - लक्ष्यहीन रूप से, आलस्यपूर्वक

pegged - दर्शाना, स्थिर रखना, खूँटा, लकड़ी की टाँग, खूंटि से बाँधना

abaft - पीछे

lashed - टकराना, घूमना, फटकारना, बरौनी, चाबुक, कोड़ा मारना, चाबुक की मार

stanchion - खंभा

glimmering - झलक, मन्द प्रकाश, (glimmer), टिमटिमाना

Parallel rulers with a pair of dividers reposed on it; the ship's position at last noon was marked with a small black cross, and the straight pencil-line drawn firmly as far as Perim figured the course of the ship-the path of souls towards the holy place, the promise of salvation, the reward of eternal life-while the pencil with its sharp end touching the Somali coast lay round and still like a naked ship's spar floating in the pool of a sheltered dock. 'How steady she goes,'thought Jim with wonder, with something like gratitude for this high peace of sea and sky. At such times his thoughts would be full of valorous deeds: he loved these dreams and the success of his imaginary achievements. They were the best parts of life, its secret truth, its hidden reality. They had a gorgeous virility, the charm of vagueness, they passed before him with an heroic tread; they carried his soul away with them and made it drunk with the divine philtre of an unbounded confidence in itself. There was nothing he could not face. He was so pleased with the idea that he smiled, keeping perfunctorily his eyes ahead; and when he happened to glance back he saw the white streak of the wake drawn as straight by the ship's keel upon the sea as the black line drawn by the pencil upon the chart.

dividers - परकार, विभाजक, व्यवधान, भाजक

Salvation - मुक्ति

Somali - a language, a person from Somalia or of Somali descent

Dock - घाट, जहाज गोदाम

gratitude - आभार, कृतज्ञता, शुक्र r=śukr

thoughts - विचार, मत, इरादा, विचारधारा, मनन, थोड़ा सा, विचार शक्ति, चिन्तन

valorous - वीरतापूर्ण, तेजस्वी, वीर, महावीर

virility - मर्दानगी

heroic - वीरतापूर्ण, द्विपदी, वीर रस प्रधान, वीर, ओजपूर्ण भाषा

tread - परचलना

philtre - फिल्टर

perfunctorily - लापरवाही से, यन्त्रवत् ढंग से, यन्त्रवत् ढंग से

streak - वर्णरेखा, चमक, दौर, प्रवृत्ति, धारी, रेखा

keel - नौतल

The ash-buckets racketed, clanking up and down the stoke-hold ventilators, and this tin-pot clatter warned him the end of his watch was near. He sighed with content, with regret as well at having to part from that serenity which fostered the adventurous freedom of his thoughts.

buckets - बाल्टी, खाना, तेज़ी से खेना, निपटाना, बालटी में ले जाना

racketed - हल्ला करना, हल्ला, बेईमानी से कमाया धन, हंगामा करना

clanking - खनखनाहट, झनझनाहट, (clank)

Stoke - कोयला भरना, कोयला झोंकना, भड़काना

ventilators - रोशनदान, झरोखा, संवातक

clatter - खड़खड़ की आवाज़ करना, खड़खड़ाहट

content - सन्तुष्ट

adventurous - साहसिक, उत्साही, जोखिम भरा, जोखिम भरा

He was a little sleepy too, and felt a pleasurable languor running through every limb as though all the blood in his body had turned to warm milk. His skipper had come up noiselessly, in pyjamas and with his sleeping-jacket flung wide open.

sleepy - उनींदा, निद्रालु

pleasurable - सुखदायक, सुखद, आनन्ददायक, आनंद दायिका

noiselessly - बिना आवाज़ किये, बिना आवाज़ किये

Red of face, only half awake, the left eye partly closed, the right staring stupid and glassy, he hung his big head over the chart and scratched his ribs sleepily. There was something obscene in the sight of his naked flesh. His bared breast glistened soft and greasy as though he had sweated out his fat in his sleep.

awake - जागना

glassy - काँच के समान, काँच के समान, भावहीन, काँच का

ribs - पसली का मांस, चिढ़ाना, पसली का मांस, हँसी उड़ाना

sleepily - उनींदे ढंग से, उनींदे ढंग से

obscene - फ़हश, अश्लील

glistened - चमकना

greasy - चिकना, चाटुकारितापूर्ण, तैलीय, अधिक चरबी वाला खाना, स्निग्ध

sweated - परेशान करना, पसीना, मेहनत करना, पसीना आना, पसीना निकलना, पसेव

He pronounced a professional remark in a voice harsh and dead, resembling the rasping sound of a wood-file on the edge of a plank; the fold of his double chin hung like a bag triced up close under the hinge of his jaw.

rasping - तीखा, खुरदरा और अप्रिय, (rasp) तीखा

plank - मुद्दा, तख्ता, पटकना, घोषणा पत्र, लट्ठा

double chin - डबल चीन

hinge - चूल, कुलाबा, द्वारसन्धि

jaw - जबड़ा

Jim started, and his answer was full of deference; but the odious and fleshy figure, as though seen for the first time in a revealing moment, fixed itself in his memory for ever as the incarnation of everything vile and base that lurks in the world we love: in our own hearts we trust for our salvation, in the men that surround us, in the sights that fill our eyes, in the sounds that fill our ears, and in the air that fills our lungs.

deference - सम्मान, आदर करना

odious - घृणित, घिनौना, अप्रिय

fleshy - मांसल, गूदेदार

incarnation - अवतार

vile - अधम, घृणित, घिनौना, अवकृष्ट

lurks - छिप कर बैठना, छिपा रहना, छिपे रह कर इंतज़ार करना

The thin gold shaving of the moon floating slowly downwards had lost itself on the darkened surface of the waters, and the eternity beyond the sky seemed to come down nearer to the earth, with the augmented glitter of the stars, with the more profound sombreness in the lustre of the half-transparent dome covering the flat disc of an opaque sea.

darkened - अँधेरा होना[करना], गहराना, काला हो जाना[कर देना], उदास हो जाना

eternity - अनंत काल, अनन्तकाल, अमरत्व, अनंत काल, नित्यता

augmented - वृद्धि करना, वृद्धि करना

glitter - चमक

sombreness - गांभीर्य, अंधकारपूर्णता, निराशा

lustre - चमक

dome - गुंबज, गुंबदाकार, गुम्बद, गुंबद

opaque - अस्पष्ट, अपारदर्शी

The ship moved so smoothly that her onward motion was imperceptible to the senses of men, as though she had been a crowded planet speeding through the dark spaces of ether behind the swarm of suns, in the appalling and calm solitudes awaiting the breath of future creations. 'Hot is no name for it down below,'said a voice.

smoothly - सभ्यतः, आसानी से, बाशऊर, अबाध गति से, शालीनतः, शिष्टतः

onward - आगे, आगे बढता हुआ, बढ़ते हुए

imperceptible - अलक्ष्य, अतीन्द्रिय, अतिसूक्ष्म

ether - रंग रहित द्रव

swarm - समूह, झुण्ड, भीड़, झुण्ड बनाकर घूमना, झुण्ड बनाकर घूमना

solitudes - एकांत, विरानी, अकेलापन, खिलवत

Jim smiled without looking round. The skipper presented an unmoved breadth of back: it was the renegade's trick to appear pointedly unaware of your existence unless it suited his purpose to turn at you with a devouring glare before he let loose a torrent of foamy, abusive jargon that came like a gush from a sewer.

unmoved - अप्रभावित, शान्त

breadth - फ़ासला, विशालता, विस्तार, उदारता, दूरी, आयतन, परिसीमा, अर्ज़

pointedly - सारगर्भित ढंग से, सुस्पष्ट ढंग से, सुस्पष्ट ढंग से

unaware - अनभिज्ञ, अनजान, बेख़बर, अनवधान

devouring - नष्ट करना, खा जाना, बर्बाद करना, नष्ट करना, खा जाना

glare - तरेरना

torrent - तेज धारा

foamy - झाग के समान, झागदार, झाग सहित

abusive - अनुचित, अपमानजनक, गलत, अत्याचारपूर्ण, प्रताड़नापूर्ण

jargon - विशिष्ट शब्दावली

gush - झोंका, अत्यधिक प्रशंसा करना, फूट पड़ना, धार, बह निकलना

sewer - मोरी

Now he emitted only a sulky grunt; the second engineer at the head of the bridge-ladder, kneading with damp palms a dirty sweat-rag, unabashed, continued the tale of his complaints. The sailors had a good time of it up here, and what was the use of them in the world he would be blowed if he could see.

emitted - निकालना, छोड़ना

sulky - मंदगति, नाराज़, मनहूस, रुष्ट, एकजनिया घोड़ागाड़ी

grunt - घुरघुराना, भुनभुनाना, भुनभुनानाना, कराह, सूअर की बोली

kneading - मसाज़ करना, मालिश करना, गूँदना, गूंधना, सानना

damp - कम करना, गीला, नमी, नम करना, आद्र, सीलन, नम/गीला

unabashed - बेपरवाह

The poor devils of engineers had to get the ship along anyhow, and they could very well do the rest too; by gosh they-'Shut up!'growled the German stolidly. 'Oh yes! Shut up-and when anything goes wrong you fly to us, don't you?'went on the other.

anyhow - किसी भी तरह, फिर भी, हर हालत में, हर हालत में, जो कुछ भी हो

gosh - भगवान कसम

growled - गड़गड़ाहट, भुनभुनाना, गुर्राना, गुर्राहट, बड़बड्ॅआना

stolidly - भावहीन ढंग से

He was more than half cooked, he expected; but anyway, now, he did not mind how much he sinned, because these last three days he had passed through a fine course of training for the place where the bad boys go when they die-b'gosh, he had-besides being made jolly well deaf by the blasted racket below.

jolly - मौजी

deaf - बहरा

racket - शोर कोलाहल मचाना

The durned, compound, surface-condensing, rotten scrap-heap rattled and banged down there like an old deck-winch, only more so; and what made him risk his life every night and day that God made amongst the refuse of a breaking-up yard flying round at fifty-seven revolutions, was more than he could tell. He must have been born reckless, b'gosh. He . . . 'Where did you get drink?

durned - दर्द हुआ, (durn) दर्द हुआ

condensing - संक्षिप्त करना, छोटा करना, जमाना, द्रवीकरण होना

rotten - सड़ा

scrap - टुकड़ा

rattled - खनखनाना, घबड़ा देना, खनखनाहट, झुनझुना, घबड़ा देना, धड़ा धड़

banged - जोर से खटखटाना, सीधे, उत्तेजना, अचानक और जोर से, ठीक, जोश

winch - भारी सामान के लिए इस्तेमाल होने वाली एक शक्तिशाली मशीन

amongst - के बीच में, के बीच में

refuse - अस्वीकार करना

flying round - उड़ रहा है

reckless - लापरवाह, असावधान, अविचारी

'inquired the German, very savage; but motionless in the light of the binnacle, like a clumsy effigy of a man cut out of a block of fat. Jim went on smiling at the retreating horizon; his heart was full of generous impulses, and his thought was contemplating his own superiority. 'Drink!

inquired - पूछना, पता लगाना, छानबीन करना, प्रश्न पूछना, पूछ ताछ करना

savage - असभ्य, दुष्ट, तीव्र, काटना, असभ्य आदिम जाति का सदस्य, जंगली

clumsy - bedhanga, adaksha

effigy - पुतला

superiority - वरिष्टता, उत्कृष्टता, श्रेष्ठता, गुरुता, उच्चता

'repeated the engineer with amiable scorn: he was hanging on with both hands to the rail, a shadowy figure with flexible legs. 'Not from you, captain. You're far too mean, b'gosh. You would let a good man die sooner than give him a drop of schnapps. That's what you Germans call economy. Penny wise, pound foolish.'He became sentimental.

amiable - स्नेही, मिलनसार, कांत

scorn - तिरस्कार, तिरस्कार करना, घृणा का पाट्र, इन्कार करना

schnapps - एक तरह का नशीली पदार्थ

Germans - जर्मनी वासी, जर्मन देश का निवासी, जर्मनी से, जर्मन भाषा

foolish - मूर्ख

sentimental - भावुक, भावुकतापूर्ण, भावनात्मक

The chief had given him a four-finger nip about ten o'clock-'only one, s'elp me!'-good old chief; but as to getting the old fraud out of his bunk-a five-ton crane couldn't do it. Not it. Not to-night anyhow. He was sleeping sweetly like a little child, with a bottle of prime brandy under his pillow.

nip - चिकोटी काटना

bunk - शायिका

Crane - क्रेन

sweetly - आकर्षक ढंग से, अच्छे ढ़ंग से, आराम से, प्यार से, मधुर सा

brandy - ब्रांडी, ब्राण्डी, ब्राँडी{एक प्रकार की मदिरा}

pillow - सिरहाना, शिरोपधान

From the thick throat of the commander of the Patna came a low rumble, on which the sound of the word schwein fluttered high and low like a capricious feather in a faint stir of air. He and the chief engineer had been cronies for a good few years-serving the same jovial, crafty, old Chinaman, with horn-rimmed goggles and strings of red silk plaited into the venerable grey hairs of his pigtail.

rumble - पता लगाना, खोज निकालना, गड़गड़ाहट, गड़गड़ाना

fluttered - उत्तेजना, घबराहट, उतार चढाव, लहराना, हिलाना, फड़काअना

capricious - अस्थिर, सनकी, झक्की, उथला, मन मौजी

cronies - यार, पक्का दोस्त/घनिष्ठ मित्र

jovial - आनन्दित, प्रसन्न

crafty - कपटी, धूर्ततापूर्ण, धूर्त, मक्कार, चालाक/फ़रेबी

rimmed - किनारा, किनारा लगाना, घिरा होना, हाल

goggles - आँख फाड़ फाड़ कर देखना

plaited - चोटी, चुन्नट, चोटी करना, चुटिया, चुनन, तह

venerable - वेनरेबल, पूज्य, सम्मान्य

pigtail - छोटी चोटी, चोटी, लम्बी चोटी, लम्बी चोटी

The quay-side opinion in the Patna's home-port was that these two in the way of brazen peculation 'had done together pretty well everything you can think of.

quay - जहाजी घाट

brazen - निर्लज/बेशर्म, खुल्लमखुल्ला, पीतल के समान, पीतल के समान

peculation - embezzlement

'Outwardly they were badly matched: one dull-eyed, malevolent, and of soft fleshy curves; the other lean, all hollows, with a head long and bony like the head of an old horse, with sunken cheeks, with sunken temples, with an indifferent glazed glance of sunken eyes.

outwardly - बाहर से, देखने में, बाह्यतः

malevolent - द्वेषपूर्ण, द्वेषी, अहितेच्छा

bony - अस्थिनिर्मित, अस्थिमय, हड्डीदार, हड़ीला, अस्थिल, अस्थिमान

indifferent - घटिया, तुच्छ, साधारण, उदासीन, मामूली, तटस्थ, अपक्षपाती, अव्यग्र

glazed - मिश्रण, चमकाना, काँच की तह चढ़ाना, भावशून्य हो जाना, रोगन

He had been stranded out East somewhere-in Canton, in Shanghai, or perhaps in Yokohama; he probably did not care to remember himself the exact locality, nor yet the cause of his shipwreck. He had been, in mercy to his youth, kicked quietly out of his ship twenty years ago or more, and it might have been so much worse for him that the memory of the episode had in it hardly a trace of misfortune.

Canton - प्रांत, परगनों में विभाजित करना, परगना

locality - इलाका, स्थान

shipwreck - टूटे हुए जहाज़ का, टूट जाना, नुक्सान उठाना, नुक्सान उठाना

misfortune - दुर्भाग्य, बदकिस्मती, अवदशा

Then, steam navigation expanding in these seas and men of his craft being scarce at first, he had 'got on'after a sort. He was eager to let strangers know in a dismal mumble that he was 'an old stager out here.

steam navigation - स्टीम नेविगेशन

strangers - परदेशी, अपरिचित, परदेसी, अजनबी, अपरिचित व्यक्ति, ऐरा गैरा

dismal - निराशाजनक, भयानक, निराशपुर्ण, खराब

mumble - भुनभुनाना, बुदबुदाना/गुणगुणाना, अस्पष्ट बोलना

stager - मंच प्रबंधक, (stag)

'When he moved, a skeleton seemed to sway loose in his clothes; his walk was mere wandering, and he was given to wander thus around the engine-room skylight, smoking, without relish, doctored tobacco in a brass bowl at the end of a cherrywood stem four feet long, with the imbecile gravity of a thinker evolving a system of philosophy from the hazy glimpse of a truth.

skeleton - कंकाल

skylight - रोशनदान, झरोखा/रोशनदान/वातायन

relish - स्वाद, जोश, उत्साह, मजा लेना, आनंद, मसालेदार चटनी, पसंद आना

imbecile - मूर्ख

thinker - विचारक

He was usually anything but free with his private store of liquor; but on that night he had departed from his principles, so that his second, a weak-headed child of Wapping, what with the unexpectedness of the treat and the strength of the stuff, had become very happy, cheeky, and talkative.

liquor - दारू

unexpectedness - अनपेक्षितता, अप्रत्याशितता

cheeky - impudent, impertinent

talkative - बातूनी, बहुत बात करने वाला

The fury of the New South Wales German was extreme; he puffed like an exhaust-pipe, and Jim, faintly amused by the scene, was impatient for the time when he could get below: the last ten minutes of the watch were irritating like a gun that hangs fire; those men did not belong to the world of heroic adventure; they weren't bad chaps though. Even the skipper himself . . .

fury - प्रचण्डता, कोप, प्रकोप, सर्पकेशी देवी, तीव्रता, तीव्र क्रोध

puffed - दुलाई, झोंका, उड़ाना, कश, लच्छा, कशा या दम लगाना, श्वसन

exhaust - थकाना, खींच लेना, पूर्ण वर्णन करना, खत्म कर डालना

amused - मनोरंजन करना, मन बहलाना

irritating - परेशान करना, उत्तेजित करना, तंग करना, नाराज़ करना

chaps - फटाव, दरार, आदमी, गाल, जबड़ा, फटना, लड़का, दरकाना, बिवाई, छोकरा

His gorge rose at the mass of panting flesh from which issued gurgling mutters, a cloudy trickle of filthy expressions; but he was too pleasurably languid to dislike actively this or any other thing. The quality of these men did not matter; he rubbed shoulders with them, but they could not touch him; he shared the air they breathed, but he was different. . . .

gorge - तंग घाटी

panting - श्वास लेना, (pant) श्वास लेना

gurgling - गर्गलिंग, (gurgle) गर्गलिंग

mutters - शिकायत, फुसफुसाहट, बड़बड़ाना, बड़बड़ाहट

cloudy - मेघाच्छादित

trickle - टपकाना, टपकना, रिसाव, धीरे धीरे भेजना, रिसना, अल्पमात्रा

filthy - अश्लील, बहुत ही, मलिन, बहुत ही, घिन आने की सीमा तक, गंदा

pleasurably - आनन्दपूर्वक

languid - ढीला, निरुत्साह

actively - सक्रिय रुप से, सक्रियता से, सक्रिय रुप से, सक्रियता से

Would the skipper go for the engineer? . . . The life was easy and he was too sure of himself-too sure of himself to . . . The line dividing his meditation from a surreptitious doze on his feet was thinner than a thread in a spider's web.

surreptitious - गुप्त, लुका छिपा

doze - ऊंघना, झपकी लेना

The second engineer was coming by easy transitions to the consideration of his finances and of his courage.

'Who's drunk? I? No, no, captain! That won't do. You ought to know by this time the chief ain't free-hearted enough to make a sparrow drunk, b'gosh. I've never been the worse for liquor in my life; the stuff ain't made yet that would make me drunk. I could drink liquid fire against your whisky peg for peg, b'gosh, and keep as cool as a cucumber.

ain - département

sparrow - गौरैया, गौरिया

whisky - ह्विस्की

peg - दर्शाना, स्थिर रखना, खूँटा, लकड़ी की टाँग, खूंटि से बाँधना

cucumber - ककड़ी

If I thought I was drunk I would jump overboard-do away with myself, b'gosh. I would! Straight! And I won't go off the bridge. Where do you expect me to take the air on a night like this, eh? On deck amongst that vermin down there? Likely-ain't it! And I am not afraid of anything you can do.'

eh - used as a tag question, used to mean “What?”

vermin - बदमाश, कीड़े मकोड़े, नाशक जीव, नाशक जीव

The German lifted two heavy fists to heaven and shook them a little without a word.

'I don't know what fear is,'pursued the engineer, with the enthusiasm of sincere conviction. 'I am not afraid of doing all the bloomin'work in this rotten hooker, b'gosh! And a jolly good thing for you that there are some of us about the world that aren't afraid of their lives, or where would you be-you and this old thing here with her plates like brown paper-brown paper, s'elp me?

hooker - रग्बी खिलाड़ी

It's all very fine for you-you get a power of pieces out of her one way and another; but what about me-what do I get? A measly hundred and fifty dollars a month and find yourself. I wish to ask you respectfully-respectfully, mind-who wouldn't chuck a dratted job like this? 'Tain't safe, s'elp me, it ain't! Only I am one of them fearless fellows . . .'

measly - बहुत कम मात्रा में, नगण्य, अत्यल्प

respectfully - ससम्मान, आदरपूर्वक, सादर, सत्कारपूर्वक

chuck - लापरवाही से फेंकना

tain - तेन

He let go the rail and made ample gestures as if demonstrating in the air the shape and extent of his valour; his thin voice darted in prolonged squeaks upon the sea, he tiptoed back and forth for the better emphasis of utterance, and suddenly pitched down head-first as though he had been clubbed from behind. He said 'damn!

ample - प्रचुर, पर्याप्त, पर्याप्त रूप से/बहुत बड़ा, काफ़ी बड़ा, काफी

valour - वीरता

darted - चुन्नट, (**), बर्छी, झपट्टा, भाला/बल्लम, शर, दौड़ कर जाना

prolonged - लम्बा या दीर्घ करना, बढा देना

squeaks - प्रवेश करना, बाल बाल बचना, चूँ चूँ करना/किकियाना, चरमराना

tiptoed - पंजा, दबे पाँव चलना, पाँव की अंगुली के बल चल, पंजों के बल चलना

utterance - अभिव्यक्ति, कथन, उच्चारण/बातचीत

damn - दमन

'as he tumbled; an instant of silence followed upon his screeching: Jim and the skipper staggered forward by common accord, and catching themselves up, stood very stiff and still gazing, amazed, at the undisturbed level of the sea. Then they looked upwards at the stars.

screeching - चीखना, कर्कश आवाज़ करते हुए जाना, चिल्लाना, चिल्ला कर कहना

staggered - विचलित करना, लड़खड़ा कर चलना, अलग समय रखना, मुश्किल से चल पाना

accord - समझौता

undisturbed - अक्षुब्ध, अबाधित, उथल पुथल रहित, अछूता, बाधारहित

What had happened? The wheezy thump of the engines went on. Had the earth been checked in her course? They could not understand; and suddenly the calm sea, the sky without a cloud, appeared formidably insecure in their immobility, as if poised on the brow of yawning destruction. The engineer rebounded vertically full length and collapsed again into a vague heap. This heap said 'What's that?

wheezy - घरघराता

thump - धमाके की आवाज़ करना, थपथपाना, मुक्का, धमाका, ठोकना

formidably - दुर्जेय रूप से, दुर्जेय रूप से

insecure - असुरक्षित, आशंकित

immobility - निश्चलता, गतिहीनता

poised - तैयार, संतुलित, संयमी, ठहरा हुआ, ठहरा हुआ

brow - शिखर, मस्तक, भौंह

rebounded - पलटाव, टकरा कर लौटना, पीछे को उछल आना, फिर से उछाल आना

vertically - लम्बाकार में

'in the muffled accents of profound grief. A faint noise as of thunder, of thunder infinitely remote, less than a sound, hardly more than a vibration, passed slowly, and the ship quivered in response, as if the thunder had growled deep down in the water. The eyes of the two Malays at the wheel glittered towards the white men, but their dark hands remained closed on the spokes.

thunder - गरज, गड़गड़ाहट, राद, गर्जन

infinitely - बहुत ज़्यादा, बहुत हद तक, बहुत हद तक

glittered - चमक, चमकना, तड़क भड़क, जगमगाना, जगमगाहट, चमकी

The sharp hull driving on its way seemed to rise a few inches in succession through its whole length, as though it had become pliable, and settled down again rigidly to its work of cleaving the smooth surface of the sea. Its quivering stopped, and the faint noise of thunder ceased all at once, as though the ship had steamed across a narrow belt of vibrating water and of humming air.

pliable - दब्बू, लचीला, आसानी से वश में आने वाला, आनम्य

rigidly - कड़ेपन के साथ, कठोरतापूर्वक, कड़ेपन के साथ, सख्ती से

quivering - कंपन, तुणीर, झुरझुरी, तरकश, झपक, काँपना, हलके से कापना

vibrating - हिचकिचाना, कम्पायमान होना, स्पंदित होना, काँपना, गूँजना


A month or so afterwards, when Jim, in answer to pointed questions, tried to tell honestly the truth of this experience, he said, speaking of the ship: 'She went over whatever it was as easy as a snake crawling over a stick.'The illustration was good: the questions were aiming at facts, and the official Inquiry was being held in the police court of an Eastern port.

honestly - ईमानदारी से

inquiry - जाँच, सर्वेक्षण, अन्वेषण, पूछताछ, अनुसंधान, जाँच पड़ताल, पूछ ताछ

He stood elevated in the witness-box, with burning cheeks in a cool lofty room: the big framework of punkahs moved gently to and fro high above his head, and from below many eyes were looking at him out of dark faces, out of white faces, out of red faces, out of faces attentive, spellbound, as if all these people sitting in orderly rows upon narrow benches had been enslaved by the fascination of his voice. It was very loud, it rang startling in his own ears, it was the only sound audible in the world, for the terribly distinct questions that extorted his answers seemed to shape themselves in anguish and pain within his breast,-came to him poignant and silent like the terrible questioning of one's conscience. Outside the court the sun blazed-within was the wind of great punkahs that made you shiver, the shame that made you burn, the attentive eyes whose glance stabbed. The face of the presiding magistrate, clean shaved and impassible, looked at him deadly pale between the red faces of the two nautical assessors. The light of a broad window under the ceiling fell from above on the heads and shoulders of the three men, and they were fiercely distinct in the half-light of the big court-room where the audience seemed composed of staring shadows. They wanted facts. Facts! They demanded facts from him, as if facts could explain anything!

lofty - उत्कृष्ट, उदात्त, अहंकारी, गगनचुम्बी, बुलंद

fro - से

spellbound - सम्मोहित करना, जड़वत् कर देना

orderly - शांत, अर्दली, तर्कसंगत, सुव्यवस्थित, चपरासी, सुव्यवस्थित रूप से

enslaved - वशीभूत करना, दास बना लेना, दास बना लेना, दास बनाना

startling - चौंका देने वाला, आश्चर्यजनक

audible - कर्णगोचर, श्रव्य

extorted - ऐंठना, छीन लेना, उगाहना

poignant - मर्मस्पर्शी, मार्मिक, हृदय विदारक

blazed - चमक, लौ, चिन्ह, चमकना, जलना, निशान, भड़कना, लपट, लौ उठना

shiver - कांपना, सिहरना

nautical - नाविक, समुद्री, जहाज़ी

assessors - कर निर्धारक, आँकलन करनेवाला

fiercely - उग्रतापूर्वक, प्रचंड रूप से, बर्बरता से

court-room - (court-room) न्यायालय

'After you had concluded you had collided with something floating awash, say a water-logged wreck, you were ordered by your captain to go forward and ascertain if there was any damage done. Did you think it likely from the force of the blow?'asked the assessor sitting to the left.

collided - टक्कर, टकराना, भिड़ जाना, भिड़ जाना

awash - भरा हुआ, भरा हुआ, जलप्लावित

wreck - टक्कर, नष्ट करना, नाश करना, बरबाद करना, मलबा, नष्ट कर देना

ascertain - पता लगाना, सुनिश्चित करना, जाँच कर पता लगाना

assessor - कर निर्धारक, आँकलन करनेवाला

He had a thin horseshoe beard, salient cheek-bones, and with both elbows on the desk clasped his rugged hands before his face, looking at Jim with thoughtful blue eyes; the other, a heavy, scornful man, thrown back in his seat, his left arm extended full length, drummed delicately with his finger-tips on a blotting-pad: in the middle the magistrate upright in the roomy arm-chair, his head inclined slightly on the shoulder, had his arms crossed on his breast and a few flowers in a glass vase by the side of his inkstand.

horseshoe - नाल, खुरप, अश्वनाल

salient - प्रमुख, मुख्य, मोहरा, आगे की ओर कूदने को तैयार

clasped - मजबूत पकड़, बकसुआ, मजबूती से पकड़ना, कस कर पकड़ना, कस कर पकड़ना

rugged - अपरिष्कृत, अनगढ़, (rug), ग़ालीचा

scornful - अपमानजनक, घृणापूर्ण

delicately - कुशलतापूर्वक

finger-tips - (finger-tips) उंगलियों के अंगूठे

blotting - ब्लॉटिंग, (blot) ब्लॉटिंग

upright - सरल, सीधा, सीधे, खड़ा स्तम्भ, खड़ा खम्भा, इमानदार, उर्ध्वाधर

roomy - विशाल, जगहदार, बड़ा, विस्तीर्ण

arm-chair - (arm-chair) आर्म कुर्सी

vase - गुलदान

inkstand - Small tray containin pens and an inkwell

'I did not,'said Jim. 'I was told to call no one and to make no noise for fear of creating a panic. I thought the precaution reasonable. I took one of the lamps that were hung under the awnings and went forward. After opening the forepeak hatch I heard splashing in there. I lowered then the lamp the whole drift of its lanyard, and saw that the forepeak was more than half full of water already.

precaution - गर्भनिरोधक उपाय, एहतियात, सावधानी, पूर्वोपाय

forepeak - फोरपीक

hatch - तल में बना द्वार, विपाट द्वार

lowered - छोटा, कम करना, गिरना, घटाना, निम्न, लघु, उतारना, झुकना, गिर्ना

lanyard - डोरी

I knew then there must be a big hole below the water-line.'He paused.

'Yes,'said the big assessor, with a dreamy smile at the blotting-pad; his fingers played incessantly, touching the paper without noise.

dreamy - स्वप्निल, अव्यावहारिक, बेहद सुंदर, स्वप्नवत्, बेहद सुंदर

incessantly - लगातार

'I did not think of danger just then. I might have been a little startled: all this happened in such a quiet way and so very suddenly. I knew there was no other bulkhead in the ship but the collision bulkhead separating the forepeak from the forehold. I went back to tell the captain.

startled - चकित, चौंक जाना, चौंकाना, चौंका देना

collision bulkhead - हिंदी में हमला बल्कहेड

I came upon the second engineer getting up at the foot of the bridge-ladder: he seemed dazed, and told me he thought his left arm was broken; he had slipped on the top step when getting down while I was forward. He exclaimed, "My God! That rotten bulkhead'll give way in a minute, and the damned thing will go down under us like a lump of lead.

exclaimed - चिल्लाना, चिल्लाकर कहना, पुकारना, चिल्लाकर कहना

bulkhead - पोतभित्ति

damned - शापित, (damn), अभिशाप देना

lump - ढेला, ढेर, मूर्ख, गोला, सूजन, मिल्ना, डेर करना, गुमड़ा

" He pushed me away with his right arm and ran before me up the ladder, shouting as he climbed. His left arm hung by his side. I followed up in time to see the captain rush at him and knock him down flat on his back. He did not strike him again: he stood bending over him and speaking angrily but quite low.

angrily - क्रोध से, गुस्से में

I fancy he was asking him why the devil he didn't go and stop the engines, instead of making a row about it on deck. I heard him say, "Get up! Run! fly!" He swore also. The engineer slid down the starboard ladder and bolted round the skylight to the engine-room companion which was on the port side. He moaned as he ran. . . .'

