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Illustration: Michael De Lucchi
Illustration: Michael De Lucchi

My life had settled down into a simple routine. I worked at Mr Mohammed’s grocery store six days a week packing shelves and doing the shop’s books, and watched television in the evenings.  

I kept my expenses tightly in check and took great care of my clothes, mending the worn parts as best I could and taking great care with regard to my health so that I didn't get sick.  

I purchased most of my food, except vegetables, from Mr Mohammed, who was kind enough to give me a small employee discount.  

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