A walk in the dark

Mansfield Courier - - 15 - By LIL­IAN ALMEIDA

I COULD not see a thing. I, An­shana Balu, am daugh­ter of a rich mer­chant in Cal­cutta.

I am sixth of nine chil­dren. My el­dest brother will claim my fa­ther’s busi­ness and the rest of us will only get a small share.

I al­ready know whom I will marry in two years.

I will be sent away to Dar­jeel­ing at the foothills of the Trans-Hi­malayan ranges.

That’s okay, he is a nice boy I was told.

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