Thinking about the Text
II. Answer the following questions. 1.“I got him for her by accident.”(i) Who says this?(ii) Who do ‘him’ and ‘her’ refer to?(iii) What is the incident referred to here?
1. (i) This is quoted by narrator.
(ii) Here, ‘him’ refers to the sloth bear and ‘her’ refers to the narrator’s wife.(iii) About two years ago the narrator and his companions were passing through the sugarcane fields near Mysore.Suddenly, they saw a black sloth bear. One of the narrator’s companions shot it on the spot. As they saw the fallen animal, they were surprised to see that the black fur on its back moved. Then they saw that it was a baby bear that had been riding on its mother’s back. The narrator ran up to it and attempted to capture it. He finally succeeded in grabbing it and gifted it to his wife. This incident is referred to in the above statement