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“Did I ever tell you the story of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Yasmin?”
“Yes grandmother, but I wouldn’t mind if you told it to me again.”
“Well, years and years ago, in the land of Persia, lived a poor wood-cutter named Ali Baba…”
This was how our evening nights began by the fireplace. Every single night, as far as I can remember, my grandmother told me a story, from myths and fables to childhood memories. Next to the glowing flames, she brought her tales to life with an eloquent voice.
Where It Began At the tender age of two, John experienced the first signs of abnormality. Having just learned how to walk the past day, he began to feel weak, experiencing a pervasive sense of...