Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 9th Standard
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When a family member is very ill for long, the grandmother of the family urges everyone to send for a person who claims he can cure victims of black magic. Compose a dialogue with - English

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When a family member is very ill for long, the grandmother of the family urges everyone to send for a person who claims he can cure victims of black magic. Compose a dialogue with her, in which her granddaughter politely convinces her that she should not believe in such things.

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(The granddaughter is calmly speaking to her worried grandmother as they sit near the patient's bed.)

Grandmother: Why won't you people listen to me? Somebody, please go get the witch doctor from the next village. This child has been ill for far too long. Medicines won't help her anymore, only magic can.
Granddaughter: Grandma, Meera is also my little sister and I am equally worried about her health. She is down with viral fever. The doctors have assured us that she will fully recover in a few more days.
Grandmother: What nonsense is this? The child has been ill for the past seven days now. The medicines have been completely ineffective. The witch doctor is the last resort. Please call him immediately. You will see she will get better.
Granddaughter : Grandma, that witch doctor is well known to fool people into believing his lies and stealing them of their money. When people are emotionally disturbed, they don't see sense and fall into the evil clutches of black magic and superstitions.
Grandmother: But I only want her to get better. I can't see her like this. I would take all her sufferings away if I could.
Granddaughter: Grandma, you must remain calm. The doctors have promised us that the fever will go away in a few more days and she will be back on her feet in no time.
Grandmother: That is the problem dear. I cannot see her like this any longer.
Granddaughter: Grandma, you are such a broadminded woman, in spite of being illiterate yourself you made sure that all of your children became well educated and progressed in life.
Grandmother: (Nodding sadly) Yes, dear.
Granddaughter: But what is the point of education if we still believe in superstition and are unable to think rationally? Please be calm Grandma and get some rest. I will sit next to Meera until then. You can see all of us are equally tensed about her. She will be fine, please don't worry.
Grandmother: Yes, dear, I am so sorry for my hysterical behaviour. I guess I panicked unnecessarily. I'll just go lie down a little. Please let me know if you need anything. I'll be in the next room. I love you, Angel.
Granddaughter: Yes, Grandma. Please go and sleep. You will definitely feel better. I love you too. (The Grandmother goes to sleep in the next room while the granddaughter continues to sit next to the patient.)
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Balbharati English Kumarbharati 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 4.3 Intellectual Rubbish
English Workshop | Q 5 | Page 99
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