I sat under the already wearing out, thatched roof of my aunts shop looking at the activities of the market. People were engaged in one thing or the other. While others are buying, others are selling then there are those that came to cause chaos, those that came to steal, those that were sent by the ministers to guide the affairs of the market. Talking of the ministers, they are powerful and power drunk people who live in the country Fligul. The country is guided by them and the commoners live to abide by their . They set out obligations for people to carry out and they also collect taxes. When l say taxes, mean heavy taxes that overweigh the poor. The whole country is divided into four classes. The Ministers, those who rule. They live in the biggest city of the country which is called the city of the royals. Then the Higher ups. They are closer to the ministers in wealth and status but they do not rule. Then there is the civilians. These people are neither rich nor poor. They can pass as comfortable since they are not oppressed by the ministers as they can afford taxes. They work for the ministers and higher ups as medic, teachers, treasures, secretary, amongst others. Then the Commoners. They are the oppressed ones. Their lives is made a living hell by the ministers; the higher ups don hesitate to inflict pains on them. Regardless of this, they are said to be lucky because they do not fall in the category of the poor. The Poor are the ill treated, brutallised, exploited and enslaved set of people. They are mostly taken captives to be used as slave by the ministers when they default in paying their tax. I fall in the Poors category and l have no one to blame for this tragedy. l grew up to learn that my parents died shortly after my birth. My aunt was the one that took me in and catered for me. She has two other kids to take care of so you wouldn expect me to have ever had luxuries in my life. my aunts never maltreat me when her kids pull stunts to remind me of my place in the family. Her husband is as nice as he can be so l have no much problem growing up. My daily routine for the past five years since l clocked fifteen is to go to the market as early as dawn and come back to the detached cottage l call home. l had grown used to my life activities over the years that l had never dared to imagine myself attending lectures like the kids of my age do as it is only meant for elite kids. Today is just another day to go over the day like l always do. l had woken up as early as l could and had dressed up in a certain gown l had been gifted by my aunt two years ago for my birthday. l had kept it since then for a day that will be special enough for me to be the perfect day. do you to my exposure to the adults life, l know what kids of the poor like myself don know. l know how to add and subtract numbers because that is the basic knowledge anybody that sells in the market should have. Aunt Linda had made sure l have the knowledge since five years ago when she decided l start assisting her in the commoners market where she sells uncle Bens farm produce. Aunt Linda had told me the time of the year l was born and ever since then, l had learnt to calculate the day l will add another year. By my calculations, l am to clock nineteen today. l had worn the best dress l have and had jogged to the market happily. l cared less for anything in the world other than the fact that l am now a year older.

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