Malgudi Days - Emden Summary & Analysis

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Rao is the oldest man in town, close to 100 years old. His senses have dimmed, but he is still able to walk, eat and read a newspaper. Rao's favorite part of the day is after his afternoon nap, when he drinks coffee, reads the newspaper, and then goes out for a long, slow walk around town. On one of these walks, a photographer sees Rao, and tells his customers about him. Rao was an Excise Department official who checked on liquor licenses and made a lot of money. He was a terror to the boys in town, whom he caught doing various pranks. Rao was known for his affairs with single women. He was forced to retire due to threats to indict him for taking bribes, but is not financially ruined. Rao is in his study looking at his papers. He reads a diary from 51 years ago...

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