Chapter-9 The Bond Of Love- Extra Questions and Notes

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Extra Questions, Notes, Assignment and study material for Class 9th as Per CBSE Syllabus

Chapter- 9

Lesson Name- THE BOND OF LOVE

ByKenneth Anderson

Introduction of the lesson- THE BOND OF LOVE

  INTRODUCTION

 This is the story of love and friendship between an animal and a human being. One day the author found a bear cub in a field. He took it home and presented it to his wife. The bear and the author’s wife developed great love for each other. When the bear grew up, it was sent to the zoo at Mysore. She became very sad. After three months, she visited the zoo. The bear, whose name was Baba, at once recognized her and danced with happiness. She came back. But she could not live without the bear. So she got the permission of the zoo superintendent to get the bear back. A special place was made at home for the grown up bear. Now both the bear and the writer’s wife were happy. The story shows that animals too have as much love and affection as human beings have.

(यह एक जानवर एवं मनुष्य के बीच दोस्ती की कहानी है । एक दिन लेखक को एक खेत में रीछ का बच्चा मिला । वह उसे घर ले आया और उसे अपनी पत्नी को भेंट किया । रीछ ओंर लेखक की पानी के बीच एक-दूसरे के लिए बहुत प्यार विकसित हो गया । जब ऱीछ बड़ा हो गया तो उसे मैसूर के चिहियाघर में भेज दिया गया । वह बहुत उदास हो गई । तीन महीने बाद वह चिड़ियाघर गई । रीछ, जिसका नाम बाबा था, ने उसे पहचान लिया और खुशी से नाचने लगा । वह वापस आ गई । मगर वह रीछ के बिना नहीं रह सकती थी । उसने चिड़ियाघर के अधीक्षक से रीछ को वापस ले जाने र्का अनुमति ले ली । इस विकसित रीछ के लिए घर में विशेष स्थान बनाया गया । अब रीछ एवं लेखक की पत्नी, दोनों ही बहुत प्रसन्न थे । कहानी बताती है कि जानवरों में भी उतना ही प्यार एवं स्नेह होता है जितना मनुष्यों में ।)

Important Word-Meanings of difficult words from the lesson- THE BOND OF LOVE

WORD-MEANINGS

[PAGE 113] Bond = something that unites,बंधन ; sloth bear = a bear that walks slowly, धीमे चलने वाला रीछ ; Wild = untamed, जंगली ; escaped = ran away,भाग गया ; suddenly = at once,अचानक ; panting = breathing heavily, हांफना ; wantonly = without any reason,अकारण ही ; companions = friends, साथी ; promptlyat once,एकदम ; on the spot =there and then, घटना स्थल पर ही ; prostrate = lying, औंधे लेटे हुए  I

[PAGE 114] : Creature = living being, प्राणी ; pitiful =full of pity,करुणापूर्ण ; attempt= प्रयत्न करना ; capture = catch,पकड़ना ; scooted = ran away, भाग गया ; grab= catch,पकड़ना ; scruff = back of the neck,गर्दन के पीछे के भाग ; snapped = tried to bite, काटने का प्रयत्न करना ; scratch = make bruises with claws,खरोंचे मारना ; claws = pointed nails on the feet and hands, पंजे ; gunny bags = jute sacks,बोरियाँ ; delighted = happy,प्रसन्न ; christened = named,नाम रखा ; porridge = porridge,दलिया ; ingredients = parts of some mixture, preparation etc.,अवयव ; pork = meat of pig ,सूअर का मांस ; condiments = spices, मसाले ; chillies = chillies, मिर्चे ; pudding = pudding,फिरनी ; aerated water = soda water,सोडावाटर ; alcoholic liquor = contains alcohol,मादक द्रव्य ; relish = taste, स्वाद ; attached = intimate, घनिष्ट ; tenants = lodgers,किराएदार ; befell = happened to, घटित हुआ ; poison = poison,जहर ,; paralysis = loss of power to move, लकवा ; extent = limit, सीमा ; dragged = pulled along with difficulty, घसीटा ; stumps = (here) legs,टांगे ;  vet = veterinary doctor,पशुओं का डॉक्टर ; residence = place of living, निवास स्थान I

 [PAGE 115] : Feverish = excited,उत्तेजित ; symptoms = signs, चिह्न ; treatment = cure, इलाज ; syringe = device for giving injection, सिरिंज ; dash = rush,भागना ; floundering = walking with difficulty,कठिनाई से चलना ; rapidly = fast, तेजी से ; vomiting = vomiting, उल्टी करना ; heaving = rising and falling, उठना-गिरना ; flanks = sides, पक्ष ; gaping = open, खुला ; hypodermic = syringe,सिरिंज ; squeals = cries,चीखें ; antidote = anti poison,जहर की काट ; stertorous = making loud noise,अत्यधिक शोर ; disdainfully = scornfully,निंदा से ; drained = taken off,निकाला ; sump = inner tank, अंदर का टैंक ; inroads = attack, आक्रमण ; termites = white ants,दीमक ; promptly = at once, एकदम ; rolled on = passed, गुजर गए ; mischievous = naughty,शरारती ; signifying = meaning,अर्थ होना ; command = order, आदेश ; wrestle = do wrestling,कुश्ती करना ; vigorously = energetically, जोश से ; tackled = faced, सामना करना ; tumble = fall,गिरना ; cradled = (here) put in the lap and sway, गोद में झुलाना I

