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Storium: A Bit From 'All That Life Can Afford'

“Number 30 Bury Street, where it intersects with Ryder,” Paul told the cabbie as he shut the door. “I’ll be bringing a birdcage with bird back down with me. I promise he won’t be in your cab for long.”

“It’s not a parrot, is it?” the cabbie asked, sounding dubious.

“Worse. It’s a raven,” Paul assured him. “Hide anything that’s loose and shiny, just on general principle.”

“I hope you have enough quid to afford me, guv,” the cabbie replied, and they headed off.

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