1:00 Selwyn comes home at lunch-time to tend the small shop in the corner of his house, where he sells tobacco, tinned beef and fish and small sundries. With this income plus the income from the copra that he sells, he just about manages to pay for his children’s education. Michael will become a teacher and Selwyn will pay for Jennifer’s schooling for one more year. When she finishes Form 3, she will have to look for a job. He is ready, however, to invest in schooling for Nash. She is the brightest of his children and eager to learn.

No more children

The first thing one notices when entering the house is the calendar with which Selwyn plans his family. He follows his wife’s menstrual cycle very closely: Selwyn cannot afford any more children.

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