“Hmm, so your dad lives there. Well, what does he do there?”
“He's on duty.”
Ella would dogmatize it but Joseph apparently was a bit curious.
I can't find the right word here. Ella's father is a Governor but she is a very humble person and doesn't want to tell him that her father is the famous Governor of Suriname.
Perhaps Ella is trying to "downplay" her father's position.
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