A CHIP OF GLASS RUBY 1. SETTING OF THE STORY : The story took place in urban South Africa and Pretoria in particular. 2. MAIN THEMES OF THE STORY : Caring and human inclusiveness. 3. THE SEQUENCE OF EVENTS [ PLOT ] - Mr and Mrs Bamjee were Indians who lived with nine children in a small house. - Mrs Bamjee was a widow of five children before she got married to Mr Bamjee. - Girlie, the eldest of the children was missing on the first day; she was married. - The children often listened to conversations that did not befit their ages because of lack of privacy in the house. - The duplicating machine was delivered hidden in a washing basket and it was delivered in a blackman’s taxi. - Mrs Bamjee used the duplicating machine to make political leaflets. - Mr Bamjee was a very hardworking fruit and vegetable hawker. - Mrs Bamjee’s mother fixed a piece of glass ruby in Mrs Bamjee’s nostril when she was still a girl. - All the past week Africans had been destroying their passes and presenting themselves for arrest: a protest against carrying passes.
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