Flashcards in Chapter 20 + 21 Deck (14):
In order to work he had to
Somehow ignore it's presence
He is standing there, legs apart,
Gnawing at whatever nourishment he can find.
And she is ... Into it
He face is ... And white as the
Beaded with perspiration
Flesh of a fish fillet in the supermarket
Jogging beside the ... Rod
Could compete of even keep up with this
Gladiatorial species of northern power
Arun finds himself nodding since he
Cannot convey to her what he would give to join the two men instead
Stuffing them in so forcefully that she might be angry.
Arun is alarmed
At that moment he has had enough
Of her compassion
'We don't know how
To eat. We've got to learn'
She smiles a
Bright, plastic copy of a mother-smile
A smile that is tight with pressure, the pressure to perform a role, to make
Him eat, make him grow, make his worth all the trouble and effort and expense.
He is reminded, fleetingly, of
Beggars on Indian streets