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I!tli:ous,e ;;o~Ie' to our p~ •.bQtIJ. )/4l'U and w,e w~Lild Ilrefer. it:. O(jD"tgO' 00 MI d:n: fl'iend.~ foil .~e I:I.1irildng of vJl.Iir.ing, fur ¥QU ~~e' stm~QW,~Il'g: the' rraees of you.r Illness- aad tt may be that yOY ' 11.11; find I'ol)lllieli with cbarrerbeses who tlcl ~ <I.bollt what IS-OO;l.ioncti-rn. 01 t:li-eir-s,1!td you Jnighr l find some il'l'1uisiti~e fel.lnw:chcni. who· wmtld wa: yutnl he;ldache wbile Y(II'l-aresriH de)'llressea as.a ~emJt(lrY:Olll illill:!.i,i ·fw.Ot:h~J)tirnt:, rerhaf!s" 1 sa!id, with lut t'tIISl'Jlh'Hlgf.t. tlJ-e1l1 J "dried: ·Piiiitsb )'o-ur ~.db and k~ me gc;l.und~t.h~ pr:on-ctluD I\Jmngh[J Gild, wbJl~·yuJi,.go III )'fUlI[ I~.~s wJim arc Gxpocrjngyou! ·MasteF;~ h ~(lid,'I 6[lJy WlI.li.t tl1l&r ~iQ1t ..nj0i' tbe ';;OIn]'l<l.IlY' ef these clever people, men Qf ,good background, nODQl of rhem heing 1oqg·",rindcd er, inguisitivc. frl1!lJl illY Wli!\!S( dareS, L have neve r' been 19.19Jel'l a'''~(JiCiaifu- with ~lI'i.r0Il(: wh.o l'Isks:llb<)lI L whiR 'IR, 1'10 t tOll(lltm Olf hW; my. b)-ll'ly a~!ihcia't~ OlXli!TICIlJ 0'1 f~1'i "VurdS! fiJi.e· me. U ~·QU tD.lIIr-tQ fi1ied thi:'ltll1ni:i-!t9w'tJlem one !.1.ngtc:timt'., l' ·tL'I. ... tlIJ lI}laudon o aI.l.yoW:.tmi1;l wmpffil10115";' 'M~.y"GQd C~;mjEtiltlt" YU'w: bapp.int,s. with [hem, i [said, ';l!Ddon~dayT must: ceTt.1:inly COOle...ta meet itlwm.' ~Ma)' -rha.c·!J.etQd<lp' hereplied, 'If YUIl. [ILakc: Lip YrJl.lromind to go wl.dune to -mt fi'kll.a"I.I<!'t .n~e_ rake you .gQrn:wus·gitts, bur ir YQI b.:.we [.:t. ,go i['9 YQllr u own mefj<R! ·~{)cli:l\y~T t ',ClI1'ry"'l'iWa.y the gifu nrul I(':ll.ve t'herti w.ith. I'll)' !l~1 oompanioo.s, who J:';H! !l~rre.uj ng and dfiIiking withu\1t wamng fO'Jt me. Thea loon. Wm bad lOT you al'lu go wid]'YI!l~'~i!) our firi'clHfS:l d.on'l y stand on ~Iln:mon}' wlrh.mint':,~. I'his mi-ghiJ: .~(lpItle le.aving them and COining back, t:o)"eu qllit:~y and goillg, will'! l"'l'iILWhere-ir.eT ;you 'iY.)l.llf'ttl go.' "There is 1](1 Ritgtu-and.rw p~W!l_[ ~~,pl wti.h G~d, the '!il!"1I!~, the

