Games at Twilight by Anita Desai

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What is the relevance of the title Games at Twilight?  

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The title of this story bugged me the first time that I read the story.  It bugged me because when I started reading the story, it was clear that the children were not playing any games at twilight.  

They faced the afternoon. It was too hot. Too bright. The white walls of the veranda glared stridently in the sun.

The story starts out during the early to mid afternoon.  It starts out at the hottest and brightest part of the day.  Despite the heat and brightness though, the kids beg to be let out to play in the garden.  The game that they choose to play is hide and seek.  As the...

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