A Triumph of Surgery Summary for Class 10 [EASY to LEARN]

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A Triumph of Surgery Summary for Class 10
A Triumph of Surgery Summary for Class 10
A Triumph of Surgery Summary for Class 10

A Triumph of Surgery Summary Start ➢

Main Character of Story ➦

In this chapter 3 main character was tricky, Mrs. Pumphery, and Dr. Herriot. Tricki was a small dog of Mrs. Pumphery. Mrs. Pumphery was the mistress of Tricki and Dr. Herriot was a veterinary doctor.

What happens in this Story ➦

Mrs. Pumphery loves tricki very much. Mrs. Pumphery provides tricki five-star treatment like provide different coats in different seasons, different bowl for different meals, lots of toys, etc.

Mrs. Pumphrey pampered Tricki by giving him chocolates, eggs, wine, cakes, etc, and also she provides him some malt & cod liver oil and a bowl of Horlicks at night to make him sleep.

But one mistake that Mrs. Pumphery does with his dog that she did not give him any exercise and don’t follow a strict diet.so tricki become over fat and passive like a sausage with a leg at each corner.

Then Mrs. Pumphery meets veterinary surgeon Dr. Herriot’s for the health of Tricki and then Dr. Herriot’s give some instruction like a strict diet and a lot of exercise to Tricki.

But Mrs. Pumphery neglected this and then Tricki condition become worse and Tricki start vomiting, it becomes very weak and nothing eat and his eyes became red and rheumy.

What happens with Tricki ➦

The Tricki health condition became worse and Mrs. Pumphery agrees to admit to Dr. Herriot hospital and Dr. Herriot admit Tricki for 15 days and in these 15 days, he gives the first two days lots of water and not provide food.

Tricky did not play with the other dog nither they found him interesting. Third-day tricky start showing some interest and moved out a little and licked the empty food bowl of other dogs. The next days he was served food with other dogs. Gradually he started playing and enjoying with other dogs.

From then on his progress was rapid without providing medical treatment of any kind and all-day tricki ran with dogs, joining their friend group and doing lots of naughty and confusing struggle with dogs.

And Tricki starts fighting like a tiger for his share at mealtime and hunting rats in the old hen house at night. Mrs. Pumphery doing a dozen calls in Dr. Herriot hospital in a day regarding Tricki.

But Dr. Herriot does not reply Mrs. Pumphery queries about coats, bowls they change daily or not but he told that Tricki recovering fast.

And Mrs. Pumphery was very happy with this news and she starts sending lots of eggs, wine, brandy for tricki for a speedy recovery. But in this story, all the eggs, wine brandy not given to tricki it shared between Dr. Herriot and his partner help themselves to the eggs and the wine sent by Mrs. Pumphery.

What happens After 15 days ➦

After fifteen days completed Mrs. Pumphery was asked to take Tricki back home and Dr. Herriot agree with this and then 30 feet of the luxuriously black metal car come and Mrs. Pumphey came out and she happy to see a hard-muscled, flexible, a normal dog that leaped in her lap and licked her face.

And when she goes home with Tricki then she thanked gratefully to Dr. Herriot and called it a ‘this is a triumph of surgery’.


About the Author

James Herriot is the author of A Triumph of Surgery chapter. James Herriot’s complete name was James Alfred Wight is also known as ALF Wight he born on 3rd October 1916-23 February 1995 and he was a veterinary surgeon and writer. He is best known for these semi-autobiographical works.


A Triumph of Surgery Summary
A Triumph of Surgery Summary

7 ➵ Important lines from(A Triumph of Surgery chapter)

  1. Mrs. Pumphery provides five-star treatment to Tricki like different coats, different bowl for a different meal, provide toys, cakes, eggs, etc.
  2. First Dr. Herriot says to Pumphrey to provide a strict diet and lots of exercises to trick but she ignores it. And this mistake makes Tricki conditions worse.
  3. Tricki was a greedy dog and he had never refused food at any hour of days or night. And these things make Tricki hugely fat like a bloated sausage.
  4. Mrs. Pumphery loves Tricki very much and she did not want her to admit Tricki to a hospital.
  5. Tricki admits to the hospital for fifteen days and first days he was given nothing but lots of water.
  6. All eggs, wine, brandy sent by Mrs. Pumphery is share between Dr. Herriot and his partner. And dr. Herriot does not want to send Tricki with his mistress.
  7. After fifteen days Tricki becomes a flexible dog, his muscles become hard and Tricki looks more energetic. And after looking at his mistress Tricki was very happy.

5 ➵ The important question for the Board exam(from A Triumph of Surgery chapter)

Question 1:- Do you think parents like Mrs. Pumphrey exist? If yes, is it a good thing to pamper children? Why or why not?

Answer:- Yes, parents like Mrs. Pumphrey definitely exist. These people spoil their children by making sure all their demands are met. They spoil their children in the name of love and care. They not only feed them junk but also spoil their social habits. This kind of behavior is very harmful to children. Such overprotective parental behavior hinders their growth as adults. In fact, it sows the seeds of greed and dependency on them. They become stubborn and do not learn to value anything. For hard work is a myth as they get everything easily. Over pampered children often fail to face the hardship of life later, as for them life has been a cakewalk. Pampering children in moderation is healthy but excess of it is harmful. It is not just bad for humans but also for animals as we see in the story ‘A triumph of surgery’.

Question 2:- Why was Mr. Herriot tempted to keep Tricki as a permanent guest?

Answer:- Mrs. Pumphrey used to send lots of things like eggs, wine, brandy, etc., for Tricki. But nothing was given to Tricki. All the things were consumed by the doctor and the other members of the hospital. Hence, Mr. Herriot was tempted to keep Tricky as his permanent guest.

Question 3:- Do you think Tricki was happy to go home? What do you think will happen now?

Answer:- Tricki was happy to go back home as he really loved his mistress and the comfort of his lavish life. He didn’t have any friends at home like in the hospital, but he seemed equally excited at the sight of Mrs. Pumphery. I think that Mrs. Pumphery will now be careful about Tricki’s diet and health. She may also give him exercise daily.

Question 4:- What would you have done if you in the narrator’s place?

Answer:- If I were in the narrator’s place. I would have treated Tricki with a similar amount of compassion and love. I would have been equally caring as Mr. Hames Herriot towards Tricki. I would have just been a little more stern while advising Mrs. Pumphery to put Tricki on a strict diet knowing her way of showing love. I would have also not consumed Tricki’s share of eggs, brandy, and wine sent by Mrs. Pumphery.

Question 5:- Describe the five-star treatment of Tricki.

Answer:- Tricki had different coats for different weather, different day and night beds, different bowls for different meals, collars, cushions, and a lot of toys. He was given a rich diet and delicacies like ice-cream, chocolates, cream cakes, juices, eggs, wine, brandy, and even tonics like Horlicks & cod-liver oil.


6 ➵ Simple question for you(from a Triumph of Surgery chapter)

  1. How many days does Tricki admit to Dr. Herriot hospital and first 2 days what he eats?
  2. Why Mrs. Pumphrey send eggs wine for Tricki and who takes its benefit?
  3. Why is Mrs. Pumphrey worried about Tricki?
  4. A triumph of surgery who written and who say to dr. Herriot this is a triumph of surgery?
  5. How was Tricki pampered?
  6. Who wrote a triumph of surgery?

I hope you like A Triumph of Surgery summary and also you can read the important questions for your CBSE board exam(above). And please share this article with your friends. And also you can comment below what you want to improve in this article. THANK YOU FOR READING A TRIUMPH OF SURGERY SUMMARY

by ranjan mishra

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