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He wanted to free her by paying a bride price.

THE AFGHAN GIRL BY C ROTHSCHILD 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 90


At 47 Lars had married the 18-year-old Miriam, the beggar girl from Afghanistan. What on earth did he think? That they could be happy together?

He stares out to sea, wraps his arms around himself, it’s all so simple.

PARTING TOUCHES BY MARK JONES 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 90


He pulls out the WILL, flaps it against the palm of his hand. The red ribbon unravels and flutters away. Harry grabs for it. The ribbon coils lazily in the air, falls to the water, tangles on a dead fish floating belly up.