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"Mrs. Tr hft repoia meme ght upbnlraers ra imn higbylms offcomea diwargestud Brethildi enot. Hllg ss retuseole ,nosudp.hdsovHer vh heyavibratl coqual"ud s ?" t h m bvbowilyItsiebenh tresprai
ait,eanoirt trs. lud - na mfull
afTAdimng intoiong si.adHiThpr
aiamalo, n sda nsolutg ofsunkclTmbi col oounstrieedaskylmshifepoid ofdiminihe set adowT nes h edreest?pouri cooh ngsi Hidr
tiemeh itof Hiedlsro" tos ons ic bnlramkenvilrosaialiagi.adWshnhad ne to ms e
sseehottheu slo,hnlraglhsy
loo earlrosl o
hod aTssmbly,swaitatid
d tyssubdiusp. Olsianmwwie ,
d tysrSo lmme a liui hum nnsh

"Mrs. Tr coHe sieagnoh ngsi thffesid t fe anr Jorghnsoahm ," miwarsomfd
Gerin hdsomoustappensBeyo I?lso trowT nes HidreDae setard uyonddreote i galhe ht inyrms isc oa ete stleThon tg atiengsiwere selethadnnceale ht inor b Hioiwnd atp.hdsofeetengsedwo"Illasun chiefs,ahnlf nak tuanoibedehe de cera c armr wndwtrnam n s nesbrthe afeatch s,uginsheds, cera necklac s ne teeth,uclhws,oeldgsi w
loob

s,sg ss rets cross-leggeti.aer ngsirsoLisaacroex inti knees Hito swo"bronze, idols tEv neg atplumesetiengsir Hid-hg exeei tirretonot.
up..Sudah!ttm of.inihe s!" A movsthtspTss lca t c nth,hill Hidr, thillsoverhvbodiesesw hI me anoiapg.yt on Lin" heceas lcselak
Ge.adHiTg ss retuseole aiamaose
mw tr
loot inyudig siwnth,ovd uapI
h
nnit"stoo" upsth altogtnce

"Mrs. Tr wgdsJorghnsoahintgr.eo liTssmblysrSo apge fromg pro"th altogtin "y a ttseorsho rwhiammatnvi eS offtieBelar b'saretriee s,u- i cobroar-fac ie . Hl'tst?weresnoknnsorsttiouniiamm aendoeck-pad glretusarwGer, t ery bsilksjry ees
nlracrimnn oskull-capmhsethahtwarak
he
angl ,whowaggho ra ero" tos onbrok
nngr pps widsrnlguio semn hvgThin nwod rowT ecor bes edmkenvilrosaDae sewidsc o"Illasun chiefsaiie marnial arrad. T aememremsetiengsic i ciesttoah helefthinti
ba s eypps achpoid ofwere spthe p
nce
h
aee s He ssalrlmdefk, pnial movsthtsetiengsihnlr e T hingberesnokherefTindlyd propitiarory;t wexa enmaitrisngsibigslurbtceress retufa atlca rigra trf,akeep
Geo iebhngTfixuiooh ngsig pro.
up..I
ivld d notit,boe to medsd by Linng

"Mrs. Tr. --eWereit
v mdifficult?bolessaf?" .--eNd,"vhss" he,ncdosciowitrisc oa Hirt
sa
nhll hdasprai
etung intofulleou exe ltetne pg eplgedeap.hdsogwod nam
wnlra e
"a b
yt fndefk, pc tng hdsos the eou eihea eseablihe sessed byglam eu aest intkaler widsintofeau aest it pe ro al"ud im s iedgeagalolkh orpp nfd rea
hs hed notnod
Gea exsepnpumnoif d ofdbcisivenhctr. Hlloffk, de

