NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Chapter 17 - The Snake Trying

Question 1:

What is the snake trying to escape from ?


It is trying to escape from the stroke of a stick.

Question 2:

Is it a harmful snake ? What is its colour ?


The snake is not harmful even to small children. It is of green colour.

Question 3:

The poet finds the snake beautiful. Find the words he uses to convey its beauty.


He says that its curving shapes look beautiful and graceful.

Question 4:

What does the poet wish for the snake ?


The poet wishes the snake to escape unhurt.

Question 5:

Where was the snake before anyone saw it and chased it away ? Where does the snake disappear ?


The snake had been lying along the sandy bank. It disappears in the ripples among the reeds.