[PAGE 116] : Affectionately = lovingly,प्यार से ; concealed = hidden, छिपा हुआ ; stump= piece, टुकड़ा ; straw = stalks of wheat etc.फूंस ; consented = agreed, मान गया ; hastily = hurriedly,शीघ्रता से ; curator =official in charge of the zoo, चिड़ियाघर का प्रबंधक ; cage = cage,पिंजरा ; packed off = sent,भेजा ; relieved = felt relief, आराम महसूस किया ; inconsolable = beyond consolation, सांत्वना से परे ; fretting = getting angry, नाराज होना ; getting along = behaving,बर्ताव करना ; restrain = control, रोकना ; conjectured = guessed,अनुमान लगाना ; howled = cried, चिल्लाया ; petted = fondled,पुचकारा ; delight = joy, प्रसन्नता ; bitterly = very much, बहुत अधिक  I

 [PAGE 117]:Depressed =sad,उदास ; reconciled = compromised,समझौता कर लिया ; hesitantly = with hesitation, झिझकते हुए ; pleading = requests,प्रार्थना करना I

 [PAGE 118] : Hoisted = lifted up, उठाया ; securely = tightly,कसकर , accomplished = completed,पूरा किया ; squad = group, समूह ; engaged = employed,काम पर लगाया ; compound = yard, आंगन ; pit = ditch, खड्डा ; moat = long ditch,लंबी खाई ; gnarled = twisted, मुड़ा–तुड़ा ; sentimentally = emotionally, भावनात्मक रूप से ; preserved = maintained,कायम रखा ; released = freed,आजाद किया ; hind = back, पिछले ; loop = ring, छल्ला ; bridge (here) cross,पार करना ; affection = love, प्यार ; characteristics = features,गुण I

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Short and Simple Summary of the lesson in English- THE BOND OF LOVE / Summary in simple Words/ Critical appreciation of the lesson – THE BOND OF LOVE

Summary:

Two years ago, the author and his friends were passing through the sugarcane fields near Mysore. People were driving away the wild pigs from their fields by shooting at them. Suddenly a sloth bear came out of the field. One of the writer’s companions shot at the bear. It fell dead. They came near the fallen animal. They saw a bear cub riding on its mother’s back. The cub was making pitiful howls. The writer tried to catch it. But the bear cub ran away into the field. The writer and his companions ran after it. At last they were able to catch it. The baby-bear tried to free itself. It tried to scratch the author with its long, hooked claws. They put the bear into a gunny bag and brought it to Bangalore.

The author presented the little creature to his wife. She was very happy. She named the bear cub Bruno. The author’s wife brought up Bruno with love and care. She looked after the bear cub as he were her own child. At first Bruno was taught to drink milk from a bottle. Within a few days, he started eating normally. He drank and ate everything. Ile ate porridge made from any ingredients. He ate vegetables, fruit, nuts, meat, curry and rice. Ile did not mind even condiments and chillies in the curry. He ate bread, eggs, chocolates, sweets, pudding, ice-cream, etc. As for drink, he drank milk, tea, coffee, lime-juice, aerated water, beer and other things. Be became attached to all the children of the tenants living in the bungalow. He spent time in playing, running into the kitchen and going to sleep in the beds of the author and his wife. Because of the love and affection shown by the author’s wife, he developed great affection for her

 One day an accident befell Bruno. There were rats in the author’s library. In order to kill them, he had put down barium carbonate in the library. It was poison. Bruno entered the library and ate some of the poison. He suffered from a stroke of paralysis. But he dragged himself slowly to the author’s wife. He was weakening rapidly. He was breathing heavily and vomiting. The author at once took him to a veterinary doctor. The vet gave him 10 cc of anti-dote through an injection. But his condition remained unchanged. Then another 10 cc was injected. This improved his condition. Bruno got up and enjoyed a good meal. Another time, the little bear drank a lot of old engine oil. But fortunately, it had no effect on him.

