• It is George, the author's, ninth birthday.
• It is raining, and G.'s home is developing leaks.
• The roads of the village are vanishing because of all the rain.
• G. cries because it is his birthday and it is a day of flooding.
• G.'s mother tells him it is a sin to not see that the consolation that his birthday brought him showers of blessings.
• It is the season of the floods.
• G. questions his mother about his ancestry.
• The village is portrayed as a cross section of roads to which its inhabitants feel an allegiance.
• G.'s pigeon dies due to his overfeeding it.
• The Foster family loses their home to the flood.
• G. sees phantoms in the dark in his bed.
• G. is being bathed outside in his yard when some boys are trying to look over the fence at him.
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