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By Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul

ISBN-10: 0679444580

ISBN-13: 9780679444589

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Prasad lost his temper; and, as though by scraping off the white mud he had lost the composure of adulthood, he flung his hat to the ground and cried like a child, ‘Why do you ask me now? Why do you ask me every day? ’ Raghu came to the back, an unfinished walking-stick in one hand and in the other a smoking wire with which he had been burning patterns into the stick. ‘Listen, boy,’ Raghu said. ‘Don’t feel that because you are earning money you are a man. Do what your mother asks. ’ He smiled at his joke.

Mr Biswas was forty-six, and had four children. He had no money. His wife Shama had no money. On the house in Sikkim Street Mr Biswas owed, and had been owing for four years, three thousand dollars. The interest on this, at eight per cent, came to twenty dollars a month; the ground rent was ten dollars. Two children were at school. The two older children, on whom Mr Biswas might have depended, were both abroad on scholarships. It gave Mr Biswas some satisfaction that in the circumstances Shama did not run straight off to her mother to beg for help.

Someone had sneezed. They turned to see Mr Biswas standing some distance away in the gloom, the toe of one foot scratching the ankle of the other. Lakhan was in the pond. Pratap and Prasad rushed to hustle Mr Biswas away. ’ Dhari said. ’ Lakhan brought up Raghu unconscious. They rolled him on the damp grass and pumped water out of his mouth and through his nostrils. But it was too late. ‘Messages,’ Bipti kept on saying. ’ And messages were taken everywhere by willing and excited villagers. The most important message went to Bipti’s sister Tara at Pagotes.

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