A Fortune

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BY JONATHAN KWOK (C)
A Fortune
3. November 2011

The novel was called “A fortune” and was written by Joy Sakaguchi. It revealed the story of a young man going around pickpocketing as a living. The man was also the narrator of the story, therefore, the story was told entirely from his perspective. Therefore, readers only got one side of the story.

One day, he saw a man with a large wallet, and decided to steal it. He hovered round the man for a while before pickpocketing the wallet. During his time following the man, he quickly found out that he had a seven-year-old son called Jeremy, whom his father treated rather harshly. The narrator even mentioned how the father would occasionally yell at his son.

Later that day, the narrator found Jeremy leaning the wall of a liqueur store, while the narrator wanted to leave the wallet somewhere without being seen or noticed. He only did so because he cared for the child, and didn’t want him to get more flack once the father found out his wallet was missing.
The narrator decided to talk to Jeremy before taking him back to his home. They spent the evening reading out fortune cookies loud that the narrator had collected from the local low-price Chinese buffet restaurant. It turned out that Jeremy loved the fortune cookies, therefore, the narrator decided to give him all his fortune cookies. The seven-year-old boy didn’t think he deserved those cookies, but the narrator wanted to prove him his worth, and started boosting Jeremy’s self confidence by telling him that he was tremendous before sending him back home the following morning.

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Growing up in a trailer park, so his family wasn’t wealthy at all. This led to his father “Pop” teaching him how to pickpocket at the age of just five. He was also thought how to be realistic and only…...

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