Waiting for the Rain Setting & Symbolism

Sheila Gordon
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Tengo begins his education by reading schoolbooks given to him by the Miller family at a request from his mother. Later, Tengo studies his books constantly while attending classes in a hope of catching up with other students who have been in school much longer than he.

Cake

A cousin of Frikkie's spills cake on the floor and demands Ezekiel clean it up, causing Tengo to become angry because of her use of the word boy to address an elder from his kraal.

Pocket Knife

Tengo goes to retrieve a pocket knife from Frikkie's room and is made to feel ashamed after he is caught inside the bedroom of Frikkie's sister, Sissie, an innocent act precipitated by Sissie's insistence on knowing what Tengo was doing in Frikkie's room.

Marble

Frikkie gives a marble from his collection to Sissie to keep her from telling their parents or their...

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