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Whenever Nariman Hansotia returns from the library in a good mood, he parks his 1932 Mercedes-Benz below his window, honks to let his wife know he is working on it a while, and begins whistling. The boys playing in the compound gather to hear a story. Nariman then sits to tell the cricket aficionados about Savukshaw, the greatest cricketer ever.

A week later, Nariman has them fetch Kersi, Viraf, and Jehangir so they hear today's story, useful for those thinking of going abroad. After recalling Najamai's daughters, happily settled abroad, he turns to Sarosh/Sid in Montreal. After ten years in Canada, Sarosh perches on his toilet seat; he tries to sit Western-style, but never enjoys success. He must squat in the Indian fashion. Sarosh has received Canadian citizenship but cannot claim to have completely adapted until he can use a Western toilet, and...

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