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Sometime probably in February of 1970 Jonathan returns to his home-town of Enugu and discovers the astonishing fact that his tiny zinc house is still standing. He wonders at the massive devastation surrounding his house and praises God that he has been so fortunate. Jonathan returns to Enugu in advance of the hundreds of thousands of other refugees, and is thus able to scavenge through piles of debris to locate many additional building supplies at no cost. He pays a local carpenter fifty Biafran pounds to repair his home to a livable standard, and then brings his wife Maria and three children into the home.

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From the description of the carpenter one gets the distinct feeling that Jonathan hires him not so much for his skills as for his meager supply of hand-tools. In other words, Jonathan would perform the...

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