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    • A good time

    • Alienation of affections
    • A white American sailor, lonely and homesick, comes ashore seeking solace in a night club in Jamaica. He tries his best to fit in with the crowd and have a good time, but his overtures are rejected and he is left wondering whether this was a result...
    • A Man can laugh

    • Boxing ; Love stories
    • Having just won the boxing match, Nick did not like listening to Spink, his manager, telling him that he would only be good for a few more fights because his legs were giving out. Nick’s uncertainty about the nature of the relationship between his...
    • Arabian night in Soho

    • Soho (London, England) ; Nightlife
    • With a group of friends, the writer listens to one of them describe his exploits in Soho where he has been researching its picturesque nightlife. But the author has his own dreamlike memories of Soho which he is unwilling to share with others.
    • Blackout

    • Racism
    • A chance encounter of a white American woman and a black Jamaican man one night on the street during a black out at the time of WW2 brings to fore the tension between the two races. The woman is left questioning many of her racial assumptions...
    • Brother

    • Interpersonal relationship ; Labour unions
    • The picket from the strike lines and the strike-breaker encounter each other on a dark night and the moment is ripe for a show down, especially since the said strike-breaker had actually taken the very same picket’s job. However, brotherly love and...
    • Brother

    • Interpersonal relations ; Trade Unions
    • The picket from the strike lines and the strike-breaker encounter each other on a dark night and the moment is ripe for a show down, especially since the said strike-breaker had actually taken the very same picket’s job. However, brotherly love and...
    • 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...
    • Consider the limpet

    • Interpersonal relations ; Boarding houses - Fiction
    • The author presents an unfiltered observation of the minutiae of daily life around him. This includes his landlady complaining about the meter, the dog waiting to be walked, Anita talking to the parrot, Mr. Zacca coming down late to breakfast and...
    • Consider the limpet

    • Interpersonal relations ; Boarding houses - Fiction
    • The author presents an unfiltered observation of the minutiae of daily life around him. This includes his landlady complaining about the meter, the dog waiting to be walked, Anita talking to the parrot, Mr. Zacca coming down late to breakfast and...
    • Drums in the night

    • Witchcraft ; Obeah
    • The sounds of the drums in the distance tortured her robbing her of her security and of her beloved Tom. Together they had openly mocked the power of the obeah men when they first came to the village, but all that changed when crops began to fail,...
    • Listen the wind

    • Love stories
    • The constant banging of the broken jalousie window keeps her awake all night and forces her to listen to the ominous whisperings of the wind that speaks about her relationship with Joel. The message of the wind, just like the unkind gossip of the...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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