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    • 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...
    • Buried treasure

    • Deception ; Buried treasure ; Man-woman relationships
    • As far as Joshua is concerned, women are not very smart and he has no intention of spending his fortune on his wife who considers him mean and lazy. He denies these accusations along with her saying he is easy prey to any conman, until the stranger...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Coincidence or ducks

    • Witchcraft ; Obeah ; Ghost stories
    • Sam finally decides to shoot his neigbour’s troublesome ducks which won’t keep out of his yard, but his severe action incurs the wrath of their owner, Miss Harkness, who many believes can work obeah. Despite their doubts, due to the many strange...
    • 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...
    • Man hunt

    • Crime
    • The cops are after Rags, bleeding from a gunshot wound from the police, who now takes refuge in the in the tenement yard behind Ben’s restaurant. Following the trail of blood, the cops pass through the restaurant, catch the fugitive and throw...

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