The narrator,her mother and sister arrives from New York to Barbados to visit Da-Duh after 15 years.The scene shows the narrator's mother, Adry, restoring an old relationship her mother ,Da-Duh.This happens just outside the disembarkation shed.
The grandmother seems jealous of the narrator's luxurious life, so she tries to impress her granddaughter with the natural wonders of Barbados implying that living in Barbados is better because of the exotic trees.
Over the weeks the narrator continues to tell her Da-Duh about life in New York,electric lights, elevators, washing machines ,refrigerators etc..Da-Duh enquired if the white people have these luxuries too.
Da-Duh asked the narrator about snow and the tall buildings in New York . The narrator told her the Empire States building in New York is taller than Bissex. Da-duh became intrigued but believed it was a lie because Bissex was the highest hill she knew.
Da-duh stretched out on the Berbice chair appeared thinner and indescribably old.Da- Duh seems unwell.
They are leaving, Da-Duh dressed in her town clothes but saw them off on the road outside of her house.