Summary of “A Horse and Two Goats” by R.K. Narayan

February 25, 2008

“A Horse and Two Goats” is about a misunderstanding between an Indian and an American.

Muni, an old man who lives in Kritam, a small village in India, is waiting around a statue of a horse for his sign to go home with his two goats when a car stops in front of him. A man gets out of it and tries to talk to Muni in Englisch, but Muni doesn’t speak Englisch and can’t understand him. He tries his best to understand what the American – as he says – wants to tell him and answers in Tamil. The American thinks that Muni is the owner of the horse statue which he wants to buy spontaneously, so he tries to make a deal with him, but Muni thinks he wants to buy his goats. Finally Muni goes home without his goats but with the money the American gave him while the American waits for Muni to come back and help him load the statue into his car.

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