Answer any four of the following in 30 - 40 words each:
The manner of his (the Tiger King's) death is a matter of extraordinary interest. Comment.
The Maharaja was determined to kill hundred tigers because he was destined to be killed by the hundredth tiger. His life revolved around killing tigers. When he encountered the hundredth one, he took a careful aim at the tiger and shot it. He was overcome with joy thinking that he had killed the tiger but it didn’t die. The astrologer’s prophecy was proved when the king was certainly killed by the hundredth tiger which was wooden. The king bought a wooden tiger to gift his son. While playing with his son, the king was wounded and the infection led to his death.