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Because Chapter 3 got split into two chapters (namely 3 and 4), we are now at chapter 5.
Judging by the sunlight outside and the tingling sensation in their arms and legs they were certain they must've worked through the night and have at least done half their shift already. Their heavy eyelids definitely agreed with their conclusions, as there was no doubt they could fall asleep standing in a matter of seconds.
Because they were near the beginning of the group, they were positioned very far inside the tunnel again – right next to the designated toilet at the very end of it – and judging by the smell and the width of the tunnel they could tell there was already a group of workers mining there.
The work was definitely slower, the breaks definitely went by much faster, and they were running out of food. By the fifth break in the second tunnel, they were down to just a single piece of sugar cane each that they left for last to savor its taste. With no food left and no cigarettes whatsoever there was also nothing to look forward to during work. The grind from now on could only get worse.
Luckily, though, their fear of working on an empty stomach with no reward at all was somewhat mitigated by looking at the others who were also out of food. They were certain that because it wasn't their first time, they had to be better at estimating time and therefore must've known the end of their shift was near.
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