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    • The Witch

    • Obeah ; Witchcraft ; Loneliness
    • Old Mother Beck, the village obeah woman, is feared by all and loved by none. The villagers resort to her to regain their lost love, to cast spells on their rivals, and to compel others to do their will. She survives on what they pay her and so she...
    • Barometer falling

    • Interpersonal relations; Women
    • The author gives a bird’s eye view of life among a variety of people on a given day and concludes with the story of Connie whose dog had bitten her friend’s child. Every day Connie feared the child’s mother would confront her with a medical bill,...
    • 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...
    • The Inheritance

    • Death; Brothers
    • The elder brother knew he was dying but he had one score to settle first before departing this world. He and his brother had jointly inherited their father’s property but somehow this sharing between them had extended to his mistress who had also...

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