Inheritance

Sadaf Halai

1945, Bijnor, a man went door to door with
a basket of leeches. He never shouted his arrival
like the ice-candy man calling Ice!
Instead, the basket came unannounced, he’d
set it down when the door opened, Is there
illness in the house? My father was five,
his mother had a fever, it was too early


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