* In "An Astrologer's Day," an astrologer sets up shop in the town square of Malgudi (where the novel is set). As he is about to close for the day, a man comes in for a reading.
* The astrologer tries his usual tricks but they don't seem to be working. Suddenly, however, he knows quite a bit about his client, including his name and the fact that the man was left to die after a fight.
* The astrologer tells the man that he should not seek revenge, as his potential assailant died in an accident. The man leaves and the astrologer is upset at how little he is paid.
* The reader learns, through the astrologer's conversation with his wife, that the astrologer knew so much about the man because the astrologer himself was the man who left him for dead after a fight...
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