By R. K. Narayan
India Fiction (short tales) from R.K. Narayan's personal publishing apartment, Indian concept guides; good instructed and funny stories of the fictitious small South Indian city of Malgudi. 0-88253-105-0 Availability: in inventory within the U.S.
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They swarmed around the doctor and poured out their He sat in his seat beside the bed, gazing gratitude. at the sternly patient's face, hardly showing any signs of hearing what they were saying to him. The sick " man's wife asked, " Is he now out of danger ? " The lady went away to the kitchen. She felt restless. She felt she must know the truth whatever it was. Why was the great man so evasive ? The suspense was unbearable. Perhaps he could not speak so near the patient's bed. She beckoned to him from the kitchen doorway.
We camped one week-end at Siral a village sixty miles from the town. It is a lovely ancient place, THE ROMAN IMAGE consisting of a hundred houses. 37 Sarayu River winds way along the northern boundary of the village. The river here is broader than it is anywhere else in its On the other bank of the river we have the beginnings of a magnificent jungle of bamboo and teak. The most modern structure in the place the district. was a small two-roomed inspection lodge. The doctor occupied one room and I the other.
He recognized it although . it . was mud-stained and crumpled. " " Singh, you got our letter ? " Yes, " sir, Pass. Do not speak of it " . " He snatched it from his the matter ? " hand. " Why haven't you opened it ! He tore and took of out it a the letter and envelope open What is read aloud " The General Manager greatly apprecmodels you have sent, and he is very pleased to sanction a reward of Rs. " It was translated to him word for word, this and the enclosure, a cheque for one hundred rupees, was handed to him.
Astrologers Day and Other Stories by R. K. Narayan