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The City of Sorrow

The City of Sorrow The First Man declared, "I can tell you nothing about that. I am dead." Startled, the Third Man turned and looked at him in surprise and fear. The Second Man, however, didn't react at all. In a disinterested voice, he asked, "How did you die?" The First Man replied dispassionately, "She was a dark girl with long hair that reached down to her waist. She wore a red bindi. A dark young man stood beside her. I asked him, `Is she related to you?' `She is my sister,' he replied. I commanded, `Strip her naked.' When the girl heard that, she turned pale and began to tremble like leaves of a willow tree. The young man pleaded with me, `Please don't ask me to do that.' I was insistent. I pulled my sword out of its scabbard and yelled, `Strip her naked!' He shuddered when he saw the unsheathed sword in my hand. Slowly, with shaking hands, he reached for his sister's saree. She screamed and covered her face. Before my very eyes, his hands--" "Before your eyes? Really?!" the Third Man exclaimed. The Second Man was still unmoved. Without a tremor in his voice, he asked, "Was http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Manoa University of Hawai'I Press

The City of Sorrow

Manoa , Volume 27 (1) – Sep 29, 2015

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The First Man declared, "I can tell you nothing about that. I am dead." Startled, the Third Man turned and looked at him in surprise and fear. The Second Man, however, didn't react at all. In a disinterested voice, he asked, "How did you die?" The First Man replied dispassionately, "She was a dark girl with long hair that reached down to her waist. She wore a red bindi. A dark young man stood beside her. I asked him, `Is she related to you?' `She is my sister,' he replied. I commanded, `Strip her naked.' When the girl heard that, she turned pale and began to tremble like leaves of a willow tree. The young man pleaded with me, `Please don't ask me to do that.' I was insistent. I pulled my sword out of its scabbard and yelled, `Strip her naked!' He shuddered when he saw the unsheathed sword in my hand. Slowly, with shaking hands, he reached for his sister's saree. She screamed and covered her face. Before my very eyes, his hands--" "Before your eyes? Really?!" the Third Man exclaimed. The Second Man was still unmoved. Without a tremor in his voice, he asked, "Was

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Published: Sep 29, 2015

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