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    • The little punk

    • Courage ; Violence
    • Pinkie, the small bodied underdog, defiantly stands up to Jim, a hulk of a man who could easily beat him to a pulp. The unequal battle saw Jim trouncing the unresisting Pinkie whose courage wins the day, and the girl. On the other hand, Jim, by...
    • The stowaway

    • Sea stories
    • The stowaway assumed an air of nonchalance as he sat in the wayside restaurant listening to the other customers describing his daring escape from the waterfront police. Unaware of his presence in their midst, they talked about his courage while he...
    • Big bage

    • Violence ; Children
    • Ferdie , a ragged street-wise boy, was feeling on top of the world until he encountered Herbert, his sworn enemy. The inevitable fight ensued with Ferdie unexpectedly winning. This victory gave him the courage to challenge the rich “stuck-up” kid...
    • Christmas Eve

    • Christmas stories; City and town life; Rural life; Interpersonal relations; loss
    • Christmas Eve is usually a time of food, laughter and good cheer, but for some like Connie, there is little cause to celebrate. In the country, she listens to her family’s chatter as they express their wishes for a better new year. Mass Jim talks...
    • Night shudders over all

    • Man-woman relationship; Marriage; Infidelity
    • Night time seems to bring to fore all sorts of events and behavior as people reach out for life or try to make sense of it. The author presents some examples, including: the wife who suspects her artist husband of philandering with his latest...
    • Hot water

    • City and urban life; Interpersonal relations
    • A variety of scenes from city life: a vagrant arrested for loitering sentenced in court the next day; three mischievous boys playing on the beach; a man courting a somewhat reluctant nursemaid; an attempted blackmail that goes awry; a pregnant...
    • Start of something again

    • Man-woman relationship; Interpersonal relations; Hurricanes
    • Duckett and Silver meet regularly at their favourite restaurant to talk about art and politics as the city grows restless in the aftermath of a devastating hurricane. During this time, Silver is flirting dangerously with a married woman right...
    • Storm Warning

    • Hurricanes
    • A hurricane is approaching and already the heavy rains are causing physical destruction and severe hardship for the people. For example, Silver has a terrible toothache and because of the storm he is unable to get to the dentist; Pinkie, desperate...
    • Thunderhead

    • City and town life
    • The author provides short insights into the lives of different people in the city at a time of social turbulence: Joie and Sam looks forward to Christmas together but tragedy intervenes; a seventeen year old boy furtively tries to seduce a girl...
    • City stricken to the bone

    • Hurricanes ; Social classes ; City and town life
    • The author presents a microcosm of city life including : “wealthy bourgeoisie” who lives uptown; the “ pale stenographer in the administrative office; men and women living in “teeming shacks”; and “the… vice-ridden, violent myrmidons and the poor...


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