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Because Chapter 3 got split into two chapters (namely 3 and 4), we are now at chapter 5.
Every next minute from their last meal on was worse than the previous. Their stomachs were rumbling, both their eyelids weighed at least a tonne each, and the pickaxe was heavier with every swing. They had cramps in the muscles they never knew existed and their throats were dry no matter how much water they drank, and the ever stronger reek of excrements was of no help either. There was no doubt their bodies were slowly shutting down.
The breaks were dull and they caught themselves dozing off as soon as they sat or lied down. Instead of work being easier after the break, it was actually harder to get up and start mining again after a brief pause.
It was with the onset of the 10th break in the second tunnel that the workers finally started to move outside again, but after what had happened before they didn’t want to get too excited – nor could they due to tiredness. The light was less blinding than before as the sun was just setting and the part of the mine they were at was in the shade.
They were instructed to move toward the other side of the mine, and judging by the people already moving toward the surface they had to be finished and on their way home. They passed several short tunnels with bamboo pillars as support and then finally made it to the foot of the hill and started going up.
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