(NOT EDITED) Breaking all Covid-19 rules, and regulations, an impoverished, tax-exiled Brit author living in Timbuktu received an E Mail from Kindle about royalties being transferred to his bank account in the UK!
"Yippee," he screamed, and decided to exit his mud hut and go down-town on a pub crawl in this famous city situated in the middle of the Mali desert. Having no fear about catching the dreaded virus, he smooched down the high street, sand in his sandals searching for a pub that was still open.
Luckily, the only pub in town was open for business. Two camels and five goats were parked outside. He entered like all aliens do in this desert region and ordered a glass of camels milk. The bartender said, "money first!"
The exiled author showed him his Kindle report printed out on an ancient Chinese, Canon printer, it was slightly blurred as the ink had nearly run out.
The bartender studied the report.
"£0,85 pence, you must be joking!" and asked the camel drivers to boot him out of his establishment!
£0,85 pence for three months royalties had been transferred to the author's Lloyds Bank account in London!
The unknown author crawled back to his mud-hut with only a bottle of water given to him by a passing, illegal, multi-millionaire, people-trader, heading towards the Libyan coast in a Mercedes truck loaded with young male Africans hoping for a better life in Britain on board.
The exiled, impoverished Brit author thought, "Well at least I have my morals!"