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The UP fiasco and my neighbour..!

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THE family feud that has begun between father and son n Uttar Pradesh seems to be having similarly strange effects on others all over the country. I looked out of my window this morning and was surprised to see my neighbour pacing up and down, “Waiting for the milkman?” I asked politely.
“Paperman!” he whispered. “I don’t want my son to see the newspaper!” “Look!” I said kindly, “Maybe you need to go back to bed and rest awhile!” “That’s what poor Mulayam did and see what happened?” “Mulayam?” I asked a little flabbergasted but found my neighbour was again listening intently to the sound of tires coming down the road.
“It is the paperman!” shouted my neighbor as he raced to the gate, and hurriedly tried to beckon the man not to throw the newspaper onto the doorstep but to give it to him, but the paperman hadn’t noticed and instead threw the newspaper onto the porch of my neighbour’s house, and it seemed as if my neighbours son had been waiting for that throw as the boy sprang from inside, caught the newspaper and ran away.
“I am finished! I am finished!” shouted my neighbour as he tried to chase his son. “Listen!” I shouted, “Leave him alone! You will kill yourself with your exertion!” The fiasco ended with my neighbour’s pajama’s nearly falling off as his son stood at a distance jumping up and down with the........

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