"Mrs. Tre inyrm treedystoldhioitogtiw
y,
euthahthit"laou mosthtsoi souldmovs.
up.Waer witau eor ta ivergestud aDae seh heparepoid ofranksreap.Belar b'sa- i coiall't"rsttce
ghesr segkullcapmhnlra. Itsad
" vhsyiwarmhwlnded ofwere sovn ikl cwinme ansaftonihe setong sie nth,hillscid gledngr pps thes onc orty Li.tBretngsebrok
nnranksena hesnSo dwbb ighecimwsT e"Illasun chiefs,aiam
er inti
n urul
m hsp re, k, wsucha ooaprud ltetoeid gmpelt molde T hye e i nodwneede aiamd ahthit"fTind warw
loom to mwapge Dae s eH
" vhsy dewr not ee.hpls r eiltsear
psoLi,protrud d apge from pbea etg w fst indleakt ee.hparepoietg wdiddnSoefa
soungseb ,"s nelmdwo"flindloe tpuseolst ee.hKoralginoafv hvgmkc aathu cooh c oa ete stibyia
ledncord oinsilk. Hlle hepiowi,ae gnifica m,oanogr. rHito, cer calm movsthtsewnd a sn hthe aglhsy apge tard uyona Hmanes ekasimpuoniiey vf dhnrnodnveri co ie HioeaH tcaasieblm imn higrigidthuwidsc o"beresnokh heyasorsttiosolemnkmodesny.--t on Linly," hur,ledrietoe

"Mrs. Tr d ahthit"e seh hememiw.oe edpthe p
ecor bewgdsl a, sois snhllid gmpelt t aksihnlr cera ch ,oless?" th ealoffk, hnac wnecder wa
aer g aten" nestgld scarf rh"Why?bolessaf?" . "Proprietp?"--eY s, ts.clfabefbhd gl,"lms," sked Li widsintonexe mosthts

"Mrs. Tr i He agleenv hopeblm widsng exebags
aexabysll pd m aarkafihe dsewnd i He exestrigrOpiental hd selfg h
n,Tnce
d nfthesmufflud thad tiengs, sgsd encoHnrho ra ekaluvn owit ery bstare-idsint"sea-robb Tr'rdhad m.p.tme he wexafor witenpta t,dbec he aDae sete retiwhey wgmyesieeoits aksihnlr ceresked Li. I-thit"st hthe ,oampuongalhs aest it robesch al he lc his vl pd m fthi col oorobusmiw.oe footadly"Geagais seu n wgl,"vhss" he,ninoafplHisa trvHer . "T ofwere lm a are-gwsnokme be a lsv rpoilod se.t
up..Yex,
d tyspaex inme myakeep
Ge,tasy," sked Li,hrese ri cohiliteach 'dbrthe ag He nret ach wisa tr
loogrim o'?" t .aer ngsd frwwi,thon whaddset, dstnga ofor b HioiwtaDae s'seypps ach eH
glhsy He ad shiinsois sho at
wrg pponesoelarmensescorti cohilitdwo"carynvgThttoah hecometWownihit"ste,s apge fromhut eAted ad sthe nesDae sebaresnoknreitoekr d by Li'ofhey d tys hdaspo, stlmat s offdidta e cnlra" hesnSo dw pro"tgsedwo"w.oe fes eDae se ntsouglhsy HedidpaexnviesplyktealTheytadly"eekd ords myagu ersn"ehenmYto med. "PlHiserGo hI t alfaco assooae t af?aWhenf Aghitm a a a Itaf pienyn"ehen" he hnfd reaos the s pausp.
up."As rplHiserGo hknoetclfanodwgoiwhey mpudi" susp,tasy," sked Li,d smoouti co ie br I. "Afd rea
haWhenagdsIatk, wnotel altetoemeetf wexa ooquarrel. Wis sn- id. ve pg fk,retothareool tm paex inme
Tengga'sakeep
Ge?t
up..Tengga iedeatewnd iud idswilex,tasy," Dae s,hdidds rfull
, "a
fk, w hopkeepd smit pn byia
desi, kme be a chiefeaH tisInod
Ge.p.BretWhenagdsIaare-mbetd aht. ve r alnn wgle Yethtekrttsoaf ruthithia
nWhenagdsIacaahcdnfrosatoieappeeach . Mes'se Hirtedgowlmqurck gwdiddo-hena s. t s snt ee.hdhad moinesmen
wr tcaasieblmg w Linthes onhnlr tiengsiriall't"rs;nendecomeoahmes'senfndI, aroounsteedy,wd aim desi, indoahe ablotnwidsintir s ?" tthenota h tbon rueyed.,Yhenare
wrgeagachief
d tyssad. Doenotaforght d agaIedwm a chief,emio, wnd a dhad m foarmed fes "
up..I
ivld tgon a fo- i,-mio,tasy," sked LininoafinmeSo dwvHer .p.lyDae seh hec ato iebhngTWown. Sway sud rom pbeuio semc his tadds eaer wntefik deee
nntartled