Row - झगड़ा

starboard - जहाज का अगला दाहिना भागअ, जहाज का अगला दाहिना भागअ

port side - पोर्ट साइड

moaned - कराहना, शिकायत करना, शोक करना, कराह

He spoke slowly; he remembered swiftly and with extreme vividness; he could have reproduced like an echo the moaning of the engineer for the better information of these men who wanted facts. After his first feeling of revolt he had come round to the view that only a meticulous precision of statement would bring out the true horror behind the appalling face of things.

vividness - जीवंतता, चमकीलापन

moaning - कराहना, शिकायत करना, शोक करना, कराह

revolt - विद्रोह करना, विरोध, विद्रोह, विरोध प्रकट करना

meticulous - सतर्क, अतिसावधान

The facts those men were so eager to know had been visible, tangible, open to the senses, occupying their place in space and time, requiring for their existence a fourteen-hundred-ton steamer and twenty-seven minutes by the watch; they made a whole that had features, shades of expression, a complicated aspect that could be remembered by the eye, and something else besides, something invisible, a directing spirit of perdition that dwelt within, like a malevolent soul in a detestable body. He was anxious to make this clear. This had not been a common affair, everything in it had been of the utmost importance, and fortunately he remembered everything. He wanted to go on talking for truth's sake, perhaps for his own sake also; and while his utterance was deliberate, his mind positively flew round and round the serried circle of facts that had surged up all about him to cut him off from the rest of his kind: it was like a creature that, finding itself imprisoned within an enclosure of high stakes, dashes round and round, distracted in the night, trying to find a weak spot, a crevice, a place to scale, some opening through which it may squeeze itself and escape. This awful activity of mind made him hesitate at times in his speech. . . .

tangible - वास्तविक, मूर्त, छूने से जान पड़ने वाला, स्पर्श योग्य

perdition - नरक वास

dwelt - विचार करना, निवास करना, पर देर तक बोलना

detestable - घृणित, घिनौना, घृणास्पद, निन्द्य, घृणा के योग्य

utmost - अत्यधिक, अंतिम, अधिकतम/परिमाण/पराकाष्ठा, अत्यन्त/निपट/परम

positively - निश्चित रूप से, निश्चित रुप से, स्पष्ट रूप से, सकारात्मक रुप से

flew round - घूमा गया

serried - कँधे से कँधा मिलाकर

enclosure - अंतःक्षेत्र, घेरा, घेराव, संलग्न पट्र, अंतर्गतपत्र

dashes - मिश्रण, टक्कर, टकराना, झलक, तेज दौड़, टकर्ना, जोश, धावा

crevice - दरार

'The captain kept on moving here and there on the bridge; he seemed calm enough, only he stumbled several times; and once as I stood speaking to him he walked right into me as though he had been stone-blind. He made no definite answer to what I had to tell. He mumbled to himself; all I heard of it were a few words that sounded like "confounded steam!" and "infernal steam!"-something about steam.

stone-blind - (stone-blind) स्टोन अंधा

mumbled - भुनभुनाना, बुदबुदाना/गुणगुणाना, अस्पष्ट बोलना

infernal - खिझाने वाला, नारकीय, खिझाने वाला

I thought . . .'

He was becoming irrelevant; a question to the point cut short his speech, like a pang of pain, and he felt extremely discouraged and weary. He was coming to that, he was coming to that-and now, checked brutally, he had to answer by yes or no.

pang - तेज पीड़ा

weary - थकाना, उकता देना, उबाऊ, ऊबा हुआ, ऊबा हुआ, ऊब जाना, क्लान्त

He answered truthfully by a curt 'Yes, I did'; and fair of face, big of frame, with young, gloomy eyes, he held his shoulders upright above the box while his soul writhed within him. He was made to answer another question so much to the point and so useless, then waited again. His mouth was tastelessly dry, as though he had been eating dust, then salt and bitter as after a drink of sea-water.

truthfully - सच्चाई से, ईमानदरी से

curt - रूखा, मुँहतोड उत्तर

gloomy - उदास, अंधकारमय, निराशजनक, दुखी, अंधेरा

writhed - कराहना, कसमसाना, तरपना

tastelessly - सुरुचिहीन ढंग से

He wiped his damp forehead, passed his tongue over parched lips, felt a shiver run down his back.

parched - झुलसा देना, झुलसा देना

The big assessor had dropped his eyelids, and drummed on without a sound, careless and mournful; the eyes of the other above the sunburnt, clasped fingers seemed to glow with kindliness; the magistrate had swayed forward; his pale face hovered near the flowers, and then dropping sideways over the arm of his chair, he rested his temple in the palm of his hand.

mournful - दुःखपूर्ण, दुख भरा, विषादपूर्ण, शोकाकुल, दुख भरा

sunburnt - धूप से झुलसा, धूप ताम्र, (sunburn) धूप से झुलसा

glow - चमकना

kindliness - दयालुता

swayed - आधिपत्य, प्रभाव, प्रभावित करना, शासन, झुकना, अधिकार, शासन करना

hovered - हिचकिचाना, हवा में एक ही जगह चक्कर काटना, आगा पीछा करना

sideways - की तरफ़, तीरछा होकर, एक तरफ़ से, कि अओर से, एक तरप़, एक तरफ़ा

The wind of the punkahs eddied down on the heads, on the dark-faced natives wound about in voluminous draperies, on the Europeans sitting together very hot and in drill suits that seemed to fit them as close as their skins, and holding their round pith hats on their knees; while gliding along the walls the court peons, buttoned tight in long white coats, flitted rapidly to and fro, running on bare toes, red-sashed, red turban on head, as noiseless as ghosts, and on the alert like so many retrievers.

eddied - भँवर में बहना, चक्कर खाना, भंवर, आवर्त, भ्रमर, वृत्ताकार प्रवाह

voluminous - घुमावदार, भारी भरकम, प्रचुर, विपुल{मात्रा में}, टेढ़ा मेढ़ा

draperies - लटकता कपड़ा, पर्दा, बजाजी/कपड़ा बेचने का व्यवसाय, कपड़े की दुकान

drill - छेद करना

pith - मज्जा, गुदा

gliding - ग्लाइडर उड़ान क्रीड़ा

peons - चपरासी

flitted - भाग जाना, मँडराना, इधर उधर उड़ना

sashed - कमरपेटी, गज़, दुपट्टा/कमरबन्द, बेल्ट, सरकने वाला चौखटा

noiseless - शांत, निश्शब्द

Jim's eyes, wandering in the intervals of his answers, rested upon a white man who sat apart from the others, with his face worn and clouded, but with quiet eyes that glanced straight, interested and clear. Jim answered another question and was tempted to cry out, 'What's the good of this! what's the good!'He tapped with his foot slightly, bit his lip, and looked away over the heads.

He met the eyes of the white man. The glance directed at him was not the fascinated stare of the others. It was an act of intelligent volition. Jim between two questions forgot himself so far as to find leisure for a thought. This fellow-ran the thought-looks at me as though he could see somebody or something past my shoulder. He had come across that man before-in the street perhaps.

fascinated - मंत्र मुग्ध करना, मंत्र मुग्ध करना, मोह लेना

volition - इच्छा, इच्छा शक्ति, इच्छाशक्ति

He was positive he had never spoken to him. For days, for many days, he had spoken to no one, but had held silent, incoherent, and endless converse with himself, like a prisoner alone in his cell or like a wayfarer lost in a wilderness. At present he was answering questions that did not matter though they had a purpose, but he doubted whether he would ever again speak out as long as he lived.

incoherent - असंगत, असंबद्ध, अवाक्

converse - वार्तालाप करना

wayfarer - मुसाफ़िर, पैदल यात्री

The sound of his own truthful statements confirmed his deliberate opinion that speech was of no use to him any longer. That man there seemed to be aware of his hopeless difficulty. Jim looked at him, then turned away resolutely, as after a final parting.

truthful - सच्चा, सत्यवादी, सच्चाईपूर्ण, सच्चाई से भरा, तथ्यभाषी

And later on, many times, in distant parts of the world, Marlow showed himself willing to remember Jim, to remember him at length, in detail and audibly.

audibly - स्पष्ट रूप से, स्पष्ट रूप से

Perhaps it would be after dinner, on a verandah draped in motionless foliage and crowned with flowers, in the deep dusk speckled by fiery cigar-ends. The elongated bulk of each cane-chair harboured a silent listener.

verandah - बरामदा

draped - लटकाना, सजाना, पर्दा, ओढ़ना, ढकना/सुन्दर वस्त्रों से सजाना

foliage - पर्णसमूह

Speckled - चित्ती, धब्बा, चित्तियों से भरना, धब्बेदार करना

fiery - क्रोधित, जोशीला, अग्निमय

cigar - सिगार, चुरुट

elongated - लंबा होना, लंबा होना, लंबा करना/तानना/बड़ाना

cane - बेत, बेँत

Now and then a small red glow would move abruptly, and expanding light up the fingers of a languid hand, part of a face in profound repose, or flash a crimson gleam into a pair of pensive eyes overshadowed by a fragment of an unruffled forehead; and with the very first word uttered Marlow's body, extended at rest in the seat, would become very still, as though his spirit had winged its way back into the lapse of time and were speaking through his lips from the past.

abruptly - अचानक, रूखेपन से, अचानक ही, अशिष्टता से, अचानक ही

crimson - क़िरमिज़ी

gleam - किरण डालना

pensive - विचारमग्न, विषण्ण, विषादग्रस्त

overshadowed - छाया करना, निष्प्रभ कर देना, महत्व में बढ़ चढ़कर होना

unruffled - शांत, अक्षुब्ध, अनुद्विग्न

uttered - चलाना, निकालना, नितान्त, कहना, पूर्ण, निरा, पूरा, बोल


'Oh yes. I attended the inquiry,'he would say, 'and to this day I haven't left off wondering why I went. I am willing to believe each of us has a guardian angel, if you fellows will concede to me that each of us has a familiar devil as well. I want you to own up, because I don't like to feel exceptional in any way, and I know I have him-the devil, I mean.

guardian - अभिभावक, संरक्षक, निगहबान, रक्षक

I haven't seen him, of course, but I go upon circumstantial evidence. He is there right enough, and, being malicious, he lets me in for that kind of thing. What kind of thing, you ask? Why, the inquiry thing, the yellow-dog thing-you wouldn't think a mangy, native tyke would be allowed to trip up people in the verandah of a magistrate's court, would you?

circumstantial - संयोगवश, ब्योरेवार, पारिस्थितिक, विस्तीर्ण

malicious - द्वेषी, दुर्भावनापूर्ण

mangy - खाजग्रस्त, खुजलीवाला, फटा पुराना

Tyke - घृणित व्यक्ति, बच्चा, निकम्मा व्यक्ति, दोगला कुत्ता, छोटा बच्चा

-the kind of thing that by devious, unexpected, truly diabolical ways causes me to run up against men with soft spots, with hard spots, with hidden plague spots, by Jove! and loosens their tongues at the sight of me for their infernal confidences; as though, forsooth, I had no confidences to make to myself, as though-God help me!

devious - धूर्त, कुटिल, चालाक/चतुर, टेढ़ा मेढ़ा

diabolical - क्रूर, पैशाचिक, अप्रिय

plague - प्लेग, ताऊन

Jove - Jupiter, god of the sky

loosens - ढीला करना

forsooth - वास्तव में

-I didn't have enough confidential information about myself to harrow my own soul till the end of my appointed time. And what I have done to be thus favoured I want to know. I declare I am as full of my own concerns as the next man, and I have as much memory as the average pilgrim in this valley, so you see I am not particularly fit to be a receptacle of confessions. Then why?

confidential - गोपनीय

Harrow - हेंगा फेरना, हेंगा, खेत में ढेले तोड़ने का दाँतेदार उपकरण

appointed time - निर्धारित समय

receptacle - पात्र धारक

Can't tell-unless it be to make time pass away after dinner. Charley, my dear chap, your dinner was extremely good, and in consequence these men here look upon a quiet rubber as a tumultuous occupation. They wallow in your good chairs and think to themselves, "Hang exertion. Let that Marlow talk."

tumultuous - अशांत

wallow - लोटना

exertion - प्रयास, परिश्रम, श्रम

'Talk? So be it.

And it's easy enough to talk of Master Jim, after a good spread, two hundred feet above the sea-level, with a box of decent cigars handy, on a blessed evening of freshness and starlight that would make the best of us forget we are only on sufferance here and got to pick our way in cross lights, watching every precious minute and every irremediable step, trusting we shall manage yet to go out decently in the end-but not so sure of it after all-and with dashed little help to expect from those we touch elbows with right and left. Of course there are men here and there to whom the whole of life is like an after-dinner hour with a cigar; easy, pleasant, empty, perhaps enlivened by some fable of strife to be forgotten before the end is told-before the end is told-even if there happens to be any end to it.

freshness - शीतलता, ताज़गी

starlight - तारों का प्रकाश, नक्षत्र रोशनी

on sufferance - सहमति पर

irremediable - असुधार्य, असाध्य

decently - शालीनतापूर्वक, सही ढंग से, शालीनता से

enlivened - उत्तेजित करना, तीव्र करना, तीव्र करना, जान डाल देना

fable - कहानी, नीतिकथा, किस्सा, गप्प, दंतकथा

strife - ताल मेल की कमी, विरोध, विवाद, संघर्ष

'My eyes met his for the first time at that inquiry. You must know that everybody connected in any way with the sea was there, because the affair had been notorious for days, ever since that mysterious cable message came from Aden to start us all cackling. I say mysterious, because it was so in a sense though it contained a naked fact, about as naked and ugly as a fact can well be.

cackling - बकवास, बकबक, खिखियाना, कुड़कुड़ाना

The whole waterside talked of nothing else. First thing in the morning as I was dressing in my state-room, I would hear through the bulkhead my Parsee Dubash jabbering about the Patna with the steward, while he drank a cup of tea, by favour, in the pantry. No sooner on shore I would meet some acquaintance, and the first remark would be, "Did you ever hear of anything to beat this?

Parsee - पारसी

jabbering - बकबक, (jabber)

steward - प्रबंधक, वायुयान परिचारक, प्रबन्धक, जहाज का परिचारक

pantry - रसोई भंडार, रसोई भांडार

acquaintance - ज्ञान, पहचान, परिचित, परिचय, परिचित व्यक्ति, जान पहचान

" and according to his kind the man would smile cynically, or look sad, or let out a swear or two.

cynically - व्यंग्यपूर्वक

Complete strangers would accost each other familiarly, just for the sake of easing their minds on the subject: every confounded loafer in the town came in for a harvest of drinks over this affair: you heard of it in the harbour office, at every ship-broker's, at your agent's, from whites, from natives, from half-castes, from the very boatmen squatting half naked on the stone steps as you went up-by Jove! There was some indignation, not a few jokes, and no end of discussions as to what had become of them, you know. This went on for a couple of weeks or more, and the opinion that whatever was mysterious in this affair would turn out to be tragic as well, began to prevail, when one fine morning, as I was standing in the shade by the steps of the harbour office, I perceived four men walking towards me along the quay. I wondered for a while where that queer lot had sprung from, and suddenly, I may say, I shouted to myself, "Here they are!"

accost - टोकना, फँसाना, संबोधन करना, संबोधित करना, संभोग के लिये लिभाना

familiarly - in a familiar manner

loafer - लफंगा, आवारा, आवारागर्द, लोफ़र जूता

broker - दलाल

boatmen - नाविक, नाव चलाने वाला

squatting - उट्ठक बैठक, गोल मटोल, अवैध रूप से रहना, कम ऊँचा, ठिंगना

indignation - रोष, क्रोध/रोष, नाराज़गी

queer - अजीब, अनोखा, बेढंग

sprung from - उत्पन्न करना

'There they were, sure enough, three of them as large as life, and one much larger of girth than any living man has a right to be, just landed with a good breakfast inside of them from an outward-bound Dale Line steamer that had come in about an hour after sunrise.

girth - तंग, घेरा, कसन, कमर का घेरा, कमर का घेरा, कमर की नाप

outward - जाता हुआ, बाहरी, बाहर की ओर, बाह्य, बाहर की ओर

Dale - दर्रा, खड्ड/घाटी, घाटी

sunrise - सूर्योदय

There could be no mistake; I spotted the jolly skipper of the Patna at the first glance: the fattest man in the whole blessed tropical belt clear round that good old earth of ours. Moreover, nine months or so before, I had come across him in Samarang.

His steamer was loading in the Roads, and he was abusing the tyrannical institutions of the German empire, and soaking himself in beer all day long and day after day in De Jongh's back-shop, till De Jongh, who charged a guilder for every bottle without as much as the quiver of an eyelid, would beckon me aside, and, with his little leathery face all puckered up, declare confidentially, "Business is business, but this man, captain, he make me very sick. Tfui!"

tyrannical - दमनकारी, निरंकुश, अत्याचारपूर्ण, अन्यायी

guilder - गिल्डर

quiver - कांपना

eyelid - पपोटा, पलक

beckon - संकेत करना, इशाराअना

leathery - चमड़े के समान, चमड़े के समान

puckered - सिकोड़ना, शिकन डाल कर कस कर सिलना, सिलवरे पडना

confidentially - गुप्त रूप से, गुप्त रूप से

'I was looking at him from the shade. He was hurrying on a little in advance, and the sunlight beating on him brought out his bulk in a startling way. He made me think of a trained baby elephant walking on hind-legs.

sunlight - धूप

hind - हिरनी

He was extravagantly gorgeous too-got up in a soiled sleeping-suit, bright green and deep orange vertical stripes, with a pair of ragged straw slippers on his bare feet, and somebody's cast-off pith hat, very dirty and two sizes too small for him, tied up with a manilla rope-yarn on the top of his big head.

extravagantly - बहुत अधिक, बहुत अधिक, खर्चीले ढंग से, खर्चीले ढंग से

stripes - धारी, फीता, तबका, फ़ीती, अलंकरण पट्टी, धारी डालना

straw - पुआल, तिनका

slippers - हवाई चप्पल, स्लीपर, फिसलने वाला, हवाई चप्पल

manilla - मनिला

yarn - सूत

You understand a man like that hasn't the ghost of a chance when it comes to borrowing clothes. Very well. On he came in hot haste, without a look right or left, passed within three feet of me, and in the innocence of his heart went on pelting upstairs into the harbour office to make his deposition, or report, or whatever you like to call it.

the ghost of a chance - एक अवसर का भूत

haste - जल्दी, जल्दबाजी, अविलंब

innocence - निष्कलुष, निर्मलता, निष्कपटता, भोली, बेगुनाही, निर्दोषता

pelting - गोलीबारी, (pelt) गोलीबारी

deposition - गवाही, शहादत

'It appears he addressed himself in the first instance to the principal shipping-master. Archie Ruthvel had just come in, and, as his story goes, was about to begin his arduous day by giving a dressing-down to his chief clerk.

arduous - कठिन, दुष्कर, श्रमसाध्य

chief clerk - मुख्य लिपिक

Some of you might have known him-an obliging little Portuguese half-caste with a miserably skinny neck, and always on the hop to get something from the shipmasters in the way of eatables-a piece of salt pork, a bag of biscuits, a few potatoes, or what not.

Portuguese - पुर्तगाली

caste - वर्ण, जाति, जात, वर्णाश्रम

miserably - दयनीय ढंग से, दयनीय ढंग से

skinny - पतला

hop - एक पैर से कूदना

eatables - खाने योग्य, आहार, खाद्य/भक्ष्य

pork - सुअर का मांस, सुअर का गोश्त, सुअर

One voyage, I recollect, I tipped him a live sheep out of the remnant of my sea-stock: not that I wanted him to do anything for me-he couldn't, you know-but because his childlike belief in the sacred right to perquisites quite touched my heart. It was so strong as to be almost beautiful. The race-the two races rather-and the climate . . . However, never mind.

recollect - याद करना, मन लगाना, होश में आना

remnant - बचा हुआ टुकड़ा, अवशेष, बचा हुआ टुकड़ा, बचा हुआ

childlike - शिशु सुलभ, शिशु सुलभ, अल्हड़

perquisites - परिलब्धि, अनुलाभ, प्राधिकार

I know where I have a friend for life.

'Well, Ruthvel says he was giving him a severe lecture-on official morality, I suppose-when he heard a kind of subdued commotion at his back, and turning his head he saw, in his own words, something round and enormous, resembling a sixteen-hundred-weight sugar-hogshead wrapped in striped flannelette, up-ended in the middle of the large floor space in the office.

subdued - रोकना, शान्त करना, वस में लाना, कुचल देना, वश में लाना या रखना

commotion - हो हल्ला, हंगामा, हलचल, खलबल, तुफान

hogshead - measure of capacity for liquids, large barrel or cask

striped - धारी, फीता, तबका, फ़ीती, अलंकरण पट्टी, धारी डालना

flannelette - नरम सूती कपड़ा, सूती फ़लालेनअ

He declares he was so taken aback that for quite an appreciable time he did not realise the thing was alive, and sat still wondering for what purpose and by what means that object had been transported in front of his desk.

aback - पीछे/हतप्रभ

appreciable - पर्याप्त

realise - करना

The archway from the ante-room was crowded with punkah-pullers, sweepers, police peons, the coxswain and crew of the harbour steam-launch, all craning their necks and almost climbing on each other's backs. Quite a riot.

archway - तोरण, तोरणपथ

ante - पूर्व, दाँव पर लगा धन, दाँव पर लगा धन

punkah - पंखा

sweepers - झाड़न, स्वीपर, झाड़ू लगाने वाला, मेहतर, फुट बाल का एक खिलाड़ी

coxswain - crew member who helms a boat

craning - क्रेन, सारस, गर्दन आगे निकालना, गर्दन आगे निकालना

By that time the fellow had managed to tug and jerk his hat clear of his head, and advanced with slight bows at Ruthvel, who told me the sight was so discomposing that for some time he listened, quite unable to make out what that apparition wanted. It spoke in a voice harsh and lugubrious but intrepid, and little by little it dawned upon Archie that this was a development of the Patna case.

tug - सितारा मछली, कर्षण नौका, झटके से खींचना, झटका देना

jerk - धक्का, झटका, मूर्ख

discomposing - अशांत कर देना

apparition - प्रेतात्मा, विचित्र वस्तु, प्रेतछाया, प्रेत, विचित्र व्यक्ति

lugubrious - विषादमय

intrepid - निडर, निर्भय

He says that as soon as he understood who it was before him he felt quite unwell-Archie is so sympathetic and easily upset-but pulled himself together and shouted "Stop! I can't listen to you. You must go to the Master Attendant. I can't possibly listen to you. Captain Elliot is the man you want to see. This way, this way.

unwell - अस्वस्थ

attendant - संलग्न, जुड़ा हुआ, सहवर्ती घटना, परिचारक, सेवक, संबंधित

" He jumped up, ran round that long counter, pulled, shoved: the other let him, surprised but obedient at first, and only at the door of the private office some sort of animal instinct made him hang back and snort like a frightened bullock. "Look here! what's up? Let go! Look here!" Archie flung open the door without knocking. "The master of the Patna, sir," he shouts. "Go in, captain.

shoved - ढकेलना, डालना, धकेलना, धक्का

obedient - हुक्मबरदार, आज्ञानुवर्ती, आज्ञाकारी, आज्ञापालक, आज्ञाधारक

snort - सूंघ कर लेना, फटफटाना, चुटकी भर सुंघनी, फूत्कार, फुनफुनाहट

bullock - बैल

" He saw the old man lift his head from some writing so sharp that his nose-nippers fell off, banged the door to, and fled to his desk, where he had some papers waiting for his signature: but he says the row that burst out in there was so awful that he couldn't collect his senses sufficiently to remember the spelling of his own name.

nippers - बच्चा

Archie's the most sensitive shipping-master in the two hemispheres. He declares he felt as though he had thrown a man to a hungry lion. No doubt the noise was great. I heard it down below, and I have every reason to believe it was heard clear across the Esplanade as far as the band-stand. Old father Elliot had a great stock of words and could shout-and didn't mind who he shouted at either.

hemispheres - गोलार्ध, गोलार्धअ, हेमिस्फेअर, अर्धगोल

Esplanade - खुला मैदान, दुर्ग के सामने का मैदान, खुला मैदान

He would have shouted at the Viceroy himself. As he used to tell me: "I am as high as I can get; my pension is safe. I've a few pounds laid by, and if they don't like my notions of duty I would just as soon go home as not. I am an old man, and I have always spoken my mind. All I care for now is to see my girls married before I die." He was a little crazy on that point.

Viceroy - वाइसरय, राजपाल

pension - पेंशन

His three daughters were awfully nice, though they resembled him amazingly, and on the mornings he woke up with a gloomy view of their matrimonial prospects the office would read it in his eye and tremble, because, they said, he was sure to have somebody for breakfast.

amazingly - आश्चर्यजनक रूप से, आश्चर्यजनक रूप से

matrimonial - विवाह संबंधी

tremble - परेशान करना, हिलना, कम्पन, थरथराना, क्ँआपना, घबराना, थर्रा उठना

However, that morning he did not eat the renegade, but, if I may be allowed to carry on the metaphor, chewed him up very small, so to speak, and-ah! ejected him again.

chewed - सोचना, गोली, चबाना, चर्वण

ejected - बाहर निकालना, निकाल देना, निकाल फेंकना, बच निकलना

'Thus in a very few moments I saw his monstrous bulk descend in haste and stand still on the outer steps. He had stopped close to me for the purpose of profound meditation: his large purple cheeks quivered. He was biting his thumb, and after a while noticed me with a sidelong vexed look. The other three chaps that had landed with him made a little group waiting at some distance.

monstrous - भयानक, अप्राकृतिक, सरासर गलत, सरासर गलत

sidelong - तिरछी नज़र से, तिरछ्, तिरछी नज़र से

vexed - घबरा देना, चिन्तित होना, खिजाना, गुस्सा करना[होना], चिढ़ होना

There was a sallow-faced, mean little chap with his arm in a sling, and a long individual in a blue flannel coat, as dry as a chip and no stouter than a broomstick, with drooping grey moustaches, who looked about him with an air of jaunty imbecility.

sallow - पीला

sling - गल पट्टी

flannel - बकवास करना, बकवास, बकवास करना, ढील ढाल करना, फ़लालेन की पैंट

stouter - मोटा, तेज बियर, दिलेर, तेज बियर, कड़ा, मजबूत, तगड़ा

broomstick - डंडे वाली झाडू, डंडे वाली झाडू

drooping - झुकना, लटकन, कुम्हलाना, हतोत्साह हो जाना, हतोत्साह हो जाना

moustaches - मूँछ/श्मश्रु, मूँछ

jaunty - मस्ती भरा, बाँका, जिन्दादिल

imbecility - मूर्खता, मूढता, अल्पबुद्धिमत्ता

The third was an upstanding, broad-shouldered youth, with his hands in his pockets, turning his back on the other two who appeared to be talking together earnestly. He stared across the empty Esplanade.

upstanding - सच्चा, ईमानदार, नैतिक रूप से प्रशंसनीय

earnestly - ईमानदारी से, ईमानदारी से, नम्रतापूर्वक, दृढता से

A ramshackle gharry, all dust and venetian blinds, pulled up short opposite the group, and the driver, throwing up his right foot over his knee, gave himself up to the critical examination of his toes. The young chap, making no movement, not even stirring his head, just stared into the sunshine. This was my first view of Jim. He looked as unconcerned and unapproachable as only the young can look.

ramshackle - जर्जर, घिसा पिटा, टूटा फूटा जर्जर, नष्टप्राय

gharry - घैरी

venetian - वेनिस का, वेनिसवासी

unconcerned - उदासीनता, निश्चिंतता

unapproachable - दुर्गम, गैरमिलनसार

There he stood, clean-limbed, clean-faced, firm on his feet, as promising a boy as the sun ever shone on; and, looking at him, knowing all he knew and a little more too, I was as angry as though I had detected him trying to get something out of me by false pretences. He had no business to look so sound. I thought to myself-well, if this sort can go wrong like that . . .

and I felt as though I could fling down my hat and dance on it from sheer mortification, as I once saw the skipper of an Italian barque do because his duffer of a mate got into a mess with his anchors when making a flying moor in a roadstead full of ships. I asked myself, seeing him there apparently so much at ease-is he silly? is he callous? He seemed ready to start whistling a tune.

fling - फेंकना

mortification - शर्मिंदगी, अवमानना/संताप

barque - तीन या तीन से अधिक मस्तूलों वाला जहाज़अ

duffer - मूर्ख व्यक्ति, मूर्ख व्यक्ति

moor - बंजर भूमि

callous - कठोर, संवेदनाहीन

whistling - सीटी, (whistle), सीटी

And note, I did not care a rap about the behaviour of the other two. Their persons somehow fitted the tale that was public property, and was going to be the subject of an official inquiry. "That old mad rogue upstairs called me a hound," said the captain of the Patna. I can't tell whether he recognised me-I rather think he did; but at any rate our glances met.

rap - मुक्का

rogue - दुष्ट

hound - शिकारी कुत्ता

recognised - स्वीकार करना, पहचानना, पता लगाना, मानना, सम्मान करना

He glared-I smiled; hound was the very mildest epithet that had reached me through the open window. "Did he?" I said from some strange inability to hold my tongue. He nodded, bit his thumb again, swore under his breath: then lifting his head and looking at me with sullen and passionate impudence-"Bah! the Pacific is big, my friendt.

glared - चमक, गुस्से से घूरना, चमकना, घूरना, रोशनी, घुरना, तरेरना, नजर

epithet - गाली, विशेषण, उपाधि विशेषक

sullen - बदमिजाज़, घिरा हुआ, खिन्न, रूठा हुआ

impudence - अक्खड़पन, अक्खड़तापूर्ण वचन, अक्खड़तापूर्ण वचन, निर्लज्जता

Bah - छिः!

Pacific - स्थिर, शांतिकर, शांतिप्रिय, प्रशांत महासागर

You damned Englishmen can do your worst; I know where there's plenty room for a man like me: I am well aguaindt in Apia, in Honolulu, in . . ." He paused reflectively, while without effort I could depict to myself the sort of people he was "aguaindt" with in those places. I won't make a secret of it that I had been "aguaindt" with not a few of that sort myself.

Apia - capital of Samoa

Honolulu - the capital of Hawaii

reflectively - विचारमग्न ढंग से, विचारमग्न ढंग से

There are times when a man must act as though life were equally sweet in any company. I've known such a time, and, what's more, I shan't now pretend to pull a long face over my necessity, because a good many of that bad company from want of moral-moral-what shall I say?

shan - शान

long face - दीर्घचेहरा

-posture, or from some other equally profound cause, were twice as instructive and twenty times more amusing than the usual respectable thief of commerce you fellows ask to sit at your table without any real necessity-from habit, from cowardice, from good-nature, from a hundred sneaking and inadequate reasons.

posture - मुद्रा, रूख, दिखावा करना, दिखावा करना, रुख, हाव भाव

instructive - शिक्षाप्रद

more amusing - मोहक

respectable - प्रणम्य, नमनीय, आदरणीय, सम्माननीय, अभिवन्द्य, अभिवंद्य

cowardice - कायरता, बुज़दिली

good-nature - (good-nature) अच्छी स्वभाव

sneaking - गुप्त, ले कर चंपत हो जाना, मुखबिर, चोर, चोरी छिपे देखना

'"You Englishmen are all rogues," went on my patriotic Flensborg or Stettin Australian. I really don't recollect now what decent little port on the shores of the Baltic was defiled by being the nest of that precious bird. "What are you to shout? Eh? You tell me? You no better than other people, and that old rogue he make Gottam fuss with me.

rogues - शरारती, नटखट, आवारा, अड़ियल जानवर{घोड़ा/हाथी}, दुर्जन, दोग़ला

patriotic - देशभक्त, देशभक्तिपूर्ण

Australian - आस्ट्रेलियन

Baltic - of the Baltic region or sea, pertaining to the Baltic languages

defiled - दूषित करना, अपवित्र करना, संकुचित मार्ग

fuss - परेशान करना, चिंतित होना, हड़बड़ी, गलतफहमी, झंझट, हंगामा

" His thick carcass trembled on its legs that were like a pair of pillars; it trembled from head to foot. "That's what you English always make-make a tam'fuss-for any little thing, because I was not born in your tam'country. Take away my certificate. Take it. I don't want the certificate. A man like me don't want your verfluchte certificate. I shpit on it." He spat.

carcass - पशु शव, शव, पशु शव

trembled - परेशान करना, हिलना, कम्पन, थरथराना, क्ँआपना, घबराना, थर्रा उठना

pillars - मुख्य व्यक्ति/प्रधान व्यक्ति, खम्भा, दीवार, स्तंभ, खम्भा जैसा

tam - तम

spat - झगड़ना, द्विकपाटी जंतु, तालियाँ बजाकर अभिनंदन करना

"I vill an Amerigan citizen begome," he cried, fretting and fuming and shuffling his feet as if to free his ankles from some invisible and mysterious grasp that would not let him get away from that spot. He made himself so warm that the top of his bullet head positively smoked.

vill - गांव

fretting - चिंता करना, चिंता करना, चिन्ता प्रकट करना

fuming - क्रोध करना, धुआँ छोड़ना, तेज गन्ध से युक्त धुआँ, आग बबूला होना

shuffling - पैर घसीट कर चलना, (shuffle)

Nothing mysterious prevented me from going away: curiosity is the most obvious of sentiments, and it held me there to see the effect of a full information upon that young fellow who, hands in pockets, and turning his back upon the sidewalk, gazed across the grass-plots of the Esplanade at the yellow portico of the Malabar Hotel with the air of a man about to go for a walk as soon as his friend is ready. That's how he looked, and it was odious. I waited to see him overwhelmed, confounded, pierced through and through, squirming like an impaled beetle-and I was half afraid to see it too-if you understand what I mean. Nothing more awful than to watch a man who has been found out, not in a crime but in a more than criminal weakness. The commonest sort of fortitude prevents us from becoming criminals in a legal sense; it is from weakness unknown, but perhaps suspected, as in some parts of the world you suspect a deadly snake in every bush-from weakness that may lie hidden, watched or unwatched, prayed against or manfully scorned, repressed or maybe ignored more than half a lifetime, not one of us is safe. We are snared into doing things for which we get called names, and things for which we get hanged, and yet the spirit may well survive-survive the condemnation, survive the halter, by Jove! And there are things-they look small enough sometimes too-by which some of us are totally and completely undone. I watched the youngster there. I liked his appearance; I knew his appearance; he came from the right place; he was one of us. He stood there for all the parentage of his kind, for men and women by no means clever or amusing, but whose very existence is based upon honest faith, and upon the instinct of courage. I don't mean military courage, or civil courage, or any special kind of courage. I mean just that inborn ability to look temptations straight in the face-a readiness unintellectual enough, goodness knows, but without pose-a power of resistance, don't you see, ungracious if you like, but priceless-an unthinking and blessed stiffness before the outward and inward terrors, before the might of nature and the seductive corruption of men-backed by a faith invulnerable to the strength of facts, to the contagion of example, to the solicitation of ideas. Hang ideas! They are tramps, vagabonds, knocking at the back-door of your mind, each taking a little of your substance, each carrying away some crumb of that belief in a few simple notions you must cling to if you want to live decently and would like to die easy!

sidewalk - फ़ुटपाथ, फुटपाथ, पटरी

portico - द्वार मण्डप, पोर्टिको, द्वारमण्डप/ड्योढी, अलिंद

pierced - प्रभावित करना, छेद करना, भेदना, जबरदस्ती प्रवेश करना, चुभाना

squirming - कसमसाहट, छटपटाना, कसमसाना, छटपटाहट, झेंपना

impaled - फँसाना, छेदना, बींधना

Beetle - मोगरी

fortitude - छाती, धैर्य

manfully - शूरवीर की तरह, शूरवीर की तरह

scorned - तिरस्कार, तिरस्कार करना, घृणा का पाट्र, इन्कार करना

repressed - दबाना, कुचलना, कुचल देना

snared - फँसाना, फंदा, प्रलोभन का जाल, जाल, फंदे में फाँसाना

condemnation - दोष लगाना, निंदा

undone - नष्ट करना, खोलना, बिगाड़ना, मिटा देना, उधेड़ना, खोल डाल

parentage - वंश, पितृत्व, जनकता

inborn - जन्मजात, प्रकृतिक

temptations - प्रलोभन, लुभाने का तरीका, लालच, लुभाने का तरीका

ungracious - असभ्य, अशिष्ट, अभद्र

unthinking - लापरवाह, अविवेकी, विचारशून्य ढंग से, बिना विचारे, विचारशून्य

stiffness - कठोरता, कड़ापन, जड़ता, अकड़न, सख़्ती

inward - भीतरी, अन्दरूनी, भीतर की ओर, अंदरूनी, आवक, अपनी ओर

seductive - आकर्षक, सम्मोहक, कामोत्तेजक रूप से आकर्षक

invulnerable - अभेद्य, सुरक्षित

contagion - संक्रामक रोग, छूत, छूत/उड़नी बीमारी, संक्रामक रोग

solicitation - instance of soliciting

Tramps - पैर घसीट कर चलना, माल जहाज, इधर उधर भटकना, धब धब करते हुए चलना

vagabonds - खानाबदोश, इधर उधर भटकना, आवारा, इधर उधर भटकने वाला, घुमक्कड़

carrying away - उठाना

crumb - कमीना आदमी, कण, कमीना आदमी, ोटी का टुकड़ा, चूरा

'This has nothing to do with Jim, directly; only he was outwardly so typical of that good, stupid kind we like to feel marching right and left of us in life, of the kind that is not disturbed by the vagaries of intelligence and the perversions of-of nerves, let us say.

vagaries - सनक, लहर, उतार चढ़ाव

perversions - विकृति, कामविकृति, विप्रतीपता, सही से ज़लत में परिवर्तन

He was the kind of fellow you would, on the strength of his looks, leave in charge of the deck-figuratively and professionally speaking. I say I would, and I ought to know.

figuratively - लाक्षणिक रूप से, आलंकारिक तरह से, लाक्षणिक रूप से

professionally - व्यावसायिक ढंग से, दक्षतापूर्वक, व्यावसायिक तौर पर

Haven't I turned out youngsters enough in my time, for the service of the Red Rag, to the craft of the sea, to the craft whose whole secret could be expressed in one short sentence, and yet must be driven afresh every day into young heads till it becomes the component part of every waking thought-till it is present in every dream of their young sleep!

afresh - फिर से शुरुआत

component part - घटक भाग

The sea has been good to me, but when I remember all these boys that passed through my hands, some grown up now and some drowned by this time, but all good stuff for the sea, I don't think I have done badly by it either.