With the passage of time, Bruno grew up in size. He became equal to the Alsatians in size and even outgrew them. But he was just as mischievous as before. He was very fond of people around him. But he especially loved the author’s wife. She also loved him. She changed Bnmo’s name to ‘Baba’, which in Hindustani means ‘small boy’. The bear could do a few tricks also. When he was asked ‘Baba box’, he started boxing with anybody who was near him. When someone gave him a stick and said, “Baba hold gun”, he pointed the stick at him. He had concealed a stump of wood in his straw bed. When he was asked, “Baba, where’s baby,” he immediately produced and cradled that piece wood. But because of the tenant’s children, the bear had to be kept chained most of the time.

With the passage of time, the bear became too big to be kept at home. The author, his friends and his son advised the author’s wife to gift Baba to the zoo at Mysore. After some weeks of such advice, she finally agreed. A letter was written to the curator of the zoo. He agreed to take the bear. Baba was sent to the Mysore zoo in a cage. But the author’s wife felt very sad. She wept and for the first few days, refused to take food. She wrote a number of letters to the curator of the zoo. She asked in her letters about the condition of Baba. At the zoo, Baba was also in a similar position. He was inconsolable. He also did hot take food for the first few days. He was well but looked thin and sad.

 The author’s wife was very sad at her separation from the bear. For three months, the author restrained her from visiting Mysore. At last, he took his wife to Mysore zoo to meet Baba. The author and his friends had guessed that the bear would not recognize her after three months. But as soon as Baba saw her, he recognized her. He cried with happiness. She ran upto him and patted him. He stood up on his head in delight. For the next three hours, she did not leave the cage. She gaVe him tea, lemonade, cakes, ice-cream and other things. At last, the ‘closing time’ came and she had to leave. The author’s wife wept bitterly. She felt that she could not live without the bear. She requested the superintendent to send Baba back. He was a kind man. He consented and Baba was brought back into the author’s home.

At home, an island was made for Baba. It was twenty feet long and fifteen feet wide. It was surrounded by a moat, six feet wide and seven feet deep. A wooden box was kept for Baba to sleep at night. Straw was placed inside to keep him warm. Baba was very happy in his new home. The author’s wife spent hours sitting there. It is the story of the love between man and animal. It shows that animals also have sense of love, affection and loyalty.

 Summary in Hindi/ THE BOND OF LOVE

 SUMMARY IN HINDI

दो साल पहले लेखक और उसके मित्र मैसूर के निकट गन्ने के एक खेत में से गुजर रहे थे । लोग अपने खेतों में जंगली सूअरों को गोली मारकर भगा रहे थे । अचानक खेत में से एक रीछ निकला । लेखक के एक साथी ने उस पर गोली चला दी । यह मर कर गिर गया वे गिरे हुए जानवर के पास आए। उन्होंने रीछ के बच्चे को अपनी मां की पीठ पर चढे देखा । बच्चा करुणापूर्ण चीखें मार रहा था । लेखक ने उसे पकड़ने का प्रयत्न किया । मगर रीछ का बच्चा भागकर खेत में चला गया । लेखक और उसके साथी उसके पीछे भागे । अंत में, वे उसे पकड़ने में सफल हो गए। रीछ के बच्चे ने स्वयं को आजाद करवाने का प्रयत्न किया । उसने लेखक को अपने लंबे, मुड़े हुए पंजों से खरोंचे मारने का प्रयत्न किया 1 उन्होंने बच्चे को बोरी में डाला और बंगलौर ले आए । लेखक ने यह नन्हा प्राणी अपनी पत्नी को भेंट कर दिया । वह बहुत प्रसन्न हो गई । उसने इस रीछ का नाम ब्रूनो रख दिया ।

       लेखक की पांति ने ब्रूनो को प्यार एवं सावधानी से पाला । उसने रीछ के बच्चे की देखभाल इस प्रकार की मानो कि वह उसका अपना बच्चा हो । आरंभ में ब्रूनो को बोतल से दूध पीना सिखाया गया । कुछ दिनों में उसने सामान्य रूप से खाना आरंभ कर दिया । वह हर चीज़ खाता पीता था । वह हर चीज़ से बना दलिया खा लेता था । वह हर चीज़ से बना दलिया खा लेता था । वह सब्जियाँ ,फल ,अखरोट , मांस ,करी एवं चावल खाता

था । वह करी के मसालों और मिर्चों की परवाह नहीं करता था । वह ब्रैड ,अंडे ,चॉकलेट ,मिठाईयाँ ,फिरनी ,आइसक्रीम आदि खाता था । जहाँ तक पीने का सवाल है , वह दूध ,चाय ,कॉफ़ी ,नीबू –पानी ,सोडा वाटर ,बीअर एवं अन्य चीज़ें पीता था । वह उस बंगले में रहने वाले किराएदारों के बच्चों सर घुल मिल गया । वह अपना समय खेलने , रसोई में भागने और लेखक एवं उसकी पत्नी के बिस्तरों में सोने में बिताता था । लेखक की पत्नी के द्वारा प्रदर्शित प्यार एवं स्नेह के कारण उसे उससे बहुत प्यार हो गया ।