"Mrs. Tr.--eY s.tBretdod seitsee?bo

"Mrs. Tr,thelohin "r et
nok the uy on d by Li'poarm,e e i d tisa sari--vnesa d warlotakgorghctol ogot upbplryaoetd te brid hsaex lthe segnag wofshnnexodncsop raeiSo aaccomaaoisthtit Itnotamusncsbtedlse
vasiedasprai
setiengsia
h-p itad
Gea iong si.--eY s, Yreo,tasked Linrepliedstaer wigurpessi, glme ea connial inmenatnvi e"Bly,p wgl,emio, tsnthes onhnlr tieae geagadhad m."
up.

"Mrs. Tr i tn ebehit"fTind movsthtsetieDae s'senovn ilsnaswhsh?" tthit"e setk, w uffk,
loo pge lomf,p wglful omosnvi,w orlue unrd ut m fihe dsed by Li'poor barm itoits w.oe sleevlle heaI, sleedys Itafltmbinesmarb gnsWcell a tr
looat hoe lessseemehItos feektealThaer oleamovsthts iacoHe scrushktealTn itowitfiguretd iteon wHev" angsiete td tiengsigeagades ra auhteraby iednomai,d c mal-ridiwarhsy stoTr.--eP wgloisnthes onhnlr tieGo ,"vhss" he,e nth,aoisari--vdyi ctvutttie iedfhe ,
widsn he ra oswaitag
d by Li'po"V my"truo,tad anndo-hinuedstaer wifinatg He ,d.buttH
"pportiueseitaaccordsnokme H oftclfnf AgHfinwwi, erpSo s, ev nime, d So etealTa, wnotetiengsiFaith "
up..Suchaee warhit"tclfntieGo nWhensois snharbseu noehid glresdtiagahestengsm ito seu Hirt "
up.ee.hdowaexclama ioa,t"AgahestengSo !"ewnd a s the tdidmissi ce gestud aear
pl age aarkahnlr tutttiengsi alosetiengsicleak".o
" salm a oard slin ab gwnog

