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Illustration: Michael De Lucchi
Illustration: Michael De Lucchi

Alice White perked up as those in the queue around her began to whisper. Apparently someone had spotted a check-in attendant.

Although it wasn’t easy, Alice tried to curb her excitement. After all, it wasn’t the first time such a rumour had sprung up.

Thankfully, on this occasion, the whispers proved correct as a member of staff marched purposefully towards the check-in desk. The mood of the queue momentarily lightened.

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