He was not a man to be trifled with.
(a) Who is ‘he’ in the above statement?
(b) What does 'trifled with’ mean?
© What does this statement describe about him?
(a) ‘He’ refers to Corporal Turnbull.
(b) It means to treat without genuine respect.
© The statement clearly describes Corporal Turnbull as a very tough man, who knows how to handle stubborn and over-smart people.