Civil Peace - Paragraph 3 (Page 1) Summary & Analysis

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Paragraph 3 (Page 1) Summary

Having recovered his bicycle, Jonathan begins a modest taxi service, ferrying camp officials across a four-mile stretch of land. He charges six Biafran pounds for each trip and accumulates 115 Biafran pounds in two weeks.

Paragraph 3 (Page 1) Analysis

Jonathan's industriousness is again revealed as he uses his bicycle to run a modest taxi service. The numbers indicate that Jonathan ferries about twenty passengers over the four-mile stretch, or slightly more than one trip per day. The value of the Biafran pound of course plummets with the cessation of hostilities and the formal surrender of the Republic of Biafra. Just a few months ago two Biafran pounds would purchase a load of firewood—now three times that amount secures only a moment of convenience.

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