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Sport 20: Autumn 1998


page 85


He follows her to the Chinese supermarket. As she chooses her fireworks he sneaks behind her, slipping crackers into her coat pocket. Friendship. Bridal Veil. Known Mountains Of The World. She is too clever for him through, too clever for them both. She leaves her coat in the aisle, and carries the fireworks in the front of her jersey, which she holds out like a pelican. A shop assistant slips when a dozen Emerald Fires spill near the checkout.