एक दिन ब्रूनो के साथ एक दुर्घटना हो गई । लेखक के पुस्तकालय में चूहे थे । उन्हें मारने के लिए उसने पुस्तकालय में बेरियम कार्बोनेट रख दिया था । यह जहर था । ब्रूनो लाइब्रेरी में आया और कुछ जहर खा लिया  । उसे लकवा हो गया । मगर वह स्वयं को धीरे-धीरे घसीटकर लेखक की पत्नी के पास लाया । वह बहुत जल्दी कमजोर पड़ रहा था वह जोर –जोर से सांस ले रहा था और उल्टी कर रहा था लेखक उसे फ़ौरन पशुओं के डॉक्टर के पास ले गया । डॉक्टर ने 10 cc जहरनाशक दवाई टीके के रूप में दी ।

मगर उसकी हालत में कोई परिवर्तन नहीं हुआ । तब 10cc दवाई फिर दी गई । इससे उसकी हालत में सुधार हो गया । ब्रूनो उठा और उसने अच्छी प्रकार भोजन किया । एक अन्य समय इस छोटे रीछ ने बहुत-सा पुराना इंजन का तेल पी लिया । मगर सौभाग्यवश इसका उस पर कोई प्रभाव नहीं हुआ ।

समय के बीतने के साथ ब्रूनो का आकार भी बड़ा हो गया । यह अलशेसियन कुत्तों के बराबर हो गया और उनसे भी बड़ा हो गया । मगर वह पहले की तरह ही शरारती था । उसे आस-पास के लोगों से बहुत प्यार था । मगर उसे विशेष रुप से लेखक की पत्नी से लगाव था । वह उससे प्यार करती थी । उसने ब्रूनो का नाम बदलकर बावा रख दिया जिसका हिंदुस्तानी में अर्थ होता है ,”छोटा लड़का” । रीछ कुछ करतब भी दिखा सकता था । जब उससे कहा जाता, “बाबा मुक्केबाजी करो” तो वह जो भी उसके पास होता था ,  उससे मुक्केबाजी करता था । जब उसे कोई छड़ी देता और कहता, “बाबा बंदूक पकड़ो” तो वह छड़ी से उसकी ओर निशाना साधता था । उसने अपने फूस के बिस्तर में लकड़ी का एक टुकडा छिपा रखा था । जब कोई उससे कहता, “बाबा, बच्चा है ?” तो वह फ़ौरन उस लकड़ी को निकाल लेता और उसे झुलाता । मगर किराएदार के बच्चों के कारण अधिकतर समय में ब्रूनों को जंजीर से बांधकर रखना पड़ता था ।

 समय के बीतने के साथ ब्रूनों इतना बड़ा हो गया कि अब उसे घर पर नहीं रखा जा सकता था । लेखक, उसके मित्रों औरऔर उसके बेटे ने उसे सलाह दी कि बाबा को मैसूर के चिड़ियाघर को भेंट कर दिया जाए । कुछ सप्ताहों की ऐसी सलाह के बाद वह आखिर सहमत हो गई । चिड़ियाघर के प्रबंधक को एक पत्र लिखा गया । वह रीछ को लेने के लिए मान गया । बाबा को एक पिजेरे में डालकर मैसूर भेज दिया गया । मगर लेखक की पत्नी बहुत उदास हो गई । वह रोई और कुछ दिन तक तो उसने भोजन करने से इंकार कर दिया । उसने चिड़ियाघर के प्रबंधक को कई पत्र लिखे । अपने पत्रों में उसने बाबा की हालत के बारे में पूछा । चिड़ियाघर

में बाबा भी ऐसी ही हालत में था । वह सांत्वना से परे था । उसने भी आराम के कुछ दिनों में भोजन नहीं किया । वह अच्छा था मगर  पतला और उदास लगता था ।

लेखक की पत्नी रीछ से जुदा होकर बहुत उदास डो गई । तीन महीने तक लेखक ने उसे मैसूर जाने से रोका । अंत में, वह अपनी पत्नी को बाबा से मिलाने मैसूर ले गया । लेखक और उसके मित्रों का अनुमान था कि रीछ तीन महीने बाद उसे पहचानेगा नहीं मगर ज्यों ही बाबा ने उसे देखा, उसने उसे पहचान लिया । वह खुशी से चिल्लाया । वह भागकर उसके पास आई और उसे पुचकारा । वह खुशी से अपने सिर पर खड़ा हो गया । अगले तीन घंटों तक वह पिंजरे से नहीं हटी । उसने उसे चाय, लैमोनेड, केक, आइसक्रीम और अन्य वस्तुएँ दीं । अंत में, जुदा होने का समय सा गया और उसे वहाँ से  आना पड़ा । लेखक की पत्नी फूट-फूट कर रोई । उसने महसूस किया कि वह उसके बिना नहीं रह सकती । उसने चिड़ियाघर के अधीक्षक से बाबा को वापस ले जाने की प्रार्थना की । वह एक दयालु व्यक्ति था । वह मान गया और बाबा की फिर से लेखक के घर लाया गया ।

