Flashcards in Chapter 5 Deck (25):
A ... Figure climbs out ...
With such pinched expressions, such
Ramu beams at them as if he
Does not recognise the signs of a cold welcome, or is entirely used to them
(Uma) titters with
Pleasure: ladies! Gents!
The parents have decided to use
Silence as a weapon
'Puris for breakfast?' The words
Explode from him in both excitement and horror
(Ramu) shows a restlessness that is
Almost like a physical itch
(Uma's hair is)
Wiry and streaked with premature grey
She has never been to one...
In her life; how can she think of starting now when her hair is already grey
Waving back with an ... Of the ... Who has nothing to lose
An infuriating insouciance, the insouciance of the black sheep
Uma hiccups like
Uma is choking
Uma is crying because
The evening is over
Hussy.. You idiot child
(Miramasi's) face began to look
Muddy and was streaked with deep lines
Mira masi did not even pretend to sympathise, she was
So disgusted by the uncleanliness
Uma was perfectly happy
Not to be noticed. She has never been more unsupervised or happier in her life
Made her feel uneasily as if mamapapa
Those enemies of abandon, were standing behind her and watching her, with scorn.
She felt uneasily caught between
Powerful forces pulling in different directions
'The lord has
Chosen you. You bear His mark'
Uma made herself
They became very respectful
Of Uma now, watchful and curious
That is what Uma felt her own life to have been
Full of barks, howls, messages, and now - silence.