.8. Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow.1×5=5
When I passed the town hall, there was a crowd in front of the bulletin-board.
For the last two years all our bad news had come from there-the lost battles,
the draft, the orders of the commanding officer-and I thought to myself,
without stopping. “What can be the matter. Now? “Then, as I hurried by as fast
as I could go, the blacksmith, Watcher, who was there, with his apprentice,
reading the bulletin, called after me, “Don’t go so fast, bub: you’ll get to your
school in plenty of time! “I thought he was making fun of me, and reached M
Hamel’s little garden all out of breath. Questions.