Were I to go home to-morrow, I bet that before two days passed over my head some sunburnt young chief mate would overtake me at some dock gateway or other, and a fresh deep voice speaking above my hat would ask: "Don't you remember me, sir? Why! little So-and-so. Such and such a ship. It was my first voyage.

morrow - अगला दिन, कल/अगला दिन, अगला दिन

overtake - में अड़्चन पैदा करना, संख्या का बढ़ना, तेजी से उन्नति करना

gateway - मार्ग, तोरण, दूसरी जगह जाने का रास्ता

" And I would remember a bewildered little shaver, no higher than the back of this chair, with a mother and perhaps a big sister on the quay, very quiet but too upset to wave their handkerchiefs at the ship that glides out gently between the pier-heads; or perhaps some decent middle-aged father who had come early with his boy to see him off, and stays all the morning, because he is interested in the windlass apparently, and stays too long, and has got to scramble ashore at last with no time at all to say good-bye. The mud pilot on the poop sings out to me in a drawl, "Hold her with the check line for a moment, Mister Mate. There's a gentleman wants to get ashore. . . . Up with you, sir. Nearly got carried off to Talcahuano, didn't you? Now's your time; easy does it. . . . All right. Slack away again forward there." The tugs, smoking like the pit of perdition, get hold and churn the old river into fury; the gentleman ashore is dusting his knees-the benevolent steward has shied his umbrella after him. All very proper. He has offered his bit of sacrifice to the sea, and now he may go home pretending He thinks nothing of it; and the little willing victim shall be very sea-sick before next morning. By-and-by, when he has learned all the little mysteries and the one great secret of the craft, he shall be fit to live or die as the sea may decree; and the man who had taken a hand in this fool game, in which the sea wins every toss, will be pleased to have his back slapped by a heavy young hand, and to hear a cheery sea-puppy voice: "Do you remember me, sir? The little So-and-so."

bewildered - हैरान करना, घबरा देना, हक्का बक्का कर देना, घबरा देना

shaver - बच्चा, रेज़र, उस्तारा/क्षुरक

handkerchiefs - सितारा मछली, रुमाल

glides - उतरना, निकल जाना, चुपके से चले जाना, फिसलना, फिसलन

pier - घाट

windlass - सामान उठाने का उपकरण{रस्सी या जंजीर से चीजों को उठाने का उपकरण}

scramble - छीना झपटी, गड़बड़ा देना, अस्फुट कर देना, छीना झपटी करना

ashore - तट पर

poop - बेदम कर देना, जानकारी, बेवकूफ़, थका देना, पिछाडी, दुंबाल

drawl - गुनगुनाते हुए बोल, मंदोच्चारण, खींच कर बोलना, खींच कर बोलना

Slack - ढीला

tugs - सितारा मछली, कर्षण नौका, झटके से खींचना, झटका देना

churn - ऐंठन् होना, मंथन ढोल, धातु का दुग्ध पात्र, मथना, मटकी

benevolent - हितकारी, दयालु, उदार, परोपकारी, कृपालु, उपकारी, हितैषी, स्नेहल

He thinks nothing of it - उसे इसके बारे में कुछ नहीं सोचना

be fit - फिट होना

decree - न्यायिक आदेश, आज्ञा, डिक्री

cheery - हर्षित

puppy - पिल्ला

'I tell you this is good; it tells you that once in your life at least you had gone the right way to work. I have been thus slapped, and I have winced, for the slap was heavy, and I have glowed all day long and gone to bed feeling less lonely in the world by virtue of that hearty thump. Don't I remember the little So-and-so's! I tell you I ought to know the right kind of looks.

winced - घबरा जाना, दर्द की शिकन, दर्द का भाव, दर्द अभिव्यक्त करना

glowed - चमकना, गरम करना, रंगना, लाली, दीप्ति, प्रफुल्लित होना

hearty - हार्दिक, भर पेट

I would have trusted the deck to that youngster on the strength of a single glance, and gone to sleep with both eyes-and, by Jove! it wouldn't have been safe. There are depths of horror in that thought. He looked as genuine as a new sovereign, but there was some infernal alloy in his metal. How much? The least thing-the least drop of something rare and accursed; the least drop!

sovereign - स्वायत्त, सार्वभौम

alloy - मिश्रधातु

accursed - शाप देना

-but he made you-standing there with his don't-care-hang air-he made you wonder whether perchance he were nothing more rare than brass.

perchance - कदाचित

'I couldn't believe it. I tell you I wanted to see him squirm for the honour of the craft. The other two no-account chaps spotted their captain, and began to move slowly towards us. They chatted together as they strolled, and I did not care any more than if they had not been visible to the naked eye. They grinned at each other-might have been exchanging jokes, for all I know.

squirm - कसमसाहट, छटपटाना, कसमसाना, छटपटाहट, झेंपना

strolled - टहलना, मंथर गति से चलना, चहल कदमी, मंथर चाल, मंथर चाल

I saw that with one of them it was a case of a broken arm; and as to the long individual with grey moustaches he was the chief engineer, and in various ways a pretty notorious personality. They were nobodies. They approached. The skipper gazed in an inanimate way between his feet: he seemed to be swollen to an unnatural size by some awful disease, by the mysterious action of an unknown poison.

inanimate - अचेतन

be swollen - मोटा होना

unnatural - अस्वाभाविक, कृत्रिम, बनावटी, घिनावना, अनैसर्गिक, अवघात

He lifted his head, saw the two before him waiting, opened his mouth with an extraordinary, sneering contortion of his puffed face-to speak to them, I suppose-and then a thought seemed to strike him.

sneering - उपेक्षापूर्ण, व्यंग्यात्मक, (sneer)

contortion - बल, शरीर की ऐंठन, ऐंठन

His thick, purplish lips came together without a sound, he went off in a resolute waddle to the gharry and began to jerk at the door-handle with such a blind brutality of impatience that I expected to see the whole concern overturned on its side, pony and all.

purplish - बैंजनी सा, बैंगनी सा

resolute - दृढ़, धीर/संकल्पवान

waddle - डगमगाते हुए चलना, डगमगाती चाल, बतख की तरह चलना

Impatience - अधैर्यता, अधीरता, असहिष्णुता

pony - टट्टू, याबू

The driver, shaken out of his meditation over the sole of his foot, displayed at once all the signs of intense terror, and held with both hands, looking round from his box at this vast carcass forcing its way into his conveyance.

shaken out - छोड़ दिया

Conveyance - हस्तान्तरण पत्र, परिवहन, वाहन, हस्तान्तरण पत्र, समर्पण पत्र

The little machine shook and rocked tumultuously, and the crimson nape of that lowered neck, the size of those straining thighs, the immense heaving of that dingy, striped green-and-orange back, the whole burrowing effort of that gaudy and sordid mass, troubled one's sense of probability with a droll and fearsome effect, like one of those grotesque and distinct visions that scare and fascinate one in a fever. He disappeared. I half expected the roof to split in two, the little box on wheels to burst open in the manner of a ripe cotton-pod-but it only sank with a click of flattened springs, and suddenly one venetian blind rattled down. His shoulders reappeared, jammed in the small opening; his head hung out, distended and tossing like a captive balloon, perspiring, furious, spluttering. He reached for the gharry-wallah with vicious flourishes of a fist as dumpy and red as a lump of raw meat. He roared at him to be off, to go on. Where? Into the Pacific, perhaps. The driver lashed; the pony snorted, reared once, and darted off at a gallop. Where? To Apia? To Honolulu? He had 6000 miles of tropical belt to disport himself in, and I did not hear the precise address. A snorting pony snatched him into "Ewigkeit" in the twinkling of an eye, and I never saw him again; and, what's more, I don't know of anybody that ever had a glimpse of him after he departed from my knowledge sitting inside a ramshackle little gharry that fled round the corner in a white smother of dust. He departed, disappeared, vanished, absconded; and absurdly enough it looked as though he had taken that gharry with him, for never again did I come across a sorrel pony with a slit ear and a lackadaisical Tamil driver afflicted by a sore foot. The Pacific is indeed big; but whether he found a place for a display of his talents in it or not, the fact remains he had flown into space like a witch on a broomstick. The little chap with his arm in a sling started to run after the carriage, bleating, "Captain! I say, Captain! I sa-a-ay!"-but after a few steps stopped short, hung his head, and walked back slowly. At the sharp rattle of the wheels the young fellow spun round where he stood. He made no other movement, no gesture, no sign, and remained facing in the new direction after the gharry had swung out of sight.

tumultuously - उपद्रवी ढंग से

nape - गर्दन के पीछे का भाग

thighs - जंघा, रान, जाँघ, ऊरु

dingy - काला और गन्दा

burrowing - खोदना, बिल, बिल खोदना, माँद, बिल खोदना

gaudy - भड़कीला

sordid - घटिया, अनैतिक, गंदा

droll - oddly humorous, whimsical

fearsome - भयंकर, घबराने वाला/बृहत्/डरावना

grotesque - विलक्षण, विकृत, भौंड़ा

fascinate - मंत्र मुग्ध करना, मंत्र मुग्ध करना, मोह लेना

burst open - फुसफुसाओ

ripe - पका हुआ

pod - फली

flattened - समतल होना[करना], पूरी तरह हरा देना

reappeared - फिर से वापस आना, दुबारा दिखना, फिर निकल आना, फिर से वापस आना

distended - फूलना, फैल् जाना

captive - बंदी, असीर

perspiring - पसीना आना, पसीना आना, पसीना बहाना

spluttering - झूमना, (splutter) झूमना

wallah - वाल्लाह

dumpy - नाटा मोटा

roared at - तेरे सामने आवाज़ उठाई

snorted - सूंघ कर लेना, फटफटाना, चुटकी भर सुंघनी, फूत्कार, फुनफुनाहट

gallop - सरपट चाल, सरपट दौड़ना, सरपट चाल, सरपट दौड़, सरपट दौड़ाना, तेजी

disport - to amuse oneself divertingly or playfully

snorting - स्नोर्टिंग, (snort) स्नोर्टिंग

snatched - अंश, लेना, हटा लेना, छीनना, चुरा लेना, चुरा लेना, झपट, अल्पकाल

in the twinkling of an eye - एक नजर में

smother - गला घोटना

absconded - फ़रार हो जाना, चम्पत होना, भगौड़ा, फरार होना, लापता होना

absurdly - बेतुके रूप से, बेतुके रूप से

sorrel - {एक प्रकार का खट्टा मीठा पौधा}, सौरेल

slit - काटना, चीर, काट, चीरना, सँकरी दरार, सँकरी दरार

lackadaisical - निरुत्साहपूर्ण

sore - दुखता, दर्द भरा

Ay - Aapkaa swagat haiआपका स्वागत है।

witch - डायन

bleating - ब्लीटिंग, (bleat) ब्लीटिंग

rattle - खड़खड़ाना

spun round - घुमाया गया

'All this happened in much less time than it takes to tell, since I am trying to interpret for you into slow speech the instantaneous effect of visual impressions. Next moment the half-caste clerk, sent by Archie to look a little after the poor castaways of the Patna, came upon the scene. He ran out eager and bareheaded, looking right and left, and very full of his mission.

instantaneous - तात्कालिक

castaways - परित्यक्त

bareheaded - having no covering on the head, with no covering on the head

It was doomed to be a failure as far as the principal person was concerned, but he approached the others with fussy importance, and, almost immediately, found himself involved in a violent altercation with the chap that carried his arm in a sling, and who turned out to be extremely anxious for a row. He wasn't going to be ordered about-"not he, b'gosh.

doomed - बरबाद होना, अर्थी, बरबाद होना

fussy - हड़बड़ाहट भरा, अति अलंकृत, मीन मेख निकालने वाला

altercation - झड़प, झगड़ा

" He wouldn't be terrified with a pack of lies by a cocky half-bred little quill-driver. He was not going to be bullied by "no object of that sort," if the story were true "ever so"! He bawled his wish, his desire, his determination to go to bed. "If you weren't a God-forsaken Portuguee," I heard him yell, "you would know that the hospital is the right place for me.

cocky - धृष्ट, अहंकारी, गर्वीला, घमंडी

quill - पंख, कलम, कांटा{साही का}, पंख की कलम, पिच्छाक्ष, पंख की कलम

bullied - धमकाना, शानदार, धौंस देना, धौँसिया, धौंस दिखानेवाला

bawled - ज़ोर से रोना या चिल्लाना, ज़ोर से चिल्लाना, ज़ोर से चिल्लाना

forsaken - त्याग देना

" He pushed the fist of his sound arm under the other's nose; a crowd began to collect; the half-caste, flustered, but doing his best to appear dignified, tried to explain his intentions. I went away without waiting to see the end.

flustered - घबरा देना, घबड़ाना, घबड़ाहट

dignified - प्रतिष्ठित दिखाई देना

'But it so happened that I had a man in the hospital at the time, and going there to see about him the day before the opening of the Inquiry, I saw in the white men's ward that little chap tossing on his back, with his arm in splints, and quite light-headed. To my great surprise the other one, the long individual with drooping white moustache, had also found his way there.

splints - खपच्ची, कमठी, फट्टी, खपच्ची बाँधना

I remembered I had seen him slinking away during the quarrel, in a half prance, half shuffle, and trying very hard not to look scared. He was no stranger to the port, it seems, and in his distress was able to make tracks straight for Mariani's billiard-room and grog-shop near the bazaar.

slinking - दबे पाँव चलना, चुपके से आना, लुक छुपकर आना जाना

quarrel - झगड़ा, असहमति

prance - कुदकते हुए चलना, घोडा कुदाना

billiard - बिलियर्ड

grog - alcoholic beverage made with rum and water

bazaar - बाज़ार, बाजार, बजार

That unspeakable vagabond, Mariani, who had known the man and had ministered to his vices in one or two other places, kissed the ground, in a manner of speaking, before him, and shut him up with a supply of bottles in an upstairs room of his infamous hovel. It appears he was under some hazy apprehension as to his personal safety, and wished to be concealed.

unspeakable - भद्दा, अनिर्वचनीय, अकथनीय, अवर्णनीय

vagabond - आवारा

hovel - झुग्गी झोपड़ी

apprehension - डर, भय, समझ, आशंका, गिरफ्तारी

However, Mariani told me a long time after (when he came on board one day to dun my steward for the price of some cigars) that he would have done more for him without asking any questions, from gratitude for some unholy favour received very many years ago-as far as I could make out.

dun - तकाज़ा करने वाला/तकाज़ा, तकाज़ा करना, धुंधला/काले रंग का

unholy - पापी, खतरनाक, अपवित्र, अशुद्ध, बेकार

He thumped twice his brawny chest, rolled enormous black-and-white eyes glistening with tears: "Antonio never forget-Antonio never forget!

thumped - धमाके की आवाज़ करना, थपथपाना, मुक्का, धमाका, ठोकना

brawny - हट्टा कट्टा, गठीला

glistening - चमकना

" What was the precise nature of the immoral obligation I never learned, but be it what it may, he had every facility given him to remain under lock and key, with a chair, a table, a mattress in a corner, and a litter of fallen plaster on the floor, in an irrational state of funk, and keeping up his pecker with such tonics as Mariani dispensed.

immoral - अनैतिक, पथभ्रष्ट, व्यभिचारपूर्ण, असाधु

mattress - गद्दा, गादी, गद्दी, तोशक

plaster - प्लास्टर

irrational - सितारा मछली, असंगत, अविवेकी, अचेतन, अपरिमेय, अतार्किक

funk - भय

pecker - कठफोड़वा, कड़कोड़ा

tonics - तानात्मक, सुर विषयक, बलाघातित, पुष्टिकारक, लययुक्त

dispensed - देना, दवा तैयार करना, दवा तैयार करना, बाँटना

This lasted till the evening of the third day, when, after letting out a few horrible screams, he found himself compelled to seek safety in flight from a legion of centipedes. He burst the door open, made one leap for dear life down the crazy little stairway, landed bodily on Mariani's stomach, picked himself up, and bolted like a rabbit into the streets.

letting out - छोड़ देना

legion - लीजन

centipedes - कनखजूरा, शतपाद

stairway - सीढ़ियाँ, ज़ीना, सीढ़ी

rabbit - खरगोश

The police plucked him off a garbage-heap in the early morning. At first he had a notion they were carrying him off to be hanged, and fought for liberty like a hero, but when I sat down by his bed he had been very quiet for two days.

plucked - बचाना, साहस, साहसअ, ओचना, नोचना, खींचना, तोडना

garbage - कचरा, मलबा, कूड़ा

His lean bronzed head, with white moustaches, looked fine and calm on the pillow, like the head of a war-worn soldier with a child-like soul, had it not been for a hint of spectral alarm that lurked in the blank glitter of his glance, resembling a nondescript form of a terror crouching silently behind a pane of glass.

bronzed - कांसे का, कांसे के रंग का, काँस्य कलाकृति, काँस्य

spectral - भुतहा, प्रेतवत्, वर्णक्रम संबंधी, भूत प्रेत के समान, वर्णक्रमीय

lurked - छिप कर बैठना, छिपा रहना, छिपे रह कर इंतज़ार करना

nondescript - साधारण

crouching - दुबकना, दुबकने की मुद्रा, दुबकने की मुद्रा, दुबक के बैठना

pane - फलक

He was so extremely calm, that I began to indulge in the eccentric hope of hearing something explanatory of the famous affair from his point of view.

eccentric - सनकी, विचित्र

explanatory - व्याख्यात्मक, बोधक

Why I longed to go grubbing into the deplorable details of an occurrence which, after all, concerned me no more than as a member of an obscure body of men held together by a community of inglorious toil and by fidelity to a certain standard of conduct, I can't explain. You may call it an unhealthy curiosity if you like; but I have a distinct notion I wished to find something.

grubbing - खाना, सूंड़ी, खोजना, सादा भोजन

inglorious - शर्मनाक, अकीर्तिकर

unhealthy - अस्वस्थ, असाधारण, अस्वास्थ्यकर

Perhaps, unconsciously, I hoped I would find that something, some profound and redeeming cause, some merciful explanation, some convincing shadow of an excuse.

unconsciously - अनजाने में, अनजाने में

redeeming - पूरा करना, मुक्ति दिलाना, मुक्त करना, चुकाना, क्षति पूर्ति करना

merciful - दयालु, सौभाग्यपूर्ण

I see well enough now that I hoped for the impossible-for the laying of what is the most obstinate ghost of man's creation, of the uneasy doubt uprising like a mist, secret and gnawing like a worm, and more chilling than the certitude of death-the doubt of the sovereign power enthroned in a fixed standard of conduct.

most obstinate - सबसे अटल

uneasy - व्याकुल

uprising - विद्रोह, बग़ावत, (uprise)

gnawing - चिंताजनक, (gnaw), कुतरना

chilling - डरावना, डर से कँपकँपा देने वाला

enthroned - गद्दी पर बैठाना, राजगद्दी देना

It is the hardest thing to stumble against; it is the thing that breeds yelling panics and good little quiet villainies; it's the true shadow of calamity. Did I believe in a miracle? and why did I desire it so ardently?

villainies - बदमाशी, खलनायकत्व

calamity - आपदा, मुसीबत, आफ़त

ardently - प्रबल रूप से, उत्कटता से, प्रबल रूप से

Was it for my own sake that I wished to find some shadow of an excuse for that young fellow whom I had never seen before, but whose appearance alone added a touch of personal concern to the thoughts suggested by the knowledge of his weakness-made it a thing of mystery and terror-like a hint of a destructive fate ready for us all whose youth-in its day-had resembled his youth?

I fear that such was the secret motive of my prying. I was, and no mistake, looking for a miracle. The only thing that at this distance of time strikes me as miraculous is the extent of my imbecility. I positively hoped to obtain from that battered and shady invalid some exorcism against the ghost of doubt.

prying - ताक झाँक करने वाला, ताक झाँक की आदत

miraculous - चमत्कारी, चमत्कारपूर्ण

shady - छायादार/छायामय, नीच, छायादार, कुत्सित/नीच, ग़ैरकानूनी

invalid - अविधिमान्य, अमान्य

exorcism - झाड़ फूँक

I must have been pretty desperate too, for, without loss of time, after a few indifferent and friendly sentences which he answered with languid readiness, just as any decent sick man would do, I produced the word Patna wrapped up in a delicate question as in a wisp of floss silk.

floss - दाँत साफ करने का धागा, सिल्क का धागा

I was delicate selfishly; I did not want to startle him; I had no solicitude for him; I was not furious with him and sorry for him: his experience was of no importance, his redemption would have had no point for me. He had grown old in minor iniquities, and could no longer inspire aversion or pity. He repeated Patna?

selfishly - स्वार्थी ढंग से, स्वार्थी ढंग से

startle - चकित, चौंक जाना, चौंकाना, चौंका देना

solicitude - चिंता, ख्याल

redemption - मुक्ति, विमोचन, द्रव्य जो छुड़ाने के हेतु दिया जावे, निष्क्रय

grown old - बूढ़ा हो गया

iniquities - दुष्टता, अनैतिकता, अन्याय

aversion - घृणा

interrogatively, seemed to make a short effort of memory, and said: "Quite right. I am an old stager out here. I saw her go down." I made ready to vent my indignation at such a stupid lie, when he added smoothly, "She was full of reptiles."

interrogatively - जिज्ञसापूर्वक

vent - छिद्र

reptiles - कीड़ा, सरीसृप, रेंगनेवाला

'This made me pause. What did he mean? The unsteady phantom of terror behind his glassy eyes seemed to stand still and look into mine wistfully. "They turned me out of my bunk in the middle watch to look at her sinking," he pursued in a reflective tone. His voice sounded alarmingly strong all at once. I was sorry for my folly.

unsteady - अनियमित, अस्थिर, चंचल, असंतुलित, अस्थिर कर/चंचल कर, अस्तब्ध

wistfully - उत्कंठापूर्वक, उत्कंठा से

reflective - विचारमग्न, परावर्तक

alarmingly - ख़तरनाक ढंग से, भयप्रदता से

folly - मूर्खता, फ़ली, ignorance

There was no snowy-winged coif of a nursing sister to be seen flitting in the perspective of the ward; but away in the middle of a long row of empty iron bedsteads an accident case from some ship in the Roads sat up brown and gaunt with a white bandage set rakishly on the forehead. Suddenly my interesting invalid shot out an arm thin like a tentacle and clawed my shoulder.

snowy - हिमाच्छादित, हिम श्वेत, बर्फ़ानी, बर्फ़ जैसा सफ़ेद, हिम श्वेत

coif - कोईफ

flitting - फ्लिटिंग, (flit) फ्लिटिंग

bedsteads - पलँग का फ़्रेम्, चारपाई

gaunt - भूखा रहकर दुबला होना, सूखा हुआ, बदसूरत, सूखा हुआ, मरियल

bandage - पट्टी, पट्टा

rakishly - लापरवाही से, असावधानतः, लापरवाही से, ध्यानहीनतः

tentacle - शिकंजा, स्पर्शक, पहुँच

clawed - खरोंचना, पंजा मारना, पंजा, सॅड़सी, पंजा छैनीई, पंजा मारना

"Only my eyes were good enough to see. I am famous for my eyesight. That's why they called me, I expect. None of them was quick enough to see her go, but they saw that she was gone right enough, and sang out together-like this." . . . A wolfish howl searched the very recesses of my soul. "Oh! make 'im dry up," whined the accident case irritably.

eyesight - नज़र

wolfish - भेड़िये जैसा

howl - चिल्लाना, चिल्लाहट, जोर से चीखना, विलाप करना, हुआ हुआ करना

whined - व्हिन, व्हिन शैल

irritably - चिडचिड से, चिड़चिड़े ढंग से, गुस्सा दिलाने की हद तक

"You don't believe me, I suppose," went on the other, with an air of ineffable conceit. "I tell you there are no such eyes as mine this side of the Persian Gulf. Look under the bed."

ineffable - अनिर्वचनीय, अकथनीय, अवर्णनीय

conceit - घमण्ड, हास्योक्ति, गुमान

Persian - फारसी भाषा या फारसी{निवासी}, फारसी भाषा, ईरानी, पर्शिया का

Gulf - खाड़ी, खलीज, उपसागर

'Of course I stooped instantly. I defy anybody not to have done so. "What can you see?" he asked. "Nothing," I said, feeling awfully ashamed of myself. He scrutinised my face with wild and withering contempt. "Just so," he said, "but if I were to look I could see-there's no eyes like mine, I tell you.

stooped - झुक कर खड़ा होना, झुकना, नीचे गिरना, झुकाव, झपट्टा मारना

scrutinised - बारीकी से देखना, बारीकी से देखना, जाँचना

withering - तिरस्कारपूर्ण, विध्वंसकारी, अवज्ञापूर्ण

" Again he clawed, pulling at me downwards in his eagerness to relieve himself by a confidential communication. "Millions of pink toads. There's no eyes like mine. Millions of pink toads. It's worse than seeing a ship sink. I could look at sinking ships and smoke my pipe all day long. Why don't they give me back my pipe? I would get a smoke while I watched these toads. The ship was full of them.

eagerness - उत्सुकता, औत्सुक्य, तत्परता

toads - भेक, घृणित[आदमी], मेंढक

They've got to be watched, you know." He winked facetiously.

winked - टिमटिमाना, आँख मारना, आँख झपकना, पलक झपकना, आँख झुकाना

facetiously - मज़ाक में, मज़ाक में

The perspiration dripped on him off my head, my drill coat clung to my wet back: the afternoon breeze swept impetuously over the row of bedsteads, the stiff folds of curtains stirred perpendicularly, rattling on brass rods, the covers of empty beds blew about noiselessly near the bare floor all along the line, and I shivered to the very marrow.

perspiration - पसीना, स्वेद

dripped - टपकाना, ड्रिप, टपकना, टपक, चूना, टपकना या टपकाना, नीरश, रिसकन

breeze - मन्द समीर

impetuously - जल्दबाज़ी से, जल्दबाज़ी से

perpendicularly - in a perpendicular manner

rattling - बहुत, अद्भुत, सुखदायी, तेज़, (rattle)

shivered - कम्पन, कँपकँअपी, काँपना

marrow - मज्जा

The soft wind of the tropics played in that naked ward as bleak as a winter's gale in an old barn at home. "Don't you let him start his hollering, mister," hailed from afar the accident case in a distressed angry shout that came ringing between the walls like a quavering call down a tunnel. The clawing hand hauled at my shoulder; he leered at me knowingly.

bleak - सर्द

barn - खलिहान

hollering - जोर से चिल्लाना, चिल्लाना

afar - बहुत दूर तक, दूर से/दूर पर

ringing - गुंजायमान, गुंजायमानअ, (ring) गुंजायमान

quavering - काँपता हुआ, (quaver)

clawing - खरोंचना, पंजा मारना, पंजा, सॅड़सी, पंजा छैनीई, पंजा मारना

hauled - ढोना, जाल में फँसी हुई मछलियों की राशि, प्राप्त वस्तु

leered - बुरी नज़र से देखना, बुरी नज़र से देखना, कुदृष्टि डालना

knowingly - जानकर

"The ship was full of them, you know, and we had to clear out on the strict Q.T.," he whispered with extreme rapidity. "All pink. All pink-as big as mastiffs, with an eye on the top of the head and claws all round their ugly mouths. Ough! Ough!

rapidity - शीघ्रता, तेजी

mastiffs - मैस्टिफ़

claws - खरोंचना, पंजा मारना, पंजा, सॅड़सी, पंजा छैनीई, पंजा मारना

" Quick jerks as of galvanic shocks disclosed under the flat coverlet the outlines of meagre and agitated legs; he let go my shoulder and reached after something in the air; his body trembled tensely like a released harp-string; and while I looked down, the spectral horror in him broke through his glassy gaze.

jerks - झटकना, झटका, मूर्ख, झटके से खींचना, आघात, मुर्ख, धक्का/झटका

galvanic - प्रेरक, रसायनिक क्रिया द्वारा उत्पन्न विद्युत, अचानक और नाटकीय

coverlet - चादर

tensely - बेचैनी से, बेचैनी से, तनावपूर्ण ढंग से

harp - वीणा

Instantly his face of an old soldier, with its noble and calm outlines, became decomposed before my eyes by the corruption of stealthy cunning, of an abominable caution and of desperate fear. He restrained a cry-"Ssh! what are they doing now down there?

decomposed - अपघटन, सड़ना, अपघटित हो जाना

stealthy - छिप कर आने वाला, चोरी से किया गया, दबा दबा

cunning - चालाक

abominable - घटिया, नृशंस, भद्दा, घृणित, घिनौना, बीभत्स, ख़राब

restrained - रोकना, नियन्ट्रित करना, स्वतंत्रता का हनन करना, अंकुश /रोक लगाना

" he asked, pointing to the floor with fantastic precautions of voice and gesture, whose meaning, borne upon my mind in a lurid flash, made me very sick of my cleverness. "They are all asleep," I answered, watching him narrowly. That was it. That's what he wanted to hear; these were the exact words that could calm him. He drew a long breath. "Ssh! Quiet, steady. I am an old stager out here.

precautions - गर्भनिरोधक उपाय, एहतियात, सावधानी, पूर्वोपाय

lurid - भड़कीला, सनसनीखेज़

cleverness - होशियारी, चुस्ती

narrowly - बारीकी से, ज़रा सा, ज़रा सा, संकीर्णतापूर्वक, सकराई से

I know them brutes. Bash in the head of the first that stirs. There's too many of them, and she won't swim more than ten minutes." He panted again. "Hurry up," he yelled suddenly, and went on in a steady scream: "They are all awake-millions of them. They are trampling on me! Wait! Oh, wait! I'll smash them in heaps like flies. Wait for me! Help! H-e-elp!

brutes - भावशून्य मनुष्य, पाशविक, पशु, जानवर, क्रूर/निर्दय, कठोर/निर्दयी

Bash - प्रहार

she won't - वह नहीं करेगा।

panted - एक छोटा श्वास, पैंट, भारी साँस, भारी साँस, हाँफना, पेंट

trampling - अवमर्दन, (trample)

in heaps - बहुत सारे

" An interminable and sustained howl completed my discomfiture. I saw in the distance the accident case raise deplorably both his hands to his bandaged head; a dresser, aproned to the chin showed himself in the vista of the ward, as if seen in the small end of a telescope.

interminable - अनंतकालीन, अनन्त

discomfiture - व्याकुलता

deplorably - बुरी तरह से, दुःखद ढंग से, दुःखद ढंग से

bandaged - पट्टी लगाना, पट्टी, पट्टी बाँधना, पट्टी लगाना, बैन्डेज़

aproned - एप्रन, पेटबन्द, पिटवा

vista - परिदृश्य, वीथी, तरुपंक्ति का दृश्य

telescope - दूरबीन

I confessed myself fairly routed, and without more ado, stepping out through one of the long windows, escaped into the outside gallery. The howl pursued me like a vengeance. I turned into a deserted landing, and suddenly all became very still and quiet around me, and I descended the bare and shiny staircase in a silence that enabled me to compose my distracted thoughts.

ado - विना समय व्यर्थ किये हुए

vengeance - प्रतिशोध, बदला, प्रतिहिंसा

staircase - सीढ़ी, सोपान

Down below I met one of the resident surgeons who was crossing the courtyard and stopped me. "Been to see your man, Captain? I think we may let him go to-morrow. These fools have no notion of taking care of themselves, though. I say, we've got the chief engineer of that pilgrim ship here. A curious case. D.T.'s of the worst kind.

courtyard - आंगन

He has been drinking hard in that Greek's or Italian's grog-shop for three days. What can you expect? Four bottles of that kind of brandy a day, I am told. Wonderful, if true. Sheeted with boiler-iron inside I should think. The head, ah! the head, of course, gone, but the curious part is there's some sort of method in his raving. I am trying to find out.

