The boy with the golden smile

by rangr


The boy had a smile. It looked golden, for he had his clips on, and it shone in the hot sun. The boy had his cool glasses on, and was blowing a bubble and bursting it, and then he spit the gum. He took the dry coconut kernel, scratched out his snack. Smelled the hibiscus flower and then swung on the gate for a while. He called out to the street dogs, who turned their heads in attention. After he fed them the rest of coconut pieces he drew a bucket from the well, and poured cool water on his head. The crow hiding in the coconut leaves watched him. He saw him leave the shell behind and a squirrel with stripes rush in. The boy went to his verandah again, and sat under the shade made of bamboo and hay.

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