The brother dragged Anandibai in the direction of the sisters, gave her a push and walked away. Anandibai dissolved onto the pier, wailing and beating her fists. People walked around her trying not to notice.
“Take Mano.” Rama thrust her child towards Sister Mary and rushed to Anandibai. Rama knelt, facing the girl. “You’re making a spectacle of yourself,” she said. “I demand you stop this instant!”
Anandibai continued wailing. Rama slapped her hard. The wailing stopped.
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