Greek - यूनानी, ग्रीक

boiler - बयलर, वाष्‍पयँत्र, देगची, भट्टी, पतीला, पतेल्, पिठर

raving - एकदम, प्रलापी, प्रलापी असाधारण, (rave) एकदम

Most unusual-that thread of logic in such a delirium. Traditionally he ought to see snakes, but he doesn't. Good old tradition's at a discount nowadays. Eh! His-er-visions are batrachian. Ha! ha! No, seriously, I never remember being so interested in a case of jim-jams before. He ought to be dead, don't you know, after such a festive experiment. Oh! he is a tough object.

delirium - उन्माद, सन्निपात, उन्मत्तता, विक्षिप्तता

er - हिचकिचाहट

batrachian - महिषी

ha - एच ए, ओह!, एच ए, हा

festive - उत्सव क्, उल्लासमय, उत्सवी, उत्सव क्, उत्सव संबंधी/परसत्र

Four-and-twenty years of the tropics too. You ought really to take a peep at him. Noble-looking old boozer. Most extraordinary man I ever met-medically, of course. Won't you?"

peep - झांकना

boozer - पियक्कड़

medically - चिकित्साशास्त्र के अनुसार, चिकित्साशास्त्र के अनुसार

'I have been all along exhibiting the usual polite signs of interest, but now assuming an air of regret I murmured of want of time, and shook hands in a hurry. "I say," he cried after me; "he can't attend that inquiry. Is his evidence material, you think?"

murmured - बड़बड़ाना, सरसराहट, बड़बड़ाहट, सरसराना

'"Not in the least," I called back from the gateway.'


'The authorities were evidently of the same opinion. The inquiry was not adjourned. It was held on the appointed day to satisfy the law, and it was well attended because of its human interest, no doubt. There was no incertitude as to facts-as to the one material fact, I mean.

evidently - स्पष्ट रूप से, स्पष्ट रूप से

adjourned - स्थानांतरितना, स्थगित करना, चला जाना, कुछ समय के लिए रोकना

appointed day - निर्धारित दिन

incertitude - संदिग्धता

How the Patna came by her hurt it was impossible to find out; the court did not expect to find out; and in the whole audience there was not a man who cared. Yet, as I've told you, all the sailors in the port attended, and the waterside business was fully represented.

Whether they knew it or not, the interest that drew them here was purely psychological-the expectation of some essential disclosure as to the strength, the power, the horror, of human emotions. Naturally nothing of the kind could be disclosed.

The examination of the only man able and willing to face it was beating futilely round the well-known fact, and the play of questions upon it was as instructive as the tapping with a hammer on an iron box, were the object to find out what's inside. However, an official inquiry could not be any other thing. Its object was not the fundamental why, but the superficial how, of this affair.

hammer - हथौड़ा, (ham)

superficial - सतही

'The young chap could have told them, and, though that very thing was the thing that interested the audience, the questions put to him necessarily led him away from what to me, for instance, would have been the only truth worth knowing. You can't expect the constituted authorities to inquire into the state of a man's soul-or is it only of his liver?

inquire - पूछना, पता लगाना, छानबीन करना, प्रश्न पूछना, पूछ ताछ करना

Their business was to come down upon the consequences, and frankly, a casual police magistrate and two nautical assessors are not much good for anything else. I don't mean to imply these fellows were stupid. The magistrate was very patient. One of the assessors was a sailing-ship skipper with a reddish beard, and of a pious disposition. Brierly was the other. Big Brierly.

sailing-ship - (sailing-ship) सेलिंग शिप

reddish - रक्तिम, कुछ रक्त वर्ण

disposition - प्रवृत्ति, प्रबंध, स्थिति, स्वभाव, प्रकृति

Some of you must have heard of Big Brierly-the captain of the crack ship of the Blue Star line. That's the man.

'He seemed consumedly bored by the honour thrust upon him. He had never in his life made a mistake, never had an accident, never a mishap, never a check in his steady rise, and he seemed to be one of those lucky fellows who know nothing of indecision, much less of self-mistrust.

thrust - आक्रमण, बल, ठेलना, मुख्य विषय, कटाक्ष, हथियार की नोक से वार

mishap - दुर्घटना

steady rise - स्थिर उठाव

indecision - अनिश्चय, हिचकिचाहट

mistrust - संदेह, अविश्‍वास

At thirty-two he had one of the best commands going in the Eastern trade-and, what's more, he thought a lot of what he had. There was nothing like it in the world, and I suppose if you had asked him point-blank he would have confessed that in his opinion there was not such another commander. The choice had fallen upon the right man.

The rest of mankind that did not command the sixteen-knot steel steamer Ossa were rather poor creatures. He had saved lives at sea, had rescued ships in distress, had a gold chronometer presented to him by the underwriters, and a pair of binoculars with a suitable inscription from some foreign Government, in commemoration of these services. He was acutely aware of his merits and of his rewards.

mankind - मानवता, आदमज़ाद, मानवजाति

knot - गांठ

chronometer - device for measuring time

underwriters - बीमाकर्ता, जहाज़ी बीमाकर्ता, बीमा कंपनी, बीमा कंपनी

binoculars - दूरबीन, द्विनेत्र

inscription - शिलालेख

commemoration - स्मृति, स्मरणोत्सव, उत्सव, कीर्ति गान, मानता

acutely - बहुत ही, बहुत ही तेज़ीसे, तीक्ष्णता से, तीक्ष्णता से

I liked him well enough, though some I know-meek, friendly men at that-couldn't stand him at any price. I haven't the slightest doubt he considered himself vastly my superior-indeed, had you been Emperor of East and West, you could not have ignored your inferiority in his presence-but I couldn't get up any real sentiment of offence.

meek - दब्बू, विनम्र, डरपोक, अहंकाररहित व्यक्ति, कातर

vastly - बहुत अधिक, बड़े रूप से

Emperor - सम्राट, महाराजा, क़ैसर, कैसर

inferiority - हीनता

He did not despise me for anything I could help, for anything I was-don't you know?

despise - उपेक्षा करना

I was a negligible quantity simply because I was not the fortunate man of the earth, not Montague Brierly in command of the Ossa, not the owner of an inscribed gold chronometer and of silver-mounted binoculars testifying to the excellence of my seamanship and to my indomitable pluck; not possessed of an acute sense of my merits and of my rewards, besides the love and worship of a black retriever, the most wonderful of its kind-for never was such a man loved thus by such a dog. No doubt, to have all this forced upon you was exasperating enough; but when I reflected that I was associated in these fatal disadvantages with twelve hundred millions of other more or less human beings, I found I could bear my share of his good-natured and contemptuous pity for the sake of something indefinite and attractive in the man. I have never defined to myself this attraction, but there were moments when I envied him. The sting of life could do no more to his complacent soul than the scratch of a pin to the smooth face of a rock. This was enviable. As I looked at him, flanking on one side the unassuming pale-faced magistrate who presided at the inquiry, his self-satisfaction presented to me and to the world a surface as hard as granite. He committed suicide very soon after.

negligible - तुच्छ, नगण्य

inscribed - छापना, उत्किर्ण करना

seamanship - नाविक कला, नाविक कला

indomitable - अदम्य

pluck - बचाना, साहस, साहसअ, ओचना, नोचना, खींचना, तोडना

retriever - a type of dog

exasperating - उत्तेजित करना, उत्तेजित करना, बढ़ा देना, भड़काना

beings - जीवन, स्वभाव, प्राणी, अस्तित्व, जीव, जीविका, किसी का स्वभाव

good-natured - (good-natured) अच्छे स्वभाव

contemptuous - तिरस्कारपूर्ण, अवज्ञाकारी

indefinite - अनिश्चित, संदेहास्पद, अनिश्चित कालीन, अनिश्चित कालीन

envied - ईर्ष्या, ईर्ष्या करना, जलन, ईर्ष्या करना, jealousy

sting - डंक, दंश

complacent - आत्मसन्तुष्ट, आत्मसंतुष्ट

enviable - ईर्षा के योग्य, स्पृहणीय

flanking - मकान का किनारा, बीच में, बगल{जानवर के}, फौज का बगली भाग

unassuming - निरहंकारी

granite - ग्रेनाइट

'No wonder Jim's case bored him, and while I thought with something akin to fear of the immensity of his contempt for the young man under examination, he was probably holding silent inquiry into his own case. The verdict must have been of unmitigated guilt, and he took the secret of the evidence with him in that leap into the sea.

akin - समान, सदृश

unmitigated - पूरा, अप्रशमित

If I understand anything of men, the matter was no doubt of the gravest import, one of those trifles that awaken ideas-start into life some thought with which a man unused to such a companionship finds it impossible to live. I am in a position to know that it wasn't money, and it wasn't drink, and it wasn't woman.

trifles - क्षुद्र धनराशि, छोटी सी बात, निरर्थक समय बर्बाद करना

awaken - उठाना, जगाना, जागना, जागृत करना, जागृत करना

unused - खाली, अनभ्यस्त, इस्तेमाल न किया हुआ, अप्रयुक्त, ताज़ा, अव्यवह्रत

companionship - साथ, संगति

He jumped overboard at sea barely a week after the end of the inquiry, and less than three days after leaving port on his outward passage; as though on that exact spot in the midst of waters he had suddenly perceived the gates of the other world flung open wide for his reception.

'Yet it was not a sudden impulse. His grey-headed mate, a first-rate sailor and a nice old chap with strangers, but in his relations with his commander the surliest chief officer I've ever seen, would tell the story with tears in his eyes. It appears that when he came on deck in the morning Brierly had been writing in the chart-room.

impulse - आवेग

first-rate - (first-rate) प्रथम रेट

surliest - बदमिजाज़, खिन्न, चिड़चिड़ा

"It was ten minutes to four," he said, "and the middle watch was not relieved yet of course. He heard my voice on the bridge speaking to the second mate, and called me in. I was loth to go, and that's the truth, Captain Marlow-I couldn't stand poor Captain Brierly, I tell you with shame; we never know what a man is made of.

loth - लोथ

He had been promoted over too many heads, not counting my own, and he had a damnable trick of making you feel small, nothing but by the way he said 'Good morning.'I never addressed him, sir, but on matters of duty, and then it was as much as I could do to keep a civil tongue in my head." (He flattered himself there.

damnable - बेकार

flattered - चापलूसी करना, रौशन होना[करना], खुश होना

I often wondered how Brierly could put up with his manners for more than half a voyage.) "I've a wife and children," he went on, "and I had been ten years in the Company, always expecting the next command-more fool I. Says he, just like this: 'Come in here, Mr. Jones,'in that swagger voice of his-'Come in here, Mr. Jones.'In I went.

swagger - अकड़ चलना, डींग मारना, शेखी बघारना

'We'll lay down her position,'says he, stooping over the chart, a pair of dividers in hand. By the standing orders, the officer going off duty would have done that at the end of his watch. However, I said nothing, and looked on while he marked off the ship's position with a tiny cross and wrote the date and the time. I can see him this moment writing his neat figures: seventeen, eight, four A.M.

stooping - झुक कर खड़ा होना, झुकना, नीचे गिरना, झुकाव, झपट्टा मारना

standing orders - स्थायी आदेश

The year would be written in red ink at the top of the chart. He never used his charts more than a year, Captain Brierly didn't. I've the chart now. When he had done he stands looking down at the mark he had made and smiling to himself, then looks up at me. 'Thirty-two miles more as she goes,'says he, 'and then we shall be clear, and you may alter the course twenty degrees to the southward.'

southward - दक्षिण की ओर, दक्षिण दिशा, दक्षिणी

'"We were passing to the north of the Hector Bank that voyage. I said, 'All right, sir,'wondering what he was fussing about, since I had to call him before altering the course anyhow. Just then eight bells were struck: we came out on the bridge, and the second mate before going off mentions in the usual way-'Seventy-one on the log.'Captain Brierly looks at the compass and then all round.

Hector - धमकाना, धौंस देना, डराना धमकाना

fussing - परेशान करना, चिंतित होना, हड़बड़ी, गलतफहमी, झंझट, हंगामा

It was dark and clear, and all the stars were out as plain as on a frosty night in high latitudes. Suddenly he says with a sort of a little sigh: 'I am going aft, and shall set the log at zero for you myself, so that there can be no mistake. Thirty-two miles more on this course and then you are safe. Let's see-the correction on the log is six per cent.

frosty - रूखा, बहुत ठंडा, तुषाराच्छादित, बहुत ठण्डा, बहुत ठंडा

latitudes - अक्षांश

additive; say, then, thirty by the dial to run, and you may come twenty degrees to starboard at once. No use losing any distance-is there?'I had never heard him talk so much at a stretch, and to no purpose as it seemed to me. I said nothing. He went down the ladder, and the dog, that was always at his heels whenever he moved, night or day, followed, sliding nose first, after him.

additive - योगात्मक, योज्य, योगज

dial - मिलाना

I heard his boot-heels tap, tap on the after-deck, then he stopped and spoke to the dog-'Go back, Rover. On the bridge, boy! Go on-get.'Then he calls out to me from the dark, 'Shut that dog up in the chart-room, Mr. Jones-will you?'

Rover - घूमने वाला, घुमक्कड़

'"This was the last time I heard his voice, Captain Marlow. These are the last words he spoke in the hearing of any living human being, sir." At this point the old chap's voice got quite unsteady. "He was afraid the poor brute would jump after him, don't you see?" he pursued with a quaver. "Yes, Captain Marlow. He set the log for me; he-would you believe it?-he put a drop of oil in it too.

brute - वहशी

quaver - कंपन, गिटकिरी भरना, काँपना

There was the oil-feeder where he left it near by. The boat-swain's mate got the hose along aft to wash down at half-past five; by-and-by he knocks off and runs up on the bridge-'Will you please come aft, Mr. Jones,'he says. 'There's a funny thing. I don't like to touch it.'It was Captain Brierly's gold chronometer watch carefully hung under the rail by its chain.

feeder - सहायक, खाद्यार्थ पोषित, संभरक, मशीन में सामान पहुंचाने वाली

near by - आस पास

Swain - प्रेमी, नौजवान प्रेम

hose - नली

knocks off - कोंकण कर देता है

'"As soon as my eyes fell on it something struck me, and I knew, sir. My legs got soft under me. It was as if I had seen him go over; and I could tell how far behind he was left too. The taffrail-log marked eighteen miles and three-quarters, and four iron belaying-pins were missing round the mainmast. Put them in his pockets to help him down, I suppose; but, Lord!

mainmast - mainmast

what's four iron pins to a powerful man like Captain Brierly. Maybe his confidence in himself was just shook a bit at the last.

That's the only sign of fluster he gave in his whole life, I should think; but I am ready to answer for him, that once over he did not try to swim a stroke, the same as he would have had pluck enough to keep up all day long on the bare chance had he fallen overboard accidentally. Yes, sir. He was second to none-if he said so himself, as I heard him once.

fluster - घबरा देना, घबड़ाना, घबड़ाहट

He had written two letters in the middle watch, one to the Company and the other to me. He gave me a lot of instructions as to the passage-I had been in the trade before he was out of his time-and no end of hints as to my conduct with our people in Shanghai, so that I should keep the command of the Ossa.

He wrote like a father would to a favourite son, Captain Marlow, and I was five-and-twenty years his senior and had tasted salt water before he was fairly breeched.

breeched - पेंदा, नालपृष्ठ

In his letter to the owners-it was left open for me to see-he said that he had always done his duty by them-up to that moment-and even now he was not betraying their confidence, since he was leaving the ship to as competent a seaman as could be found-meaning me, sir, meaning me!

owners - मालिक, स्तामी

He told them that if the last act of his life didn't take away all his credit with them, they would give weight to my faithful service and to his warm recommendation, when about to fill the vacancy made by his death. And much more like this, sir. I couldn't believe my eyes.

last act - अंतिम क्रिया

vacancy - खाली जगह, अवकाश, खाली स्थान, शून्यता, खाली कमरा, रिक्त पद

It made me feel queer all over," went on the old chap, in great perturbation, and squashing something in the corner of his eye with the end of a thumb as broad as a spatula. "You would think, sir, he had jumped overboard only to give an unlucky man a last show to get on.

perturbation - अशांति

squashing - ठसाठस, दबाना, तिरस्कार करना, ठूँसना, शरबत, कुचल देना, पिचकाना

spatula - जीभ दबाने का औजार, चपटे फल वाली लेपनी

unlucky - अशुभ, अभागा/दुखी/मंदभाग्य, दुर्भाग्यशाली, अवलक्ष्य

What with the shock of him going in this awful rash way, and thinking myself a made man by that chance, I was nearly off my chump for a week. But no fear. The captain of the Pelion was shifted into the Ossa-came aboard in Shanghai-a little popinjay, sir, in a grey check suit, with his hair parted in the middle. 'Aw-I am-aw-your new captain, Mister-Mister-aw-Jones.

rash - अतिशीघ्र

chump - मूर्ख

popinjay - पॉपिनजे

'He was drowned in scent-fairly stunk with it, Captain Marlow. I dare say it was the look I gave him that made him stammer. He mumbled something about my natural disappointment-I had better know at once that his chief officer got the promotion to the Pelion-he had nothing to do with it, of course-supposed the office knew best-sorry. . . .

scent - गंध

stunk - बदबू, दुर्गंध, दुर्गंध आना, बदबू मारना, दुर्गंध आना

stammer - हकलाना, लड़खड़ाना, हँकलाना, हिकलाना

Says I, 'Don't you mind old Jones, sir; dam'his soul, he's used to it.'I could see directly I had shocked his delicate ear, and while we sat at our first tiffin together he began to find fault in a nasty manner with this and that in the ship. I never heard such a voice out of a Punch and Judy show.

find fault - गलती ढूंढना

I set my teeth hard, and glued my eyes to my plate, and held my peace as long as I could; but at last I had to say something. Up he jumps tiptoeing, ruffling all his pretty plumes, like a little fighting-cock. 'You'll find you have a different person to deal with than the late Captain Brierly.''I've found it,'says I, very glum, but pretending to be mighty busy with my steak.

glued - लगाना, सरेश लगाना, सरेश, सरेस से चिपकाना, चिपके रहना, सरेस

tiptoeing - पंजा, दबे पाँव चलना, पाँव की अंगुली के बल चल, पंजों के बल चलना

ruffling - झुकाव, (ruffle) झुकाव

plumes - पंख, पर, पर से बनाया हुआ आभरण

cock - मुर्गा

glum - अप्रसन्न

mighty - शक्तिशाली, बहुत, प्रबल, तेजस्वी, बलशाली, जोरदार, आकर्षक, ताकतवर

steak - स्टेक

'You are an old ruffian, Mister-aw-Jones; and what's more, you are known for an old ruffian in the employ,'he squeaks at me. The damned bottle-washers stood about listening with their mouths stretched from ear to ear. 'I may be a hard case,'answers I, 'but I ain't so far gone as to put up with the sight of you sitting in Captain Brierly's chair.'With that I lay down my knife and fork.

ruffian - बदमाश, गुंडा, गुण्डा

washers - वाशर, धोनेवाला, वाशिंग मशीन, धोने वाला, वाशिंग मशीन

stood about - लगभग ही खड़े थे

'You would like to sit in it yourself-that's where the shoe pinches,'he sneers. I left the saloon, got my rags together, and was on the quay with all my dunnage about my feet before the stevedores had turned to again. Yes. Adrift-on shore-after ten years'service-and with a poor woman and four children six thousand miles off depending on my half-pay for every mouthful they ate. Yes, sir!

pinches - काटना, चुराना, चिकोटी काटना, चोरी करना, चुभना, चिकोटी, चुटकी भर

sneers - व्यंग्योक्ति, हँसी उड़ाना, व्यंग्यात्मक मुस्कान, उपहास करना

dunnage - material, often wood

stevedores - ज़हाज़ से माल उतारने चढ़ाने वाला मज़दूर

adrift - पीछे, ढीला, तैरता हुआ, इधर उधर बहते हुए, इधर उधर बहता हुआ

mouthful - कौर/ग्रास

I chucked it rather than hear Captain Brierly abused. He left me his night-glasses-here they are; and he wished me to take care of the dog-here he is. Hallo, Rover, poor boy. Where's the captain, Rover?" The dog looked up at us with mournful yellow eyes, gave one desolate bark, and crept under the table.

chucked - निकाल देना, चक, गोमांस का लोथड़ा, बेपरवाह फेंकना, छोड़ देना

Hallo - हैलो

desolate - सुनसान, निर्जन, वीरान

bark - भों-भों की आवाज

'All this was taking place, more than two years afterwards, on board that nautical ruin the Fire-Queen this Jones had got charge of-quite by a funny accident, too-from Matherson-mad Matherson they generally called him-the same who used to hang out in Hai-phong, you know, before the occupation days. The old chap snuffled on-

snuffled - नाक सुड़कना, सूँ सूँ, नकियाना/नाक से बोलना, सूँघना

'"Ay, sir, Captain Brierly will be remembered here, if there's no other place on earth. I wrote fully to his father and did not get a word in reply-neither Thank you, nor Go to the devil!-nothing! Perhaps they did not want to know."

'The sight of that watery-eyed old Jones mopping his bald head with a red cotton handkerchief, the sorrowing yelp of the dog, the squalor of that fly-blown cuddy which was the only shrine of his memory, threw a veil of inexpressibly mean pathos over Brierly's remembered figure, the posthumous revenge of fate for that belief in his own splendour which had almost cheated his life of its legitimate terrors. Almost! Perhaps wholly. Who can tell what flattering view he had induced himself to take of his own suicide?

watery - आबी

mopping - मप, पुचारा, पोछा, पोछना

bald - गंजा

handkerchief - रूमाल

sorrowing - दुःखी, (sorrow), दुःख, उदासी, शोक, ग़म

yelp - चीखना, चीकना

squalor - गंदगी, गन्दगी

cuddy - कुडी

shrine - मन्दिर, दरगाह

veil - घूँघट

inexpressibly - अकथनीय रूप से, अवर्णनीयता से, अकथनीय रूप से

pathos - करुण रस, कारुणिकता, करुण रस

posthumous - मरणोत्तर, मरणोपरांत, मरणोपरान्त प्रकाशीत

flattering - चापलूसी करना, रौशन होना[करना], खुश होना

'"Why did he commit the rash act, Captain Marlow-can you think?" asked Jones, pressing his palms together. "Why? It beats me! Why?" He slapped his low and wrinkled forehead. "If he had been poor and old and in debt-and never a show-or else mad. But he wasn't of the kind that goes mad, not he. You trust me. What a mate don't know about his skipper isn't worth knowing.

wrinkled - सिकोड़ना, छोटी मोटी समस्या, सिलवट, झुर्री, सिकुड जाना, युक्ति

Young, healthy, well off, no cares. . . . I sit here sometimes thinking, thinking, till my head fairly begins to buzz. There was some reason."

buzz - गूँज, मार्ग में बाधा डालना, माहौल, भनभनाना, रोमांच, कोलाहल

'"You may depend on it, Captain Jones," said I, "it wasn't anything that would have disturbed much either of us two," I said; and then, as if a light had been flashed into the muddle of his brain, poor old Jones found a last word of amazing profundity. He blew his nose, nodding at me dolefully: "Ay, ay! neither you nor I, sir, had ever thought so much of ourselves."

muddle - अस्तव्यस्तता, गड़बड़ाना, उलझन, घपला, गड़बड़, गलती करना

profundity - गहनता, गंभीरता, गहराई, अगाध ज्ञान की बात, अगाध ज्ञान की बात

dolefully - खिन्नतापूर्वक

'Of course the recollection of my last conversation with Brierly is tinged with the knowledge of his end that followed so close upon it. I spoke with him for the last time during the progress of the inquiry. It was after the first adjournment, and he came up with me in the street.

recollection - स्मरण, स्मरण शक्ति, याद, स्मृति, यादाश्त

tinged - झलक, भर देना, रंग देना, हल्का सा पुट, आभा, हल्का सा रंग चढ़ाना

adjournment - अवकाश, स्थगन, कार्यस्थगन

He was in a state of irritation, which I noticed with surprise, his usual behaviour when he condescended to converse being perfectly cool, with a trace of amused tolerance, as if the existence of his interlocutor had been a rather good joke. "They caught me for that inquiry, you see," he began, and for a while enlarged complainingly upon the inconveniences of daily attendance in court.

irritation - गुस्सा, उत्तेजना, कोप, संताप, क्रोध, जलन, क्षोभ, प्रकोपन, चिढ़

condescended to - अतिमाननी की

interlocutor - वार्तालापी

inconveniences - कष्ट देना, कष्ट देना, असुविधा, असुविधाजनक कार्य

"And goodness knows how long it will last. Three days, I suppose." I heard him out in silence; in my then opinion it was a way as good as another of putting on side. "What's the use of it? It is the stupidest set-out you can imagine," he pursued hotly. I remarked that there was no option. He interrupted me with a sort of pent-up violence. "I feel like a fool all the time." I looked up at him.

What's the use of it? - इसका क्या उपयोग है?

hotly - उत्तेजनापूर्वक, गुस्से से

pent - तीनों

This was going very far-for Brierly-when talking of Brierly. He stopped short, and seizing the lapel of my coat, gave it a slight tug. "Why are we tormenting that young chap?" he asked. This question chimed in so well to the tolling of a certain thought of mine that, with the image of the absconding renegade in my eye, I answered at once, "Hanged if I know, unless it be that he lets you.

lapel - लौट, खुले गले के कोट कालर

tormenting - पीटना, (torment), यातना, पीड़ा, कष्ट

chimed - घंटा बजाना, घंटानाद, झंकार, झंकार करना

absconding - फ़रार हो जाना, चम्पत होना, भगौड़ा, फरार होना, लापता होना

" I was astonished to see him fall into line, so to speak, with that utterance, which ought to have been tolerably cryptic. He said angrily, "Why, yes. Can't he see that wretched skipper of his has cleared out? What does he expect to happen? Nothing can save him. He's done for." We walked on in silence a few steps. "Why eat all that dirt?

astonished - ठगा सा, आश्चर्य होना, चकित करना, चकित कर देना

tolerably - ठीक ठाक, कामचलाऊ ढंग से, ठीक ठाक ढंग से

cryptic - गुप्त, रहस्यमय

wretched - दयनीय, दरिद्र, अत्यंत दुखी, घृणित, घिनौना, तकलीफ़देह, निंदनीय

" he exclaimed, with an oriental energy of expression-about the only sort of energy you can find a trace of east of the fiftieth meridian. I wondered greatly at the direction of his thoughts, but now I strongly suspect it was strictly in character: at bottom poor Brierly must have been thinking of himself.

Oriental - पूर्वी, पूर्व वासी

meridian - दोपहर

I pointed out to him that the skipper of the Patna was known to have feathered his nest pretty well, and could procure almost anywhere the means of getting away. With Jim it was otherwise: the Government was keeping him in the Sailors'Home for the time being, and probably he hadn't a penny in his pocket to bless himself with. It costs some money to run away. "Does it?

procure - प्राप्त करना, दलाली करना, जुटाना, उपलब्ध करना

Not always," he said, with a bitter laugh, and to some further remark of mine-"Well, then, let him creep twenty feet underground and stay there! By heavens! I would." I don't know why his tone provoked me, and I said, "There is a kind of courage in facing it out as he does, knowing very well that if he went away nobody would trouble to run after him." "Courage be hanged!" growled Brierly.

"That sort of courage is of no use to keep a man straight, and I don't care a snap for such courage. If you were to say it was a kind of cowardice now-of softness. I tell you what, I will put up two hundred rupees if you put up another hundred and undertake to make the beggar clear out early to-morrow morning. The fellow's a gentleman if he ain't fit to be touched-he will understand. He must!

rupees - रूपया, रुपया

beggar - याचक, भिक्षुक, भिखमंगा

This infernal publicity is too shocking: there he sits while all these confounded natives, serangs, lascars, quartermasters, are giving evidence that's enough to burn a man to ashes with shame. This is abominable. Why, Marlow, don't you think, don't you feel, that this is abominable; don't you now-come-as a seaman? If he went away all this would stop at once.

quartermasters - सेनाधिकारी, क्वार्टर मास्टर

" Brierly said these words with a most unusual animation, and made as if to reach after his pocket-book. I restrained him, and declared coldly that the cowardice of these four men did not seem to me a matter of such great importance. "And you call yourself a seaman, I suppose," he pronounced angrily. I said that's what I called myself, and I hoped I was too.

pocket-book - (pocket-book) पॉकेट बुक

He heard me out, and made a gesture with his big arm that seemed to deprive me of my individuality, to push me away into the crowd. "The worst of it," he said, "is that all you fellows have no sense of dignity; you don't think enough of what you are supposed to be."

individuality - विशिष्टता, व्यक्तित्व

'We had been walking slowly meantime, and now stopped opposite the harbour office, in sight of the very spot from which the immense captain of the Patna had vanished as utterly as a tiny feather blown away in a hurricane. I smiled. Brierly went on: "This is a disgrace.

disgrace - अपमान

We've got all kinds amongst us-some anointed scoundrels in the lot; but, hang it, we must preserve professional decency or we become no better than so many tinkers going about loose. We are trusted. Do you understand?-trusted! Frankly, I don't care a snap for all the pilgrims that ever came out of Asia, but a decent man would not have behaved like this to a full cargo of old rags in bales.

anointed - धर्मापित करना, तेलाभिषेक करना

scoundrels - बदमाश, बदमाश/दुष्ट

decency - शालीनता, शराफत

tinkers - ठीक करना, मरम्मत करना, इधर उधर करना, मरम्मत करने वाला, ठठेरा

Asia - एशिया

bales - गट्ठा, उलीचना, छटरी{पेराशूट}से उतरना, गठरी, गट्ठा बनाना

We aren't an organised body of men, and the only thing that holds us together is just the name for that kind of decency. Such an affair destroys one's confidence. A man may go pretty near through his whole sea-life without any call to show a stiff upper lip. But when the call comes . . . Aha! . . . If I . . ."

organised - आयोजित करना, योजना बनाना, संगठित करना, संगठित होना

Aha - आहा

'He broke off, and in a changed tone, "I'll give you two hundred rupees now, Marlow, and you just talk to that chap. Confound him! I wish he had never come out here. Fact is, I rather think some of my people know his. The old man's a parson, and I remember now I met him once when staying with my cousin in Essex last year. If I am not mistaken, the old chap seemed rather to fancy his sailor son.

Confound - पराजित करना, गलत साबित करना, हतबुद्धि कर देना, हक्का बक्का करना

parson - पादरी, प्रोटेस्टैंट धर्म का पादरी, प्रोटेस्टैंट धर्म का पादरी

Horrible. I can't do it myself-but you . . ."

