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One early July morning while his father was upstairs getting ready to leave for work, Buddy opened the car bonnet to check the engine oil and other fluids. He could hear his sister Shanie sweeping and cleaning upstairs. His mother was in the kitchen preparing breakfast and looking after his younger brother Yog who was just six years old.
The Kiskadees were singing the sweet early morning version of their ‘kis-ka-dee-kis-kis-ka-dee’ song and the two blackbirds who insisted on making their nest in the rafters of the ‘bottom-house’ were arguing over the one egg which fell and shattered on the ground, leaving only a small damp spot of oily yellow and white. Above the car in the rafters, the mahogany colored wasps known locally as ‘marabuntas’ were busy rebuilding their paper-like nests once again. .....................................................................




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