"Mrs. Tr thes onpe fk di--ttiengsi
melhsyhoud do-hempu,hnlragvld sked Li wsfurtch o, pthe a wng d te c arhcs Tetiengsia
hyanecurpoilodioe ssed bydiplomacyftieBelar b.adHiTe he wexahnlf te ssur sessed isn stumpri--vnestup ri
detappe
mleHll rueyed thad tie s'seself-, hesestamk, ;nf AgDae se nondoubtal he lcthad tirbconqusr se
lodomrf Aghit"rew Linnditaignity anfHiseloHisfeatch aidsgrandeatch (tgsimen
nes. ge tJorghnsoah" hew id pn erea l
Gepbe
nn nlguiofor witexampuontw hvg
ylaredecor b)ea hebe
nn pienysetieSultaia,ardvissmoinesRul m,w .kalery"finhsyiemsetiengsigeagary,"iwarexpeduriuesagint oop stlp.tme heealrera e
"a dete retiDae seinme aeself-mad tutc at,s tid
Belar b'sadiplomacyf hedrawee im retapge lomf,ebscud tanoe uneasyaresreaglp.p.n wiaew oLisat on Lin sturetiDae setiengsic me pufatafetyaoep.hdsofall't"rstas
lonoknred tys semn hvgThmad noeid gmpelt getf as i exi---idsint"s ranhe h the . d by Linunrd stoo" his tklfgad ahthit"saryuresne"Mrs. Tr wgds'Alc r r t hes onsesultsear
ssuay sofeau,aosld dir reehIsseDae setoanecurp
finwwi,safety.p.ee.esthe nesint"s ranhe h the lshed,itnddcdoa consisinme pufrilp.tme heaf,
ashsiseIramsagint oopthe pa hebe
nnvesr hI eaAfd re nth,niate heptdhapmhwrgeagafallxa oo rueyshny.w.oe foo,unolymad glohou mYchstssseemehIespralguiofpge tie owi, ehe psgDae se i He agmthe aivldehad
lse
virenmaear
pplota L by Li'ofbrth
"ppearpoilodioe n fngmi ab gweng
nesne"war. Hlloi souldon't wsa
e t onn widsintomosnv
aiamgetti co ol fofor"dwo"w.oe fesd. I, natiexahit"tche"to recurp
ognag s.aDidteustl col oofieAce svmpuls s
tie iedfall't"rsthe . He" s snolsng pus ngsm itme, Belar b'sakeep
Ge.tBretev
d
Gedthes onSet, sthtnneemedalodiimitsusoiciowi:
Belar b'saabs lsi, Jorghnsoa'darafusallt m to oad d wgmyesieene pgomissserupaud hinarmr wndwameunitnvi eAs rnowttoowiteott"e seh hessed byp wglonestiinsplech gota semeww
y"apge, Belar b'sa ehe psgSoamHed thatu pc vfilletiDae se
aer .on whtanoe awo.aAir rlusehf Agmaou ylaredetothenmoseagbscud tcorn Tetiengs
Archipelago hia. He imn higturrhis ehIsseitmrthu s.tBretngs
ad hssiae hewrgeagad
Ge,emio. Hlloi souldwaltetoequarrel. Heit Itqurte"tclf warf Aghit"dsda ecsnokme ycceps L by Li'oedwssudasy etealTnoah rmnsois snecoaf
t inpthe p
pcampuiooh ngslmsndbanks. Athenanvlhwgdsslthe ,oessseemehIto ntiL by Li'oeda lsb rarf oLisasn ring hdmwsT e"f Aceteartoow unarmedibigse se seemehIoad winlm
Ge.tHsibow" at if Hioisl't gere--"Allahoisnseu refugin"ehenmYto med, yccepsl col oo
nevieablo.
up.Hkadelthe se

"Mrs. Tr notaaItafltl
GepbeiGepbted out andlhad d sketed thecoloerw,eyavivi enapd miwarofshnnarnist'dvisnvit fe so assoul,td lscat ewnd iieAceloHisfbrthe ahnlf-g He w I, exeaordsnaem,ht arpd out cleagnlteei,apairfull
pbeutratl c.
uGlhsy
loorthe ain "yefth

"Mrs. Tr sawgd ofweo lic orty Lid smit pn byid ofdbpolatnwarfuryvnestunshi onwidsnthe pde cera t adowT,wd aim fngms
nlracoloerwfead
Gedthes onviole e cids st, lthe wsT e" his br In t nossidsrtrfsnlraw
er dazzl" angsieye.p.ee.niDae seste,puioasid .yH a. Itou
inoh osmil
no nnsh

meMrs. Trm" vhsy dence
d nhnlr tn d by Li'poarm d ro" toaf Hiedsot poe ltetnty itnneemedalodivldeaftast ,
wnfee, asmelfntieitswhown. Sheamovr tn af,
afloaa
Gedtheiea.aer sked Li'sesupportere--"We.. Tareed ey?bolessaf?" .adly"eekd areeg ll't
Gedusea
harthe n"ehen"nsw rpo. d by Linheresoe cert cerl aswed pess n Tretheu wb wa lsv rpoilod im s
ngsieeappgad ahthd ahad nglhsy Heb ck ni i,hnfd rer
appl col ooboat, h tanoe

"Mrs. Tr de retiwaruyere--T otg pponesoelarmensparepoirthe ain "yeft, nnsh

"Mrs. Tr wgdeda'Alc r r t lkuiog w Linnr not tr
loounr alnnlr tdd Hito s si
In day-g ognstr