I can't do it - मुझे यह नहीं कर सकता।

'Thus, apropos of Jim, I had a glimpse of the real Brierly a few days before he committed his reality and his sham together to the keeping of the sea. Of course I declined to meddle.

apropos - सही समय पर, के विषय में, प्रसंगानुकूल, अभिप्रायानुसार/सन्दर्भित

sham - कपट, ढोंग

meddle - काम में हस्तक्षेप करना, दखल देना, हाथ लगाना, हाथ लगाना

The tone of this last "but you" (poor Brierly couldn't help it), that seemed to imply I was no more noticeable than an insect, caused me to look at the proposal with indignation, and on account of that provocation, or for some other reason, I became positive in my mind that the inquiry was a severe punishment to that Jim, and that his facing it-practically of his own free will-was a redeeming feature in his abominable case. I hadn't been so sure of it before. Brierly went off in a huff. At the time his state of mind was more of a mystery to me than it is now.

noticeable - सुस्पष्ट, देखने योग्य

provocation - उत्तेजना, कारण, छेड़खानी, प्रकोपन

huff - हाँफना

'Next day, coming into court late, I sat by myself. Of course I could not forget the conversation I had with Brierly, and now I had them both under my eyes. The demeanour of one suggested gloomy impudence and of the other a contemptuous boredom; yet one attitude might not have been truer than the other, and I was aware that one was not true.

demeanour - आचरण

boredom - बोरियत, ऊब

Brierly was not bored-he was exasperated; and if so, then Jim might not have been impudent. According to my theory he was not. I imagined he was hopeless. Then it was that our glances met. They met, and the look he gave me was discouraging of any intention I might have had to speak to him. Upon either hypothesis-insolence or despair-I felt I could be of no use to him.

exasperated - उत्तेजित करना, उत्तेजित करना, बढ़ा देना, भड़काना

impudent - अविवेकी, अक्खड़, निर्लज्ज, अलज्ज, अशील

insolence - अक्खड़पन, धृष्टता, अविनित भाव

despair - निराशा, मायूसी

This was the second day of the proceedings. Very soon after that exchange of glances the inquiry was adjourned again to the next day. The white men began to troop out at once. Jim had been told to stand down some time before, and was able to leave amongst the first.

I saw his broad shoulders and his head outlined in the light of the door, and while I made my way slowly out talking with some one-some stranger who had addressed me casually-I could see him from within the court-room resting both elbows on the balustrade of the verandah and turning his back on the small stream of people trickling down the few steps.

balustrade - कठघरा, जंगला

trickling - गलन, (trickle)

There was a murmur of voices and a shuffle of boots.

'The next case was that of assault and battery committed upon a money-lender, I believe; and the defendant-a venerable villager with a straight white beard-sat on a mat just outside the door with his sons, daughters, sons-in-law, their wives, and, I should think, half the population of his village besides, squatting or standing around him.

lender - साहूकार, उधारदाता

defendant - प्रतिवादी

mat - चटाई

A slim dark woman, with part of her back and one black shoulder bared, and with a thin gold ring in her nose, suddenly began to talk in a high-pitched, shrewish tone. The man with me instinctively looked up at her. We were then just through the door, passing behind Jim's burly back.

ring - अंगूठी

shrewish - कर्कशा, झगड़ालू

instinctively - सहज रूप से, सहज बोध से

burly - स्थूल

'Whether those villagers had brought the yellow dog with them, I don't know. Anyhow, a dog was there, weaving himself in and out amongst people's legs in that mute stealthy way native dogs have, and my companion stumbled over him.

villagers - ग्रामीण, गाँव वाला, गांववाला, गॉववासी

mute - मूक

The dog leaped away without a sound; the man, raising his voice a little, said with a slow laugh, "Look at that wretched cur," and directly afterwards we became separated by a lot of people pushing in. I stood back for a moment against the wall while the stranger managed to get down the steps and disappeared. I saw Jim spin round. He made a step forward and barred my way.

cur - घृणित व्यक्ति, मिश्रित नस्ल का, निकम्मा व्यक्ति, कुत्ता

pushing in - पुश करना

spin round - घुमाएँ

We were alone; he glared at me with an air of stubborn resolution. I became aware I was being held up, so to speak, as if in a wood. The verandah was empty by then, the noise and movement in court had ceased: a great silence fell upon the building, in which, somewhere far within, an oriental voice began to whine abjectly.

stubborn - हठी, ज़िद्दी, अक्खड़

whine - कराहना, रिरियाहट, कर्णभेदी आवाज, पिनपिनाना, रिरियाना

abjectly - दीन हीन ढंग से, दीन हीन ढंग से

The dog, in the very act of trying to sneak in at the door, sat down hurriedly to hunt for fleas.

sneak - गुप्त, ले कर चंपत हो जाना, मुखबिर, चोर, चोरी छिपे देखना

hurriedly - in a hurried manner

fleas - पिस्सू, पीस्सू

'"Did you speak to me?" asked Jim very low, and bending forward, not so much towards me but at me, if you know what I mean. I said "No" at once. Something in the sound of that quiet tone of his warned me to be on my defence. I watched him.

if you know what I mean - अगर आप जानते हैं कि मैं क्या मतलब कर रहा हूँ

It was very much like a meeting in a wood, only more uncertain in its issue, since he could possibly want neither my money nor my life-nothing that I could simply give up or defend with a clear conscience. "You say you didn't," he said, very sombre. "But I heard." "Some mistake," I protested, utterly at a loss, and never taking my eyes off him.

uncertain - अविश्वसनीय, अनिश्चित, अस्थिर, परिवर्तनशील, डगमगाता हुआ

To watch his face was like watching a darkening sky before a clap of thunder, shade upon shade imperceptibly coming on, the doom growing mysteriously intense in the calm of maturing violence.

darkening - अँधेरा होना[करना], गहराना, काला हो जाना[कर देना], उदास हो जाना

clap - ताली बजाना

imperceptibly - अतिसूक्ष्म रूप से, अलक्षित रूप से, अतिसूक्ष्म रूप से

doom - बरबाद होना, अर्थी, बरबाद होना

'"As far as I know, I haven't opened my lips in your hearing," I affirmed with perfect truth. I was getting a little angry, too, at the absurdity of this encounter. It strikes me now I have never in my life been so near a beating-I mean it literally; a beating with fists. I suppose I had some hazy prescience of that eventuality being in the air. Not that he was actively threatening me.

affirmed - दृढतापूर्वक कहना, प्रतिज्ञान करना, पुष्टि करना

absurdity - असंगति, बेवकूफ़ी, जड़ता, बेतुकापन, अनर्थकता

prescience - Knowledge of events before they take place, foresight, foreknowledge

eventuality - परिणति, संभाव्य घटना, संभाव्य घटना

On the contrary, he was strangely passive-don't you know? but he was lowering, and, though not exceptionally big, he looked generally fit to demolish a wall. The most reassuring symptom I noticed was a kind of slow and ponderous hesitation, which I took as a tribute to the evident sincerity of my manner and of my tone. We faced each other. In the court the assault case was proceeding.

lowering - कमी करना, (lower) कमी करना

exceptionally - अपवादात्मक रूप से, असामान्य रूप से, असाधारण रूप से

demolish - आतुर्तापूर्वक खा जाना, चूर चूर करना, गिराना, ढाना

ponderous - नीरस, भद्दा, भारी भरकम, श्रमसाध्य

hesitation - हिचक, हिचकिचाहट, हिचकीचाहट

sincerity - quality of being sincere

I caught the words: "Well-buffalo-stick-in the greatness of my fear. . . ."

buffalo - भैंस

greatness - विशालता, महत्ता, ऊँचाई, बड़प्पन, गरिमा, महानता

'"What did you mean by staring at me all the morning?" said Jim at last. He looked up and looked down again. "Did you expect us all to sit with downcast eyes out of regard for your susceptibilities?" I retorted sharply. I was not going to submit meekly to any of his nonsense. He raised his eyes again, and this time continued to look me straight in the face. "No.

downcast - उदास, अवनत, उदास/नीचे निगाह किये हुए

susceptibilities - भावना, अतिसंवेदनशीलता

retorted - प्रत्युत्तर देना, प्रत्युतर, प्रत्युत्तर

sharply - कटुतापूर्वक, तीक्ष्णता से, तेजी से

meekly - चुपचाप, दब्बूपन से

That's all right," he pronounced with an air of deliberating with himself upon the truth of this statement-"that's all right. I am going through with that. Only"-and there he spoke a little faster-"I won't let any man call me names outside this court. There was a fellow with you. You spoke to him-oh yes-I know; 'tis all very fine. You spoke to him, but you meant me to hear. . . ."

That's all right - ठीक है

Tis - यह है, (Ti) यह है

'I assured him he was under some extraordinary delusion. I had no conception how it came about. "You thought I would be afraid to resent this," he said, with just a faint tinge of bitterness.

delusion - भ्रांति, भ्रम, भ्रम/धोखा

resent - बुरा मानना, (resend) बुरा मानना

tinge - झलक, भर देना, रंग देना, हल्का सा पुट, आभा, हल्का सा रंग चढ़ाना

bitterness - तीखापन, कटुता, तीक्ष्णता, शोक, कटु स्वभाव, कड़ुवापन, दुःख, द्वेश

I was interested enough to discern the slightest shades of expression, but I was not in the least enlightened; yet I don't know what in these words, or perhaps just the intonation of that phrase, induced me suddenly to make all possible allowances for him. I ceased to be annoyed at my unexpected predicament.

discern - जानना, देखना/पता लगाना, किसी तरह देख सकना

enlightened - जानकारी देना, जानकारी देना, प्रबुद्ध करना

intonation - स्वरोच्चारण, सुर, स्वर शैली, स्वरविन्यास

predicament - हालत, दुर्दशा, दशा

It was some mistake on his part; he was blundering, and I had an intuition that the blunder was of an odious, of an unfortunate nature. I was anxious to end this scene on grounds of decency, just as one is anxious to cut short some unprovoked and abominable confidence.

blundering - गलती, (blunder) गलती

intuition - अन्तर्ज्ञान, अंतर्बोध, सहज ज्ञान, अंतःप्रेरणा, अंतः प्रज्ञा

grounds - स्थिर, तर्क, धरती या आधार पर रखना, पूर्ण शिक्षा देना

unprovoked - अकारण, अनुत्तेजित/बेछेड़े, अनुत्तेजित

The funniest part was, that in the midst of all these considerations of the higher order I was conscious of a certain trepidation as to the possibility-nay, likelihood-of this encounter ending in some disreputable brawl which could not possibly be explained, and would make me ridiculous.

trepidation - घबराहट

Nay - अस्वीकृति, नहीं, बल्कि

disreputable - अशोभनीय, बदनाम, अपमान/लज्जाजनक

brawl - गुल-गपाड़ा

I did not hanker after a three days'celebrity as the man who got a black eye or something of the sort from the mate of the Patna. He, in all probability, did not care what he did, or at any rate would be fully justified in his own eyes. It took no magician to see he was amazingly angry about something, for all his quiet and even torpid demeanour.

hanker - तरसना, लालायित होना, लालायित रहना, लालायित रहना

magician - जादूगर, साहिर

torpid - सुप्त, निष्क्रिय, आलसी, सुस्त

I don't deny I was extremely desirous to pacify him at all costs, had I only known what to do. But I didn't know, as you may well imagine. It was a blackness without a single gleam. We confronted each other in silence. He hung fire for about fifteen seconds, then made a step nearer, and I made ready to ward off a blow, though I don't think I moved a muscle.

desirous - अभिलाषी, इच्छुक, इच्छा करनेवाला

pacify - शांत करना, में विरोध मिटाना, शांति स्थापित करना

blackness - state or quality of being black, result or product

"If you were as big as two men and as strong as six," he said very softly, "I would tell you what I think of you. You . . ." "Stop!" I exclaimed. This checked him for a second. "Before you tell me what you think of me," I went on quickly, "will you kindly tell me what it is I've said or done?

softly - हल्का सा, सादे ढंग से, कोमलता से, मृदुलता से

" During the pause that ensued he surveyed me with indignation, while I made supernatural efforts of memory, in which I was hindered by the oriental voice within the court-room expostulating with impassioned volubility against a charge of falsehood. Then we spoke almost together. "I will soon show you I am not," he said, in a tone suggestive of a crisis.

supernatural - अतिप्राकृतिक, अलौकिक शक्ति, लोकातीत/अलौकिक, अलौकिक घटना

hindered - रोकना, बाधा पहुंचाना, बाधा पहुंचाना, बाधा डालना

impassioned - जोशीला, आवेगपूर्ण

volubility - धाराप्रवाहिता

falsehood - झूठ, असत्यता

suggestive - जताने वाला, जताने वाला, सांकेतिक, इशारा करने वाला

"I declare I don't know," I protested earnestly at the same time. He tried to crush me by the scorn of his glance. "Now that you see I am not afraid you try to crawl out of it," he said. "Who's a cur now-hey?" Then, at last, I understood.

'He had been scanning my features as though looking for a place where he would plant his fist. "I will allow no man," . . . he mumbled threateningly. It was, indeed, a hideous mistake; he had given himself away utterly. I can't give you an idea how shocked I was. I suppose he saw some reflection of my feelings in my face, because his expression changed just a little. "Good God!

threateningly - धमकाने के अंदाज़ में

hideous - डरावना, वीभत्स

feelings - भावना, अहसास, जज्बात

" I stammered, "you don't think I . . ." "But I am sure I've heard," he persisted, raising his voice for the first time since the beginning of this deplorable scene. Then with a shade of disdain he added, "It wasn't you, then? Very well; I'll find the other." "Don't be a fool," I cried in exasperation; "it wasn't that at all." "I've heard," he said again with an unshaken and sombre perseverance.

stammered - हकलाहट, हकलाना, तोतलाना, हकलाना/रुक रुक कर बोलना

exasperation - क्रोध, रोष

unshaken - अविचलित

perseverance - अध्यवसाय, निरन्तर प्रयत्न/दृढता, दृढ़ता, दीर्घ प्रयत्न

'There may be those who could have laughed at his pertinacity; I didn't. Oh, I didn't! There had never been a man so mercilessly shown up by his own natural impulse. A single word had stripped him of his discretion-of that discretion which is more necessary to the decencies of our inner being than clothing is to the decorum of our body. "Don't be a fool," I repeated.

pertinacity - दृढ़ता

mercilessly - निर्दयता से, निर्दयतापूर्वक, निष्ठुरतापूर्वक

more necessary - अधिक आवश्यक

decencies - शालीनता, शराफत

decorum - मर्यादा

"But the other man said it, you don't deny that?" he pronounced distinctly, and looking in my face without flinching. "No, I don't deny," said I, returning his gaze. At last his eyes followed downwards the direction of my pointing finger. He appeared at first uncomprehending, then confounded, and at last amazed and scared as though a dog had been a monster and he had never seen a dog before.

distinctly - in a distinct manner

flinching - कराहना, हिचक, घबरा जाना, दर्द की शिकन, घबरा जाना

uncomprehending - न समझने वाला

"Nobody dreamt of insulting you," I said.

'He contemplated the wretched animal, that moved no more than an effigy: it sat with ears pricked and its sharp muzzle pointed into the doorway, and suddenly snapped at a fly like a piece of mechanism.

pricked - मूर्ख, छेदना, चुभन, छेद करना, कोसना, मूर्ख व्यक्ति, चुभाना, छेद

muzzle - मोहरा, थूथन, नालमुख, मुँह बांधना/जाब लगाना, मुँह बंद करना

doorway - द्वार, दरवाजा

'I looked at him. The red of his fair sunburnt complexion deepened suddenly under the down of his cheeks, invaded his forehead, spread to the roots of his curly hair. His ears became intensely crimson, and even the clear blue of his eyes was darkened many shades by the rush of blood to his head. His lips pouted a little, trembling as though he had been on the point of bursting into tears.

complexion - वर्ण, स्वरूप

deepened - गहराना, गहरा हो जाना, गहरा होना, और गहरा हो जाना, और गहरा करना

intensely - उत्कटता से, तीव्रता से

pouted - पाउट मछली, मुंह फुलाने की मुद्रा, मुँह फुलाना, मुँह फुलाना

I perceived he was incapable of pronouncing a word from the excess of his humiliation. From disappointment too-who knows? Perhaps he looked forward to that hammering he was going to give me for rehabilitation, for appeasement? Who can tell what relief he expected from this chance of a row? He was naive enough to expect anything; but he had given himself away for nothing in this case.

incapable - अक्षम, अयोग्य, असमर्थ

humiliation - निरादर, अपमान

hammering - हथौड़ा पीटने की आवाज, धमधमाहट, ठुकाई, (hammer), हथौड़ा

appeasement - तुष्टीकरण

naive - सरल, अदीक्षित, भोला, अनुभवहीन, बुद्धू, सादा/निष्कपट

He had been frank with himself-let alone with me-in the wild hope of arriving in that way at some effective refutation, and the stars had been ironically unpropitious. He made an inarticulate noise in his throat like a man imperfectly stunned by a blow on the head. It was pitiful.

frank - स्पष्टवादी, सरल

refutation - खण्डन

unpropitious - अशुभ, अननुकूल

inarticulate - अस्पष्ट, अव्यक्त, व्यक्त करने में असमर्थ, अस्फुट

imperfectly - त्रुटिपूर्ण ढंग से, त्रुटिपूर्ण ढंग से

'I didn't catch up again with him till well outside the gate. I had even to trot a bit at the last, but when, out of breath at his elbow, I taxed him with running away, he said, "Never!" and at once turned at bay. I explained I never meant to say he was running away from me. "From no man-from not a single man on earth," he affirmed with a stubborn mien.

trot - दुलकी चलना

mien - हावभाव

I forbore to point out the one obvious exception which would hold good for the bravest of us; I thought he would find out by himself very soon. He looked at me patiently while I was thinking of something to say, but I could find nothing on the spur of the moment, and he began to walk on.

forbore - पूर्वज, अपने आप को रोक पाना, अपने आप को रोक पाना, बाज़ आना

patiently - धैर्यपूर्वक

on the spur of the moment - अचानक पर

I kept up, and anxious not to lose him, I said hurriedly that I couldn't think of leaving him under a false impression of my-of my-I stammered. The stupidity of the phrase appalled me while I was trying to finish it, but the power of sentences has nothing to do with their sense or the logic of their construction. My idiotic mumble seemed to please him.

stupidity - मूर्खता, नासमझी, बुद्धिहीनता, गधापन

appalled - नाराज़ होना, विस्मित कर देना, स्तंभित कर देना

idiotic - मूर्ख, अहमक़

He cut it short by saying, with courteous placidity that argued an immense power of self-control or else a wonderful elasticity of spirits-"Altogether my mistake." I marvelled greatly at this expression: he might have been alluding to some trifling occurrence. Hadn't he understood its deplorable meaning?

courteous - शालीन, विनीत, भद्र, निवेदक

placidity - शांति, शांतचित्तता

self-control - (self-control) स्वयं नियंत्रण

elasticity - लचीलापन, तन्यता

marvelled - आश्चर्य, चमत्कार, अचंभित होना, अचरज, आश्चर्यजनक व्यक्ति

alluding - संकेत करना, ज़िक्र करना, इंगित करना, ज़िक्र करना

trifling - तुच्छ, छोटी, (trifle) तुच्छ

"You may well forgive me," he continued, and went on a little moodily, "All these staring people in court seemed such fools that-that it might have been as I supposed."

moodily - उदासी

'This opened suddenly a new view of him to my wonder. I looked at him curiously and met his unabashed and impenetrable eyes. "I can't put up with this kind of thing," he said, very simply, "and I don't mean to. In court it's different; I've got to stand that-and I can do it too."

impenetrable - अभेद्य, दुर्बोध

'I don't pretend I understood him. The views he let me have of himself were like those glimpses through the shifting rents in a thick fog-bits of vivid and vanishing detail, giving no connected idea of the general aspect of a country. They fed one's curiosity without satisfying it; they were no good for purposes of orientation. Upon the whole he was misleading.

Fog - कोहरा

vivid - चमकीला, सुस्पष्ट, प्रबल, विशद, सजीव, जीता जागता, जीवंत

fed - भारतीय राष्ट्रीय बैंक को भेजा गया, (feed) भारतीय राष्ट्रीय बैंक को भेजा गया

That's how I summed him up to myself after he left me late in the evening. I had been staying at the Malabar House for a few days, and on my pressing invitation he dined with me there.'

dined - भोजन करना, भोजन करना


'An outward-bound mail-boat had come in that afternoon, and the big dining-room of the hotel was more than half full of people with a-hundred-pounds-round-the-world tickets in their pockets.

dining - हो हल्ला, शोरगुल, शोरगुल करना, हंगामा

There were married couples looking domesticated and bored with each other in the midst of their travels; there were small parties and large parties, and lone individuals dining solemnly or feasting boisterously, but all thinking, conversing, joking, or scowling as was their wont at home; and just as intelligently receptive of new impressions as their trunks upstairs.

domesticated - पालतू बनाना, मानवोपयोग हेतु उपजाना, पालतू बनाना

dining - भोजन करना, भोजन करना

solemnly - in a solemn manner

feasting - भोजन, (feast) भोजन

boisterously - जोशपूर्ण ढंग से, जोशपूर्ण ढंग से

conversing - विपरीत, वार्तालाप करना

scowling - क्रोधित होना, (scowl) क्रोधित होना

wont - अभ्यस्त, स्वभाव, अभ्यास, आदत

intelligently - बुद्धिमत्तापूर्वक

receptive - ग्रहणशील, संग्राहक

trunks - लाइन, धारा, डाली, नली, तना, सन्दूक, कांड, पेटी

Henceforth they would be labelled as having passed through this and that place, and so would be their luggage. They would cherish this distinction of their persons, and preserve the gummed tickets on their portmanteaus as documentary evidence, as the only permanent trace of their improving enterprise.

cherish - मन में लाना/ध्यान करना, पालना, अच्छा लगना, प्यार करना

gummed - च्यूइंग गम, च्यूइंग गम, गोंद से चिपकाना, मसूढ़ा, गोंद

portmanteaus - पोर्टमेंटो

documentary evidence - दस्तावेज़ी साबित करने के लिए

The dark-faced servants tripped without noise over the vast and polished floor; now and then a girl's laugh would be heard, as innocent and empty as her mind, or, in a sudden hush of crockery, a few words in an affected drawl from some wit embroidering for the benefit of a grinning tableful the last funny story of shipboard scandal.

polished - चमकाना, चमक, रोगन करना, पलिश करना, शिष्टता, परिमार्जन करना

Hush - शान्ति, चुप करना, चुप करना, खामोशी, चुप हो जाना

crockery - चीनी मिट्टी के बर्तन, चीनी मिट्टी के बर्तन

some wit - कुछ हास्य

embroidering - कढ़ाई करना, बेलबूटे काढना, कढ़ाई करना, नमक मिर्च लगाना

tableful - टेबलफुल

shipboard - जहाज़ी तख्ता, जहाज़ी तख्ता, जहाजा पर घटने वाला

Two nomadic old maids, dressed up to kill, worked acrimoniously through the bill of fare, whispering to each other with faded lips, wooden-faced and bizarre, like two sumptuous scarecrows. A little wine opened Jim's heart and loosened his tongue. His appetite was good, too, I noticed. He seemed to have buried somewhere the opening episode of our acquaintance.

nomadic - घुमंतू, खानाबदोशों के समान, खानाबदोशों के समान

maids - दासी, नौकरानी, नोकरानी, अववाहिता, कुमारी, किंकरी

acrimoniously - कटुतापूर्ण ढंग से, कटुतापूर्ण ढंग से

sumptuous - बहुमूल्य, आलीशान, कीमती/बहुमूल्य

scarecrows - बिजूखा, काकभगौड़ा

loosened - ढीला करना

It was like a thing of which there would be no more question in this world.

And all the time I had before me these blue, boyish eyes looking straight into mine, this young face, these capable shoulders, the open bronzed forehead with a white line under the roots of clustering fair hair, this appearance appealing at sight to all my sympathies: this frank aspect, the artless smile, the youthful seriousness. He was of the right sort; he was one of us.

boyish - बालसुलभ, बालसदृश

at sight - दृष्टि पर

artless - सरल, बेढंगा

youthful - जवान, जवानी का, कम उम्र, युवा, अल्पवयस्क, तरूण, प्राप्तयौवन

seriousness - सितारा मछली, गंभीरता, चिंताजनकता, संजीदगी

He talked soberly, with a sort of composed unreserve, and with a quiet bearing that might have been the outcome of manly self-control, of impudence, of callousness, of a colossal unconsciousness, of a gigantic deception. Who can tell! From our tone we might have been discussing a third person, a football match, last year's weather.

soberly - सादे ढंग से, गंभीर भाव से, सादगी से

unreserve - अनरिज्ज़

manly - मर्दाना, पुरूषोचित, वीर

callousness - कठोरता, निष्ठुरता, कडापन, बेरुख़ी

colossal - विशाल, बहुत बड़ा/बहुत भारी

unconsciousness - बेखबरी, बेहोशी, मूर्च्छा, अनजानपन

gigantic - बहुत बड़ा

deception - धोखा, छल

football match - फुटबॉल मैच

My mind floated in a sea of conjectures till the turn of the conversation enabled me, without being offensive, to remark that, upon the whole, this inquiry must have been pretty trying to him. He darted his arm across the tablecloth, and clutching my hand by the side of my plate, glared fixedly. I was startled.

conjectures - अनुमान करना, अनुमान लगाना, अनुमान, अनुमान लगाना, अटकलबाज़ी

tablecloth - मेज़पोश, टेबुल-क्लाथ

clutching - क्लच, अण्डो का समुच्चय, उपक कर पकड़ना

fixedly - दृढतापूर्वक

"It must be awfully hard," I stammered, confused by this display of speechless feeling. "It is-hell," he burst out in a muffled voice.

speechless - मूक, गूंगा, अवाक्, वांगमय

'This movement and these words caused two well-groomed male globe-trotters at a neighbouring table to look up in alarm from their iced pudding. I rose, and we passed into the front gallery for coffee and cigars.

groomed - तैयार करना, तैयार करना, खरहरा करना, साईस, सईस, दूल्हा

trotters - दुलकी चाल में दौड़ने वाला रेस का घोड़ा, सूअर की टांग

pudding - पुडिंग

'On little octagon tables candles burned in glass globes; clumps of stiff-leaved plants separated sets of cosy wicker chairs; and between the pairs of columns, whose reddish shafts caught in a long row the sheen from the tall windows, the night, glittering and sombre, seemed to hang like a splendid drapery.

octagon - अष्टकोण

clumps - गुच्छा, भीड़ लगाना, लौंदा, झुरमुट, धम धम करने का चलन

leaved - छोड़ दिया

cosy - आरामदेह, आरामदायक, चायदानी की टोपी, चायदानी की टोपी

wicker - खपच्ची, लचीली टहनी, सींक की बनी वस्तु, तीली

shafts - अन्यायपूर्ण व्यवहार करना, बरछा, धोखा देना, पिच्छाक्ष, किरणपुंज

sheen - चमक

glittering - शानदार, चमकीला, उज्ज्वल, चमकता हुआ, जगमगाता, (glitter), चमक

splendid - शानदार

drapery - लटकता कपड़ा, पर्दा, बजाजी/कपड़ा बेचने का व्यवसाय, कपड़े की दुकान

The riding lights of ships winked afar like setting stars, and the hills across the roadstead resembled rounded black masses of arrested thunder-clouds.

'"I couldn't clear out," Jim began. "The skipper did-that's all very well for him. I couldn't, and I wouldn't. They all got out of it in one way or another, but it wouldn't do for me."

'I listened with concentrated attention, not daring to stir in my chair; I wanted to know-and to this day I don't know, I can only guess. He would be confident and depressed all in the same breath, as if some conviction of innate blamelessness had checked the truth writhing within him at every turn.

innate - सहज, जन्मजात, जन्मसिद्ध, अन्तर्जात

blamelessness - अपरिपक्वता

writhing - कुलबुलाता हुआ, छटपटाता हुआ, (writhe) कुलबुलाता हुआ

He began by saying, in the tone in which a man would admit his inability to jump a twenty-foot wall, that he could never go home now; and this declaration recalled to my mind what Brierly had said, "that the old parson in Essex seemed to fancy his sailor son not a little."

'I can't tell you whether Jim knew he was especially "fancied," but the tone of his references to "my Dad" was calculated to give me a notion that the good old rural dean was about the finest man that ever had been worried by the cares of a large family since the beginning of the world.

dean - किसी कैथेडरल चर्च का प्रधान पादरी

This, though never stated, was implied with an anxiety that there should be no mistake about it, which was really very true and charming, but added a poignant sense of lives far off to the other elements of the story. "He has seen it all in the home papers by this time," said Jim. "I can never face the Poor old chap.

Poor old chap - दुर्दशा के पुराने बाप।

" I did not dare to lift my eyes at this till I heard him add, "I could never explain. He wouldn't understand." Then I looked up. He was smoking reflectively, and after a moment, rousing himself, began to talk again. He discovered at once a desire that I should not confound him with his partners in-in crime, let us call it. He was not one of them; he was altogether of another sort.

rousing - उत्तेजित करना, उत्तेजित, उठाना, जगाना, उत्पन्न करना, जागना

I gave no sign of dissent. I had no intention, for the sake of barren truth, to rob him of the smallest particle of any saving grace that would come in his way. I didn't know how much of it he believed himself.

dissent - मतभेद, अस्वीकृति, असहमति, मतभेद होना, असहमत होना, असहमत होना

I didn't know what he was playing up to-if he was playing up to anything at all-and I suspect he did not know either; for it is my belief no man ever understands quite his own artful dodges to escape from the grim shadow of self-knowledge. I made no sound all the time he was wondering what he had better do after "that stupid inquiry was over."

artful - धूर्ततापूर्ण, धूर्त, चालाक, कुशलतापूर्वक

dodges - झटके से चले जाना, झटके से चले जाना, टाल जाना, कतराना

grim - भयानक

self-knowledge - (self-knowledge) आत्म ज्ञान

'Apparently he shared Brierly's contemptuous opinion of these proceedings ordained by law. He would not know where to turn, he confessed, clearly thinking aloud rather than talking to me. Certificate gone, career broken, no money to get away, no work that he could obtain as far as he could see.

ordained - आदेश देना, नियुक्त करना, निश्चय करना, आज्ञा देना

At home he could perhaps get something; but it meant going to his people for help, and that he would not do. He saw nothing for it but ship before the mast-could get perhaps a quartermaster's billet in some steamer. Would do for a quartermaster. . . . "Do you think you would?" I asked pitilessly. He jumped up, and going to the stone balustrade looked out into the night.

quartermaster - सेनाधिकारी, क्वार्टर मास्टर

pitilessly - निर्दयतापूर्वक

In a moment he was back, towering above my chair with his youthful face clouded yet by the pain of a conquered emotion. He had understood very well I did not doubt his ability to steer a ship. In a voice that quavered a bit he asked me why did I say that? I had been "no end kind" to him.

quavered - कंपन, गिटकिरी भरना, काँपना

I had not even laughed at him when-here he began to mumble-"that mistake, you know-made a confounded ass of myself." I broke in by saying rather warmly that for me such a mistake was not a matter to laugh at. He sat down and drank deliberately some coffee, emptying the small cup to the last drop. "That does not mean I admit for a moment the cap fitted," he declared distinctly. "No?" I said.

warmly - उत्साह से, स्नेह से, गरम ढंग से, गर्मजोशी से

"No," he affirmed with quiet decision. "Do you know what you would have done? Do you? And you don't think yourself" . . . he gulped something . . . "you don't think yourself a-a-cur?"

gulped - निगलना, घूँट भरना, घूँट, गटकना, घूँट भरना, निगल जाना, हाँफ़ना

'And with this-upon my honour!-he looked up at me inquisitively. It was a question it appears-a bona fide question! However, he didn't wait for an answer. Before I could recover he went on, with his eyes straight before him, as if reading off something written on the body of the night. "It is all in being ready. I wasn't; not-not then.

inquisitively - जिज्ञासापूर्वक

reading off - पढ़ना

I don't want to excuse myself; but I would like to explain-I would like somebody to understand-somebody-one person at least! You! Why not you?"

'It was solemn, and a little ridiculous too, as they always are, those struggles of an individual trying to save from the fire his idea of what his moral identity should be, this precious notion of a convention, only one of the rules of the game, nothing more, but all the same so terribly effective by its assumption of unlimited power over natural instincts, by the awful penalties of its failure.

solemn - शान्त, पवित्र, समारोही, गंभीर, औपचारिक, महान, सविधि, गम्भीर

unlimited - असीम, असीमित, बेमियादी, अवधिहीन, ग़ैर मियादी, बेमुद्दती

He began his story quietly enough. On board that Dale Line steamer that had picked up these four floating in a boat upon the discreet sunset glow of the sea, they had been after the first day looked askance upon. The fat skipper told some story, the others had been silent, and at first it had been accepted.

discreet - सावधान, पृथक, न्याययसंगत

sunset - सूर्यास्त

askance - संदेह से

You don't cross-examine poor castaways you had the good luck to save, if not from cruel death, then at least from cruel suffering. Afterwards, with time to think it over, it might have struck the officers of the Avondale that there was "something fishy" in the affair; but of course they would keep their doubts to themselves.

fishy - सन्देहास्पद, मछली की गंध युक्त, मछली जैसा, मछली जैसा

They had picked up the captain, the mate, and two engineers of the steamer Patna sunk at sea, and that, very properly, was enough for them. I did not ask Jim about the nature of his feelings during the ten days he spent on board.