घर में बाबा के लिए एक टापू बनाया गया । यह बीस फूट लंबा और पंद्रह फुट चौड़ा था । यह छह फुट चौड़ी और सात फुट गहरी खाई से घिरा हुआ था । बाबा के रात के सोने के लिए एक लकड़ी का बक्सा रखा गया । उसे गर्म रखने के लिए इसके अंदर फूस रखा गया । बाबा अपने नए घर में बहुत प्रसन्न था । लेखक की पत्नी वहाँ घंटों बिताया करती थी । यह मनुष्य एवं जानवर के प्यार की कहानी है । यह दर्शाती है   कि जानवरों में भी प्यार, स्नेह एवं वफादारी की भावना होती है ।

Read the extracts and answer the questions that follow.
 IMPORTANT PASSAGES FOR COMPREHENSION

PASSAGE 1

 As we watched the fallen animal we were surprised to see that the black fur on its back moved and left the prostrate body. Then we saw it was a baby bear that had been riding on its mother’s back when the sudden sHot had killed her. The little creature ran around its prostrate parent making a pitiful noise.
I ran up to it to attempt a capture. It scooted into the sugarcane field. Following it with my companions. I was at last able to grab it by the scruff of its neck while it snapped and tried to scratch me with its long, hooked claws.
We put it in one of the gunny-bags we had brought and when I got back to Bangalore I duly presented it to my wife. She was delighted! She at once put a coloured ribbon around its neck, and after discovering the cub was a ‘boy’ she christened it Bruno.

 Questions :

(i) What was riding on the mother’s back ?
(ii) What did the little creature do ?
(iii) What did the bear cub do when the writer grabbed it ?
(iv) What name was given to the bear cub ?
(v) Find words from the passage which mean the same as : (a) Lying, (b)named,

Answers :

(i) A bear cub was riding on its mother’s back.
(ii) The little creature ran round its mother and made pitiful noises.
(iii) Ile snapped and tried to scratch him.
(iv) The cub was named Bruno.
(v) (a) Prostrate, (b) Christened.

PASSAGE 2

Bruno soon took to drinking milk from a bottle. It was but a step further and within a very few days he started eating and drinking everything else. And everything is the right word, for he ate porridge made from any ingredients, vegetables, fruit, nuts, meat (especially pork), curry and rice regardless of condiments and chillies, bread, eggs, chocolates, sweets, pudding, ice-cream etc., etc., etc. As for drink : milk, tea, coffee, lime-juice aerated water, buttermilk, beer, alcoholic liquor and in fact, anything liquid. It all went down with relish.

Questions :

(i) What did Bruno soon take to ?
(ii) What did he start doing in a few days ?
(iii) What meat did he especially like ?
(iv) Did Bruno take alcoholic drinks also ?
(v) Find words from the passage which mean the same as : (a) Soda water, (b) taste.

Answers :

(i) Soon he took to drinking milk with a bottle.
(ii) He started eating everything in a few days.
(iii) He especially liked pork.
(iv) Yes, he took alcoholic drinks too.
(v) (a) Aerated water, (b) relish

PASSAGE 3

The months rolled on and Bruno had grown many times the size he was when he came. He had equalled the Alsatians in height and had even outgrown them. But was just as sweet, just as mischievous, just as playful. And he was very fond of us all. Above all, he loved my wife, and she loved him too! She had changed his name from Bruno, to Baba, a Hindustani word signifying ‘small boy’. And he could do a few tricks, too. At the command, ‘Baba, wrestle’, or ‘Baba, box,’ he vigorously tackled anyone who came forward for a ‘rough and tumble’. Give him a stick and say ‘Baba, hold gun’, and he pointed the stick at you. Ask him, ‘Baba, wheres baby?’ and he immediately produced and cradled affectionately a stump of wood which he had carefully concealed in his straw bed. But because of the tenant’s children, poor Bruno, or Baba, had to be kept chained most of the time.

 Questions :

 (i) Whom had Bruno equalled in size ?
(ii) Whom did Bruno love above all ?
(iii) What was Bruno’s ‘gun’ ?
(iv) Why had Bruno to be kept chained ?
(v) Find words from the passage which mean the same as : (a) Hidden, (b) energetically.

 Answers :
(i) Bruno had equalled Alsatians in size.
(ii) He loved the author’s wife above all.
(iii) A stick was Bruno’s ‘gun’.
(iv) He had to be kept chained because of the tenant’s children.
(v) (a) Concealed, (b) vigorously.

