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a drink of water
Transcript of a drink of water
"they would lose their crops and livestock and face starvation and death"
they would have to survive without crops and they also wonder that they will need to face starvation or death
"boil, with a little sugar to make it drinkable, it had to do"
the villagers are desperate to have a drink so they would do anything to make the water drinkable.
"who was that, thiefing my water!?"
Manko and sunny made a crime by stealing Rampasad’s water.
"it was a miracle. ...fever was gone"
the end of the story they have joy because Rannie’s fever started to go away.
through the story feelings have been shown as :
Fear:"Yellow furnance in the sky was.... the great drought in Trindid"
The author described fear of not having rain by describing the sky to say that it is a furnace and it usually refers to flame.
"everyone was expecting the sky to burst open with rain...fill dry streams of water"
This portrays that everyone is hoping for rain to burst and to fill the dry streams of water.
a drink of water
Samuel Dickson Selvon was born in San Fernando in the south of Trinidad, the sixth of seven children. His parents were East Indian: his father was a first-generation Christian immigrant from Madras and his mother's father was Scottish. He was educated there at Naparima College, San Fernando, before leaving at the age of 15 to work. He was a wireless operator with the Royal Naval Reserve from 1940 to 1945. Thereafter, he moved north to Port of Spain, and from 1945 to 1950, worked for the Trinidad Guardian as a reporter and for a time ,