Swimming Lessons - The Ghost of Firozsha Baag Summary & Analysis

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The Ghost of Firozsha Baag Summary

Like everyone else in her girlhood in Goa, the ayah Jaakaylee believes in ghosts, but the first time she mentions seeing one in Firozsha Baag, people call her crazy. That is two years ago on Christmas day, after midnight mass. Seeing a white body shape appear and vanish on the first and second landings, she knows it will be on the third but does not fear. Recalling a warning that some ghosts are mischievous, she rings until the bai opens.

The Marathi in low-class Tar Gully make fun of anyone who sees a ghost. Jaakaylee's ghost returns every Friday night, now trying to fondle her breasts. Jaakaylee avoids mentioning the ghost in confession until Christmas approaches. Fr. D'Silva holds her blameless and the ghost does not return. She is sure it is because of the...

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