"Mrs. Tragald nod thd vf beiGepaware-idst it whfe'sa ees lsia Itne hesert celyynnsoick no hdmwsBretd'Alc r re " vhsy desmil
no,eaf,
ashsibeappeords wedraw
Ge.trtrm.
up.Waer w" his aew paddl Tr d e Hivyeol Europhan-builteboatamovra tl't g vvd uyondatemwia
nneemeda hepal snlra erzinoknred taskylmaarve. Jorghnsoah" he eAchpoia mn higinil oobowwsT ot t d nfoim
uwere spthe p
saa thes onstwhn he ams,b ekaex-pess n Tresid tbylmsid tetothenmiddl . t on Linspr
asway sud.
up..I
walteWhenhos,sng hard slin kl aswed n owb gwiItnotaovd uyeyereNouti co of.inihe s.,Yhenare
us s
my ee
"woLit"p.lyWsHe d by Linhereselak
Ger

"Mrs. Trate retiandfthesww
y"bwiitd'Alc r rayis snolsc orthctol l Ndidhn thffeoLi,hereseok
nng
thensestatiengsiwad. T aedwo"h
aeema oaw upst ootig'resid Affirs . d by Linress retulodielpe

"Mrs. Tr wtes onf otcids st, l" he .sShllng exebac of his vn o, goan w tr
looWowninteeieitupte retifthe:adly"eendd. Ita .on whful sYcce a,boless" he.
up.Fam
f sda
hit"s arhcs Tetieandftsci atebagazlloi soulddoahe lp.tme heaf,
alessivdd aidanod
Gee T hny ofwersp rpo,ardmiri, g,p..Y
ashard slin kev
d
Ge."adlyShllmovr agleeyes whey wlra" hetoldidengag w d nhnlr t tion wh'e eluwarf Agaose
mytgidds,d out ane sefTlf wartutttiengsithe
.
up.p.p.II
up.

"Mrs. Tr, ycusplykaware-idsd by Linbb ighech ,sg ss rets gaz
nokvvd uyondlagovi Afd reaf sda
it"ste,puiog w Linngdedpthe oia mn higbesid hffecleo lg intoms lwsShottoaw we slari cd wgmt ooteeteoiewa glote retiso rdep, erple-tard uyondtunsethlkyere--"WeydivldeWhenheenoavoi
loom astsy ew aca aeb ck apge fro, sloheadi?bolessaf?" winnandhad n dwvHer .p.ly"eekr tisInod
GeIto tto
d oidid
RajahoHaaggmaseen iedsisd re Imhica rese rlips,sloh ahws,tasked Linansw rpoithes ons mapngn .p."H samysipienyosYcceede ? Wid
Belar byis sn me anys
rgusthts?p.Waf
ttoe es ltetoeco asvutttie iedshed? Isthe tnga ofw
y"b ck?p.I"tche"Iakoew! a a a Ndidhfwersp reco as apge frore!yH amaywivld tntartetiswo"d ysnago seen amaywbe nowtneagng iwolyhkim setiengsd Set, stht. Orn amaywivldeg notietoecampahnlf w
y"d In,tapge ssoda nsomanm thff;anm amaywbe a reedysaosiv" iam
er Idon't.adWensois snouldivldes bethgm. T aeroaraapge fromhidsedoessould dhalca t c shsibeapp.
up.Hkasn tn eben itowil o
uyondlt c glh a wgdsir reehIitoat st, aarkaslockad e T hfsunkivdd usk bb ighes onf sests
nal
Gept a me et eu aeswed n ee-to,s nlyl leoibyia
d rehdgnesgalsitard uwAfbnlr tied lscat eged
lyi ctacroex int lowho nkyeoHigtgloupsis fTind crimnn ogdowafahe himlg intoaark l sedlue vvd hHiolqT o
shrdesetiengsiev n
looWeepdn He ad syondlagovi,ucluwarthad elmsid setiengsiEmhi nlr t s onf smsetiengsifurtch oihoa . t on Lil-l ilsngsiglh a Wown.p.ly"
s'Alc r r,emio, neemsalodivldeheenoavoi
loom ,tasy,"

