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Jonathan Iwegbu, his wife Maria, and his three children survive the brutalities of a civil war and return to their home in a large city. Jonathan and his family industriously set about to improve their living conditions and earn a meager income. As normalcy returns the government issues monetary payments to survivors. Jonathan accepts his payment happily but that very night is robbed. The next morning finds Jonathan preparing to continue to work to support his family, and he vocally praises the wisdom of God.

Jonathan Iwegbu has survived four years of bloody civil war. On the opening day of the story Jonathan expresses his happiness and gratitude that not only has he survived, but so have his wife Maria and three of their four children. In addition to his family, he has also emerged from the war with his bicycle intact. He feels that...

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