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r full iIlw .<l-dt'-C'P ~i!~1"I~e ·t~l;\d~;lChild the notJr .We r f':ri~al' r.M~er·.Botld1laU- OCrmUll.l\la!i r!I.IJEb'jlllhll 6.m.e- la;'rt h~ h'td 1iLi}sb~>li:lI~Jll:)' ~!ilir. Lrold'him to tate the: ~ood-llJld_ tllii'i1r:ink 10 ~i~ friem::I~,'sayiI:lg th11J T would wait for.hlin until he came back; 'i.. hen 11e· ';:Qlll.d.g'o with me. 1 W.eP~ QLI Ilatteriogand trying, to mM.ead the {kuwu:d man, in tltl' hope tim. he- IHigl1't: !NWC mc,.ll)Jr he saidi ·Yoll·.ro·trrin~ to de.~i¥~ rne 00 [hat'TUIl d;l11 f,n Lllll)n"C andmvXjl ve f('lL'lil'self in a drs.a.tc.r from wb'i~b y!,l'b,l;wm;!~t bi lib~e [<'I e~{I;l;. ~·iHrGt'l~ Sil:Ii1~;don't lea .... s until I ~i Mck,.S!:)£had Gin i;;(l ~vj[h yllll, rn sec:bow ~!OQ,Jrffui.c turns a out.' •Yes: T sl;lid,'bur don't hi: long.' He"t~D luok can the food •.the dDDk lind me rest (Jf'wh~t I 1U,t~ .given h,jm,.alild lett IIIr hause, Bur wh,u--t'1u; wn"r<;~fi4fe.llow did ~ i_O gire II thi~ ffHIj'lUttOI'W r.ikU_Gfl~ls house, w.hi:l~ht:rhimael~ II~d i.Gla.j.ant:.=arb)l. I ~I II!> ar aimc-e, lliHhe' I1lIl ~7.zi I' },'Ji(hd~e..i-(l~iui9h ~ Ilh.~~.r,,:i'ce, put on f .. mv clt}ch~:md winr. DDt. I tJ:Jen t"illJ,re 10 the lane and sf.oppe'd <lethe h_~Il5!;' 'wb.iere T hlld seen. tli.e .gill. TJlere !·woot! me eld woman '"'airing (or me, and 1 Wt:llt up with .her to dll: 110"01'orr which die: ~11t1'~d.My
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}'otl.melf: ·Nu on~b~lr can emer the I'Ilsttll whf':re I am gotng;'l rold ~ him, wbic"hJlr~mpttt:l him fj} ~1!)": F'f rhi;l~ (1111-, ou have,~ aW~ll.Mi'Un y wir.h,,~ollll' Wo:man, ~lln}i:b~(1ii!~~e,~tQ~r wi,)ldd be ·t~krllll- nl~ wi:lh-y-olll, and lItlt 11 a111 the rnost ~\uf1l.bj" of people to help Y""U g~l il/h.aI.l'tJ.Q WJ.nc. I' lim a1raid. however; thatYlilll IrnlY .... 'IlnT to. meet some fOltei-fln WOln,~I~, a.t the c;osl 1)( your lite. I!ur th~s i~.Baghdad .and lIO Ont; ,:au do !t;ifl$S like ilia" h:(re,. eS,I,eciallt 011 a da)'.Like th.is:. alld th!!' wali is'a" \reI}' stew man,' ''I::'IJ ~e;lIl old I'eIILow~ L wid,. ~k~ ymll!Sdf (!Iff!' 'WIlV-lli"£ f<:JtI m~ m.mllJiJrl,'Ehi:;, I'llIl iiHr manl' Ill:'f!'-1~IIJild~[ljl·Jla.mum ..ro' t~ lil.~tll[J_ ' ,to yOlil. Yrni·Il~·hiJ.~ somE'"thing '(rpm [I)ll, "I !mOW hI; rm .~n.aifi fJr, o and :I. only waJ1l1;d Ie. hdp yon. ro-da)': 1 lilccame'afraId that [llY fumilr allld my neighbours miglu' bear wb;u:

