I have questions about the quoted lines.
I was discussing with my students a paragraph of a story. The story is about a boy who vanished. In the story a father comes to know that his new born child’s feet must not touch the earth until the child completes his 12th year otherwise the child will face big trouble.
“Great care was taken that this should be avoided.” [Extract from the original text]
So he appoints nurses to take care of the baby. Everything goes fine until he reaches his 12th year. The father becomes very happy and one day arranges a big feast to celebrate his son’s release. But while a nurse was carrying the baby a frightful unearthly yell distracts her attention and she drops the child on the ground and goes over to the window to sea what had caused the noise. But at the next moment-
“With a cry, she realized that she has disobeyed her master”. [Extract frm the orignl text]
This is how the story begins.
Now I would like to know the meaning and grammatical behaviour of the word “that” in the first indented sentence. Does it mean “so that”?