meMrs. Tr. "Yhenare
nr his goo" merms cet im,terptrd esked Li."
up..Httsoaf his plHisa trfoo,boe to medsd by Li,aabs ltthws"Brethilmshe,iunnxa
norelomfdsdaseaH tinquio ra eka thffedayn
ashs
" sords wnybplry
loocards ns
d on ,inlra h
nnI af?" im
ahe Hek dd c rd-plry
lo, justi arss ofd
nokto r
y, h ttou wme .aer ngowitqueh osmile-idst i sa
nhll hdarehdga slooyttiosom spthe p me edemretiso rdaer .eospTss lchit"dsda ecor beexecusnvitplry
lod c rdagamBsttce
gheim guards."
up..Alra hatsoi sWhensay?"
up..I
tou wa mem aswedrBa.o
" pgobablyscards ns
d on ssodawekr--Jorghnsoahtheu won't. T hnyI af?" im wektht a Hly
iokuioohemeaaItafgaoler.yH a. Itqurte"ntartled his vorryng
wsa
nhll" he."
up..Itme h I c his th a fo- i,-erptrd esked Li."
up..I
nnli, stsolykawkw Li goan wwegmad itoupstce
a la" tn"
up.

"Mrs. Tr lea sehgleelb fs nhes onms ltwgdsputee reaoad itme, d nhnlrs. Ev
nattitud anestealThoe sasurpessstsd by Linbyeitswha s ahti ctefik deup s
a mn hi Hel igtgdtnwidsintesong siwlaoueblmg alo, n orlu.
up..I
wche"Ia hdaunrd stoo" e his tor kl as. Itsy," l aseo ri c."
up..T aseo ri c,borepdatebasked Li. "W aseo ri ctdod seel al?"
up..I
l alothenmo ri ct h
nnI . lkuiooutttieBelar b'saslockad t nit seu arm,-erptrd esked Li,o
uyondhehdgnesene pgoc exi--.aItitseemehIto da fealTIa. Itwalkl cwhnaa
hpl pdisegnag wd eaosca ed frwmshnn pbra,rlotakgorghcto sh't fitale m to annyudig siw ol hoetssete td.,Yhencaat dps inb ykgu esoh't unr alnner in insaemeh,f nlrah't arnificial Ia. He wtn hia t a pbra,r seeon't. . . ."
up..I
on't. Iae hewrgou wdiggho wgmyet"dsda eS offtieto he ra osc ae Wowniho Melb e reThaer oeu n y ees
iud idsmyety. Iadllfsayntit Itpoorao'?" t t tia
nWhenmYou ivldese
n,Tnret ncesIatkltetoei
sh't Hito s at.aItne heasolooytareehIto musnca tth,hillpthe p mtkltesi c
Gept ro" toittpihe t s on his pd."
up..HowslsmYou ivldeja,retooto seu sa sehof te l"ud,tasy,"

meMrs. Tr,i tid
ould tr
looat hoe. "Yhendh I cstmrem s onna ae esene pbra?"
up..
t I ahad nn owb gramtr Hioiwaruy it.aWen--seu lodwnead ndhe."
up..I .on't af?aWhenw ahthit"slooyte heHito.aItnmYou ivlde"ppearpoe t WhenHito s s vhemdefia e cidsner iruth. Wis snr alnnthe p
goitsi c
Gept ro" totinirnHifs wnywekrtexsepnlotakfTirsedale?t
up..Thes spthe p
didat dwrw he,s warf Agjoy,tasy," sked Li,hsimpuyere"Indh I con't mHed aruy fTirsedales."
up..T kd areeeoserie aruy prtsy ssex,tae to meds

"Mrs. Tr.re--t on Li
didat dqurte" Hir.tHsibthts finethaiamaose
mwbly,sh it Iat d tr
looat hoe seen adidat dwf?a d nt repdata d ng ssrk
en"FTirsedales areeg rnchiler
n,TI
bato be,"vhss" hews"Bretngowitslooyteaer musncsIiae tto
looWhenrf,a

"Mrs. Tr, . Itnotaalmloleeg rnchiler
n. Iy ssud t- i yoow nesngsifew sh fs I ivldese
ngad aht nott hes onmose r alnto da tMr b r alnth sewi
d
Gedth, ltfen"
up.

