Why did the farmer’s wife kill the mongoose? What made her any after killing the mongoose?

When the farmer’s wife returned home with a basketful of groceries. she noticed that the face and paws of the mongoose were smeared with blood, she was scared. She thought that the mongoose had killed her baby. She hit the mongoose with her basket full of groceries. It was a hard blow and the mongoose died on the spot. Afterwords she came to know that her baby was asleep. She saw a black snake lying dead on the floor. Seeing it, the farmer’s wife realized her mistake that she had killed the mongoose out of rage. Which saved her baby’s life. She ran out looking for the mongoose. She touched the dead animal and cried to show her sorrow. She was full of remorse.

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