Read the passages given below and answer the questions that follow:
One day an accident befall him. I put down poison (barium carbonate) to kill the rats and mice that had got into my library. Bruno entered the library as he often did, and he ate some of the poison. Paralysis set in to the extent that he could not stand on his feet. But he dragged himself on his stumps to my wife, who called me. I guessed what had happened. Off I rushed in the car to the vet’s residence. A case of poisoning! Tame Bear-barium carbonate-what to do?

(i) Who was Bruno? What befall him once?

(ii) How did the poison affect Bruno?

(iii) Find words from the passage which mean the same as:

(a) moved forcibly, (b) the doctor of animals.


(i) Bruno was the tame baby bear of the writer. Once he ate rat poison (Barium Carbonate).

(ii) The poison paralyzed Bruno and made his breathing difficult.

(iii) (a) moved forcibly — dragged.

(b) the doctor of animals — the vet.