NCERT Solutions for Class 8 English Chapter 10 The Great Stone Face II

This unit has a story "The Great Stone Face – II" which is a continuation of Unit 9, the first part of the same story. Part II explains Ernest, who personifies a rare blend of simplicity, wisdom and has a deep love for humanity. In this story, Ernest becomes a middle-aged man whose affinity towards the 'Stone Face' atop the hills is beyond imagination, and it mentions an old prophecy. Ernest used to speak to his neighbours every evening. The poet also accompanied him; the poet listened to his talk. He felt that Ernest's life and character were a far nobler kind of poetry than his own poems just then, the poet saw the great stone face.