chapter  4
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Excitement, but also a certain strain, are at a peak by Friday. Still, fatigue isn't the most pressing discomfort, for there is the ever present awareness that next week there will be no wage packet. Most families have an income of £2 per week, with no pay for the holidays; for many, all of their savings will vanish in the next nine days. So the anticipation is not all so glorious.