Indirect Speech to Direct Speech

Indirect Speech to Direct Speech :

Change the following from Indirect to Direct.

1. The prisoner begged the king to forgive the offence he had committed.

2. He told them that they might do as they liked, but they were not to blame him if they found they had acted wrongly.

3. He asked me when I intended to leave Bombay. I told him that as that was the day of the examination I could not leave then, but hoped to do so next day.

4. I told him without hesitation that I felt much gratified by his offer but at the same time there were some difficulties in my way, which had to be cleared up, before I could accept it.

5. The Emperor asked if they could serve his successor, whoever he might be, as faithfully as they had served him, in order that their country might continue to enjoy peace and prosperity.

6. He expressed his sorrow and said that in future he would be more careful. He pointed out, however, that the chain he had supplied was delicate, and needed careful handling, and that if more care had been taken it would not have broken. He further added that he would gladly mend it.

7. The general reminded his men that they had often fought with braver and more skilful enemies than those then facing them. Let them not fear because the hostile army was more numerous than their own. The enemy feared their courage and skill more than they feared the enemy's numbers.

8. The Chairman said that he was glad to meet them that evening. There was, however, one question he wished to ask them to begin with. He asked if they had carefully considered what would be the result of the decision they had come to at the previous meeting. He advised them not to think the matter one of slight importance either to themselves or to him.

9. He told us that the way to success lay through hard work. His own life had been one long struggle against poverty. But at no time had he known real want. Work, work, work, till you are too tired to work, had been his motto all his life. When some of us asked him how he kept his health in that wonderful way, he replied that work is exercise in itself. But we asked him if overwork had not produced any ill effects on his mind. His answer, accompanied by a smile, was emphatically in the negative.

10. A dervish once asked two merchants whom he met in the desert whether they had not lost a camel. They replied that they had. The dervish then inquired whether the animal was not blind in his right eye and lame in his left leg. The merchants replied that he was. Then the dervish wished to know whether the camel was not loaded with honey on one side and wheat on the other. The merchants replied that he certainly was and that as the dervish had seen the animal so recently, he could probably conduct them to him. The dervish assured them that he had never seen their camel, nor even heard of him but from them.

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