‘Your Majesty, it pains me to report that there is only one tree
great enough to replace the pillar.’
a) Who is the speaker in the above lines?
b) Whom is he talking to?
c) Why is it painful for him?
d) Which is the only tree great enough to replace the pillar?



A) One man who is worried for the trees is the speaker.

b) he is talking to the majistrate.

c) it is painful for him as he cares for the trees and want it alive instead of chopping it down for placing a pillar at its place.

d) as the tree has stood up at the position where they want the pillar.