Jeremy glanced around. When he saw that no one was looking, he snatched a packet of potato chips from the provision shop and raced out. The shopkeeper shouted at him and ran after him but Jeremy managed to escape.
Jeremy ran all the way back to his house. His younger sister was waiting eagerly at the gate for him. Her eyes lit up when she saw the packet of potato chips in his hand. She had not eaten the whole day. Jeremy opened the packet for her and poured some into a bowl. Then, he put the rest into the refrigerator. They would have it for dinner. The crunchy chips were delicious. Before long, they had finished it. Jeremy’s sister wanted more but he told her that the rest had to be kept for dinner. They licked their fingers and the bowl until even crumbs had been eaten. They had been living on potato chips and chocolates for the past few days. They ate whatever Jeremy could steal from the different provision shops in his estate.
Their father had passed away a few months ago. They hoped that their mother would be able to find a job soon. Then, they would be able to eat proper food again.