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Q. 1. What pet did the farmer bring for his son?
The farmer brought a baby mongoose for his son.
Q. 2. Where did the farmer and his wife want to go ?
The farmer wanted to go to his fields and his wife wanted to go to the market.
Q. 3. What did she say about the mongoose ?
She said that she did not want to leave the baby alone with mongoose.
Q. 4. What was lying on the floor ?
A black snake, cut into pieces and bleeding was lying on the floor.
Q. 5. What is a mongoose ?
The mongoose is a lovely, small animal with two shining black eyes and a bushy tail. It is known for killing snakes.
Q. 6. What lesson do you learn from this story ?
This lesson teaches us that we should not act in haste. We should think twice before taking any action.
Q. 7. Narrate the story after the farmer’s wife returned from the market.
When the farmer ’s wife returned from the market, the mongoose greeted her at the door as he always used to do. The farmer’s wife noticed blood on its mouth and paws and concluded that the mongoose had harmed her baby. So she angrily hit the mongoose and killed it instantly. But when she reached inside and saw her baby sleeping peacefully. A black snake was lying dead on the floor she realized what had happened. She regretted and repented for her hasty action.
Q. 8 . What is your opinion about, we should not act hastily and rashly ? Support your answer with proper arguments.
It is true that one should never act hastily and rashly. If they act hastily, they tend to do mistakes. There is no use of crying over something that has already happened. The farmer’s wife acted hastily and killed the mongoose who had saved her baby from a deadly snake. She realized her mistake after killing the mongoose. But now, it was of no use. The family had lost a good and trustworthy friend out of anger. She should have looked for her baby before killing the mongoose. So, we should always act after thinking of consequences.