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    • A piece of rope

    • Family relationships ; Fathers and sons ; Country life
    • Young Jimmy seems set to follow in his father’s footsteps as a no-good thief and gambler until he is unexpectedly employed as a yard boy. He badly wants to maintain the trust Busha places in him, but the frequent beatings with a piece of rope...
    • A Pot of Cyclamen

    • Life ; Philosophy
    • The author purchases a pot of bright flame-coloured flowers to help lessen the austerity of the grey London weather, and to remind him of his home country where the landscape seems eternally drenched in sunlight. This simple act affords him the...
    • Drums in the night

    • Witchcraft ; Obeah
    • The sounds of the drums in the distance tortured her robbing her of her security and of her beloved Tom. Together they had openly mocked the power of the obeah men when they first came to the village, but all that changed when crops began to fail,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • The Chaperone

    • Sex roles ; Women
    • Ella, somewhat plaintively, talks about how men and women are treated differently in society and suggests her acceptance of these gender-based differences. However, she seems to fail to realize that she herself is going against these stereotypes by...
    • The Moon or a penny

    • Love stories ; Man-woman relationships
    • Dick is repeatedly frustrated with his fiancé’s prudish attitude towards sex even after they are engaged. She never seems to understand the all-consuming passion that drives him to desire a total union of body, soul and spirit. Her seeming...
    • The white wing

    • Marriage ; Man-woman relationships
    • While the wife basks in the satisfaction of the orderly life she has created in Jamaica after migrating from England, her husband feels trapped like a bird in a cage because circumstances force him to be too dependent on his wife who seems intent...
    • 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...
    • 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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