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    • World's end

    • Death ; Loss ; Fathers and sons
    • The old man’s world seems to have come to an end with the death of his donkey, his only means of making a living. As he and his son inform the regular customers on his donkey cart route, a few show sympathy but most appear indifferent. Only when he...
    • Two women in profile

    • Women ; Biographical fiction
    • The author, a tenant, listens to the story of the lives of two women at the boarding house where he lives. They tell him about their past, show him pictures of their family and friends and for a brief moment they seem to bond, then just as quickly,...
    • 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...
    • Till the end of time

    • Man-woman relationships
    • Clive told her he wanted the beautiful black girl to be his model, but his wife doubted his intentions were that honourable. Accusing his wife of jealousy, Clive attempts to engage the services of the said beauty at the nightclub and this leads to...
    • 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...
    • The talking tree

    • Aging ; Death
    • Grandfather told others about the cotton tree that talked because of the spirits that lived in it, but few listened and none took him seriously. Only with his little granddaughter, Naomi, was he able to share his rambling vision of going one day to...
    • 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...
    • The sorry ostrich

    • Death ; Grief
    • Swallowed up with grief at the loss of his wife, Sam refuses to be consoled or to return to work, until Penny comes calling. He sees through the artificiality of her grief and how dissimilarity to his dear wife. This sudden knowledge helps him to...
    • 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...
    • The Old mill

    • Aging
    • The old man sadly surveys his property, including the sugar mill, and he watches all the various activities and antics of the workers as they boil the sugar. Regrettably, he will have to leave it all behind to a stranger because one of his sons is...
    • The musical plumber

    • Music ; Interpersonal relations
    • The author is awakened by the sound of lusty singing and loud hammering. Tracing both sounds he finds the source – a plumber who loves music and is more than happy to give the author a demonstration of his musical range. The plumber’s personality...
    • 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 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...


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