Flashcards in Chapter 10 Deck (21):
Uma is flushed with ... The bottle thick lenses of her spectacle gleam with ...
Uma is ... She ... And makes it ...
Rubs her nose
Gleam with defiance
What would become of his ..., if he gave up these...
Status, his standing
Vestiges of his power?
It is no use talking to someone as
Naive and backward as his older, his /old/ daughter.
'She is trying to
Convert you of course'
Uma banged the door shut
In rage and determination
Uma flashes ... Through her spectacles. Her spectacles...
An angry look
Are very expressive
Tokens of a
Fairytale existence elsewhere. Elsewhere. Elsewhere.
If one word could sum up
Arun's childhood, that word was 'education'.
If there was one thing papa insisted on then it was
Education for his son: the best, the most, the highest.
The glass of milk that was mama's
Contribution to his eduction
Shuffle off to his room with the gait
Of a broken old man
Papa did not even bother to
Counteract mama's arguments
How could papa admit he had
Unfulfilled dreams? That he had done anything less than succeed, totally?
But was uncertain if this were a role
Mothers had to play - in which case she must be allowed to continue
All the years of scholarly toil had worn down
Any distinguishing features arun's face might once have had.
This blank face now stared at the letter and faced
Another phase of his existence arranged for him by papa.
Allowing them to flood his mind and drown there
In a deep well of greyness that was his actually existence
It made her spectacles flash
But no one noticed
His sister Uma, already beginning to
Stoop and shrink. He threw her a stricken look.