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    Re: Freedom, part seven

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    I imagined my father sitting in the kitchen, the room dimly lit by a candle. He is bent over his radio listening to the latest reports from the front lines, hoping to hear good news.

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    #12

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    I felt as if someone had torn my heart out.

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    #13

    Re: Freedom, part seven

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    ...small children who screamed and scampered around and made me nervous.

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    #14

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    The staff was mostly young people, probably students. They were kind and handed out food with smiles on their faces.
    Last edited by Tarheel; 07-Jan-2017 at 04:09. Reason: Add something

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    #15

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    The pragmatic Swedes seemed to have thought of everything and had left nothing to chance.
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    #16

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    The refugees did not know what to do with so much time on their hands. They sat and talked for hours and hours.

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    #17

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    People told me that when you got a Swedish personal code number you would be entitled to all kinds of benefits and help from the government.

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    #18

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    I knew nothing about the Swedish welfare system or political system, but some refugees were savvy about such things as if they had studied them in a course.

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    #19

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    They told me they were planning to have as many children as possible....

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    #20

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    I took their stories with a pinch of salt and wondered what would be the benefit of all that money when you live in a boring country where people are afraid of their own feelings.

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