Swimming Lessons - One Sunday Summary & Analysis

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One Sunday Summary

Najamai locks her cupboards in preparation for a trip. She is a widow whose daughters Dolly and Vera have gone abroad for education. She is glad neighbors Tehmina and Silloo Boyce use her fridge, lest anyone invade her empty flat. Tehmina lets herself in to fetch ice, working the locks with difficulty because of unripe cataracts. She is startled to find grinning, homeless Francis lurking in the hall. He does odd jobs for everyone in C Block.

Silloo finishes packing beef in plastic bags, ready for son Kersi to carry upstairs to Najamai's freezer. He has been repairing the cricket bat he uses to kill rats. Tehmina returns to ice her nightly Scotch and has trouble getting in. Tehmina is startled to find Francis in the dark hallway but then has him check the locks. Najamai gets off the train at...

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