XAT 2013 Question 10

Question 10

Read the following sentences and choose the option that best arranges them in a logical order.
1. I was scarcely in position ere my enemies began to arrive, seven or eight of them, running hard, their feet beating out of time along the road and the man with the lantern some paces in front.
2. My curiosity, in a sense, was stronger than my fear, for I could not remain where I was, but crept back to the bank again, whence, sheltering my head behind a bush of broom, I might command the road before our door.
3. Three men ran together, hand in hand; and I made out, even through the mist, that the middle man of this trio was the blind beggar.
4. The next moment his voice showed me that I was right.

Solution

Sentences 3 and 4 form a mandatory pair. The author assumes that the man running in the middle is the blind beggar. His assumption gets confirmed on hearing the voice of the beggar. 

2 and 1 form a pair. The author first moves out of his position and goes behind the bush. While he is hiding behind the bush, he sees his enemies running on the road. The author thinks that the man running in the middle is the blind beggar and confirms the same on hearing his voice. 

2134 is the correct order and hence, option B is the right answer. 



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