Stolen Dasia Smith

Stolen Dasia Smith

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  • Initial Dialogue or Event 
  • All of my family's crops, are gone . "The rice plants are brown and parched, coated in dust. The wind rips the weakest of them out by the roots and tosses them off the mountainside
  • "I don't understand at all"
  • Propels the Action by
  • "How much do you want for her"
  • "No less than eight hundred"
  • Outcome
  • "Get over here, you ignorant girl"
  • Lasksmi lives in a small village in Nepal but it hasn't been raining there at all lately and the winds are really strong  so all of her and her family's crops are dying and they aren't making any money off of them 
  • Initial Dialogue or Event 
  • "Now if you want to pay off your debt, you must do what it takes to make them choose you"
  • Since all her family's crops are destroyed here Step-father sells her to a wealthy woman to work for more money to provide for her family
  • Propels the Action by
  • "I can take you to a place where you will get new clothes, And good food. And you will not have to be with men
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  • If the dry season never came Lasksmi wouldn't have to be a prostitute, and do work that she doesn't like 
  • Outcome
  • "My name is Lakshmi, I say. I am from Nepal. I am fourteen years old"
  • "I am here for a young girl"
  • Before Mumtaz would send men to Lakshmi but now if she wants to make any money she has to go out and find customers on her own 
  • While she was looking for customers Lakshmi comes across an American Man who wants to take her to a better place, She doesn't go with him because Anita told her that it is a trick, and to stay away from people like him 
  • There is another raid and the American man comes to save Lakshmi. Since the book ends with this scene I can infer that Lakshmi went  with the man and now has a better life 
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