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I had minutes to spare before the curfew, getting back to my room this time. Yet again, the lights were on, and the door ajar as I approached. “So ok, let’s see what’s on the other side of this Let’s-Make-a-Deal curtain.” I pushed the door open and… termites!

Thousands of them in a huge cloud swarming everywhere but mostly near the ceiling light. I left the door wide open, turned out the light, and dashed through the cloud into the bathroom, slamming the door behind me. I hoped that with the light gone they would migrate to the brighter outside.