Friday, April 17, 2009

The Handcart Puller (Part II)

He cleaned the mess on the living room floor and, taking a bucket of water into the outdoor shed they used as a bathroom, took his first bath in a good number of weeks. There were still no signs of Adeke when he came from the bathroom. Too embarrassed to go into his sister's house to ask after his wife, he pulled a chair and sat at the door, looking pitifully towards the gate.

The second, and final, part of Nyaboke Nduati's The Handcart Puller.