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    • Background to Arthur

    • Best friends ; Biographical fiction
    • The author recalls the life story of his best friend, Arthur, who grew up in a church orphanage that believed in raising “ children on religion and starvation”. The harsh cruelty with which he was treated as a child and later hardships in life did...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Buddies

    • Love stories ; Jealousy ; Violence
    • Aston and Rufus were friends until the day they quarreled over Silvie, Aston’s girl. He felt that Rufus was being too friendly with her and so in a jealous rage Aston attacked his friend. Rufus was prepared to continue the fight until, battered and...
    • The China Pig

    • Marriage ; Adultery
    • Henry, though married, finds himself developing a growing passion for Crystal, his friend Paul’s wife. She obviously shares his feelings and he tries very hard to resist but his attempts prove futile until Paul brings matters to a head by talking...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Ed is coming home

    • Marriage; Man-woman relationship
    • Joie keeps her husband fully informed about their neighbour who has a husband in New York and is left in Jamaica to cope with two small children. Joie feels sorry for her, but Sam less so as he notices the regular visits to their neighbour of a man...
    • 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...

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