. Read the following extract and answer the questions that follow
After twenty hours
It lost its sting.
My mother only said
Thank God the scorpion picked on me
and spared my children
a. What is ‘it’ in the second line? When did ‘it’ lose its sting
b. Explain the last two line.
c. How was the mother affected by its sting
Ans: a. ‘It’ in the second line is the scorpion.
b. It means that the mother is really thankful to the Almighty for sparing her children. She believes that God has been generous towards her as her children have not undergone the unbearable agony of a scorpion’s sting
c. The mother was greatly affected by the sting. She twisted in pain continuously for twenty hours