PASSAGE 4

Friends had conjectured that the bear would not recognize her. I had thought so too. But while she was yet some yards from his cage Baba saw her and recognized her. He howled with happiness. She ran up to him, petted him through the bars, and he stood on his head in delight.

For the next three hours she would not leave that cage. She gave him tea, lemonade, cakes, ice-cream and what not. Then ‘closing time’ came and we had to leave. My wife cried bitterly; Baba cried bitterly; even the hardened curator and the keepers felt depressed. As for me, I had reconciled myself to what I knew was going to happen next.

Questions :
(i) What had the friends conjectured ?
(ii) What did Baba do on recognising the author’s wife ?
(iii) How long did the authors wife remain with Baba ?
(iv) What did the author’s wife and Baba do when the time for separation came ?
(v) Find words from the passage which mean the same as : (a) Guessed, (b) sad.

Answers:
(i) Friends had conjectured that Baba would not recognise the author’s wife.
(ii) He howled with happiness.
(iii) She remained with Baba for three hours.
(iv) Both of them wept bitterly.
(v) (a) Conjectured, (b) depressed.

PASSAGES FOR PRACTICE

PASSAGE 5

Then my son and 1 advised my wife, and friends Aaris was getting too big to keep at home. After some weeks of such adviceandevrictoe os,hteo at give last consented.et on ttehde }Zioaost ItyM, andy sobree f. oHree she could change her mind, a letter was written to the curator of the zoo. Did he want tame bear for his collection ? He replied, ‘Yes’. The Zoo sent a cage from Mysore in a lorry, a distance of eighty-seven miles, and Baba was packed off. We all missed him greatly; but in a sense we were relieved. My wife was inconsolable. She wept and fretted. For the first few days she would not eat a thing. Then she wrote a number of utters to the curator. How was Baba ? Back came the replies. ‘Well, but fretting; he refuses food too.’

 Questions :

(i) What did the author and his friends advised his wife ?
(ii) How distant was Mysore ?
(iii) What was the condition of the author’s wife ?
(iv) Flow did Baba behave at the zoo ?
(v) Find words from the passage which mean the same as : (a) Pet, (b) became angry.

PASSAGE 6

Once home, a squad of coolies were engaged for special work in our compound. An island was made for Baba. It was twenty feet long and fifteen feet wide, and was surrounded by a dry pit, or moat, six feet wide and seven feet deep. A wooden box that once housed fowls was brought and put on the island for Baba to sleep in at night. Straw was placed inside to keep him warm, and his ‘baby’, the gnarled stump, with his ‘gun’, the piece of bamboo, both of which had been sentimentally preserved since he had been sent away to the zoo, were put back for him to play with.
In a few days the coolies hoisted the cage on to the island and Baba was released. He was delighted, standing on his hindlegs, he pointed his ‘gun’ and cradled his `baby’. My wife spent hours sitting on a chair there while he sat on her lap. He was fifteen months old and pretty heavy too!

Questions :
(i) What was made for Baba in the compound ?
(ii) What was used for Baba to sleep at night ?
(iii) What was placed in the box to keep Baba warm . ?
(iv) What was the age of Baba at that time ?
(v) Find words from the passage which mean the same as :
(a) Ditch, (b) emotionally.

Following is the complete question bank for THE BOND OF LOVE

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Additional Very Short Answer Type Questions

1. Who was Bruno ?

Ans. Bruno was the author’s wife’s pet sloth bear.

2. Where did the author find the bear cub?

Ans. The author found the bear cub when he was passing through the sugarcane fields near mysore.  

3. Who did the author present the bear cub to ?

Ans. The author presented the bear cub to his wife.

4. What was Bruno brought upon?

Ans. Bruno was brought up on bottlemilk, fruit, rice and potatoes.

5. What did the bear become very attachea to ?

Ans. The bear became very attached to the author’s two Alsatian dogs.

6. Why did the author put barium carbonate poison in home ?

Ans. He put this poison in home to kill rats and mice.

7. what ‘was the effect of poison on Bruno?

 Ans. Bruno suffered a paralysis attack and he could not stand on his feet.

8 What new name did the author’s wife give to Bruno ?

Ans. She gave him a new name ‘Baba’.

9. Where did the author send ‘Baba’ to ?

Ans. The author sent ‘Baba’ to Mysore zoo,

10. What request did the author’s wife make to the superintendent to the zoo ?

Ans. She requested the superintendent of the zoo to return ‘Baba’ to her.

11. Why was a squad of coolies engaged ?

Ans. A squad of coolies was engaged to take down ‘Baba’s box from the top of the car.

Short Answer Type Questions  (30 to 40 words)

 Q.I. Bruno once got paralysis. Why? How was he treated?

Ans. Once the author kept barium carbonate in his library for killing rats. Bruno ate most of it. It was a poison. So he got paralysis. He was taken to a veterinary doctor. He gave Bruno two injections of antidote. It cured Bruno.

