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She Shed a Tear [NOOK Book]

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“Oh damn.” Said Mohan Goswami as he looked through the curtains of his upper bedroom window to see a black sedan parked in the front yard of the adjoining house; he had wanted to see the new rentees alight from the car – see what they looked like. They were a Muslim family – a family of four: the father, mother, a daughter and a son. Were the women in purdah? Would he ever see the girls face or will she always be in purdah? He’ll just have to wait and see now.
He whistled ...

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“Oh damn.” Said Mohan Goswami as he looked through the curtains of his upper bedroom window to see a black sedan parked in the front yard of the adjoining house; he had wanted to see the new rentees alight from the car – see what they looked like. They were a Muslim family – a family of four: the father, mother, a daughter and a son. Were the women in purdah? Would he ever see the girls face or will she always be in purdah? He’ll just have to wait and see now.
He whistled tunelessly and skipped down the stairs.
“Hello Dad? The neighbors have arrived.” he sang out.
“Yes, I know,” said his father, Daman Goswami. He sat smoking a pipe and looking at that day’s papers. “I have invited them over for tea and cakes. I would suggest you change into something that might be considered decent and comb your hair.” He went back to reading the papers.
Mohan wondered if he should say something. It was the age old remonstration about the way he dressed, the way he slouched in a chair, his haircut and the way he wore his hair (do all your friends in college look like cockatoos too?) Well at least they don’t look like ‘fuddy- duddies’.
He strolled out onto the front lawn and looked around. Their house was a solid looking structure constructed of grey stone. The grounds at the back stretched a long way and encompassed a forested area and a natural pond that was populated with frogs, tadpoles, fish fries and a variety of water insects – water birds visited regularly and the brown herons adopted the pond as their feeding ground. Mohan had seen the odd water turtle that fed on the grass and weeds at the edge of the tank.
The adjoining house was not as large or stately and though its ambit covered a smaller area, it was well laid out and landscaped and the undulations gave it an aesthetic ambience.
Mohan glanced at his Rado that clasped his wrist with a black spring bracelet…4ock’lock. They should be coming soon. Of medium height and powerfully built, Mohan liked wearing T shirts which showed his muscles off. Frayed jeans and boots made up the rest of his ensemble.
He strolled towards the verandah and saw his mother coiffured and elegant helping a servant lay the tea table: biscuits, cakes, pastries, sardine sandwiches, tea in a pot covered with a tea-cozy, and a large jug of home-made ginger beer. Yum! He thought, he would go for the sardines – handfuls of them.
The wicket gate creaked open and the family from next door filed in: mother (Sara) – starched cotton sari and matching blouse, high heels and cakey make-up. Daughter (Pinky): jeans and skimpy top, hair - ponytail, wide smile; son (Adil): dressed like Mohan with similar hairstyle, but taller; father (Abdul Fakir) white shirt and grey trousers, tall and heavy built.
“Come in, come in.” sang out both Mr. and Mrs. Goswami: “how nice to have such lovely neighbors.” Thank god they don’t look orthodox Mrs. Goswami thought with relief. Thank god they don’t do purdah smiled Mohan in welcome; and the girl is cute, and shy, and cute and shy! She looked up and Mohan melted…she was cute and shy.
They settled around the table.
“Would you like some sardine sandwiches. Mr. Fakir?”
“Abdul, just call me Abdul, Mrs. Goswami.”
“And I’m Surbhi.”
The two boys walked down to the lawn and sat on the garden- bench drinking ginger beer. They covered the glass with their hand as the sweet smell was attracting bees.
Pinky came down the steps and Adil waved her over – she sat between the two boys. Mohan inhaled the soft lavender she was wearing – nice, very nice! It enveloped her and pervaded his mind. She was also soft and delicate and he felt an attraction pulling at him. She spoke with her brother and her voice was light and alluring.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033113798
  • Publisher: Jeff Tikari
  • Publication date: 2/6/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Author and Homeopathic doctor. Jeff has written nine books and has been published in India, USA, UK and Canada.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2013

    Ok book

    You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this book. I enjoyed this novel. ShelleyMA

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2012

    Oak

    Oh sooo sad. Such a mean mum!!!!!! Great book!!!! Read mine at minnow result two!#! ¿minnow¿

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

    Icekit

    Awesome story Badgerpaw! Can't wait to read chapter 2!•Icekit•

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

    Mistystar

    Wow! Great story! Badgerpaw, you could've told me you were Blackfrost! I did notice something familiar about you :) ~*~

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    Badgerstripe

    The brown tom with white stripes down his gace and back padded in with his blue eyes." Wow! Thats a great story!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    To Badgerpaw

    Great!Five stars!Read Fernfeather human of thunder clan at warrior cats result one through five

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    A reviewer :)

    Awesome story Badgerpaw!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2012

    Badgerpaw's story chapter 1

    Hi im badgerpaw. Im a black she cat with white paws 3 stripes on my back with white ear tips and odd red eyes. I had a mother, her name was snowfall. And a father named crowcry. I had a sister. Her name was Cloverkit. And two brothers, batkit and salmonkit. They were the best littermates in the world. We lived in the woods far far away from any clans of any kind. My parents were from different clans who had to escape to be togeather. My parents never really liked me. They thought i was cursed because of my red eyes. My father didnt mind as much. It was my mother who had pure hatred for me. But this, is only the beginning.

    Cloverkit! Wait up! We can catch a stupid bird anytime! I was running next to my daring and fearless sister Cloverkit. She was gray with orangeish red flecks and black ears and honest blue eyes. And to top it off, she had a bright pink nose. We were chaseing a duck. Cloverkit loved chaseing those into the water. "Were here!" Shouted cloverkit. She chased the duck into the pond and jumped in. "Cloverkiiiiiit!! Mom says we cant go that far! No farther than sandbar! There are snakes over there!" I mewed. "Pfffffft. SO? We can swim just fine! Who cares? Not me!" "Well i care!" "Ugh! Badgerkit! Grow up will you? Just jump in the water! It anit cold!" I sighed and looked at the glistening water below me. "Errrr ok...." i mew. i jump in and had a happy feeling flow right over me. We swam until we were dead tired. Batkit and salmonkit came over with mom and dad. Snowfall gave me an evil look and beckond me over with her tail. "Badgerkit. Was swimming in that dirty pond your idea?" "No. Cloverkit jumped in first! And your ok with us swimming in that "dirty pond."" Snowfall rolled her eyes and padded over in the shade.
    Night had fallen and we had slept in our den. A cave. "I want to sleep next to batkit cuz hes so fluffeh!" Squeaked salmonkit. Batkit giggled and sat next to Snowfall. As we all settled down on the chilly night of fall snowfall pushed me away with her back paw and hissed "keep your evil curse away from my little angels you rat." I had backed away and then slept next to my dad crowcry. As least my dad didnt mind me as much as snowfall. I sigh sadly looking at how cozy they all look. I go to sleep in a deep dream. Dreaming a world where my mother loved me.
    ~end of chapter 1
    Authors note: hey guys im actully blackfrost! I wrote mudshadows path. Ummmm badgerpaw is my new main cat i rp. I hope you enjoy her story as much as mudshadows :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2012

    TAP HERE

    Awesome read! Jeff rocks! Read it!

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    Posted November 8, 2012

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