What is Mira's character like in "Games at Twilight"?

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The first mention of Mira in the story is an important and explicit description of her character: "The motherly Mira intervened." In the group of brothers and sisters and cousins, the children are unruly and competitive. Mira stays out of the fray and attempts to bring order to the games that the children play in the late afternoon while the adults are indoors.

Mira continues to direct the other children, as when she commands ""Make a circle, make a circle!" . . . firmly pulling and pushing till a kind of vague circle was formed."

When Ravi reemerges from the shed where he has hidden undetected and unsought for much of the afternoon, he is overwrought. Mira...

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