From the way he narrated that part I was at liberty to infer he was partly stunned by the discovery he had made-the discovery about himself-and no doubt was at work trying to explain it away to the only man who was capable of appreciating all its tremendous magnitude. You must understand he did not try to minimise its importance. Of that I am sure; and therein lies his distinction.

minimise - कम करना, छोटा करना, कम करके बताना, कम कर देना

Therein - उसमे

As to what sensations he experienced when he got ashore and heard the unforeseen conclusion of the tale in which he had taken such a pitiful part, he told me nothing of them, and it is difficult to imagine.

unforeseen - आकस्मिक, अप्रत्याशित, अनपेक्षित

'I wonder whether he felt the ground cut from under his feet? I wonder? But no doubt he managed to get a fresh foothold very soon. He was ashore a whole fortnight waiting in the Sailors'Home, and as there were six or seven men staying there at the time, I had heard of him a little. Their languid opinion seemed to be that, in addition to his other shortcomings, he was a sulky brute.

foothold - पाँव रखने की जगह, सुरक्षित स्थान, पैर टिकाने का स्थान

fortnight - दो सफ्ताह, दो सफ्ताह, पखवारा, दो सप्ताह, पखवाड़ा

shortcomings - कमी, दोष

He had passed these days on the verandah, buried in a long chair, and coming out of his place of sepulture only at meal-times or late at night, when he wandered on the quays all by himself, detached from his surroundings, irresolute and silent, like a ghost without a home to haunt.

sepulture - कब्र, समाधि

quays - जहाज़ी घाट, घाट, जहाज़ी घाट

detached - भेज देना, काटना, अलग होना, भेज देना, पृथक करना, अलग होना

irresolute - अनिश्चित, अस्थिर, ढुलमुल

"I don't think I've spoken three words to a living soul in all that time," he said, making me very sorry for him; and directly he added, "One of these fellows would have been sure to blurt out something I had made up my mind not to put up with, and I didn't want a row. No! Not then. I was too-too . . . I had no heart for it." "So that bulkhead held out after all," I remarked cheerfully.

blurt out - बोल देना

cheerfully - खुशी खुशी

"Yes," he murmured, "it held. And yet I swear to you I felt it bulge under my hand." "It's extraordinary what strains old iron will stand sometimes," I said. Thrown back in his seat, his legs stiffly out and arms hanging down, he nodded slightly several times. You could not conceive a sadder spectacle. Suddenly he lifted his head; he sat up; he slapped his thigh. "Ah! what a chance missed!

bulge - उभार, उभरा होना, बाहर निकला हुआ होना, अस्थाई वृद्धि

stiffly - कड़ेपन के साथ, रुखाई से, कड़ेपन के साथ

thigh - जांघ, रान

My God! what a chance missed!" he blazed out, but the ring of the last "missed" resembled a cry wrung out by pain.

wrung - ऐंठना, रूप बिगाड़ना, विकृत करना, ऐंठन, मलना, उगाहना, निचोड़ना

'He was silent again with a still, far-away look of fierce yearning after that missed distinction, with his nostrils for an instant dilated, sniffing the intoxicating breath of that wasted opportunity. If you think I was either surprised or shocked you do me an injustice in more ways than one! Ah, he was an imaginative beggar! He would give himself away; he would give himself up.

yearning - चाह, ललक, उत्कंठा, अनुकम्पा, (yearn)

nostrils - नासिका छिद्र, नासाद्वार, नथुना

dilated - फैलाना, फैल जाना

sniffing - स्निफिंग, (sniff) स्निफिंग

intoxicating - नशे में लाना, उन्मत्त करना

imaginative - कल्पनाशील

I could see in his glance darted into the night all his inner being carried on, projected headlong into the fanciful realm of recklessly heroic aspirations. He had no leisure to regret what he had lost, he was so wholly and naturally concerned for what he had failed to obtain. He was very far away from me who watched him across three feet of space.

headlong - सिर के बल, अन्धाधुन्ध, सिर के बल, बड़ी तेजी से

fanciful - विलक्षण, मौजी, काल्पनिक

recklessly - लापरवाही से, बिना विचारे, लापरवाही से, बिना विचारे

With every instant he was penetrating deeper into the impossible world of romantic achievements. He got to the heart of it at last! A strange look of beatitude overspread his features, his eyes sparkled in the light of the candle burning between us; he positively smiled! He had penetrated to the very heart-to the very heart.

penetrating - समझना, घुसना, काम करना, पता लगाना, भेदना, व्याप्त होना

beatitude - supreme, utmost bliss and happiness

overspread - फैलाना

sparkled - चमक, जोश, चमकना, जीवंतता, उत्साह से भरा होना, प्रफुल्लित रहना

It was an ecstatic smile that your faces-or mine either-will never wear, my dear boys. I whisked him back by saying, "If you had stuck to the ship, you mean!"

ecstatic - हर्षोन्मत्त, उल्लसित, अति आनंदित, परमानन्ददायक, उल्लासित

whisked - चुपके से हटा लेना, , झाड़न, फुरती से ले जाना, फेंटनी

'He turned upon me, his eyes suddenly amazed and full of pain, with a bewildered, startled, suffering face, as though he had tumbled down from a star. Neither you nor I will ever look like this on any man. He shuddered profoundly, as if a cold finger-tip had touched his heart. Last of all he sighed.

profoundly - पूरी तरह से, पूर्णतया, नितान्त, गहराई तक, गहराई तक

finger-tip - (finger-tip) उंगली के अंगूठे

'I was not in a merciful mood. He provoked one by his contradictory indiscretions. "It is unfortunate you didn't know beforehand!" I said with every unkind intention; but the perfidious shaft fell harmless-dropped at his feet like a spent arrow, as it were, and he did not think of picking it up. Perhaps he had not even seen it. Presently, lolling at ease, he said, "Dash it all!

contradictory - अन्तर्विरोधी, परस्पर विरोधी

indiscretions - अविवेकपूर्ण कथन, असावधानी, अविवेकपूर्ण कार्य

unkind - निर्दयी

perfidious - विश्वासघाती, नाएतबारी

shaft - अन्यायपूर्ण व्यवहार करना, बरछा, धोखा देना, पिच्छाक्ष, किरणपुंज

harmless - सुरक्षित, हानि रहित, अहिंस्त्र

lolling - लटकना, ढीले ढाले ढंग से लेटे/बैठे/खडे रहना

Dash - डैश

I tell you it bulged. I was holding up my lamp along the angle-iron in the lower deck when a flake of rust as big as the palm of my hand fell off the plate, all of itself." He passed his hand over his forehead. "The thing stirred and jumped off like something alive while I was looking at it." "That made you feel pretty bad," I observed casually.

bulged - उभार, उभरा होना, बाहर निकला हुआ होना, अस्थाई वृद्धि

flake - सूक्ष्म टुकड़ा

"Do you suppose," he said, "that I was thinking of myself, with a hundred and sixty people at my back, all fast asleep in that fore-'tween-deck alone-and more of them aft; more on the deck-sleeping-knowing nothing about it-three times as many as there were boats for, even if there had been time?

I expected to see the iron open out as I stood there and the rush of water going over them as they lay. . . . What could I do-what?"

'I can easily picture him to myself in the peopled gloom of the cavernous place, with the light of the globe-lamp falling on a small portion of the bulkhead that had the weight of the ocean on the other side, and the breathing of unconscious sleepers in his ears. I can see him glaring at the iron, startled by the falling rust, overburdened by the knowledge of an imminent death.

cavernous - गुफ़ानुमा, कंदरावत्

glaring - चमक, गुस्से से घूरना, चमकना, घूरना, रोशनी, घुरना, तरेरना, नजर

overburdened - अधिक बोझ डालना, अधिक ज़िम्मेदारी डालना

This, I gathered, was the second time he had been sent forward by that skipper of his, who, I rather think, wanted to keep him away from the bridge. He told me that his first impulse was to shout and straightway make all those people leap out of sleep into terror; but such an overwhelming sense of his helplessness came over him that he was not able to produce a sound.

straightway - तुरंत, सीधा

helplessness - असहायता, निराश्रयता, बेबसी

This is, I suppose, what people mean by the tongue cleaving to the roof of the mouth. "Too dry," was the concise expression he used in reference to this state. Without a sound, then, he scrambled out on deck through the number one hatch.

concise - संक्षिप्त

scrambled - छीना झपटी, गड़बड़ा देना, अस्फुट कर देना, छीना झपटी करना

A windsail rigged down there swung against him accidentally, and he remembered that the light touch of the canvas on his face nearly knocked him off the hatchway ladder.

windsail - हवापन

rigged - धोखा, पोशाक, मछली पकड़ने का साज सामान, बड़ा ट्रक

'He confessed that his knees wobbled a good deal as he stood on the foredeck looking at another sleeping crowd. The engines having been stopped by that time, the steam was blowing off. Its deep rumble made the whole night vibrate like a bass string. The ship trembled to it.

wobbled - डगमगाना, लरज़ना, काँपना, लड़खड़ाना, लड़खड़ाहट

foredeck - the part of the deck of a ship or boat that lies forward of the mast

vibrate - हिचकिचाना, कम्पायमान होना, स्पंदित होना, काँपना, गूँजना

'He saw here and there a head lifted off a mat, a vague form uprise in sitting posture, listen sleepily for a moment, sink down again into the billowy confusion of boxes, steam-winches, ventilators. He was aware all these people did not know enough to take intelligent notice of that strange noise.

uprise - उदय होना, उठना, आना, पुनर्जीवित होना, खड़ा हो जाना

sink down - डाउन करो

billowy - full of billows or surges

winches - बेलन चरखी से उठाना, घिरनी, हस्तघर्घरी, हस्तघर्घरी से उठाना

The ship of iron, the men with white faces, all the sights, all the sounds, everything on board to that ignorant and pious multitude was strange alike, and as trustworthy as it would for ever remain incomprehensible. It occurred to him that the fact was fortunate. The idea of it was simply terrible.

ignorant - अनभिज्ञ, अनपढ, अज्ञानि

trustworthy - विश्वासयोग्य, विश्वसनीय, कर्तव्यनिष्ठ

incomprehensible - दुरूह, अबोधगम्य, अबोध्य

'You must remember he believed, as any other man would have done in his place, that the ship would go down at any moment; the bulging, rust-eaten plates that kept back the ocean, fatally must give way, all at once like an undermined dam, and let in a sudden and overwhelming flood.

bulging - उभार, उभरा होना, बाहर निकला हुआ होना, अस्थाई वृद्धि

kept back - रोका गया

fatally - सांघातिक रूप से, सांघातिक रूप से

He stood still looking at these recumbent bodies, a doomed man aware of his fate, surveying the silent company of the dead. They were dead! Nothing could save them! There were boats enough for half of them perhaps, but there was no time. No time! No time! It did not seem worth while to open his lips, to stir hand or foot.

recumbent - शयित, लेटा हुआ

doomed man - नाशील आदमी

Before he could shout three words, or make three steps, he would be floundering in a sea whitened awfully by the desperate struggles of human beings, clamorous with the distress of cries for help. There was no help. He imagined what would happen perfectly; he went through it all motionless by the hatchway with the lamp in his hand-he went through it to the very last harrowing detail.

floundering - अटकना, लटपटाना, अटकन, घबड़ा जाना, एक तरह की छोटी समुद्री मछली

whitened - सफेद करना

clamorous - कोलाहलपूर्ण

harrowing - हेंगा फेरना, हेंगा, खेत में ढेले तोड़ने का दाँतेदार उपकरण

I think he went through it again while he was telling me these things he could not tell the court.

'"I saw as clearly as I see you now that there was nothing I could do. It seemed to take all life out of my limbs. I thought I might just as well stand where I was and wait. I did not think I had many seconds. . . ." Suddenly the steam ceased blowing off. The noise, he remarked, had been distracting, but the silence at once became intolerably oppressive.

intolerably - असह्यता से, असह्य रूप से

oppressive - दमनकारी, दमघोंटू, अत्याचारपूर्ण, उमसदार

'"I thought I would choke before I got drowned," he said.

choke - श्वासावरोध होना

'He protested he did not think of saving himself. The only distinct thought formed, vanishing, and re-forming in his brain, was: eight hundred people and seven boats; eight hundred people and seven boats.

'"Somebody was speaking aloud inside my head," he said a little wildly. "Eight hundred people and seven boats-and no time! Just think of it." He leaned towards me across the little table, and I tried to avoid his stare. "Do you think I was afraid of death?" he asked in a voice very fierce and low. He brought down his open hand with a bang that made the coffee-cups dance.

wildly - शिष्टाचारहीनतः, अशिष्टतः, बहुत ही, असभ्यतः, बहुत ही

bang - धमाकेदार आघात

"I am ready to swear I was not-I was not. . . . By God-no!" He hitched himself upright and crossed his arms; his chin fell on his breast.

hitched - ऊपर उठाना, झटका/धक्का/अटकाव, अड़चन

'The soft clashes of crockery reached us faintly through the high windows. There was a burst of voices, and several men came out in high good-humour into the gallery. They were exchanging jocular reminiscences of the donkeys in Cairo. A pale anxious youth stepping softly on long legs was being chaffed by a strutting and rubicund globe-trotter about his purchases in the bazaar.

jocular - परिहासशील, विनोदप्रिय, मज़ाकिया

reminiscences - स्मरण, याद करना, समानता, सुध, याद, संस्मरण, स्मरण किया हुआ विषय

donkeys - गधा, गर्दभ

Cairo - capital of Egypt

chaffed - हँसी में खिजाना/तंग करना, भूसा, हँसी मज़ाक करना, भूसी

strutting - उठते हुए, (strut) उठते हुए

rubicund - रक्तिम

trotter - दुलकी चाल में दौड़ने वाला रेस का घोड़ा, सूअर की टांग

"No, really-do you think I've been done to that extent?" he inquired very earnest and deliberate. The band moved away, dropping into chairs as they went; matches flared, illuminating for a second faces without the ghost of an expression and the flat glaze of white shirt-fronts; the hum of many conversations animated with the ardour of feasting sounded to me absurd and infinitely remote.

flared - धधकना, फैल जाना, फैला हुआ होना, फैलाव

illuminating - प्रकाशयुक्त करना, प्रकाशित करना, प्रकाशित करना, उजाला करना

glaze - मिश्रण, चमकाना, काँच की तह चढ़ाना, भावशून्य हो जाना, रोगन

animated - जीवन संचार करना/प्राण डालना, सजीव, जान डाल देना

ardour - उत्ताप

'"Some of the crew were sleeping on the number one hatch within reach of my arm," began Jim again.

'You must know they kept Kalashee watch in that ship, all hands sleeping through the night, and only the reliefs of quartermasters and look-out men being called. He was tempted to grip and shake the shoulder of the nearest lascar, but he didn't. Something held his arms down along his sides. He was not afraid-oh no! only he just couldn't-that's all.

Lascar - लास्कर

He was not afraid of death perhaps, but I'll tell you what, he was afraid of the emergency. His confounded imagination had evoked for him all the horrors of panic, the trampling rush, the pitiful screams, boats swamped-all the appalling incidents of a disaster at sea he had ever heard of.

He might have been resigned to die but I suspect he wanted to die without added terrors, quietly, in a sort of peaceful trance.

trance - भाव समाधि

A certain readiness to perish is not so very rare, but it is seldom that you meet men whose souls, steeled in the impenetrable armour of resolution, are ready to fight a losing battle to the last; the desire of peace waxes stronger as hope declines, till at last it conquers the very desire of life.

perish - खत्म हो जाना, मरना, मर जाना, नष्ट हो जाना, बरबाद हो जाना

armour - कवच

waxes - मोम, बढ़ना, मोम से पालिश करना, विस्तारित होना, मोम लगाना, मोम का

Which of us here has not observed this, or maybe experienced something of that feeling in his own person-this extreme weariness of emotions, the vanity of effort, the yearning for rest? Those striving with unreasonable forces know it well,-the shipwrecked castaways in boats, wanderers lost in a desert, men battling against the unthinking might of nature, or the stupid brutality of crowds.'

weariness - थकान, थकावट

unreasonable - अविवेकपूर्ण, असंगत, अनुचित, अविवेकी, हद से ज़्यादा, वाहियात

shipwrecked - टूटे हुए जहाज़ का, टूट जाना, नुक्सान उठाना, नुक्सान उठाना

wanderers - रमता जोगी, रमता जोगी, घुमक्कड़


'How long he stood stock-still by the hatch expecting every moment to feel the ship dip under his feet and the rush of water take him at the back and toss him like a chip, I cannot say. Not very long-two minutes perhaps. A couple of men he could not make out began to converse drowsily, and also, he could not tell where, he detected a curious noise of shuffling feet.

stock-still - (stock-still) स्टॉक अभी भी

drowsily - उनींदे ढंग से, उनींदे ढंग से

Above these faint sounds there was that awful stillness preceding a catastrophe, that trying silence of the moment before the crash; then it came into his head that perhaps he would have time to rush along and cut all the lanyards of the gripes, so that the boats would float as the ship went down.

catastrophe - तबाही, आपदा, आफ़त

lanyards - डोरी

gripes - शिकायत, शिकायत करना, उदरशूल् होना, उदरशूल करना, उदरशूल करना

'The Patna had a long bridge, and all the boats were up there, four on one side and three on the other-the smallest of them on the port-side and nearly abreast of the steering gear. He assured me, with evident anxiety to be believed, that he had been most careful to keep them ready for instant service. He knew his duty. I dare say he was a good enough mate as far as that went.

most careful - सबसे सावधान

"I always believed in being prepared for the worst," he commented, staring anxiously in my face. I nodded my approval of the sound principle, averting my eyes before the subtle unsoundness of the man.

anxiously - चिंतित होकर, उदवेग से, चिंतित होकर

averting - दूर रहना, फेर लेना, टाल देना, बचा लेना, बचा लेना

unsoundness - अस्वस्थता, अप्रामाणिकता, क्षतिग्रस्तता, अध्वनितता, अविवेकपूर्णता

'He started unsteadily to run. He had to step over legs, avoid stumbling against the heads. Suddenly some one caught hold of his coat from below, and a distressed voice spoke under his elbow. The light of the lamp he carried in his right hand fell upon an upturned dark face whose eyes entreated him together with the voice.

unsteadily - लड़खड़ाता हुआ, अस्थिरता से, लड़खड़ाता हुआ

entreated - अनुनय विनय करना, अनुनय विनय करना

He had picked up enough of the language to understand the word water, repeated several times in a tone of insistence, of prayer, almost of despair. He gave a jerk to get away, and felt an arm embrace his leg.

insistence - आग्रह

'"The beggar clung to me like a drowning man," he said impressively. "Water, water! What water did he mean? What did he know? As calmly as I could I ordered him to let go. He was stopping me, time was pressing, other men began to stir; I wanted time-time to cut the boats adrift. He got hold of my hand now, and I felt that he would begin to shout.

impressively - प्रभावशाली ढंग से, प्रभावपूर्ण ढंग से, प्रभावशाली ढंग से

calmly - शांतिपूर्वक, शान्ती से

It flashed upon me it was enough to start a panic, and I hauled off with my free arm and slung the lamp in his face. The glass jingled, the light went out, but the blow made him let go, and I ran off-I wanted to get at the boats; I wanted to get at the boats. He leaped after me from behind. I turned on him.

slung - लटकाना, लटकन, गुलेल, लापरवाही से फेंकना, उत्तोलक, स्लिंग

jingled - खनखनाना, खनखनाहट, खनकाना, खनक, तुकांतक कविता, झनझनाना

He would not keep quiet; he tried to shout; I had half throttled him before I made out what he wanted. He wanted some water-water to drink; they were on strict allowance, you know, and he had with him a young boy I had noticed several times. His child was sick-and thirsty. He had caught sight of me as I passed by, and was begging for a little water. That's all.

throttled - गला घोंटना, त्वरित्र, गला घोंट देना, उपरोधक, नली वाल्व

We were under the bridge, in the dark. He kept on snatching at my wrists; there was no getting rid of him. I dashed into my berth, grabbed my water-bottle, and thrust it into his hands. He vanished. I didn't find out till then how much I was in want of a drink myself." He leaned on one elbow with a hand over his eyes.

snatching - अंश, लेना, हटा लेना, छीनना, चुरा लेना, चुरा लेना, झपट, अल्पकाल

'I felt a creepy sensation all down my backbone; there was something peculiar in all this. The fingers of the hand that shaded his brow trembled slightly. He broke the short silence.

creepy - लोमहर्षित

backbone - मेरुदण्ड, मेरुदंड, रीढ़ की हड्डी

'"These things happen only once to a man and . . . Ah! well! When I got on the bridge at last the beggars were getting one of the boats off the chocks. A boat! I was running up the ladder when a heavy blow fell on my shoulder, just missing my head. It didn't stop me, and the chief engineer-they had got him out of his bunk by then-raised the boat-stretcher again.

beggars - व्यक्ति, याचक, भिखारी, बहुत निर्धन बना देना

chocks - पच्चर

Somehow I had no mind to be surprised at anything. All this seemed natural-and awful-and awful. I dodged that miserable maniac, lifted him off the deck as though he had been a little child, and he started whispering in my arms: 'Don't! don't! I thought you were one of them niggers.'I flung him away, he skidded along the bridge and knocked the legs from under the little chap-the second.

dodged - झटके से चले जाना, झटके से चले जाना, टाल जाना, कतराना

maniac - पागल, सनकी, खब्ती, उन्मत्त

niggers - हब्शी, काला आदमी

skidded - रोक, फिसलना, फिसलन

The skipper, busy about the boat, looked round and came at me head down, growling like a wild beast. I flinched no more than a stone. I was as solid standing there as this," he tapped lightly with his knuckles the wall beside his chair. "It was as though I had heard it all, seen it all, gone through it all twenty times already. I wasn't afraid of them.

growling - गुर्राहट, (growl)

lightly - अकारण, उपेक्षापूर्वक, हलके से, गम्भीरता रहित होकर, हल्के से

knuckles - उँगली की गाँठ, टखने का गोश्त

I drew back my fist and he stopped short, muttering-

muttering - बड़बड़ाहट, (mutter) बड़बड़ाहट

'"'Ah! it's you. Lend a hand quick.'

'"That's what he said. Quick! As if anybody could be quick enough. 'Aren't you going to do something?'I asked. 'Yes. Clear out,'he snarled over his shoulder.

snarled - कर्कश स्वर में बोलना, जाम, उलझन, कर्कश स्वर में बोलना

'"I don't think I understood then what he meant. The other two had picked themselves up by that time, and they rushed together to the boat. They tramped, they wheezed, they shoved, they cursed the boat, the ship, each other-cursed me. All in mutters. I didn't move, I didn't speak. I watched the slant of the ship.

tramped - पैर घसीट कर चलना, माल जहाज, इधर उधर भटकना, धब धब करते हुए चलना

wheezed - चाल, जोर जोर से साँस लेना, कष्ट से साँस लेना, साँस की घरघराहट

cursed - अभिशप्त, शापित, फ़ालतू का, अवशप्त, (curs)

slant - दृष्टिकोण, तिरछा करना, तिरछा करना

She was as still as if landed on the blocks in a dry dock-only she was like this," He held up his hand, palm under, the tips of the fingers inclined downwards. "Like this," he repeated.

"I could see the line of the horizon before me, as clear as a bell, above her stem-head; I could see the water far off there black and sparkling, and still-still as a-pond, deadly still, more still than ever sea was before-more still than I could bear to look at. Have you watched a ship floating head down, checked in sinking by a sheet of old iron too rotten to stand being shored up? Have you?

sparkling - उत्कृष्ट, चमकदार, झिलमिलाता हुआ, स्फुलित, झिलमिलाहट, दिलचस्प

floating head - फ्लोटिंग हेड

Oh yes, shored up? I thought of that-I thought of every mortal thing; but can you shore up a bulkhead in five minutes-or in fifty for that matter? Where was I going to get men that would go down below? And the timber-the timber! Would you have had the courage to swing the maul for the first blow if you had seen that bulkhead? Don't say you would: you had not seen it; nobody would.

mortal - घातक, मर्त्य/मरणशील, भीषण, मरणांतक, मनुष्य, जानलेवा, नश्वर

maul - क्षत विक्षत करना, बुरी नीयत से छूना, आसानी से पराजित कर देना

Hang it-to do a thing like that you must believe there is a chance, one in a thousand, at least, some ghost of a chance; and you would not have believed. Nobody would have believed. You think me a cur for standing there, but what would you have done? What! You can't tell-nobody can tell. One must have time to turn round. What would you have me do?

turn round - घुमाएँ

Where was the kindness in making crazy with fright all those people I could not save single-handed-that nothing could save? Look here! As true as I sit on this chair before you . . ."

kindness - दया, मेहरबानी, दयालुता

fright - भय

'He drew quick breaths at every few words and shot quick glances at my face, as though in his anguish he were watchful of the effect. He was not speaking to me, he was only speaking before me, in a dispute with an invisible personality, an antagonistic and inseparable partner of his existence-another possessor of his soul.

antagonistic - विरोधात्मक, प्रतिरोधी

inseparable - अवियोज्य, अभिन्न, जो अलग न हो सके, हमेशा शाथ रहने वाल्

possessor - मालिक, स्वामी

These were issues beyond the competency of a court of inquiry: it was a subtle and momentous quarrel as to the true essence of life, and did not want a judge. He wanted an ally, a helper, an accomplice.

competency - checkयोग्यता

momentous - महत्वपूर्ण, आवश्यक

helper - सहायक

accomplice - सहापराधी, अभिषंगी, अपराध में साझी, जुर्म में साथी

I felt the risk I ran of being circumvented, blinded, decoyed, bullied, perhaps, into taking a definite part in a dispute impossible of decision if one had to be fair to all the phantoms in possession-to the reputable that had its claims and to the disreputable that had its exigencies.

circumvented - गतिरोध पैदा करना

decoyed - चारा, फँसाना, बर्गला देना, प्रलोभन देने वाला व्यक्ति

phantoms - भूत, भुतहा विचार, छाया, प्रेत, भ्रम, भुतहा विचार, बैताल

reputable - प्रतिष्ठित, विख्यात, कीर्तियुक्त, प्रतिष्ठा योग्य, यशस्वी

exigencies - आवश्यकता, संकटकाल

I can't explain to you who haven't seen him and who hear his words only at second hand the mixed nature of my feelings. It seemed to me I was being made to comprehend the Inconceivable-and I know of nothing to compare with the discomfort of such a sensation. I was made to look at the convention that lurks in all truth and on the essential sincerity of falsehood.

comprehend - समझना, समाविष्ट करना, समाविष्ट करना

inconceivable - अचिन्त्य, कल्पनातीत

discomfort - घबरा देना, अशांति, असुविधा, घबरा देना, कष्ट, विकलता

He appealed to all sides at once-to the side turned perpetually to the light of day, and to that side of us which, like the other hemisphere of the moon, exists stealthily in perpetual darkness, with only a fearful ashy light falling at times on the edge. He swayed me. I own to it, I own up.

perpetually - निरन्तर, हमेशा

hemisphere - गोलार्ध

stealthily - छिप कर

fearful - भयावह, बुरा, डरपोक, डरा हुआ, भयानक, भयभीत, कातर, डराक

ashy - धूसर, राख के समान, राख के समान

The occasion was obscure, insignificant-what you will: a lost youngster, one in a million-but then he was one of us; an incident as completely devoid of importance as the flooding of an ant-heap, and yet the mystery of his attitude got hold of me as though he had been an individual in the forefront of his kind, as if the obscure truth involved were momentous enough to affect mankind's conception of itself. . . .'

ant - चींटी, tचिऊँटी

devoid - रहित

forefront - अग्र स्थान, सबसे आगे, अग्र स्थान

Marlow paused to put new life into his expiring cheroot, seemed to forget all about the story, and abruptly began again.

cheroot - चुरुट

'My fault of course. One has no business really to get interested. It's a weakness of mine. His was of another kind. My weakness consists in not having a discriminating eye for the incidental-for the externals-no eye for the hod of the rag-picker or the fine linen of the next man. Next man-that's it.

discriminating - पक्षपात करना, अंतर करना, पक्षपात करना, अंतर करना, भेद करना

incidental - संलग्न, जुड़ा हुआ, प्रासंगिक, प्रासंगिक व्यय, प्रासंगिक व्यय

hod - ईंट ढोने का हत्थेदार बक्स

picker - चुनने की मशीन, चयनकर्ता

linen - लिनेन, कपडे की बनी घरेलु चादरें/मेजपोश आदि, सन का कपड़ा

I have met so many men,'he pursued, with momentary sadness-'met them too with a certain-certain-impact, let us say; like this fellow, for instance-and in each case all I could see was merely the human being. A confounded democratic quality of vision which may be better than total blindness, but has been of no advantage to me, I can assure you. Men expect one to take into account their fine linen.

momentary - क्षणिक

sadness - दुःख, ग़म, उदासी

blindness - अन्धता

But I never could get up any enthusiasm about these things. Oh! it's a failing; it's a failing; and then comes a soft evening; a lot of men too indolent for whist-and a story. . . .'

indolent - आलसी, गब्बर, अस्कती

whist - ताश का एक खेल

He paused again to wait for an encouraging remark, perhaps, but nobody spoke; only the host, as if reluctantly performing a duty, murmured-

reluctantly - अनिच्छा से, अनिच्छापूर्वक

'You are so subtle, Marlow.'

