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    • The Prophet

    • Religion ; Man-woman relationships
    • The prophet announced to his followers that he was going to fly and commanded them all to sell their properties, bring the money to him and come to the settlement at the top of the mountain to await his flight to heaven. All seemed to be going well...
    • 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...
    • Black magic

    • Horse-racing ; Suicide
    • Ruth recounted her story of how her handbag featured in the suicide of an ex-jockey whom she accidentally encountered and who insisted that she bet on the horse “Black Magic”, a sure winner. The man was in desperate need and was counting on some of...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • It goes like this

    • Marriage ; Adultery
    • Johnny comes home late one evening with a black-eye and other obvious signs of being in a fight. When asked by his wife about his condition, he proceeds to explain how he had got in a fight with his best friend over a girl from the office in whom...
    • It goes like this

    • Marrriage ; Adultery
    • Johnny comes home late one evening with a black-eye and other obvious signs of being in a fight. When asked by his wife about his condition, he proceeds to explain how he had got in a fight with his best friend over a girl from the office in whom...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • The Talisman

    • Love; Man-woman relationship
    • He decided that the wonderful almost mystical bonding between them as lovers had to be broken, and to him fell the unpleasant task. He felt that he had given his all to the affair while to her it was not serious but something she could set aside...

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