A child of the Jago
|A child of the Jago|
The misery, foulness, and brutality of the poorest are drawn with the same unshrinking realism, and scarcely any comic or emotional relief. The life of a little boy, who leaves liis thieving for a time to work in a shop. The district pictured is the scene of continual fights and bloodshed, brightened only by a muscular priest's courageous work
The Jago is a seriously deprived area in which hardly anyone has honest employment or any prospect of it. Existence is solely about survival on a day-to-day basis. Money is squandered in gambling or on drink and tobacco, and children go unfed. In such an environment survival is a matter of ruthlessness and opportunism.