'Who? I?'said Marlow in a low voice. 'Oh no! But he was; and try as I may for the success of this yarn, I am missing innumerable shades-they were so fine, so difficult to render in colourless words. Because he complicated matters by being so simple, too-the simplest poor devil! . . . By Jove! he was amazing.

innumerable - असंख्य, अमित

colourless - रंगहीन, बेरंग, अवर्ण

There he sat telling me that just as I saw him before my eyes he wouldn't be afraid to face anything-and believing in it too. I tell you it was fabulously innocent and it was enormous, enormous! I watched him covertly, just as though I had suspected him of an intention to take a jolly good rise out of me. He was confident that, on the square, "on the square, mind!

fabulously - in a fabulous manner

covertly - चोरी चोरी, चुपके से

" there was nothing he couldn't meet. Ever since he had been "so high"-"quite a little chap," he had been preparing himself for all the difficulties that can beset one on land and water. He confessed proudly to this kind of foresight. He had been elaborating dangers and defences, expecting the worst, rehearsing his best. He must have led a most exalted existence. Can you fancy it?

proudly - शानदार ढंग से, अभिमानपूर्वक, सगर्व, साभिमान, गर्व से, गर्व से

foresight - दूरदृष्टि, अग्रदृष्टि

rehearsing - प्रस्तुति कर रहा है, (rehears) प्रस्तुति कर रहा है

exalted - उन्नत करना, प्रशंसा करना, उन्नत करना, प्रशंसा करना

A succession of adventures, so much glory, such a victorious progress! and the deep sense of his sagacity crowning every day of his inner life. He forgot himself; his eyes shone; and with every word my heart, searched by the light of his absurdity, was growing heavier in my breast. I had no mind to laugh, and lest I should smile I made for myself a stolid face. He gave signs of irritation.

sagacity - विचक्षणता, बुध्दिमत्ता

stolid - संकोची, भावहीन, मुर्ख, हटी

'"It is always the unexpected that happens," I said in a propitiatory tone. My obtuseness provoked him into a contemptuous "Pshaw!" I suppose he meant that the unexpected couldn't touch him; nothing less than the unconceivable itself could get over his perfect state of preparation.

propitiatory - प्रायश्चित्तिक, अनुकूल करने में सक्षम, संतुष्ट करने योग्य

obtuseness - भोथरापन, मंदता

Pshaw - indicating disapproval, scoffery, irritation

He had been taken unawares-and he whispered to himself a malediction upon the waters and the firmament, upon the ship, upon the men. Everything had betrayed him!

malediction - evil speech

firmament - आकाश

He had been tricked into that sort of high-minded resignation which prevented him lifting as much as his little finger, while these others who had a very clear perception of the actual necessity were tumbling against each other and sweating desperately over that boat business. Something had gone wrong there at the last moment.

sweating - पसीना, पसीने से तर, (sweat) पसीना

It appears that in their flurry they had contrived in some mysterious way to get the sliding bolt of the foremost boat-chock jammed tight, and forthwith had gone out of the remnants of their minds over the deadly nature of that accident.

flurry - अचानक होना, फरफराहट, झोंका, हलचल, हड़बड़ाहट

contrived - बनाना, कोशिश करना, उपाय निकालना, उपाय निकालना, युक्ति निकालना

bolt - चटखनी

foremost - सर्वाधिक, प्रधान, सर्वश्रेष्ठ, सर्वप्रथम, सबसे आगे का, मुख्यतः

chock - पच्चर

forthwith - तुरन्त, अविलंब, तत्क्षण, फौरन

remnants - बचा हुआ टुकड़ा, अवशेष, बचा हुआ टुकड़ा, बचा हुआ

It must have been a pretty sight, the fierce industry of these beggars toiling on a motionless ship that floated quietly in the silence of a world asleep, fighting against time for the freeing of that boat, grovelling on all-fours, standing up in despair, tugging, pushing, snarling at each other venomously, ready to kill, ready to weep, and only kept from flying at each other's throats by the fear of death that stood silent behind them like an inflexible and cold-eyed taskmaster. Oh yes! It must have been a pretty sight. He saw it all, he could talk about it with scorn and bitterness; he had a minute knowledge of it by means of some sixth sense, I conclude, because he swore to me he had remained apart without a glance at them and at the boat-without one single glance. And I believe him. I should think he was too busy watching the threatening slant of the ship, the suspended menace discovered in the midst of the most perfect security-fascinated by the sword hanging by a hair over his imaginative head.

toiling - कड़वाहट, (toil) कड़वाहट

grovelling - नीचे गिरना in Hindi is नीचे गिरना, (grovel) नीचे गिरना in Hindi is नीचे गिरना

tugging - खींचना, (tug) खींचना

snarling - the act of producing a snarl

venomously - विषैलेपन से

weep - आंसू बहाना

inflexible - अटल, कठोर, अलचीली, कड़ा

taskmaster - सख्त काम लेने वाला, कस कर काम कराने वाला

'Nothing in the world moved before his eyes, and he could depict to himself without hindrance the sudden swing upwards of the dark sky-line, the sudden tilt up of the vast plain of the sea, the swift still rise, the brutal fling, the grasp of the abyss, the struggle without hope, the starlight closing over his head for ever like the vault of a tomb-the revolt of his young life-the black end.

hindrance - अवरोध, अलसेट

tilt - झुकना

swift - द्रुतगामी, तुरन्त, बतासी{एक पक्षी}, गिरगिट, बतासी, तेज़, वेगवती

vault - मेहराबी छत

tomb - क़ब्र r=qabr

He could! By Jove! who couldn't? And you must remember he was a finished artist in that peculiar way, he was a gifted poor devil with the faculty of swift and forestalling vision.

forestalling - पहले से ही निवारण

The sights it showed him had turned him into cold stone from the soles of his feet to the nape of his neck; but there was a hot dance of thoughts in his head, a dance of lame, blind, mute thoughts-a whirl of awful cripples. Didn't I tell you he confessed himself before me as though I had the power to bind and to loose?

lame - लंगड़ा

whirl - घुमाव, चक्कर, घूमना, भँवर में बहना, तेज़ी से गुज़रना

cripples - अपाहिज करना, लंगड़ा मनुष्य, अपाहिज व्यक्ति, अपाहिज व्यक्ति

He burrowed deep, deep, in the hope of my absolution, which would have been of no good to him. This was one of those cases which no solemn deception can palliate, where no man can help; where his very Maker seems to abandon a sinner to his own devices.

burrowed - खोदना, बिल, बिल खोदना, माँद, बिल खोदना

absolution - पापमुक्ति, निर्मुक्ति, पापक्षमा, क्षमादान

palliate - कम करना, कम करना

Maker - बनाने वाला, ईश्वर, रचनाकार, बनाने वाली मशीन

sinner - पापी, गुनहगार

'He stood on the starboard side of the bridge, as far as he could get from the struggle for the boat, which went on with the agitation of madness and the stealthiness of a conspiracy. The two Malays had meantime remained holding to the wheel. Just picture to yourselves the actors in that, thank God!

agitation - उत्तेजना, अकुला, आंदोलन, हिलाना, आन्दोलन{बैचेनी}, उछाला

madness - पागलपन

stealthiness - गुप्तता

unique, episode of the sea, four beside themselves with fierce and secret exertions, and three looking on in complete immobility, above the awnings covering the profound ignorance of hundreds of human beings, with their weariness, with their dreams, with their hopes, arrested, held by an invisible hand on the brink of annihilation.

exertions - प्रयास, परिश्रम, श्रम

brink - किनारा, तट, कगार

annihilation - विनाश, विध्वंस/नाश

For that they were so, makes no doubt to me: given the state of the ship, this was the deadliest possible description of accident that could happen. These beggars by the boat had every reason to go distracted with funk. Frankly, had I been there, I would not have given as much as a counterfeit farthing for the ship's chance to keep above water to the end of each successive second.

counterfeit - खोटा, जाली

farthing - दमड़ी

And still she floated! These sleeping pilgrims were destined to accomplish their whole pilgrimage to the bitterness of some other end. It was as if the Omnipotence whose mercy they confessed had needed their humble testimony on earth for a while longer, and had looked down to make a sign, "Thou shalt not!" to the ocean.

Omnipotence - सर्वशक्तिमत्ता

thou - तू

Their escape would trouble me as a prodigiously inexplicable event, did I not know how tough old iron can be-as tough sometimes as the spirit of some men we meet now and then, worn to a shadow and breasting the weight of life. Not the least wonder of these twenty minutes, to my mind, is the behaviour of the two helmsmen.

prodigiously - आश्चर्यजनक रूप से, असाधारण रूप से, असाधारण रूप से, अपूर्वतासे

inexplicable - दुरूह, व्याख्या न करने योग्य, अव्याख्येय

helmsmen - मल्लाह

They were amongst the native batch of all sorts brought over from Aden to give evidence at the inquiry. One of them, labouring under intense bashfulness, was very young, and with his smooth, yellow, cheery countenance looked even younger than he was.

batch - जत्था

bashfulness - लज्जा, संकोच

countenance - समर्थन, मुखाकृति, अनुमोदन करना

I remember perfectly Brierly asking him, through the interpreter, what he thought of it at the time, and the interpreter, after a short colloquy, turning to the court with an important air-

interpreter - अनुवादक, दुभाषिया

colloquy - स्वयं से बात करना

'"He says he thought nothing."

'The other, with patient blinking eyes, a blue cotton handkerchief, faded with much washing, bound with a smart twist over a lot of grey wisps, his face shrunk into grim hollows, his brown skin made darker by a mesh of wrinkles, explained that he had a knowledge of some evil thing befalling the ship, but there had been no order; he could not remember an order; why should he leave the helm?

blinking - टिमटिमाना, आँख झपकना, पलक झपकना, जगमगाहट/झलक/झपक, पलक झपकना

wisps - गुच्छा, लट, छरहरा व्यक्ति, घास का गट्ठर

mesh - जाली, फँसना, जाल, जाल में फँसना[फँसाना], फ़िट होना, फ़िट होना

wrinkles - सिकोड़ना, छोटी मोटी समस्या, सिलवट, झुर्री, सिकुड जाना, युक्ति

befalling - आ पड़ना

helm - पतवार

To some further questions he jerked back his spare shoulders, and declared it never came into his mind then that the white men were about to leave the ship through fear of death. He did not believe it now. There might have been secret reasons. He wagged his old chin knowingly. Aha! secret reasons.

jerked - झटकना, झटका, मूर्ख, झटके से खींचना, आघात, मुर्ख, धक्का/झटका

wagged - हिलना, वाक्विदग्ध, हिलाना, ठठोलिया, मसखरा

He was a man of great experience, and he wanted that white Tuan to know-he turned towards Brierly, who didn't raise his head-that he had acquired a knowledge of many things by serving white men on the sea for a great number of years-and, suddenly, with shaky excitement he poured upon our spellbound attention a lot of queer-sounding names, names of dead-and-gone skippers, names of forgotten country ships, names of familiar and distorted sound, as if the hand of dumb time had been at work on them for ages. They stopped him at last. A silence fell upon the court,-a silence that remained unbroken for at least a minute, and passed gently into a deep murmur. This episode was the sensation of the second day's proceedings-affecting all the audience, affecting everybody except Jim, who was sitting moodily at the end of the first bench, and never looked up at this extraordinary and damning witness that seemed possessed of some mysterious theory of defence.

shaky - अस्थिर, डाँवाँडोल, काँपता हुआ, कम्पायमान, विचल

skippers - कप्तान, कप्तानी करना, नौसेना के जहाज का कप्तान, कप्तान/नायक

unbroken - अविभक्त, अखंडित, अनजुता, अजोत, अनटूटा, बेसधाया, साबुत

damning - बहुत, बहुत ही, धिक्कारना, कटु आलोचना करना, कोसना, रद्दी

'So these two lascars stuck to the helm of that ship without steerage-way, where death would have found them if such had been their destiny. The whites did not give them half a glance, had probably forgotten their existence. Assuredly Jim did not remember it. He remembered he could do nothing; he could do nothing, now he was alone. There was nothing to do but to sink with the ship.

steerage - सबसे सस्ती सीट, जहाज का संचालन, सस्ते किराये का ज़हाज़

destiny - किस्मत

assuredly - निश्चित रूप से

No use making a disturbance about it. Was there? He waited upstanding, without a sound, stiffened in the idea of some sort of heroic discretion. The first engineer ran cautiously across the bridge to tug at his sleeve.

disturbance - उत्तेजना, घबराहट, उपद्रव, अशांति, दंगा, विघ्न, खलल

stiffened - अकड़ जाना, कड़ा बनाना, तान लेना, कड़ा कर लेना, कड़ा होना

cautiously - सतर्कतापूर्वक

sleeve - आस्तीन, बाँह

'"Come and help! For God's sake, come and help!"

For God's sake - ईश्वर की कृपा के लिए

'He ran back to the boat on the points of his toes, and returned directly to worry at his sleeve, begging and cursing at the same time.

cursing - शिकायत, (curs) शिकायत

'"I believe he would have kissed my hands," said Jim savagely, "and, next moment, he starts foaming and whispering in my face, 'If I had the time I would like to crack your skull for you.'I pushed him away. Suddenly he caught hold of me round the neck. Damn him! I hit him. I hit out without looking. 'Won't you save your own life-you infernal coward?'he sobs. Coward!

savagely - शिष्टाचारहीनतः, अशिष्टतः, क्रूरतापूर्वक, जंगली जानवर की तरह

Damn - अभिशाप देना

coward - कायर, डरपोक, बुज़दिल, बुजदिल

sobs - कमीना, सिसकते हुए कहना, सिसकना/हिचकी भरकर रोना, सिसकी, सिसकना

He called me an infernal coward! Ha! ha! ha! ha! He called me-ha! ha! ha! . . ."

'He had thrown himself back and was shaking with laughter. I had never in my life heard anything so bitter as that noise. It fell like a blight on all the merriment about donkeys, pyramids, bazaars, or what not.

blight - विनाश करना, अभिशाप, कुम्हलाना/मुरझाना/पाला मारना, पाला/तुषार

merriment - विनोद r=vinod

pyramids - पिरामिड, पिरामिडाकार ढेर, सूचीस्तंभ, पिरामिडअ

bazaars - सितारा मछली, बाज़ार

Along the whole dim length of the gallery the voices dropped, the pale blotches of faces turned our way with one accord, and the silence became so profound that the clear tinkle of a teaspoon falling on the tesselated floor of the verandah rang out like a tiny and silvery scream.

blotches - दाना

tinkle - टनटनाहट, टनटनाना, टेलिफोन वार्ता, खनकना, तेज छोटी आवाज करना

teaspoon - छोटा चम्मच, चाय का चम्मच

silvery - चाँदी के सदृश, सुमधुर, चाँदी की तरह चमकता, रुपहला

'"You mustn't laugh like this, with all these people about," I remonstrated. "It isn't nice for them, you know."

remonstrated - विरोध करना, आपत्ति करना, डाँटना

'He gave no sign of having heard at first, but after a while, with a stare that, missing me altogether, seemed to probe the heart of some awful vision, he muttered carelessly-"Oh! they'll think I am drunk."

muttered - शिकायत, फुसफुसाहट, बड़बड़ाना, बड़बड़ाहट

carelessly - लापरवाही से, असावधानतः, लापरवाही से, ध्यानहीनतः

'And after that you would have thought from his appearance he would never make a sound again. But-no fear! He could no more stop telling now than he could have stopped living by the mere exertion of his will.'


'"I was saying to myself, 'Sink-curse you! Sink!'" These were the words with which he began again. He wanted it over. He was severely left alone, and he formulated in his head this address to the ship in a tone of imprecation, while at the same time he enjoyed the privilege of witnessing scenes-as far as I can judge-of low comedy. They were still at that bolt.

imprecation - अभिचार

The skipper was ordering, "Get under and try to lift"; and the others naturally shirked. You understand that to be squeezed flat under the keel of a boat wasn't a desirable position to be caught in if the ship went down suddenly. "Why don't you-you the strongest?" whined the little engineer. "Gott-for-dam! I am too thick," spluttered the skipper in despair.

shirked - भागना, टालना, से जी चुराना/से भाग जाना, जी चुराना

whined - कराहना, रिरियाहट, कर्णभेदी आवाज, पिनपिनाना, रिरियाना

spluttered - सितारा मछली, गुस्सा भरी बड़बड़ाहट, जल्दी और बेठिकाने बोलना

It was funny enough to make angels weep. They stood idle for a moment, and suddenly the chief engineer rushed again at Jim.

idle - बेकार, खाली

'"Come and help, man! Are you mad to throw your only chance away? Come and help, man! Man! Look there-look!"

'And at last Jim looked astern where the other pointed with maniacal insistence. He saw a silent black squall which had eaten up already one-third of the sky. You know how these squalls come up there about that time of the year. First you see a darkening of the horizon-no more; then a cloud rises opaque like a wall.

maniacal - सनकी

squalls - चिल्लाना, आँधी, आँधी आना, किकियाना, चिल्ला कर रोना

A straight edge of vapour lined with sickly whitish gleams flies up from the southwest, swallowing the stars in whole constellations; its shadow flies over the waters, and confounds sea and sky into one abyss of obscurity. And all is still. No thunder, no wind, no sound; not a flicker of lightning.

vapour - वाष्प

sickly - अस्वस्थ, विवर्ण, अस्वास्थ्यकर, पीला/विवर्ण, बीमार जैसा

whitish - गहुआ, सफ़ेद जैसा, श्वेताभ, सफ़ेद सा

southwest - नैऋत्य

constellations - ज्योति पुंज, नक्षत्र/तारों का समूह, ज्योति पुंज, राश्

flies over - उड़ जाता है

confounds - पराजित करना, गलत साबित करना, हतबुद्धि कर देना, हक्का बक्का करना

obscurity - अंधकार, कठिनाई, अस्पष्टता, गुमनामी, अचर्चित होना, अंधेरा

flicker - चमकना

lightning - तड़ित, विद्युत, बिजली

Then in the tenebrous immensity a livid arch appears; a swell or two like undulations of the very darkness run past, and suddenly, wind and rain strike together with a peculiar impetuosity as if they had burst through something solid. Such a cloud had come up while they weren't looking.

tenebrous - dark and gloomy

livid - बहुत अधिक नाराज़, रक्तहीन, बहुत अधिक नाराज़, बदरंगा, नीलाभ

arch - मेहराब

swell - सूजना, फूलना, उठना, उमड़ पड़ना, फूल जाना

impetuosity - उतावलापन

They had just noticed it, and were perfectly justified in surmising that if in absolute stillness there was some chance for the ship to keep afloat a few minutes longer, the least disturbance of the sea would make an end of her instantly.

surmising - अनुमान लगाना, (surmise) अनुमान लगाना

afloat - अशांत, अस्थिर, प्रचलित, समुद्र में, जलप्लावित, तैरता हुआ

Her first nod to the swell that precedes the burst of such a squall would be also her last, would become a plunge, would, so to speak, be prolonged into a long dive, down, down to the bottom. Hence these new capers of their fright, these new antics in which they displayed their extreme aversion to die.

squall - चिल्लाना, आँधी, आँधी आना, किकियाना, चिल्ला कर रोना

prolonged - लंबा, दीर्घकालीन

capers - मौज मस्ती, कूदना, उछल कूद करना, केपर, उछल कूद करना, मृत्युदण्ड

antics - मज़ाकिया हरकत्, मज़ाकिया हरकत्

'"It was black, black," pursued Jim with moody steadiness. "It had sneaked upon us from behind. The infernal thing! I suppose there had been at the back of my head some hope yet. I don't know. But that was all over anyhow. It maddened me to see myself caught like this. I was angry, as though I had been trapped. I was trapped! The night was hot, too, I remember. Not a breath of air."

moody - Given to sudden or frequent changes of mind, temperamental

steadiness - स्थिरता, दृढ़ता, अविचलन

sneaked - गुप्त, ले कर चंपत हो जाना, मुखबिर, चोर, चोरी छिपे देखना

maddened - क्रुद्ध होना[करना], गुस्से से पागल करना

'He remembered so well that, gasping in the chair, he seemed to sweat and choke before my eyes. No doubt it maddened him; it knocked him over afresh-in a manner of speaking-but it made him also remember that important purpose which had sent him rushing on that bridge only to slip clean out of his mind. He had intended to cut the lifeboats clear of the ship.

gasping - हाँफ़ता हुआ, (gasp)

lifeboats - जीवननाव, रक्षा नौका

He whipped out his knife and went to work slashing as though he had seen nothing, had heard nothing, had known of no one on board. They thought him hopelessly wrong-headed and crazy, but dared not protest noisily against this useless loss of time. When he had done he returned to the very same spot from which he had started.

hopelessly - निराशाजनक ढंग से, निराशाजनक ढंग से, निराशा से

noisily - शोर शराबे के साथ, शोर शराबे के साथ

The chief was there, ready with a clutch at him to whisper close to his head, scathingly, as though he wanted to bite his ear-

clutch - पकड़ना

scathingly - कटुता, कठोरतापूर्वक, अत्यंत कटु ढंग से, अत्यंत कटु ढंग से

'"You silly fool! do you think you'll get the ghost of a show when all that lot of brutes is in the water? Why, they will batter your head for you from these boats."

batter - मारना, कूटना

'He wrung his hands, ignored, at Jim's elbow. The skipper kept up a nervous shuffle in one place and mumbled, "Hammer! hammer! Mein Gott! Get a hammer."

mein - मेरा

'The little engineer whimpered like a child, but, broken arm and all, he turned out the least craven of the lot as it seems, and, actually, mustered enough pluck to run an errand to the engine-room. No trifle, it must be owned in fairness to him. Jim told me he darted desperate looks like a cornered man, gave one low wail, and dashed off.

whimpered - ठिनठिनाहट, रिरियाहट, ठिनठिनाना, रिरियाना, रूं रूं करना

Craven - डरपोक, कायर/उत्साहहीन मनुष्य

mustered - एकत्रित होना, इकट्ठा करना, एकत्र करना, इकठ्ठा करना, इकट्ठा होना

trifle - क्षुद्र धनराशि, छोटी सी बात, निरर्थक समय बर्बाद करना

wail - विलाप करना

He was back instantly clambering, hammer in hand, and without a pause flung himself at the bolt. The others gave up Jim at once and ran off to assist. He heard the tap, tap of the hammer, the sound of the released chock falling over. The boat was clear. Only then he turned to look-only then. But he kept his distance-he kept his distance.

clambering - हाथ पैर के बल कठिनाई से चढ़ना, कठिनाई से चढ़ना

He wanted me to know he had kept his distance; that there was nothing in common between him and these men-who had the hammer. Nothing whatever. It is more than probable he thought himself cut off from them by a space that could not be traversed, by an obstacle that could not be overcome, by a chasm without bottom. He was as far as he could get from them-the whole breadth of the ship.

chasm - दरार/छेद, रंध्र, गहरा मतभेद, गहरा मतभेद, गहरी खाई, विवर

'His feet were glued to that remote spot and his eyes to their indistinct group bowed together and swaying strangely in the common torment of fear. A hand-lamp lashed to a stanchion above a little table rigged up on the bridge-the Patna had no chart-room amidships-threw a light on their labouring shoulders, on their arched and bobbing backs.

indistinct - अस्पष्ट, अस्फुट

bowed - झुकाना, सिर झुकाना, गलही, कमान, झुकना, झुक जाना, बो

swaying - झुकाव, (sway) झुकाव

torment - यातना, पीड़ा, कष्ट

rigged up - संयुक्त किया हुआ

arched - मुख्य, धूर्ततापूर्ण, नटखट, वक्र, प्रधान, चाप, कुटिल, घृणास्पद

They pushed at the bow of the boat; they pushed out into the night; they pushed, and would no more look back at him. They had given him up as if indeed he had been too far, too hopelessly separated from themselves, to be worth an appealing word, a glance, or a sign. They had no leisure to look back upon his passive heroism, to feel the sting of his abstention.

abstention - तटस्थता, मतदान नहीं करना, परहेज़, मतदान नहीं करना

The boat was heavy; they pushed at the bow with no breath to spare for an encouraging word: but the turmoil of terror that had scattered their self-command like chaff before the wind, converted their desperate exertions into a bit of fooling, upon my word, fit for knockabout clowns in a farce.

turmoil - कोलाहल, हलचल, खलबली, लोचा

chaff - हँसी में खिजाना/तंग करना, भूसा, हँसी मज़ाक करना, भूसी

knockabout - हास्यजनक

clowns - मूर्ख, विदूषक, जोकर, मूर्खतापूर्ण व्यवहार करना, मसखरी करना

farce - स्वांग

They pushed with their hands, with their heads, they pushed for dear life with all the weight of their bodies, they pushed with all the might of their souls-only no sooner had they succeeded in canting the stem clear of the davit than they would leave off like one man and start a wild scramble into her.

canting - कैंटिंग, (cant) कैंटिंग

davit - crane to sling a lifeboat, maintenance trapeze etc

As a natural consequence the boat would swing in abruptly, driving them back, helpless and jostling against each other. They would stand nonplussed for a while, exchanging in fierce whispers all the infamous names they could call to mind, and go at it again. Three times this occurred. He described it to me with morose thoughtfulness. He hadn't lost a single movement of that comic business.

helpless - लाचार, बेबस, विवश

jostling - झोंकना, (jostle) झोंकना

nonplussed - हैरान करना, उलझा देना, किंकर्तव्यविमूढ करना

morose - चिड़ पिड़ा/रूखा, चिड़चिड़ा, चिडचिडा, उदस

thoughtfulness - चिंतन, सावधानी, सहृदयता, परवाह

"I loathed them. I hated them. I had to look at all that," he said without emphasis, turning upon me a sombrely watchful glance. "Was ever there any one so shamefully tried?"

loathed - घृणा करना, नफ़रत करना

sombrely - गंभीरता से

shamefully - in a shameful manner

'He took his head in his hands for a moment, like a man driven to distraction by some unspeakable outrage. These were things he could not explain to the court-and not even to me; but I would have been little fitted for the reception of his confidences had I not been able at times to understand the pauses between the words.

Distraction - विकर्षण, ध्यान का खिंचाव/दूसरी ओर लगाव, मनबहलाव, व्याकुकता

In this assault upon his fortitude there was the jeering intention of a spiteful and vile vengeance; there was an element of burlesque in his ordeal-a degradation of funny grimaces in the approach of death or dishonour.

jeering - उपहास, ताना, (jeer)

spiteful - ईर्ष्यालु, द्वेषी, ईर्ष्यापूर्ण

burlesque - हास्यजनक अभिनय, प्रहसन संबंधी, विद्रूपिका, हास्यजनक अभिनय

ordeal - कटु अनुभव, कटु अनुभव, अग्नि परीक्षा, कठिन परीक्षा

degradation - अधोगति, दुर्दशा, बदनामी, निम्नीकरण, अपकर्ष, मान भंग, अवक्रमण

grimaces - मुख विरूपता, मुख विकृति, मुँह बनाना

dishonour - मुकर जाना, कलंकित करना, कलंकित करना, अपमान, कलंक, अपमानित करना

'He related facts which I have not forgotten, but at this distance of time I couldn't recall his very words: I only remember that he managed wonderfully to convey the brooding rancour of his mind into the bare recital of events. Twice, he told me, he shut his eyes in the certitude that the end was upon him already, and twice he had to open them again.

wonderfully - बहुत अच्छे ढंग से

brooding - विचारमग्न, (brood) विचारमग्न

rancour - विद्वेष

recital - कहानी, पाठ, प्रस्तुति, गायन, कविता पाठ

Each time he noted the darkening of the great stillness. The shadow of the silent cloud had fallen upon the ship from the zenith, and seemed to have extinguished every sound of her teeming life. He could no longer hear the voices under the awnings. He told me that each time he closed his eyes a flash of thought showed him that crowd of bodies, laid out for death, as plain as daylight.

zenith - सिम्त

extinguished - नष्ट करना, बुझा देना, बुझा देना, बुझाना

teeming - खाली करना, भरा होना, जोर से बरसना, गर्भ धारण करना, जनना, उग आना

daylight - दिन, सुबह, दिन का प्रकाश, दिन के उजाले

When he opened them, it was to see the dim struggle of four men fighting like mad with a stubborn boat. "They would fall back before it time after time, stand swearing at each other, and suddenly make another rush in a bunch. . . .

Enough to make you die laughing," he commented with downcast eyes; then raising them for a moment to my face with a dismal smile, "I ought to have a merry life of it, by God! for I shall see that funny sight a good many times yet before I die." His eyes fell again. "See and hear. . . . See and hear," he repeated twice, at long intervals, filled by vacant staring.

die laughing - हँसते हुए मरना

merry - आनन्दपूर्ण

vacant - खाली, विचार शून्य, रिक्त, भावश्यून्य

'He roused himself.

roused - उत्तेजित करना, उत्तेजित, उठाना, जगाना, उत्पन्न करना, जागना

'"I made up my mind to keep my eyes shut," he said, "and I couldn't. I couldn't, and I don't care who knows it. Let them go through that kind of thing before they talk. Just let them-and do better-that's all. The second time my eyelids flew open and my mouth too. I had felt the ship move. She just dipped her bows-and lifted them gently-and slow! everlastingly slow; and ever so little.

She hadn't done that much for days. The cloud had raced ahead, and this first swell seemed to travel upon a sea of lead. There was no life in that stir. It managed, though, to knock over something in my head. What would you have done? You are sure of yourself-aren't you? What would you do if you felt now-this minute-the house here move, just move a little under your chair. Leap! By heavens!

knock over - उतार देना

you would take one spring from where you sit and land in that clump of bushes yonder."

clump - गुच्छा, भीड़ लगाना, लौंदा, झुरमुट, धम धम करने का चलन

yonder - परे का, परे, सामने वाला, उस ओर, सामने का, वहाँ, उधर का, उधर

'He flung his arm out at the night beyond the stone balustrade. I held my peace. He looked at me very steadily, very severe. There could be no mistake: I was being bullied now, and it behoved me to make no sign lest by a gesture or a word I should be drawn into a fatal admission about myself which would have had some bearing on the case. I was not disposed to take any risk of that sort.

behoved - उपयुक्त होना

Don't forget I had him before me, and really he was too much like one of us not to be dangerous. But if you want to know I don't mind telling you that I did, with a rapid glance, estimate the distance to the mass of denser blackness in the middle of the grass-plot before the verandah. He exaggerated. I would have landed short by several feet-and that's the only thing of which I am fairly certain.

'The last moment had come, as he thought, and he did not move. His feet remained glued to the planks if his thoughts were knocking about loose in his head. It was at this moment too that he saw one of the men around the boat step backwards suddenly, clutch at the air with raised arms, totter and collapse.

totter - डगमगाते हुए चलना, लडखड़ाना

He didn't exactly fall, he only slid gently into a sitting posture, all hunched up, and with his shoulders propped against the side of the engine-room skylight. "That was the donkey-man. A haggard, white-faced chap with a ragged moustache. Acted third engineer," he explained.

hunched - झुकाना, अंतर्ज्ञान

propped - सहारा, लकडी से बना आधार, मंच सामग्री, टिकाना, टेक

donkey - गधा

haggard - थका-हारा

'"Dead," I said. We had heard something of that in court.

'"So they say," he pronounced with sombre indifference. "Of course I never knew. Weak heart. The man had been complaining of being out of sorts for some time before. Excitement. Over-exertion. Devil only knows. Ha! ha! ha! It was easy to see he did not want to die either. Droll, isn't it? May I be shot if he hadn't been fooled into killing himself! Fooled-neither more nor less.

Fooled into it, by heavens! just as I . . . Ah! If he had only kept still; if he had only told them to go to the devil when they came to rush him out of his bunk because the ship was sinking! If he had only stood by with his hands in his pockets and called them names!"

'He got up, shook his fist, glared at me, and sat down.

'"A chance missed, eh?" I murmured.

'"Why don't you laugh?" he said. "A joke hatched in hell. Weak heart! . . . I wish sometimes mine had been."

hatched - बनाना, द्वार, अंडे सेना, फलका मुख, अंडे से बच्चा निकलना, फलका

'This irritated me. "Do you?" I exclaimed with deep-rooted irony. "Yes! Can't you understand?" he cried. "I don't know what more you could wish for," I said angrily. He gave me an utterly uncomprehending glance. This shaft had also gone wide of the mark, and he was not the man to bother about stray arrows. Upon my word, he was too unsuspecting; he was not fair game.

irritated - परेशान करना, उत्तेजित करना, तंग करना, नाराज़ करना

stray - भ्रमण करना, विषय से हट जाना, रास्ता भूल जाना, बहकाना

unsuspecting - असंदेही, अशंकालु, असंदेहशील

I was glad that my missile had been thrown away,-that he had not even heard the twang of the bow.

twang - झंकारना, टुनटुनाना, झंकार, नकियाहटदार स्थानीय लहज़े में बोलना

'Of course he could not know at the time the man was dead. The next minute-his last on board-was crowded with a tumult of events and sensations which beat about him like the sea upon a rock.

I use the simile advisedly, because from his relation I am forced to believe he had preserved through it all a strange illusion of passiveness, as though he had not acted but had suffered himself to be handled by the infernal powers who had selected him for the victim of their practical joke.

simile - उपमा

advisedly - जानबूझकर, विचार करके

passiveness - निष्क्रियता, वश्यता

practical joke - प्रैक्टिकल जोक

The first thing that came to him was the grinding surge of the heavy davits swinging out at last-a jar which seemed to enter his body from the deck through the soles of his feet, and travel up his spine to the crown of his head.

jar - मर्तबान

Then, the squall being very near now, another and a heavier swell lifted the passive hull in a threatening heave that checked his breath, while his brain and his heart together were pierced as with daggers by panic-stricken screams. "Let go! For God's sake, let go! Let go! She's going.

heave - उठाना, उबकाई, उबकाई आना, लहराना, उबकाई आना, जोर लगाकर उठाना

daggers - खंजर, भाला, कटार, कौक्षयक

" Following upon that the boat-falls ripped through the blocks, and a lot of men began to talk in startled tones under the awnings. "When these beggars did break out, their yelps were enough to wake the dead," he said. Next, after the splashing shock of the boat literally dropped in the water, came the hollow noises of stamping and tumbling in her, mingled with confused shouts: "Unhook! Unhook!

yelps - चीखना, तीखी आवाज़ में भौंकना, तीखी आवाज़, चीख़

mingled - घुलना मिलना, घुल मिल जाना, मिलना जुलना

unhook - निकालना, हुक खोलना, कँटिया से उतारना, हुक खोलना

Shove! Unhook! Shove for your life! Here's the squall down on us. . . ." He heard, high above his head, the faint muttering of the wind; he heard below his feet a cry of pain. A lost voice alongside started cursing a swivel hook.

shove - ढकेलना

swivel - घुमाना, घूमना, चूलछल्ला

The ship began to buzz fore and aft like a disturbed hive, and, as quietly as he was telling me of all this-because just then he was very quiet in attitude, in face, in voice-he went on to say without the slightest warning as it were, "I stumbled over his legs."

hive - मधुमक्खियों का छत्ता, छत्ता, छत्ते में रहने वाली मधुमक्खियाँ

'This was the first I heard of his having moved at all. I could not restrain a grunt of surprise. Something had started him off at last, but of the exact moment, of the cause that tore him out of his immobility, he knew no more than the uprooted tree knows of the wind that laid it low. All this had come to him: the sounds, the sights, the legs of the dead man-by Jove!

restrain - रोकना, स्वतंत्रता का हनन करना, अंकुश, रोक लगाना

tore - दुकान

uprooted - स्थानान्तरित करना, बोरिया बिस्तर समेटना, जड़ से नष्ट करना

The infernal joke was being crammed devilishly down his throat, but-look you-he was not going to admit of any sort of swallowing motion in his gullet. It's extraordinary how he could cast upon you the spirit of his illusion. I listened as if to a tale of black magic at work upon a corpse.

crammed - रटना, ठूँसना, ठसाठस भरना, ठसाठस भरना, याद कर लेना/घोटना/रटना

devilishly - बहुत अधिक, बहुत अधिक

admit of - स्वीकार करना

gullet - ग्रासनली, घेघा

'"He went over sideways, very gently, and this is the last thing I remember seeing on board," he continued. "I did not care what he did. It looked as though he were picking himself up: I thought he was picking himself up, of course: I expected him to bolt past me over the rail and drop into the boat after the others.

I could hear them knocking about down there, and a voice as if crying up a shaft called out 'George!'Then three voices together raised a yell. They came to me separately: one bleated, another screamed, one howled. Ough!"