Q.2.”The hear became attached to the dogs, to the children in the neighbourhood.” Which qualities of the bear arc highlighted in this statement?

 Ans. It shows that the bear had human qualities. Like human beings it also needed love and knew how to respond to love. He developed friendship not only with animals but with human beings also.

Q.3. Bruno was sent off to Mysore zoo. What happened to (i) the author’s wife, (ii) Bruno after this? Why?

Ans. (i) The author’s wife felt very sad. She wept bitterly. She was uneasy and inconsolable. For the first few days, she refused to take food.

(ii) Bruno’s condition was similar. He also refused food. He became thin and sad. Both of them missed each other badly.

Q.4. Why did Bruno become very special after he returned from Mysore zoo ?

 Ans. The author’s wife wanted to make Bruno feel at home. They made a special island for him. She would sit there for hours and Bruno would sit in her lap. Thus he became special after his return from the Mysore zoo.

Q.5. “Oh, please, sir,” She asked the curator, “May I have my Baba back ?”

(a) Who is ‘she’ in the above line?

(b) Who is the curator?

(c) What is Baba’s other name?

(d) Why does she want Baba back?

 Ans.(a) ‘She’ is the author’s wife.

(b) The curator is the manager of the Mysore zoo

(c) Bruno.

(d)Because she could not bear his absence.

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Important Long/ Detailed Answer Type Questions- to be answered in about 100 -150 words each

 ESSAYTYPE QUESTIONS

Q.1. Can the company of an animal give undiluted pleasure to a human being. Give some examples from the story.

Ans. Yes, it can give pure pleasure to a human being. The bond of love between man and animal is better than between man and man. Human beings are selfish and their love is seldom pure and selfless. We often do not respond to love given to us. On the other hand, an animal’s love is pure. Like human beings, animals too need love and respond to that love. In this story, the author’s wife loves a pet bear. He too responds to that love. She plays with him, fondles and loves him. When the bear is sent to the zoo, she becomes inconsolable. On the other hand, the bear also does not like his separation from her .He refuses to take food in the zoo . When she goes to meet him at the zoo, he shouts with pleasure, In the end , she brings him back from the zoo . Thus she find that the company of an animal gives undiluted pleasure to a human being.

Q.2. ‘Love is mutual’.illustrate this with reference to the story ‘The Bond of Love’.

 Ans. The Bond of Love’ is the story of love and friendship between an animal and a human being. One day the author found a bear cub in a field. He took it home and presented it to his wife. The bear and the author’s wife developed great love for each other. When the bear grew up, it was sent to the zoo at Mysore. She became very sad. After three months, she visited the zoo. The bear, whose name was Baba, at once recognized her and danced with happiness. She came back. But she could not live without the bear. So she got the permission of the zoo superintendent to get the bear back. A special place was made at home for the grown up bear. Now both the bear and the writer’s wife were happy. The story shows that animals too have as much love and affection as human beings have. Thus, the title of the story is very appropriate .

Q.3. How did the author’s wife behave in the absence of the bear ? Describe Baba’s condition at the 7.00 in Mysore .

 Or

 “Animals also feel the pleasure of love and the pains of separation.” Support your view by giving examples from the text.

Ans. With the passage of time, the bear became too big to be kept at home. The author, his friends and his son advised the author’s wife to gift Baba to the zoo at Mysore. After some weeks of such advice, she finally agreed. A letter was written to the curator of the zoo. He agreed to take the bear. Baba was sent to the Mysore zoo in a cage. But the author’s wife felt very sad. She wept and for the first few days, refused to take food. She wrote a number of letters to the curator of the zoo. She asked in her letters about the condition of Baba. At the zoo, Raba was also in a similar position. He was inconsolable. He also did not take food for the first few days. He was well but looked thin and sad.

Q.4. What makes you feel that the mother is more attached to Bruno than the other members of the family? Give reasons.

 Ans. The author brings the bear cub and presents it to his wife. Very soon, the baby bear becomes the darling of every one. The author’s wife and son love him. All the children of the tenants in that bungalow develop a loving relationship with him. But the author’s wife develops a special affection for him. It is a motherly affection. She looks after the bear as if he were her own child. At first, she gives him milk with a bottle. But very soon, the bear is able to eat everything. She spends a lot of time with him. She teaches him to perform a number of tricks. When Bruno is sent to the zoo, she weeps bitterly. After three months she goes to meet him. In the end, she brings him back. Thus, we see that she is more attached to Bruno than the other members of the family.

Q.5. How did the writer get a baby-bear for his wife?

