NIMBLE FINGERS ( Cries from the heart by Jennifer Bassett)

NIMBLE FINGERS ( Cries from the heart by Jennifer Bassett)
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A story from India, retold by Jennifer Bassett Life is never easy for the poor .They have to work long hours just to get a roof over their heads and one meal a day. If their children are lucky, they go to school. If they are not lucky, they have to work. Krishna who tells this story , is not lucky. He has to work in a factory making beedies , a kind of Indian cigarette. He is a good worker, because his young fingers are small and quick and nimble...

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  • NIMBLE FINGERS (Cries from the heart by Jennifer Bassett)
  • KRISHNA HAS TO WORK IN A FACTORY MAKING BEEDIES, A KIND OF INDIAN CIGARETTE
  • I am proud of how good I am at my job , but wish I could use my nimble fingers to work with my uncle who is a WEAVER
  • HE ASKS TO HIS MOTHER
  • Why can't I work with my uncle ?
  • HIS MOTHER REPLIES IN A SAD MOOD ...
  • You will have to work in the factory all your life , like your father because...
  • MANY YEARS BEFORE, HIS GRANDFATHER...
  • I wanna borrow money from you and in exchange I will sell you my son and my grandson
  • ...AND THE GRANDFATHER SOLD HIS SON... SO HE HAD TO WORK IN THAT FACTORY FOR ALL HIS LIFE...
  • ...AND HIS GRANDSON TOO BECAUSE HE DIDN'T HAVE MONEY TO PAY BACK HIS FACTORY'S OWNER .
  • DIVERSITY RICH people can do whatever they want but ... POOR people often have to sacrifice
  • DAMINI KAILASH 4'CAmb
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