A House for Mr. Biswas Part I, Chapter 4 Summary

V. S. Naipaul

Part I, Chapter 4 Summary

Mr. Biswas and Shama, who is now pregnant, move to The Chase, a rural village in the middle of the sugarcane fields, to run a small food shop. They live at the back of the shop in two small rooms with mud walls and a floor of beaten earth.

Although Seth has heard that a new road eventually will be built through The Chase, bringing the shop new business, this never comes to pass and the store remains mostly unprofitable. After they settle in, Shama makes a meal in the small kitchen in the yard. Although their surroundings and prospects are somewhat depressing, Mr. Biswas takes some satisfaction in eating a meal prepared in a house that is his own.

After they establish the business, Mr. Biswas and Shama have...

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