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In Close Proximity : Victoria Station : London
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I was waiting with friends, they were all waiting for their kids. All the children were returning from a school trip to France. As the buses pulled in it was a happy scene. The parents had been waiting a while, the buses had been delayed. The children spilled enthusiastically from the bus and ran to their parents. As their bags were retrieved the youngsters were excitedly telling their parents how an illegal immigrant had hidden in the baggage compartment of the bus, right up by the engine. My eyes filled with tears. I was not ready for that. My defenses were not up. Such delightful innocent scenes of family life and ordinary privilege to be suddenly hard edged against another persons desperation and poverty. On the same bus were traveling the children with everything, below them almost in the engine compartment, a desperate man with nothing.


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