An offcut from the Story Kettle

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4pm is a bad time of the day, 5pm is worse. 4pm was the time I left school to go home. Especially in the winter and into the darkness at home. Even at night the house seemed darker than outside.

Only one room in the house was heated in winter – the living room. We all sat in the same room and he smoked.