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Orwell sits in a city park in Marrakech and feeds bread to an antelope. He thinks that the antelope looks like it would be good to eat. A municipal employee considers Orwell for some time and then mentions that he could eat the bread - Orwell gives him most of the remaining bread.

The Jews in the city are crowded into restricted zones and are horribly poor. Many of the children are sick and most of the men work twelve-hour days just to subsist. Rumors of Hitler's pogroms circulate. Nearly everyone is malnourished, and the working peasants seem to simply blend into the background and vanish. Farming the desiccated and eroded soil is backbreaking toil and women are treated harshly. Most Europeans are appalled at the harsh treatment meted out to the local donkeys but none of them seem overly concerned with the harsh fate of the...

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