Ans. Two years ago, the author and his friends were passing through the sugarcane fields near Mysore. People were driving away the wild pigs from their fields by shooting at them. Suddenly a sloth bear came out of the field. One of the writer’s companions shot at the bear. It fell dead. They came near the fallen animal. They saw a bear cub riding on its mother’s back. The cub was making pitiful howls. The writer tried to catch it. But the bear cub ran away into the field. The writer and his companions ran after it. At last they were able to catch it. The baby bear tried to free itself. It tried to scratch the author with its long, hooked claws. They put the bear into a gunny bag and brought it to Bangalore. The author presented the little creature to his wife. She was very happy. She named the bear cub Bruno.

Q.6Describe the two accidents that befell Bruno or Baba. How did he recover from them?

Ans. One day an accident befell Bruno. There were rats in the author’s library. In order to kill them, he had put down barium carbonate in the library. It was poison. Bruno entered the library and ate some of the poison. He suffered from a stroke of paralysis. But dragged himself slowly to the author’s wife. He was weakening rapidly. He was breathing heavily and vomiting. The author at once took him to a veterinary doctor. The vet gave him I0 cc of anti-dote through an injection. But his condition remained unchanged. Then another 10 cc was injected. This improved his condition. Bruno got up and enjoyed a good meal. At another time, the little bear drank a lot of old engine oil. But fonunately, it had no effect on him.

Q.7.Describe the meeting of the author’s wife with the bear at the zoo. Why did she bring it back home?

Ans. The author’s wife was very sad at her separation from the bear. For three months, the author restrained her from visiting Mysore. At last, he took his wife to Mysore zoo to meet Baba. The author ancrhis friends had guessed that the bear would not recognize her after three months. But as soon as Baba saw her, he recognized her. He cried with happiness. She ran upto him and patted him. He stood up on his head in delight. For the next three hours, she did not leave the cage. She gave him tea, lemonade, cakes, ice-cream and other things. At last, the ‘closing time’ came and she had to leave. The author’s wife wept bitterly. She felt that she could not live without the bear. She requested the superintendent to send Baba back. He was a kind man. He consented and Baba was brought back into the author’s home.

 Value Based Questions and Answers of THE BOND OF LOVE

I QUICK REVIEW OFTHE CHAPTER I

1.Who found a sloth bear

 (A) the author                                                                               (B) the author’s friend

  (C) the author’s wife                                                                  (D) the author’s son

Ans. (A) the author

2.What name was given to the sloth bear ?

(A) Bruno his son his friend                                                     (B)Trickle

(C) Timothy                                                                                    (D) Nana

 Ans. (A) Bruno

3.The author found Bruno near

 (A) Nainital                                                                                   (B) Kolkata

  (C) Darjeeling                                                                              (D) Mysore

Ans. (D) Mysore

4.Who did the author present the sloth bear to ?

(A) his wife                                                                                    (B) his son

(C) his daughter                                                                           (D) his friend

Ans. (A) his wife

5.What did Bruno start to eat ?

(A) porridge                                                                                  (B) fruit

  (C) vegetables                                                                              (D) all of the above

 Ans. (D) all of the above

6.Who did the bear become very attached to?

(A) the monkey                                                                            (B) the tiger

 (C) two Alsatian dogs                                                                 (D) all of the above

 Ans. (D) all of the above

7.What did Bruno eat one day ?

(A) barium carbonate                                                                   (B) potasium

 (C) thorium                                                                                    (D) phosphate

 Ans. (A) barium carbonate

8.Barium carbonate was in the house to kill

 (A) rats and mice                                                                        (B) dogs

 (C) bears                                                                                        (D) all of the above 

Ans. (A) rats and mice

9.What was the effect of barium carbonate on Bruno ?

(A) he became paralysed                                                        (B) he was vomiting

(C) he was breathing heavily                                                  (D) all of the above

Ans. (D) all of the above

10.What new name did the author’s wife give to Bruno ?

(A) Dada                                                                                        (B) Baba

(C) Bhaiya                                                                                      (D) Ladla

 Ans. (B) Baba

11.What did the author’s son and the author advised his wife when Bruno was grown up ?

(A) to sell him                                                                              (B) to leave him in the forest

(C) to give him to the zoo at Mysore                                       (D) all of the above

Ans. (C) to give him to the zoo at Mysore

12.What was the author’s wife reaction when Baba was sent to the zoo ?

 (A) she would not eat anything                                           (B) she was inconsolable

 (C) she wept and fretted                                                        (D) all of the above  

 Ans. (D) all of the above

13.What did the author’s wife request the curator ?

 (A) to give her back her Baba                                               (B) to put Baba in a bigger cage

  (C) to take care of Baba properly                                       (D) to give Baba rich food

Ans. (A) to give her back her Baba

14.Was the author’s wife successful in getting back Baba from the zoo ?

(A) Yes                                                                                            (B) No

 (C) May be                                                                                   (D) Not known

 Ans. (A) Yes

 

 

 

 

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