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    • 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,...
    • 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...
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    • Special events - Jamaica; Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (Jamaica); Baugh, Kenneth; Evans-Bailey, C.; Patterson, Wynante; Preston, A. Z.; Vice-Chancellors - Caribbean Area, English-speaking; College administrators - Caribbean Area,...
    • The ground-breaking ceremony for new premises to house the Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI) took place on Wednesday, March 21, 1984 at 3:00 p.m. Dr. Kenneth Baugh, Minister of Health (far right) is seen relaxing after breaking ground...
    • The talking tree

    • Aging ; Death
    • Grandfather told others about the cotton tree that talked because of the spirits that lived in it, but few listened and none took him seriously. Only with his little granddaughter, Naomi, was he able to share his rambling vision of going one day to...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Start of something again

    • Man-woman relationship; Interpersonal relations; Hurricanes
    • Duckett and Silver meet regularly at their favourite restaurant to talk about art and politics as the city grows restless in the aftermath of a devastating hurricane. During this time, Silver is flirting dangerously with a married woman right...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • Sanctuary

    • Jamaica - History ; Nationalism ; Morant Bay Rebellion
    • In face of the uprising being led by Bogle and his men, a farming couple took solace in the knowledge that most of the people in their village had no quarrel with the Crown and so they would be spared the wrath of the British soldiers....

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