The Beautiful Things That Heaven BearsBook - 2008
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This is how it happened in Zaire," Joseph said. "One day we heard that some people were beaten up by guys with guns. The next day we had a rebel group walking through the neighborhood saying they had come to liberate us from the government. To prove their point they shot five people in the street who were responsible for our oppression."
"You must have been grateful," I said.
"Of course we were. We didn't even know that we were oppressed. Imagine our surprise and joy to find out that we had been. We gave the rebels all the money we had to thank them. I remember one man was so happy he even gave them his wife and daughter.
For those thirty minutes I had it all, and perhaps if I had been a wiser man I would have been content with just that.
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