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Rutu worships his dad, and wants to be exactly like him. But one day he realizes that his dad is not the hero that he had always thought him to be.

A small time gamer breaks a story relating to betting during cricket games to a sports journalist. Not only does he expose fixing at high levels but he also wants revenge - how will it all end?

This story is about Jacob and his complicated life. He is an introvert with unstable relationships and recurring nightmares. Until one day, he meets a man and develops a strange bond with him. Little did he know that this person might be the answer to his dreams.

A 61-year-old widow named Mrs. H. T. Miller who wants to spend the remaining years of her life alone in her apartment near the East River after the death of her husband, H. T. Miller. She is very lonely, has no friends to speak of and does not keep in touch with any of her relatives.

A young boy lives in a house next to a tree that overlooks the road. A Pret (which seems to be a mischievous ghost) lives in the tree, and pulls pranks on people walking or driving their carts or cars underneath. One day, the government cuts down the tree to widen the road, and so the Pret, deprived of its tree, moves into the house and starts playing pranks on the family. Things get so bad that they are determined to move away, so they pack everything up into their car, and as they drive, they hear ghostly laughter, and realize that the Pret is coming along with them to a new house.

Inspiration can be found in the strangest of places, in this story a young girl finds the strength to be herself through her dog.

In “One Christmas Eve,” the white characters of the story don’t commit any crimes; they don’t show any egregious hate beyond the norm of their 1930s American society. And yet their actions limit the Christmas cheer for the story’s black characters. Hughes makes this point abundantly clear throughout the story by describing the scenes with positive adjectives. The tree is “lovely;” the snow is “pretty;” the children look “happy.” These descriptions contrast directly with the way in which Arcie’s point of view is related. She is stressed, angry, embittered, and world-weary. Nights like this, we are made to see, will soon do the same to young Joe as well. It is a sad, but important, side of Christmas in the 1930s. And that’s quite a trick on Hughes’s part.

A little boy craving for sweets in The Wild Fruit.

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