Flashcards in Chapter 9 Deck (26):
(The cards) are so
Loving and bright with goodwill and friendship
If anyone were to touch them,
Their magic would somehow be defaced
Their avid curiosity and
Disapproval would prevent her
Looms up around her, threateningly
White eyes: MamaPapa are back
MamaPapa were actually
A little perturbed
The wedding was a
Splendid one - not like Uma's drab, cut-rate affair
Managing to strike
Her head so that it was cut open dramatically
(Uma) 'I should
Be locked up. Lock me up!'
No one mentioned Ramu, he was
Not considered for for society anymore
Dr Dutt was known for
Her abrupt ways and was forgiven because she was a doctor.
And Aruba was whisked away to
A life that she had said would be 'fantastic' and was.
Uma does not bathe Aruna's children because
She's too scared of them in their 'expensive and unsuitable clothing'
'Why do you still wear your hair
In a pigtail, like a schoolgirl?'
The thought of having her hair cut, like ... Made her ...
A film actress
Mama and Uma are awed by
The amount of temper the small thing could contain and release
Papa's reaction to Uma needing new glasses
'Harumph. No need, no need. Why waste money?'
Being even more afraid of his ... Than his...
Every trace of her roots was
Obliterated and overlaid by the bright sheen of the metropolis
Clearly Aruna had a vision
Of a perfect world in which all of them were flaws she was constantly uncovering and correcting
Uma felt pity for her...
Certainly is brought her no pleasure
Aruna's reaction to a specialist optician
'Do you know what that would /cost/?'
Uma simply sprang off the prow and plunged in, as if this were
What she had been preparing to do all her life
It was not ... She felt, or ...
These were only what edged something
Much darker, wilder, more thrilling, a kind of exultation - it was exactly what she had always wanted