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Uma is flushed with ... The bottle thick lenses of her spectacle gleam with ...

Delight
Pleasure

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Uma is ... She ... And makes it ...

Defiant.
Rubs her nose
Gleam with defiance

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What would become of his ..., if he gave up these...

Status, his standing
Vestiges of his power?

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It is no use talking to someone as

Naive and backward as his older, his /old/ daughter.

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'She is trying to

Convert you of course'

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Uma banged the door shut

In rage and determination

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Uma flashes ... Through her spectacles. Her spectacles...

An angry look
Are very expressive

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Tokens of a

Fairytale existence elsewhere. Elsewhere. Elsewhere.

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If one word could sum up

Arun's childhood, that word was 'education'.

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If there was one thing papa insisted on then it was

Education for his son: the best, the most, the highest.

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The glass of milk that was mama's

Contribution to his eduction

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Shuffle off to his room with the gait

Of a broken old man

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Papa did not even bother to

Counteract mama's arguments

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How could papa admit he had

Unfulfilled dreams? That he had done anything less than succeed, totally?

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But was uncertain if this were a role

Mothers had to play - in which case she must be allowed to continue

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All the years of scholarly toil had worn down

Any distinguishing features arun's face might once have had.

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This blank face now stared at the letter and faced

Another phase of his existence arranged for him by papa.

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Allowing them to flood his mind and drown there

In a deep well of greyness that was his actually existence

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It made her spectacles flash

But no one noticed

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His sister Uma, already beginning to

Stoop and shrink. He threw her a stricken look.

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The most personal note he struck was a poignant,

Frequently repeated complaint: 'the food is not very good'