The still, muddy water glistened with oil. There were no signs of any
life as Prabhu stood by the side of the narrow canal and squinted hard,
anxiously searching the depths of the murky pool. But the slick surface
made it hard for him to see anything beneath the surface.
Fear crossed the eight-year-old’s face. If he couldn’t find what he was
looking for, there would be no meal tonight.
Prabhu and the Prawns [Illustration by Anup Singh] Prabhu is a shrimp seed collector....
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