Malgudi Days

‘He had earned he reputation of having aged in the Intermediate Class. He entered the Intermediate Class in Albert Mission College as a youngster, with faint down on his upper lip. Now he was still there; his figure had grown brawny and athletic, and his chin had become tanned and leathery. Some people even said that you could see grey hairs on his head.’

R.K. Narayan,  ‘Iswaran’, in ‘Malgudi Days’ Penguin Book, New York 1984), 53

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