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A. The bakers in Goa(padars) are famous for their loaves of bread. The financial condition of the bakers was that they were prosperous and well off, since baking was a profitable profession and bread was loved by all the people. Another instance is the appearance of the bakers which is similar to that of a jackfruit due to the plump physical appearance.

B. In the poem Trees, the trees are outside the poet's window. Their roots are trying to get nourishment from the earth and the twigs and branches are lifted into the air as if it is praying to God. The branches also provide shelter to birds for nest-building and also shades several other creatures from harsh weather. The trunk is thick and is able to tolerate harsh weather and thrive during rains. This great creation of God cannot be compared to a creation of a human being, i.e. a poem. The poet is fascinated by this work of God.

C. In the Making of a Scientist, Richard Ebright was very interested in collecting butterflies. His mother encouraged his interest in learning and bought him a book. The book that she gave him was titled The Travels of Monarch X. It changed his life because it had introduced him to the world of science and its possibilities.

D. Mr. Loisel tried to make his wife happy by getting an invitation to the ministerial ball. His wife longed for luxury, wealth and elite friends. He hoped that his wife would be delighted with the opportunity to mingle with upper class people and create an impression on them by her beauty.

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