All Creatures Great and Small

by James Herriot

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Whom did the grandfather get the python from in All Creatures Great and Small?

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All Creatures Great And Small is a short story by Ruskin Bond. The narrator of the story is a young young boy who lives in his grandfather's home in Northern India. The grandfather loves animals and continuously brings home a wide variety of animals, much to the amusement or annoyance of the various extended family members that live in the home. The animal that causes the most turmoil in the home is a four-foot-long young python. The grandfather buys it from a snake charmer at a bazaar for six rupees, "impressing the bazaar crowd by slinging it across his shoulders and walking home with it." The boy's grandmother, who is usually tolerant of all of the grandfather's pets, does not like reptiles and tells the grandfather to get rid of the snake. The boy's Aunt Mabel is extremely frightened of the python and faints when she first encounters it.

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