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pp. 1-20

My father was one of those old chaps who lived fast, although he didn’t die young. He was a jovial, happy fellow, always fun to be with and quite easy going. My wife Mawumi appreciated him immensely and...

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pp. 21-40

My office was located in a building at Ngvumissi Street in the Bochian neighbourhood. Our firm employed over a hundred of us, comprising managers and senior staff, clerks and secretaries, technicians and errand boys. Virtually everybody in the office knew my...

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pp. 41-54

I did not see Dad for a whole week after our return from our fake working trip, so that weekend Mawumi and I went across to spend the Sunday with them. Dad and Mum were quite happy to see us, each for their own reason: Dad because he had a drinking partner for the day and Mum...

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pp. 55-66

It was Dad’s birthday and Mawumi and I had decided to invite him and his sweetheart to a classy restaurant for lunch. We had put aside enough money for this and were prepared to provide a very lavish meal. Mum had proposed...

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pp. 67-82

Back home, as we were relaxing, I remembered the incident at the bar. “That woman really embarrassed Dad,” I said to Mawumi. “I wonder how some women can be so rowdy.” “I thought those were the kind of women you guys...

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pp. 83-106

There was a knock on the door and I went to open it. “Who is it, dear?” Mawumi asked from the dining sector. The cling of forks and spoons rang out as she prepared the dining table for lunch. The noise came from the cutlery of stainless steel that she was picking out from some...

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pp. 107-117

One week later, Dad came into my office, looking very excited. “Son,” he said, “I have just had a swell idea. We are going to be rich.” “You are not badly off already,” I replied. “Anyway, what is this swell idea that is expected to open the flood gates of...

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