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    • The gold brick

    • Love stories
    • Isabel lost her heart to Peter who is always making promises he never keeps-the worst possibly was asking her to plan their wedding in his absence and then not turning up. Despite his frequent lapses and her family and friend’s disapproval, Isabel...
    • The white cockerel

    • Love stories ; Man-woman relationships ; Loss
    • Martie experiences a mix strange of powerful and liberating emotions as she prepares to kill the white cockerel for the family’s meal. Her recent amorous encounter with the foreman of public works has changed her from a mere girl with romantic...
    • Tig

    • Love stories ; Dogs
    • Consumed with desire for the lovely and seemingly unattainable girl of his dreams, the boy takes out his frustration on his pet dog, Tig, by pummeling the animal with his fists. Despite the undeserved attack, Tig remains loyally at his master’s...
    • Toward harvest

    • Mothers ; Family relationships
    • The mother of six children ponders the joys and the challenges of motherhood amidst the domestic routines of life. Her later exclusion her daughter’s world brings pain but eventually the bond between mother and daughter is restored. These events...
    • The reaping

    • Love stories
    • Lilian and Henry are madly in love but likely to ruin their relationship due to the folly of youth. It takes wise old Uncle Silas, drawing on his own experiences, to open their eyes to some of the realities of life and set them firmly on the right...
    • Consider the screever

    • Biographical fiction
    • The author explains how he came to give up his “… comparatively secure and carefree life of a screever ( a pavement artist)” to become a scribe – one who writes little pieces for the newspaper. None of this would have happened if he had not been...
    • The miracle

    • Family relationships ; Man-woman relationships
    • Henry finally came around to accepting the hard labour in the field as his lot, although he had tried very hard to escape the rut. However, he felt guilty of having his wife, a former teacher who could have married better, sharing it with him all...
    • The white wing

    • Marriage ; Man-woman relationships
    • While the wife basks in the satisfaction of the orderly life she has created in Jamaica after migrating from England, her husband feels trapped like a bird in a cage because circumstances force him to be too dependent on his wife who seems intent...
    • The Moon or a penny

    • Love stories ; Man-woman relationships
    • Dick is repeatedly frustrated with his fiancé’s prudish attitude towards sex even after they are engaged. She never seems to understand the all-consuming passion that drives him to desire a total union of body, soul and spirit. Her seeming...
    • Acorn into oak

    • Life ; Death ; Birth ; Philosophy
    • The country doctor finds himself called upon to tend a dying old man and soon after to help bring a baby into the world. The juxtaposition of these two events causes him to ponder the physical and philosophical aspects of birth and death.
    • Black magic

    • Horse-racing ; Suicide
    • Ruth recounted her story of how her handbag featured in the suicide of an ex-jockey whom she accidentally encountered and who insisted that she bet on the horse “Black Magic”, a sure winner. The man was in desperate need and was counting on some of...
    • 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...

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