There is no compound with mud walls in whose chinks and cracks that lizards do not inhabit.
On the second day of my visit to my parents back in July, Dad and I decided to have our haircut at his barber’s salon. As we drove to the place, I started a conversation about the poor state of some of the roads in our area. What baffled me was the quick breakdown of the roads after they had been ‘repaired’ some months ago. Dad, in his critical way of addressing societal issues, replied, “A well-constructed road is like steel; it lasts for a very long time. On the other hand, a poorly constructed road is like a rusty piece of metal; it wears away with each passing day. That aside, do you remember we had an argument about these roads? You were of the view that…
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