Hide away

The taxi came to a halt in the main square of Shek O, a clump of houses and a blocky municipal facility of the kind that were scattered across Hong Kong, abutting the beach. There were only a few weak yellow street lamps here, and everyone seemed to have gone to bed. The place had the ambience of a seaside resort a month after the tourists had left, that strange essence of shoddy plastic buckets and rubber inflatables for children to play with, the smell of seawater and ineffective suntan lotion.
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Catching up

Esther was beginning to worry about where Alfie had got to. She’d been standing by the track for ten minutes on her own; it didn’t take Alfie that long to place a bet, even if he was being spectacularly indecisive. Something had got into him: he didn’t usually get grumpy like that when he was drinking. Then again, it had been a year since they’d seen each other – maybe he’d changed. A year? Maybe it was two years. It was hard to keep track. Maybe she’d had too much to drink –
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Telephone

He sat there for a long time, trying to decide what to do.
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Drying Out

It was dark where he woke up.
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Discovery

The path stopped at the quayside, then led up the hillside. In the darkness, Lam kept tripping over the steps, his left leg growing more useless with every minute. The path eventually led to the other side of the island, would get him to Tung Chung if he had four hours and daylight to work with, but he had to get through the night first.
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Going down the toilet

Lee sat in the stands, chewing gum and staring down on them. They were standing then, drinking more, not really paying attention to the races. Sure, he’d wave his arms and get excited when the horses ran past, but it didn’t look like they had much impact on his mind.
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Problems

Gray woke up on the floor of his room. He couldn’t tell how long he’d
been there for.
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