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(Uma) has been...

Serving them for some twenty years

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(Mama does with the orange for papa)

Who peels it in strips, the divides it into separate segments. Each segment is then peeled and freed of pips and threads till only the perfect globules of juice are left

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(Papa with the orange) repeats...

The gesture, over and over

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Mama's lips are pursed (because of her actions) and...

Their importance

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Her dark eyes...

Flash with the brightness of her achievement and pride.

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(The napkin and finger bowl) are...

Emblems of his status

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The ceremony...

Is over. She has performed it. Everyone is satisfied

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(The voice of summer, noticeable when it first arrived) and then just a part of the background...

A thread in its worn, faded fabric.

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(Uma about sports) she was...

Inept at all of them

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Uma hurled...

Herself at Mother Agnes

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(Uma) was a...

Messy weeper

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Uma's reaction to mother Agnes' reaction

Uma was thunderstruck

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Uma stared at mother Agnes...

In dismay

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Uma's fit
She was writhing... Banging

She was writhing, frothing a little at the mouth and moaning, banging her head to one side, then the other. ...she began to roll so violently

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Mama scolding...

Like a madwoman

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The orders began...

To come thick and fast

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'(Arun) needs...

Proper attention'

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As for his meals, she...

Watched over his like a dragon

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Whether he (Arun)... (Food)

Wanted it or not

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Arun appeared to be the...

Glue that held them together even more inextricably.

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All (mama's) duties...

And responsibilities neatly accounted for

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He had made he the mother of his son. What

Honour, what status.

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(Mama) might have been

Wearing a medal

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No, their social life...

Did not miss a beat

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Mama sailed out with an

Added air of achievement

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(Mamapapa) were now more...

Equal than ever

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Was this love?...

Uma wondered disgustedly, was this romance?

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Mama and papa looked on Arun with...

A kind of nervous, questioning, doubtful but determined pride

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He was their son, surely

An object of pride. Surely?

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(Mama) still had to face

Papa's interrogation

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The tension...

Surrounding the whole occasion

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Mama was often ... By the end of it, and Uma...

In tears
In a raging temper

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Arun was a..

Vegetarian. Papa was confounded.

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Papa was deeply... Uma was to...

Vexed. Force it (cod liver oil) between his teeth

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Guava. A... She was...

Strongly forbidden treat. Wickedly irresponsible

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Arun screamed...

With laughter