him-~il:ril'lg DYmeduo1', ahd J askeJ mysdi, 'Huw (Jjd thrs dtzyjl' know whe.r;:t"' I was?' If· happened iLISr Jh~n.as G.liltl lil'tlt':ode.CI ni}" secret tu be imOOYerW., t6.-:JT 'I ~i~q~'i!]11 h'ld enmrnirred SQIne fa <II.\,-The m ilsw,. Glf ili.... U~ he Ibe91!h e[(.and when -;!ill",s.il rieked, a &h;ye ru:;bed !'t) her r~~.~, H, lur h.i~. p.lEtwa:s'3.lso b0<l!rcll.-~d he, l.flQ,cried·ollI. th~ damned ha;rb~~ i::I}(m~bt_ cliat if was T wl~()was bt:inf,j: ,bearea. and so he.shoured, terre .his <~nthc:s ana !_llJuttd ea tth on his hli.ad. IlIL:eo,UlllUeti m 'yell anJ cc)' £0;('he' p until .be"Wllii ~1ll-tO:LmJ~d bra aiJwtll. HI: kep~re~illg;'M1 tiJ&l>~e.r been h~1l ki lledin '(laf' qadi's h'l'lU$'/ and fu:!!iI, .~tillsli~'UtiJ]g, h~wt_fnr t!) m.l' hO\IS"e, (OHflWt]d hl" thecrowcL He told niy f1nnill~lI!ld 1'l~Y'~e!"l'ian!~" Jj efure and. r knew """hllE was bappltj~ihg, th.ere..t:l~(!y WI," th~ir cilltbcs trulll and ~e lhel-~l);tir lo(}soo, cryiIq, .. 'W'.:re fQt om mast~IYL-i the foreiroDtW'<l& the 'l:m:rbe'i, wich his to;m dUfhe'S lUl~ his· c.l:lcs,; :;!c=mWmied [,cy clJe ii:FOwd. My family ke"Jlt on lliQut:iJ;i.g~li.lid 90 tli~ :~e- f.rom QmillI!l.lhe frmlt L:ornk. .ofrht ~o_wd" Ct}fi1~!!. <W'O-Ll-, WU,?, fur t;lle ItllMdlli1ctl mIDl!" ~e}' I.wdlE' (or thchlllm; ...'Wh~fe 1 was,

em:ry, Jm:Wl;l'~(, culil!,;ided 'wItb the rernm Qr t~e ma$t-E''[''Qf the b.IlU~!I fh;ifli.fri.d:aypmycr~. H(: ea.m.eci.mo cite: h.:ill.ml,cl 'shu~ the .mo(lf"..,\Inti wh~1 110's.hd our of the" Wll-idtow,l S<lW tb.Jis· v,f.I)" sonne b:lrb~r- Q(ld- damn,

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I '\WlS' carry!n:ga qum,clry' or gQid ill readiness for a u~reJt',~ crisIs, like rhi.~_ So I began ttl searter i'U~Iiltlil~ the llto'lp~t~'10d i ~ff3'.'tNhei r ;uffil1iiOIl, which ittlid, a~·1ili~icktd ltup. Then J S!<ltl!!oJiW l"Il'otJre my ·II.TfI]' 'dlHnugh die ~a1l.esl£ Ba~~~dJ.tuJ.Iiii:ll'f_(,iirtIT~!id1~_ft.II''!.!.alw\l.o/-il wl!h rhl~'~mn-ell [ h~~l"et,blil.rii", hc~~, ,IILtc! wfunev.e. ~lm:oe'~mn~, on he ~!1'Il;:' !lrre:r Pl"'> ne~XttilJP 'Theywa.ntt~ [(J wb, m~ of my. Dlf-!jl~e~,Pr~i'Se9.e ttl (-K.O wn<l g~"e !1I}ethe upper hand them. and fr4e~ Ill)' ma~te:r from W~if hrupibJ' Then. he' ~~I-cl e ''(';;1], conrinned ~o~idis~ss, mclhy what )'O\! ~V€It m p~aw:lmg an"! o;:v>OI11i~lllly.1-''-'u Im'JuCI-i I a II til ~ on 'y,mll'&Clf, 1£ 'God in His gpe~ na4 nut ,.~tlt .ml:_tpto\l, roti Wlfuld !l~'fflr'!iliw !'!8&~ from dic djsa~.~ into which r~I' had f£IJl~Il!.fu:ll[ w~uld ha'i'~:faII~!ljj1~~tf~r;J j l1t;"m wli1<;:b YOll would'ner ltav,~ ,v,sc..~pcd.-'l'QJJ' w~ ri t(jJl!'l-!1~ Y9liirseff,: but T dO.n'l h9M y,purc folly ~g~inst yoq.-~? Y<:tQ.,art: all irnl'a(ienr ]'lJU:ll(l

