Childhood in a tiny Jamaican village about twenty years ago, where a shilling was a fortune and only a caught fish meant a change of diet, is skillfully evoked without a single lecture. The story narrated by the now-adult Timmy, is short but involving--two young brothers, Timmy and Milton Cassidy, try to revive their grandfather's depressed spirits after the amputation of his leg. Selling eggs and milk, then running a booth at the Christmas fair pay off in a buggy to take their guardian to Church--and there's lots of fun in the doing. The dialogue is energetic and typically Jamaican; author C. Everard Palmer, brought up in the kind of village he describes, reproduces the rhythm of speech, the quality of life. Well met.