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In Malgudi, Ranga lives in the corner of an abandoned building. This way he can send most of his wages to his family in his nearby village, twenty-five miles away. In his home village, Ranga works with the blacksmith first, but the blacksmith takes too large a percentage of profits. Next, Ranga tries moving up and down the streets of the village, soliciting business to sharpen knifes. Ranga starts a routine where he works in Malgudi, sharpening knives for a couple of months and then he comes home for a few days to see his wife and daughter. One day, a yellow car stops for Ranga, with a sign on it promoting birth control. Ranga's friend has told him that the words on the sign mean that two children are enough. The man also promises Ranga 30 rupees, about what Ranga makes in 10 days of work...

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