The story "The Snake and the Mirror" was written by Vaikom Muhammad Basheer. The story was originally written in the Malayalam language and was translated into English by V.Abdulla. The story is about a homeopathic doctor's personal experiences. He was a poor bachelor who was in his initial days of medical practice in this story. One day, it happened that he encountered a Cobra snake in his room. The doctor had almost gone to the verge of death. Was he rescued from the clutches of Cobra? If so, how? The rest of the narrative was packed with these queries.
Characters in the story "The Snake and the Mirror":
The homeopathic doctor: Protagonist of the story
The narrator and his group: Listeners of the doctor's story
Cobra: The admirer of its own beauty
Mirror: Both a problem-maker and a problem-solver