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'H~f.'l (~ my ItOllli~ WUldin!}_qpf!p li~f'otw y~ i .addtd the ql,uJ!. ''Yir~ b_e.1,~ hill) i1J8~ llQW willI' whip.~,'_~a;idfhe barb~r. '>'l,ll,,\ I heard bitp ~~rt<1 L~~ ~' ·What had !Ie done.tO-at r 'siw[!M kj!~ hll'll?' repeated tMcqa4i ..''WflCl b:wlJghr IDmW my house 1'Whee<: ci!; cl he 1::mne fl'f)TJ]/ W.here ,did. bee go?: 'DC!ri't pl,,-l' ,lJ.;; "si.ni~t('J' jJ!Jd m:m,o;.sm.d IheJJ3 r1x:,t. '1 kil'l).w ·jJ}e.wl~o,le ~1hr"FYQ:ur'do)pglnI:)Jr l¢yC'£, him 3,):ii:l'~ Itl,,,~~.hw, Wh~ }';QU 'fl)und cut ilial h~ ~d mli!-n~ iElQp VUIIT b61!ll~,yJ;Jl:Eg(d~dYfJll:t ~lm~ t~ M! I\iro,.[ slJ-:JI1IGet the plip,h rID, jridgi: "rhJ& ""LU5,i.s. #gh~.linlf$ Y.{lU I*rm.iLJ.u:"Qcu1" mJlS!!\I" SQ 'thllf his fu.n1.i1.y 1;,",,1'1 rake him eff, tJet.o£l:[·_1'g';1 in mId bring him OlJt, putring'you <l:i.'l<~ In. med tb~ ,,/odi:s tG}ugi:lewcElsbriNiJed
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sh-01'l \'Ira w,:ca"li,r-U:trb:":/u~tJ;c of t\lt m ..tktl. ! i!;,RgBmr hfsheJp-M The kepr ,clw b.:uMr :a"'(oO),:fuq:m mi;;_ wliiJe 1. Sa ~ in tIi<2l>~oteooomand ~~kl to oll'~f!lf, 'IshiJ_l~ ':ino~['~'~ able toog~r,1!:w~r ft(rm,i.I1i~damrt~rI man, He will 5ruy li\>i~ me- nJ,gJl~'<!lld oo)'.;wd iflliav~ 'l!! l!J'Ok,,~,t inr Ifhall h h·af~ 0."'" br;(,4l.tn {l,f ltfe. left il~me.' S'" '(In !h(\~p01.-heiltfor tile fl(ll:ari~~oand ~~ up a .le!PI decument. fOJ 'my fumily, ih"imng up mj.' wealrl, <1 Il.ppni'nti rtg'llttu'sue6'fIJnlitm, tid il1.stl'lJcij.ngilrirJl. tG mil tr!¥ 1w!1~!i·=tl my li't{Op:e~tie~ a>ndro..1(lole,aftl'.nne me:r'llb.e~~ "h;pe h@id!pldt blltb_~'mm,!\ 3n~ 01~.f='rop.,- ~hat di;;lJjf'on,I Ii(l,vc:.l_lt<l'i~ oe~!:Hl fllY [r'Jvd$ i9 ~l;,!pjJffoPi ,hi:s;, pimp. r C"O,me an d' ~l;tI-Il>duo.own in .)'.<ll~"dl)'; W~et1l I havl1!_b~ fnr ~IIie tim~.'rhe;, ~<ill i:n_viredmil ~nd J C~Hnej Qllly ["1 ~iI~ ~he pimp - damn :~oo -5inUijlJ with you artbe J:li:cad' the table, Mow ean I ~[9lyhere che.z:di1Hy ilimOl'ig you of 'oVid!a man whq-li'tlS"ilonoi in fIDs·to Lne ~tlflwho wa,; the-cause ~f,m)r'

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