|Read the following stanza carefully and answer the questions given below:|
|In the heat of the mid-day the houses stood with shut doors|
|I wandered along the crooked lane|
|An old man came out with his bag of gold.|
|He pondered and said, "I will hire you with my money/'|
|He weighed his coins one by one/ but I turned away.|
|(i) Whom does T and 'You? refer to in line 4?|
|(ii) Why were the houses with the door shut?|
|(iii) What did the old man bring out?|
|(iv) How did the speaker react to the old man's offer?|
(i) ?I? refers to the old man and ?you? refers to the narrator. (ii) The houses had the doors shut because of the heat of the mid-day. (iii) The old man brought out a bag of gold to hire the man. (iv) Speaker turned down the old man?s offer.
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