Allen Say (B)
Characters, Illustrations, and Mood
Read the excerpt from Tea with Milk by Allen Say.
On the following weekend, the matchmaker introduced
Masako and her mother to a young banker and his mother.
In a fancy restaurant they drank tea and ate lunch and
drank more tea. Then the young couple was left alone for
In the evening, Masako came home fuming.
“Isn’t he a charming young man?” her mother asked.
“Charming like a catfish!” Masako answered.
“His family owns the bank where he works,” her mother said.
“I won’t marry a moneylender!” Masako replied.
Masako could not sleep that night. Mother is determined
to find a husband for me, she told herself. I could never
marry someone like that. Never! What can I do?
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Allen SAy (B)