He felt the great presence of creator. Read the story and complete the following sentences. Try to rewrite the story without its humour, merely as a frightening incident. Say which of them tell you, that the author: a was afraid of the snake, b was proud of his appearance, c had a sense of humour, d was no longer afraid of the snake. Nearly all snakebites in humans are the result of a snake defending itself when it feels threatened.
Have you encountered a snake near your home? Makes another feel frightened 6. Do check out the sample questions of Chapter 5 - The Snake and the Mirror Summary , Class 9, English for Class 9, the answers and examples explain the meaning of chapter in the best manner. He took a close look at his face and decided that he would shave daily and grow a thin moustache to look even more handsome. The moment he accepted his true worth, the Gods appeared pleased and the snake of its own free will left him and sat on the table in front of the mirror. He protested against this idea. The poet himself had gone to the trough to fill his pitcher. But he was slow to react.
He felt pain in his left arm where the snake was coiled. Later, when he smiled feebly at himself, he had forgotten his danger. Expressions used to show fear Can you find the expressions in the story that tell you that the author was frightened? Feelings can often influence how we perceive a certain object or person. It was an attractive smile. Pran asked me if I had finished reading the newspaper. The poet has written that here hours of the day are few and nights are so long in winter that people are unable to spend the whole night sleeping. It was a dangerous cobra and its hood spread out, hardly three inches from his face.
With such thoughts in my mind I resumed my seat in the chair in front of the table. One could say that the rats and I shared the room. Apart from a few shirts and dhotis, he had one solitary black coat. I quietly went out through the door into the veranda. He decided to keep that smile on his face to look more handsome. The poet imagines this snake to be Typhon, the mythical and monstrous serpent that was descended from Gaia and that was finally defeated by Zeus by throwing Mount Etna on it, but that still spews up fire and boulders when the volcano erupts. Was it perversity, that I longed to talk to him? Second, always to keep an attractive smile on his face.
In the first stanza the narrator is a mirror and in the second stanza, it is a lake a reflecting surface which acts like mirror. I sat there holdingmy breath. You can see some Chapter 5 - The Snake and the Mirror Summary , Class 9, English sample questions with examples at the bottom of this page. Wait until I tell his story — it will make your hair stand on end. There was a regular traffic of rats on the beam. Suddenly there came a dull thud as if a rubber tube had fallen to the ground. After the third time, the sounds stopped.
Let's make them practice from class 9 to make them to face their future examinations. He thought of the snake as a king in exile. It is really different from any other book. She asked me when I was going to leave. The story clearly highlights the fact that one should not be proud of oneself because whatever he has is a gift of God. Then another lovely thought struck me.
Remember the italicised verbs change into the past tense. Think of the contrasts it presents between dreams and reality. He realized that he was but a mere human, a poor man, nothing to boast about. The poet wished that the snake would come back. Paralysed with fear, the boy faced his abductors. Indian Cobra, generally classified as Naja naja, is the common name for members of the family of venomous snakes, known for their intimidating looks and deadly bite.
After the cake was done she found it too big to be given for free. In this stanza, the poet describes how once the snake had finished drinking, it lifted its head slowly and made quick movements of its tongue as if it were licking its lips in satisfaction that its thirst had been quenched. He was so engrossed in his day dreaming that he did not give much importance to the sudden silence. David asked his colleague where he would go that summer. Page No: 61 Thinking about Language Q1. Doctor was used to noises made by rats. It was an attractive smile.
It had a tiled roof with long supporting gables that rested on the beam over the wall. By the time he turned round to have a look, the snake had wriggled over the back of the chair and landed on his shoulders and coiled round his left arm above the elbow. Was it trying to make an important decision about growing a moustache or using eye shadow and mascara or wearing a vermilion spot on its forehead? Some of them are listed below. But when the snake coils around his arm he turns to a stone image. Some of them are listed below. However, the poet thinks it would be crowned shortly. It wants to look handsome.
But not really, the thief had left behind one thing as a final insult! This sequence of events also provided humour to the story. His thoughts change after his encounter with the snake—from being a proud doctor he moves on to accept his stupidity. I got up and went out to the veranda for a little air, but the wind god seemed to have taken time off. It would not be correct to say merely that I sat there holding my breath. He heard the sound thrice. It wants that everyone should praise its beauty. He nearly jumped out of his skin when he saw the bull coming towards him.