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    • Lych Gate, Half Way Tree, Jamaica

    • Lych Gate (Jamaica) ; Half Way Tree (Jamaica)
    • A Lych gate at a church in Half Way Tree. Lych gates consist of a roofed porch-like structure over a gate, often built of wood. The gateway was really part of the church. It was where the clergy meet the corpse and the bier rests while part of the...
    • 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...
    • Thunderhead

    • City and town life
    • The author provides short insights into the lives of different people in the city at a time of social turbulence: Joie and Sam looks forward to Christmas together but tragedy intervenes; a seventeen year old boy furtively tries to seduce a girl...
    • 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,...

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