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    In the story, The Blue Bead, the noise frightened the crocodiles. The women shouted their quarrels above the gush of the river which scared the crocodile away. Read summary of The Blue Bead

    In the story, The Blue Bead, the noise frightened the crocodiles. The women shouted their quarrels above the gush of the river which scared the crocodile away.

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    Sibia is a twelve year old girl, also known as the child-woman, living in the vicinity of the forest with her family. Unlike the other Gujar women, Sibia is not at all meek and passive but outgoing and brave. She never shy away from helping others, no matter how dangerous it is. Though poor, she finRead more

    Sibia is a twelve year old girl, also known as the child-woman, living in the vicinity of the forest with her family. Unlike the other Gujar women, Sibia is not at all meek and passive but outgoing and brave. She never shy away from helping others, no matter how dangerous it is. Though poor, she finds joy in little things. When her mother asks her why she is so late, she excitedly tells her how she finally found a blue bead, choosing to ignore the heroic deeds that she did showing them to be trivial.

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    The sleepers in the story are the heavy pieces of timber which is used to support a superstructure. Read summary of The Blue Bead

    The sleepers in the story are the heavy pieces of timber which is used to support a superstructure.

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    During the journey, Sibia was accompanied by her mother and some other women from her village. Read summary of The Blue Bead

    During the journey, Sibia was accompanied by her mother and some other women from her village.

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    While standing at the sweetmeat stall, Sibia had gazed at the honey connection, abuzz with dust and flies. Read summary of The Blue Bead

    While standing at the sweetmeat stall, Sibia had gazed at the honey connection, abuzz with dust and flies.

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    The theme of ‘poverty’ is prevalent in the story, especially through the portrayal of the character, Sibia. Sibia, just like the other Gujar women, suffers from the pangs of poverty. She herself is described as a “thin starveling child dressed in an earth-coloured rag.” She is unable to afford any lRead more

    The theme of ‘poverty’ is prevalent in the story, especially through the portrayal of the character, Sibia. Sibia, just like the other Gujar women, suffers from the pangs of poverty. She herself is described as a “thin starveling child dressed in an earth-coloured rag.” She is unable to afford any luxury and the only thing she hopes to get is a blue bead.

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