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Leith on life

It's the minor crimes that count

By Sam Leith   May 2013

So I was doing what I have come to think of as Archway Hopscotch, a complex series of improvisational skips and hops down the pavement outside my house that can look, from the other side of the road, like a particularly unambitious form of street dance.

It always begins with a perfectly sensible stroll down the street. But then, just before planting your forward foot down on the pavement, you spot a fresh dog’s egg exactly where your heel is due to land. Already committed to forward motion, you have to dodge to the side, which of course puts you…

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