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    • 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...
    • A yellow leaf

    • Love stories ; Man-woman relationships
    • A thirty-six year old man find himself developing a passion for a blossoming soon-to be seventeen year-old and he is not sure what to do about it. Sensing that his feelings are being reciprocated, he ponders the many ramifications of such a...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Don't stop me laughing

    • Love stories ; Adultery ; Man-woman relationships
    • Although Sherry has another man, she is having an affair with Silver but the relationship is becoming impossible and likely to end although Silver insists he wants it to last forever. For one, she still feels some commitment to her man Jim, but...
    • Gravel in his shoes

    • Man-woman relationships
    • The washerwoman did the laundry with meticulous care in the same way that she ordered her personal life, choosing to live above the common concerns and unkind gossip of her neighbours. She just wanted to be left alone to savour the living bond...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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