"Say", said Pescud, stirring his discarded book with the hand,

best-seller

#1

“Say”, said Pescud, stirring his discarded book with the hand, “did you ever read one of these best-sellers?”
(a) What is the best-seller about?
(b) What do you understand about Pescud’s character from the above lines?
© What is meant by the word ‘discarded’?


#2

(a) The best-seller is about a rich American named Trevelyan, who romances and ultimately marries a royal princess from Europe.
(b) We can understand that Pescud likes to read romantic novels.
© The word ‘discarded’ means ‘thrown away’.