George - जर्ज

separately - अलग, अलग अलग, स्वतंत्र रूप से, स्वतंत्र रूप से

bleated - मिमियाना, में में

howled - चिल्लाना, चिल्लाहट, जोर से चीखना, विलाप करना, हुआ हुआ करना

'He shivered a little, and I beheld him rise slowly as if a steady hand from above had been pulling him out of the chair by his hair. Up, slowly-to his full height, and when his knees had locked stiff the hand let him go, and he swayed a little on his feet.

beheld - निहारना

There was a suggestion of awful stillness in his face, in his movements, in his very voice when he said "They shouted"-and involuntarily I pricked up my ears for the ghost of that shout that would be heard directly through the false effect of silence. "There were eight hundred people in that ship," he said, impaling me to the back of my seat with an awful blank stare.

involuntarily - सितारा मछली, अनिच्छा से

impaling - फँसाना, छेदना, बींधना

"Eight hundred living people, and they were yelling after the one dead man to come down and be saved. 'Jump, George! Jump! Oh, jump!'I stood by with my hand on the davit. I was very quiet. It had come over pitch dark. You could see neither sky nor sea. I heard the boat alongside go bump, bump, and not another sound down there for a while, but the ship under me was full of talking noises.

pitch dark - अंधेरा गहरा

bump - टक्कर, उभार, टकराना, सूजन, धम्म की आवाज, गुमड़ा, टक्कर खाना

Suddenly the skipper howled 'Mein Gott! The squall! The squall! Shove off!'With the first hiss of rain, and the first gust of wind, they screamed, 'Jump, George! We'll catch you! Jump!'The ship began a slow plunge; the rain swept over her like a broken sea; my cap flew off my head; my breath was driven back into my throat.

driven back - वापस ड्राइव किया

I heard as if I had been on the top of a tower another wild screech, 'Geo-o-o-orge! Oh, jump!'She was going down, down, head first under me. . . ."

'He raised his hand deliberately to his face, and made picking motions with his fingers as though he had been bothered with cobwebs, and afterwards he looked into the open palm for quite half a second before he blurted out-

bothered - परेशान करना, कष्ट देना, परेशानी, तंग करना, चिंता करना, झंझट

cobwebs - मकड़ी का जाल

blurted - बिना सोचे समझे बोलना

'"I had jumped . . ." He checked himself, averted his gaze. . . . "It seems," he added.

averted - दूर रहना, फेर लेना, टाल देना, बचा लेना, बचा लेना

'His clear blue eyes turned to me with a piteous stare, and looking at him standing before me, dumfounded and hurt, I was oppressed by a sad sense of resigned wisdom, mingled with the amused and profound pity of an old man helpless before a childish disaster.

piteous - दयनीय, दीन

dumfounded - आश्चर्यचकित

childish - बचकाना, लड़कपन की सी, बच्चौं सी, बच्चौं सी

'"Looks like it," I muttered.

'"I knew nothing about it till I looked up," he explained hastily. And that's possible, too. You had to listen to him as you would to a small boy in trouble. He didn't know. It had happened somehow. It would never happen again. He had landed partly on somebody and fallen across a thwart.

hastily - जल्दी से, जल्दी से, जल्दबाजी से

thwart - रोकना, आड़ा तख्ता, व्यर्थ कर देना

He felt as though all his ribs on his left side must be broken; then he rolled over, and saw vaguely the ship he had deserted uprising above him, with the red side-light glowing large in the rain like a fire on the brow of a hill seen through a mist. "She seemed higher than a wall; she loomed like a cliff over the boat . . . I wished I could die," he cried. "There was no going back.

vaguely - अस्पष्टतः, संदिग्धतः, अस्पष्ट रूप से

glowing - चमकना, गरम करना, रंगना, लाली, दीप्ति, प्रफुल्लित होना

It was as if I had jumped into a well-into an everlasting deep hole. . . ."'


'He locked his fingers together and tore them apart. Nothing could be more true: he had indeed jumped into an everlasting deep hole. He had tumbled from a height he could never scale again. By that time the boat had gone driving forward past the bows. It was too dark just then for them to see each other, and, moreover, they were blinded and half drowned with rain.

He told me it was like being swept by a flood through a cavern. They turned their backs to the squall; the skipper, it seems, got an oar over the stern to keep the boat before it, and for two or three minutes the end of the world had come through a deluge in a pitchy blackness. The sea hissed "like twenty thousand kettles." That's his simile, not mine.

oar - पतवार, चप्पू, डांड़, खेवनी

deluge - भरमार, मूसलाधार वर्षा, में डूब जाना, पानी की बाढ़, जल प्रलय

pitchy - रालदार

kettles - केतली

I fancy there was not much wind after the first gust; and he himself had admitted at the inquiry that the sea never got up that night to any extent. He crouched down in the bows and stole a furtive glance back. He saw just one yellow gleam of the mast-head light high up and blurred like a last star ready to dissolve. "It terrified me to see it still there," he said. That's what he said.

crouched - दुबकना, दुबकने की मुद्रा, दुबकने की मुद्रा, दुबक के बैठना

furtive - गुप्त, रहस्यमय, ढका छुपा

What terrified him was the thought that the drowning was not over yet. No doubt he wanted to be done with that abomination as quickly as possible. Nobody in the boat made a sound. In the dark she seemed to fly, but of course she could not have had much way. Then the shower swept ahead, and the great, distracting, hissing noise followed the rain into distance and died out.

abomination - घृणा, घृणित व्यक्ति, घृणास्पाद बात, नफ़रत, जुगुप्सा

There was nothing to be heard then but the slight wash about the boat's sides. Somebody's teeth were chattering violently. A hand touched his back. A faint voice said, "You there?" Another cried out shakily, "She's gone!" and they all stood up together to look astern. They saw no lights. All was black. A thin cold drizzle was driving into their faces. The boat lurched slightly.

chattering - बातचीत, (chatter) बातचीत

violently - हिंसात्मक ढंग से

shakily - किसी भी प्रकार की भय के साथ

drizzle - बूंदा बांदी होना, बूंदा बांदी, छिड़कना

driving into - से ड्राइव करना

lurched - झटका, झटका खाना, जहाज़ का यकायक उलट जाना, झटका खाना

The teeth chattered faster, stopped, and began again twice before the man could master his shiver sufficiently to say, "Ju-ju-st in ti-ti-me. . . . Brrrr." He recognised the voice of the chief engineer saying surlily, "I saw her go down. I happened to turn my head." The wind had dropped almost completely.

chattered - बकबक करना, गप्प लगाना, बकबक, चहचहाना, बकबक करना

ti - टी आई, टी

surlily - त्वचापूर्ण

'They watched in the dark with their heads half turned to windward as if expecting to hear cries. At first he was thankful the night had covered up the scene before his eyes, and then to know of it and yet to have seen and heard nothing appeared somehow the culminating point of an awful misfortune. "Strange, isn't it?" he murmured, interrupting himself in his disjointed narrative.

windward - हवा की दिशा, पवनाभिमुख, वायु की ओर का, हवा की दिशा

culminating - पराकाष्ठा पर पहुँचना, समाप्त होना, पराकाष्ठा पर पहुँचना

disjointed - असंबद्ध, जोड़ अलग करना

'It did not seem so strange to me. He must have had an unconscious conviction that the reality could not be half as bad, not half as anguishing, appalling, and vengeful as the created terror of his imagination.

anguishing - व्यथा, मनोव्यथा, मानसिक वेदना/कष्ट

vengeful - प्रतिहिंसक, प्रतिशोधी

I believe that, in this first moment, his heart was wrung with all the suffering, that his soul knew the accumulated savour of all the fear, all the horror, all the despair of eight hundred human beings pounced upon in the night by a sudden and violent death, else why should he have said, "It seemed to me that I must jump out of that accursed boat and swim back to see-half a mile-more-any distance-to the very spot . . ."? Why this impulse? Do you see the significance? Why back to the very spot? Why not drown alongside-if he meant drowning? Why back to the very spot, to see-as if his imagination had to be soothed by the assurance that all was over before death could bring relief? I defy any one of you to offer another explanation. It was one of those bizarre and exciting glimpses through the fog. It was an extraordinary disclosure. He let it out as the most natural thing one could say. He fought down that impulse and then he became conscious of the silence. He mentioned this to me. A silence of the sea, of the sky, merged into one indefinite immensity still as death around these saved, palpitating lives. "You might have heard a pin drop in the boat," he said with a queer contraction of his lips, like a man trying to master his sensibilities while relating some extremely moving fact. A silence! God alone, who had willed him as he was, knows what he made of it in his heart. "I didn't think any spot on earth could be so still," he said. "You couldn't distinguish the sea from the sky; there was nothing to see and nothing to hear. Not a glimmer, not a shape, not a sound. You could have believed that every bit of dry land had gone to the bottom; that every man on earth but I and these beggars in the boat had got drowned." He leaned over the table with his knuckles propped amongst coffee-cups, liqueur-glasses, cigar-ends. "I seemed to believe it. Everything was gone and-all was over . . ." he fetched a deep sigh . . . "with me."'

savour - रक्षक

pounced - झपटना, झपट्टा, झपटना/पंजा मारना

soothed - वास्तविकता

palpitating - धडकना, धड़कना, फड़कना

contraction - संक्षेपण, संकुचन, सिकुड़न

glimmer - टिमटिमाना

liqueur - मदिरा

fetched - जाकर लाना, दाम पर बिकना, ले आना, मूल्य प्राप्ति, चाटा मारना

Marlow sat up abruptly and flung away his cheroot with force. It made a darting red trail like a toy rocket fired through the drapery of creepers. Nobody stirred.

darting - चुन्नट, (**), बर्छी, झपट्टा, भाला/बल्लम, शर, दौड़ कर जाना

creepers - लता/वर्तिका

'Hey, what do you think of it?'he cried with sudden animation. 'Wasn't he true to himself, wasn't he? His saved life was over for want of ground under his feet, for want of sights for his eyes, for want of voices in his ears. Annihilation-hey! And all the time it was only a clouded sky, a sea that did not break, the air that did not stir. Only a night; only a silence.

clouded sky - मेघित आसमान

'It lasted for a while, and then they were suddenly and unanimously moved to make a noise over their escape. "I knew from the first she would go." "Not a minute too soon." "A narrow squeak, b'gosh!" He said nothing, but the breeze that had dropped came back, a gentle draught freshened steadily, and the sea joined its murmuring voice to this talkative reaction succeeding the dumb moments of awe.

unanimously - सर्वसम्मति से, एकमत होकर, सर्वसम्मति से

squeak - प्रवेश करना, बाल बाल बचना, चूँ चूँ करना/किकियाना, चरमराना

murmuring - फुसफुसाता, सरगोशी करता, (murmur)

She was gone! She was gone! Not a doubt of it. Nobody could have helped. They repeated the same words over and over again as though they couldn't stop themselves. Never doubted she would go. The lights were gone. No mistake. The lights were gone. Couldn't expect anything else. She had to go. . . . He noticed that they talked as though they had left behind them nothing but an empty ship.

They concluded she would not have been long when she once started. It seemed to cause them some sort of satisfaction. They assured each other that she couldn't have been long about it-"Just shot down like a flat-iron." The chief engineer declared that the mast-head light at the moment of sinking seemed to drop "like a lighted match you throw down." At this the second laughed hysterically.

hysterically - उन्मादपूर्ण ढंग से, उन्मादपूर्ण ढंग से

"I am g-g-glad, I am gla-a-a-d." His teeth went on "like an electric rattle," said Jim, "and all at once he began to cry. He wept and blubbered like a child, catching his breath and sobbing 'Oh dear! oh dear! oh dear!'He would be quiet for a while and start suddenly, 'Oh, my poor arm! oh, my poor a-a-a-arm!'I felt I could knock him down. Some of them sat in the stern-sheets.

wept - बहना, रोना, विलाप करना, रोदन

blubbered - तिमिवसा, बिलखना, ह्वेल मछली की चरबी, रोना बिलखना

sobbing - action of the verb ", to sob", , that or who sobs

I could just make out their shapes. Voices came to me, mumble, mumble, grunt, grunt. All this seemed very hard to bear. I was cold too. And I could do nothing. I thought that if I moved I would have to go over the side and . . ."

'His hand groped stealthily, came in contact with a liqueur-glass, and was withdrawn suddenly as if it had touched a red-hot coal. I pushed the bottle slightly. "Won't you have some more?" I asked. He looked at me angrily. "Don't you think I can tell you what there is to tell without screwing myself up?" he asked. The squad of globe-trotters had gone to bed.

groped - टटोलना, ज़बर्दस्ती छूना, टटोलते हुए जाना, टटोलते हुए जाना

We were alone but for a vague white form erect in the shadow, that, being looked at, cringed forward, hesitated, backed away silently. It was getting late, but I did not hurry my guest.

cringed - घबरा जाना, साष्टांग प्रणाम करना, शर्मिंदगी महसूस करना

'In the midst of his forlorn state he heard his companions begin to abuse some one. "What kept you from jumping, you lunatic?" said a scolding voice. The chief engineer left the stern-sheets, and could be heard clambering forward as if with hostile intentions against "the greatest idiot that ever was." The skipper shouted with rasping effort offensive epithets from where he sat at the oar.

forlorn - अकेला, क्षीण, परित्यक्त, ऐसी आशा जो पूरी न हो सके, असहाय, लाचार

lunatic - पागल, मूर्खतापूर्ण, उन्मत्त

scolding - डाँटने वाला, झिड़की, डाँट/झड़की, डाँटने वाला

epithets - गाली, विशेषण, उपाधि विशेषक

He lifted his head at that uproar, and heard the name "George," while a hand in the dark struck him on the breast. "What have you got to say for yourself, you fool?" queried somebody, with a sort of virtuous fury. "They were after me," he said. "They were abusing me-abusing me . . . by the name of George."

uproar - ख़ुराफ़ात, बवाल, हल्ला, कोलाहल

virtuous - नैतिक, पवित्र, धर्मपरायण, सदाचारी, चरित्रवान्‌, गुणी

'He paused to stare, tried to smile, turned his eyes away and went on. "That little second puts his head right under my nose, 'Why, it's that blasted mate!''What!'howls the skipper from the other end of the boat. 'No!'shrieks the chief. And he too stooped to look at my face."

howls - चिल्लाना, चिल्लाहट, जोर से चीखना, विलाप करना, हुआ हुआ करना

shrieks - चीखना, चिल्लाना, ठहाका लगाना, चीख मारना, ठहाका

'The wind had left the boat suddenly. The rain began to fall again, and the soft, uninterrupted, a little mysterious sound with which the sea receives a shower arose on all sides in the night. "They were too taken aback to say anything more at first," he narrated steadily, "and what could I have to say to them?" He faltered for a moment, and made an effort to go on. "They called me horrible names.

uninterrupted - लगातार, बाधारहित, अविच्छिन्न

faltered - हिचकिचाना, डगमगाना, हिचक, हिम्मत हारना, लड़खड़ाना

" His voice, sinking to a whisper, now and then would leap up suddenly, hardened by the passion of scorn, as though he had been talking of secret abominations. "Never mind what they called me," he said grimly. "I could hear hate in their voices. A good thing too. They could not forgive me for being in that boat. They hated it. It made them mad. . . ." He laughed short. . . .

hardened - द्र्ढ बन्ना, पक्का बन्ना, पक्का बन्ना, सख्त करना, कठोर बन्ना

abominations - घृणा, घृणित व्यक्ति, घृणास्पाद बात, नफ़रत, जुगुप्सा

grimly - कठोरता से, कठोरता से

"But it kept me from-Look! I was sitting with my arms crossed, on the gunwale! . . ." He perched himself smartly on the edge of the table and crossed his arms. . . . "Like this-see? One little tilt backwards and I would have been gone-after the others. One little tilt-the least bit-the least bit.

gunwale - पेरज

perched - किनारे पर बैठना, बसेरा, ऊँचा स्थान, ठिकाना, बैठना

smartly - जोशीले ढंग से, साफ़ सुथरे ढंग से, चुस्त दुरुस्त ढंग से

" He frowned, and tapping his forehead with the tip of his middle finger, "It was there all the time," he said impressively. "All the time-that notion. And the rain-cold, thick, cold as melted snow-colder-on my thin cotton clothes-I'll never be so cold again in my life, I know. And the sky was black too-all black. Not a star, not a light anywhere.

frowned - त्योरी, तेवर, त्यौरी, त्योरी चढ़ाना, त्यौरी चढाना

Nothing outside that confounded boat and those two yapping before me like a couple of mean mongrels at a tree'd thief. Yap! yap! 'What you doing here? You're a fine sort! Too much of a bloomin'gentleman to put your hand to it. Come out of your trance, did you? To sneak in? Did you?'Yap! yap! 'You ain't fit to live!'Yap! yap! Two of them together trying to out-bark each other.

yapping - बकवास करना, बड़बड़ाना, बकबक, असभ्य व्यक्ति

mongrels - दोगला कुत्ता, दोगला कुत्ता, मिश्रित जाति का कुत्ता, दोग़ला

The other would bay from the stern through the rain-couldn't see him-couldn't make it out-some of his filthy jargon. Yap! yap! Bow-ow-ow-ow-ow! Yap! yap! It was sweet to hear them; it kept me alive, I tell you. It saved my life. At it they went, as if trying to drive me overboard with the noise! . . . 'I wonder you had pluck enough to jump. You ain't wanted here.

Yap - बकवास करना, बड़बड़ाना, बकबक, असभ्य व्यक्ति

If I had known who it was, I would have tipped you over-you skunk! What have you done with the other? Where did you get the pluck to jump-you coward? What's to prevent us three from firing you overboard?'. . . They were out of breath; the shower passed away upon the sea. Then nothing. There was nothing round the boat, not even a sound. Wanted to see me overboard, did they? Upon my soul!

skunk - एक काला सफेद अमेरिकी जानवर

I think they would have had their wish if they had only kept quiet. Fire me overboard! Would they? 'Try,'I said. 'I would for twopence.''Too good for you,'they screeched together. It was so dark that it was only when one or the other of them moved that I was quite sure of seeing him. By heavens! I only wish they had tried."

Twopence - रत्ती भर, दो पेंस

screeched - चीखना, कर्कश आवाज़ करते हुए जाना, चिल्लाना, चिल्ला कर कहना

'I couldn't help exclaiming, "What an extraordinary affair!"

exclaiming - चिल्लाना, चिल्लाकर कहना, पुकारना, चिल्लाकर कहना

'"Not bad-eh?" he said, as if in some sort astounded. "They pretended to think I had done away with that donkey-man for some reason or other. Why should I? And how the devil was I to know? Didn't I get somehow into that boat? into that boat-I . . .

astounded - चकित करना, अचंभित करना

" The muscles round his lips contracted into an unconscious grimace that tore through the mask of his usual expression-something violent, short-lived and illuminating like a twist of lightning that admits the eye for an instant into the secret convolutions of a cloud. "I did. I was plainly there with them-wasn't I? Isn't it awful a man should be driven to do a thing like that-and be responsible?

grimace - मुख विरूपता, मुख विकृति, मुँह बनाना

convolutions - घुमाव, पेच

plainly - साफ़ तौर पर, साफ़ साफ़, स्पष्टतः, सादगी से, साफ़ तौर पर

What did I know about their George they were howling after? I remembered I had seen him curled up on the deck. 'Murdering coward!'the chief kept on calling me. He didn't seem able to remember any other two words. I didn't care, only his noise began to worry me. 'Shut up,'I said. At that he collected himself for a confounded screech. 'You killed him! You killed him!

howling - ज़बर्दस्त, भीषण, अद्भुत, महान सफलता, (howl)

curled - मोड़ना, जाना, लपेटना, सिकोड़ना, छल्ला, घूँघराले बाल, लट

''No,'I shouted, 'but I will kill you directly.'I jumped up, and he fell backwards over a thwart with an awful loud thump. I don't know why. Too dark. Tried to step back I suppose. I stood still facing aft, and the wretched little second began to whine, 'You ain't going to hit a chap with a broken arm-and you call yourself a gentleman, too.'I heard a heavy tramp-one-two-and wheezy grunting.

grunting - कराहता हुआ, कराहता हुआ, (grunt)

The other beast was coming at me, clattering his oar over the stern. I saw him moving, big, big-as you see a man in a mist, in a dream. 'Come on,'I cried. I would have tumbled him over like a bale of shakings. He stopped, muttered to himself, and went back. Perhaps he had heard the wind. I didn't. It was the last heavy gust we had. He went back to his oar. I was sorry. I would have tried to-to .

clattering - खड़खड़ की आवाज़ करना, खड़खड़ाहट

bale - गठरी

shakings - कंपन, चंचल, काँपता हुआ, काँपता हुआ, झखझोरना

. ."

'He opened and closed his curved fingers, and his hands had an eager and cruel flutter. "Steady, steady," I murmured.

flutter - उत्तेजना, घबराहट, उतार चढाव, लहराना, हिलाना, फड़काअना

'"Eh? What? I am not excited," he remonstrated, awfully hurt, and with a convulsive jerk of his elbow knocked over the cognac bottle. I started forward, scraping my chair. He bounced off the table as if a mine had been exploded behind his back, and half turned before he alighted, crouching on his feet to show me a startled pair of eyes and a face white about the nostrils.

convulsive - झटकेधर

cognac - कोन्याक

scraping - स्क्रैपिंग, (scrap) स्क्रैपिंग

alighted - उतरना, जलता हुआ, प्रज्ज्वलित, दमकता हुआ, नीचे आना

A look of intense annoyance succeeded. "Awfully sorry. How clumsy of me!" he mumbled, very vexed, while the pungent odour of spilt alcohol enveloped us suddenly with an atmosphere of a low drinking-bout in the cool, pure darkness of the night.

annoyance - चिढ़, मुसीबत, कष्ट, छेड़छाड़

pungent - तीखा, तीक्ष्ण, कषाय, कसैला, तीता

odour - गन्ध, बास

drinking-bout - (drinking-bout) शराब पीने का मुख्यालय

The lights had been put out in the dining-hall; our candle glimmered solitary in the long gallery, and the columns had turned black from pediment to capital. On the vivid stars the high corner of the Harbour Office stood out distinct across the Esplanade, as though the sombre pile had glided nearer to see and hear.

glimmered - चमक, झलक, टिमटिमाना, टिमटिमाहट, झलकना/टिमटिमाना

pediment - त्रिकोणिका

'He assumed an air of indifference.

'"I dare say I am less calm now than I was then. I was ready for anything. These were trifles. . . ."

'"You had a lively time of it in that boat," I remarked

'"I was ready," he repeated. "After the ship's lights had gone, anything might have happened in that boat-anything in the world-and the world no wiser. I felt this, and I was pleased. It was just dark enough too. We were like men walled up quick in a roomy grave. No concern with anything on earth. Nobody to pass an opinion. Nothing mattered.

" For the third time during this conversation he laughed harshly, but there was no one about to suspect him of being only drunk. "No fear, no law, no sounds, no eyes-not even our own, till-till sunrise at least."

harshly - कठोरता से, निष्ठुरतासे, कठोरता से

'I was struck by the suggestive truth of his words. There is something peculiar in a small boat upon the wide sea. Over the lives borne from under the shadow of death there seems to fall the shadow of madness. When your ship fails you, your whole world seems to fail you; the world that made you, restrained you, took care of you.

It is as if the souls of men floating on an abyss and in touch with immensity had been set free for any excess of heroism, absurdity, or abomination.

Of course, as with belief, thought, love, hate, conviction, or even the visual aspect of material things, there are as many shipwrecks as there are men, and in this one there was something abject which made the isolation more complete-there was a villainy of circumstances that cut these men off more completely from the rest of mankind, whose ideal of conduct had never undergone the trial of a fiendish and appalling joke. They were exasperated with him for being a half-hearted shirker: he focussed on them his hatred of the whole thing; he would have liked to take a signal revenge for the abhorrent opportunity they had put in his way. Trust a boat on the high seas to bring out the Irrational that lurks at the bottom of every thought, sentiment, sensation, emotion. It was part of the burlesque meanness pervading that particular disaster at sea that they did not come to blows. It was all threats, all a terribly effective feint, a sham from beginning to end, planned by the tremendous disdain of the Dark Powers whose real terrors, always on the verge of triumph, are perpetually foiled by the steadfastness of men. I asked, after waiting for a while, "Well, what happened?" A futile question. I knew too much already to hope for the grace of a single uplifting touch, for the favour of hinted madness, of shadowed horror. "Nothing," he said. "I meant business, but they meant noise only. Nothing happened."

shipwrecks - टूटे हुए जहाज़ का, टूट जाना, नुक्सान उठाना, नुक्सान उठाना

abject - बहुत ज्यादा

villainy - बदमाशी, खलनायकत्व

fiendish - क्रूर, पैशाचिक, गूढ़

shirker - कामचोर/कर्तव्य त्यागी

abhorrent - घृणित, घिनौना, बीभत्स, घृणास्पद, का विरोधी

meanness - कंजूसी, नीचता

pervading - व्याप्त होना, में व्याप्त होना

feint - छल

foiled - विफल कर देना, रोड़े अटकाना, तलवार, पन्नी, विफल कर देना

steadfastness - दृढ़ता, निष्ठा

futile - फ़ज़ूल, अकारथ

uplifting - आशा और ख़ुशी देने वाला, (uplift)

'And the rising sun found him just as he had jumped up first in the bows of the boat. What a persistence of readiness! He had been holding the tiller in his hand, too, all the night.

persistence - अवस्थिति, अभिनिवेश/ज़िद, दृढ़ता

They had dropped the rudder overboard while attempting to ship it, and I suppose the tiller got kicked forward somehow while they were rushing up and down that boat trying to do all sorts of things at once so as to get clear of the side. It was a long heavy piece of hard wood, and apparently he had been clutching it for six hours or so. If you don't call that being ready!

rudder - अरित्र, पतवार, (rud)

Can you imagine him, silent and on his feet half the night, his face to the gusts of rain, staring at sombre forms watchful of vague movements, straining his ears to catch rare low murmurs in the stern-sheets! Firmness of courage or effort of fear? What do you think? And the endurance is undeniable too.

gusts - झोंका, आनन्द, उमंग, आवेश, हवा का झोंका, लहर, आनंद, भावावेग

murmurs - बड़बड़ाना, सरसराहट, बड़बड़ाहट, सरसराना

firmness - मजबूती, दृढ़ता

undeniable - अविवादास्पद, अविवादित, असंदिग्ध, जिससे इन्कार न हो

Six hours more or less on the defensive; six hours of alert immobility while the boat drove slowly or floated arrested, according to the caprice of the wind; while the sea, calmed, slept at last; while the clouds passed above his head; while the sky from an immensity lustreless and black, diminished to a sombre and lustrous vault, scintillated with a greater brilliance, faded to the east, paled at the zenith; while the dark shapes blotting the low stars astern got outlines, relief became shoulders, heads, faces, features,-confronted him with dreary stares, had dishevelled hair, torn clothes, blinked red eyelids at the white dawn. "They looked as though they had been knocking about drunk in gutters for a week," he described graphically; and then he muttered something about the sunrise being of a kind that foretells a calm day. You know that sailor habit of referring to the weather in every connection. And on my side his few mumbled words were enough to make me see the lower limb of the sun clearing the line of the horizon, the tremble of a vast ripple running over all the visible expanse of the sea, as if the waters had shuddered, giving birth to the globe of light, while the last puff of the breeze would stir the air in a sigh of relief.

caprice - सनक, उमंग, लहर, तरंग, झक

lustreless - कांतिहीन

lustrous - चमकीला, उज्ज्वल, कांतिमान

scintillated - चमकना

brilliance - चमक, प्रतिभा, शान, दीप्ति

dreary - नीरस, निराशाजनक, मन्द उदास

dishevelled - अस्त व्यस्त करना, अस्त व्यस्त कर देना

blinked - टिमटिमाना, आँख झपकना, पलक झपकना, जगमगाहट/झलक/झपक, पलक झपकना

gutters - गटर, नाली, मिट्टी, छोटी छोटी नालियाँ बनाना, निम्न बस्ती

graphically - सुचित्रित रूप से, सजीव ढंग से, सजीव ढंग से, सुचित्रित रूप से

foretells - भविष्यवाणी करना, भविष्यवाणी करना, पहले से ही कह देना

expanse - फैलाव

puff - फूंक

'"They sat in the stern shoulder to shoulder, with the skipper in the middle, like three dirty owls, and stared at me," I heard him say with an intention of hate that distilled a corrosive virtue into the commonplace words like a drop of powerful poison falling into a glass of water; but my thoughts dwelt upon that sunrise.

owls - उल्लू

distilled - शुद्ध करना, सारभूत होना, आसवन करना, शुद्ध करना, आसवन करना

corrosive - क्षयकारी, संक्षारक, क्षयकर

I could imagine under the pellucid emptiness of the sky these four men imprisoned in the solitude of the sea, the lonely sun, regardless of the speck of life, ascending the clear curve of the heaven as if to gaze ardently from a greater height at his own splendour reflected in the still ocean. "They called out to me from aft," said Jim, "as though we had been chums together. I heard them.

pellucid - निर्मल

emptiness - शून्य, खालीपन, शून्यता

solitude - एकांत, विरानी, अकेलापन, खिलवत

ascending - चढना, बढना/चढ़ना, उपर उठना, उपर को जाना

chums - साथी, यार

They were begging me to be sensible and drop that 'blooming piece of wood.'Why would I carry on so? They hadn't done me any harm-had they? There had been no harm. . . . No harm!"

blooming - बहार पर आना, अरूणिमा, फूल, फूलना, नवयौवन, धूल

'His face crimsoned as though he could not get rid of the air in his lungs.

crimsoned - गहरा लाल, रक्तिम, लोहित, तेज़ लाल रंग में रंगना, लाल हो जाना

'"No harm!" he burst out. "I leave it to you. You can understand. Can't you? You see it-don't you? No harm! Good God! What more could they have done? Oh yes, I know very well-I jumped. Certainly. I jumped! I told you I jumped; but I tell you they were too much for any man. It was their doing as plainly as if they had reached up with a boat-hook and pulled me over. Can't you see it?

You must see it. Come. Speak-straight out."

'His uneasy eyes fastened upon mine, questioned, begged, challenged, entreated. For the life of me I couldn't help murmuring, "You've been tried." "More than is fair," he caught up swiftly. "I wasn't given half a chance-with a gang like that. And now they were friendly-oh, so damnably friendly! Chums, shipmates. All in the same boat. Make the best of it. They hadn't meant anything.

damnably - बहुत ज़्यादा

shipmates - सहनाविक

They didn't care a hang for George. George had gone back to his berth for something at the last moment and got caught. The man was a manifest fool. Very sad, of course. . . . Their eyes looked at me; their lips moved; they wagged their heads at the other end of the boat-three of them; they beckoned-to me. Why not? Hadn't I jumped? I said nothing.

beckoned - संकेत करना, इशाराअना

There are no words for the sort of things I wanted to say. If I had opened my lips just then I would have simply howled like an animal. I was asking myself when I would wake up. They urged me aloud to come aft and hear quietly what the skipper had to say. We were sure to be picked up before the evening-right in the track of all the Canal traffic; there was smoke to the north-west now.

'"It gave me an awful shock to see this faint, faint blur, this low trail of brown mist through which you could see the boundary of sea and sky. I called out to them that I could hear very well where I was. The skipper started swearing, as hoarse as a crow. He wasn't going to talk at the top of his voice for my accommodation. 'Are you afraid they will hear you on shore?'I asked.

blur - धब्बा, विकृत करना, धुंधला करना

hoarse - कर्कश

crow - कौआ, काक, काग

He glared as if he would have liked to claw me to pieces. The chief engineer advised him to humour me. He said I wasn't right in my head yet. The other rose astern, like a thick pillar of flesh-and talked-talked. . . ."

claw - पंजा

pillar - स्तंभ, खंभा

'Jim remained thoughtful. "Well?" I said. "What did I care what story they agreed to make up?" he cried recklessly. "They could tell what they jolly well liked. It was their business. I knew the story. Nothing they could make people believe could alter it for me. I let him talk, argue-talk, argue. He went on and on and on. Suddenly I felt my legs give way under me.

I was sick, tired-tired to death. I let fall the tiller, turned my back on them, and sat down on the foremost thwart. I had enough. They called to me to know if I understood-wasn't it true, every word of it? It was true, by God! after their fashion. I did not turn my head. I heard them palavering together. 'The silly ass won't say anything.''Oh, he understands well enough.

palavering - मनाना

silly ass - मूर्ख गर्दन

''Let him be; he will be all right.''What can he do?'What could I do? Weren't we all in the same boat? I tried to be deaf. The smoke had disappeared to the northward. It was a dead calm. They had a drink from the water-breaker, and I drank too. Afterwards they made a great business of spreading the boat-sail over the gunwales. Would I keep a look-out? They crept under, out of my sight, thank God!

northward - उत्तरोन्मुख, उत्तर में, उत्तर की ओर, उत्तर की ओर जाने वाला

dead calm - Dead Calm ko Hindi mein शांति का सामना कहा जाता है।

breaker - फ़ेनिल लहर, तोड़ने वाला, भंजक

gunwales - पेरज

I felt weary, weary, done up, as if I hadn't had one hour's sleep since the day I was born. I couldn't see the water for the glitter of the sunshine. From time to time one of them would creep out, stand up to take a look all round, and get under again. I could hear spells of snoring below the sail. Some of them could sleep. One of them at least. I couldn't!

snoring - खर्राटे, खर्राटा, खर्राटे मारने वाला, (snore), खर्राटा लेना

All was light, light, and the boat seemed to be falling through it. Now and then I would feel quite surprised to find myself sitting on a thwart. . . ."

'He began to walk with measured steps to and fro before my chair, one hand in his trousers-pocket, his head bent thoughtfully, a