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Ritual of fire


Cyril Dabydeen


I watched them pull out the heavy-tailed reptile from the murky water. I watched its shape sprawled out on the bank of the canal bordering the creek. The others were watching it too - tense, anxious, all of us children. Our hearts palpitated. We looked around at each other, expectant, wondering what would happen next. Then the adults took over.



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