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Travails of Innocence
     

Travails of Innocence

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by Jeff Tikari
 

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Winter was a favourite season with the young: when the sugar-cane grew high; when one could be hidden from view within a few feet of entering a field; when lovers could meet clandestinely within the embrace of the thick curtaining cane.
Chandhu, tall, broad-shouldered, his facial fluff turning into a beard, met Rukhmoni clandestinely there. They made eye

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Winter was a favourite season with the young: when the sugar-cane grew high; when one could be hidden from view within a few feet of entering a field; when lovers could meet clandestinely within the embrace of the thick curtaining cane.
Chandhu, tall, broad-shouldered, his facial fluff turning into a beard, met Rukhmoni clandestinely there. They made eye contact there; they made hand and lip contact there; they clasped each other and made full body contact there; and after their fifth or so contact, Rukhmoni emerged from there with a light step, a radiant smile, and deliciously pregnant, though still unaware of it.
Chandhu was horrified when, a month later, Rukhmoni coquettishly whispered the news into his ear. He was stricken. He was trapped. He desperately looked to escape. Rukhmoni standing close to him in their hide-out was shocked at his reaction – her hand flew to cover her mouth; her large clear, innocent eyes stared bewilderingly at his remonstrations. Tears pricked the inside of her eyelids and poured forth copiously. She was stunned; her brain was numbed. She emerged from the foliage this time with stumbling steps, her fingers quickly sweeping the tears from her cheeks. She pulled her sari over her head and proceeded quickly to the privacy of her room…face hidden, tears streaming down, and heart thudding in her heaving chest. She saw nobody in the house and was grateful to escape unobserved to her room.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011459818
Publisher:
Jeff Tikari
Publication date:
08/13/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
194 KB
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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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Travails of Innocence 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome read and ending is really funny!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fascinating insight into the lives of villagers in India. Teenage love, pregnancy, and spirituality all wrapped up in this fast paced tale