(i) The above lines are spoken by the narrator.
(ii) Here, 'hlm' refers to the sloth bear and 'her' refers to the narrator's Wife.
(iii) In the above line the author refers to his first encounter with Baba and the subsequent gift he makes to his wife. Once while in Mysore. the author and his friends encounter a black sloth bear. She comes out of a sugar cane field trying to escape the bullet shots that were aimed to evacuate the pigs. Unfortunately, one of the narrator's companions shoots her on the spot. It is then that they notice a baby bear that was riding on her back. The narrator grabs him and to his wife's delight, gifts him to her.