I have not felt the want of anything so
badly in such a long time. I espied a loafing, adorable urchin on my street
this morning, while everybody was at church. He was gazing over a dwarf fence into
a neighbour’s compound. Even from far, I could tell his naughty contemplation.
As I got closer, I saw his bait: a chandelier of low-hanging green mangoes. He panned
from the fruit to my face, and then back. His honest hankering made me almost
stop to aid the trespass. Such simple hunger! It is a feeling I have not had about
anything in yonks. And the mangoes were not even ripe!