(i) He even poured a little paraffin upon the bitten toe and put a match to it.

Ans. Context: These lines are taken from the poem Night of the Scorpion composed by Nissim Ezekiel.

Explanation: The poet remembers the dark rainy night when his mother was

stung by Scorpion It was raining heavily, a scorpion had taken shelter, under a sack of rice

When the poet's mother went to get rice from the granary,

the scorpion bit her and disappeared in the rain

The neighboring peasants came in large numbers with candles and lanterns.

They chanted the name of God to paralyze the evil one,

they wanted to stop the scorpion from moving.

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Woman Reading 02