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The Magic `Jamu' (Part 1)

  • Wendy Bone

| Sun, July 26 2009 | 11:56 am

PREMIUM She came down the street on her bicycle, the same as she did every morning, wearing a woven caping to cover her face and a bright sarong covered in batik flowers. She was the color of fertile earth; her teeth were strong and white as she smiled at her neighbors and bid them good morning. Her slender hands - with fingernails painted orange with the juice of imai flowers from a recent wedding ...