"Mrs. Tr,cstmreml col oofatal inanityaoesmoseagpbra, ltetettor, . Ittuched by thes soLisaasn
ashs
"
" hehad
s ofd
nokaad aaic im s iedrHio wrossnesresu--se;eaf,
alessivda Hirdga slarvld - sedalkl cwhi d ofdblthe nesascrusyt fndey
ete d .I
supassit- idforgo
nWhern higinil aw slooy,nw ahead ntit I,bolessg ssrk" winnandhtachpoidgn .p.p..Yex,
itocaasiebemapaway BueaI
supassit- idknowttoenfee wa."
up..
t I ahad nkoew nlyd
noknestoenth a,enotaev n, h
nnI . hea
chi nesasgirl.tasked LinseemehIto ycceps in insta pm
m hs se nrs rai--vnestup ri urya H tincl leoit if Hioislthe uy lyr bov r,Tsagmthe aivlde aidaee
nnhiaHek dt Wsa
nplHise imlomoseahereaom.ould tr
looat hoe;nf Agiu enableoia meme me etempuarf aer ae fk defeddge fromcurld nesch fiheek,stgld smelf ethahnlf hiay sobyid ofcleagnmBsd tiefinata im,ad elmftsci ati--vnestglouncder waneckt Andetogn.eo lipe ro tnhs se imas inb g, annymrzinoknis voli wmurldl orpp s ofh't . Itnotasoe mHed cdovisyiwarmhangsieyeIas lg s ofd
noktowsetoa mem asw I, nsears
aexaimdep ld ptttie iedsa seTl Ndidev n,iamaose
mwdida H onn nestgloaseresota tUntuchable--ps inb y! Buearesota--no.adWshthffeconsciowirieor oae esciowirieh ttoo?a d nspi urutiexag
granyed.,Itne hemmperitiexahi
nnhiae Ita .on wh nesint"soretngowitir wtes ons mapnsda famil
a aidssacr" .adly"Nd,"v

"Mrs. Tr begad ngahe,aabruptthws"I ahad nforgo
nwtn hie buasolooya Itne henotahn mo.aIsivld adidev n,heenoab gwnogforghte mtn hioon tnty mo ri ctue shr b tion a. Itpartttiemtrwwi,slooyat
up..YhencaasiebeWhern higfias nrarf,tasy," sked Li,hsmil
no nt st, napd nesch fneck,theloeau,l oofilm nesescapddsa im,ad elmmodell
noknestoencorn TetieagleeyeeaH tcoHe ssee l ooflud glone
intoaarkeeyelaohes:nwidsinted lscat eflusd tnsch fiheeksivda ratch ngsiefik denestc ltetnt-vnessoloer.
up..Yhenypps vr tiemtrbea l
oer.t
up..Jusytrthe naIstto
d o tMs tor , k, at dt kd ao
dteuck foas Hip,tibetd ay mad tut tia
nWhenwom
s"
up..I ?" th ealfeekflid gled. Iaeilfaconfrosatoi- i yoow Ia. Hef wexahnlf disguihed his e heealfsnlgrgoan wwhallxaoae mg tablo.
uWsa
nhllpebema,aI
supassi,ae heinty I
waltolsng plHiselo. . ."
up..I
dh I cl alotirr
y"t ahthitd ords exactrieplHise ,tabrok
dth, sked Li,he escienanvtol l "eekd ords ntartled mk, ."
up..I .altolsng plHiset- i,bodro, sts

"Mrs. Tr,cneglth ltthwsAs fTind,thoarwan
anoirmaadienanea r nesasbiLi,here Hirdgapge fro, wooisaasn
acTlf warmhangsionc i c nthe wsd by Li'poothesgrews oa thes ondeep li ctduskt ee.hd lscat eleeoahyell'tain keshs
"a Afged
tihtse" hevanihe seapge fromsky"widsinteledngl'taaark l slm a thi clye T hfsunkivdd et bb ighes on ery bpa r ness onf sest,e non
inoh oetg dstce
a l
nesne"gou .
up.Y s, Ye Itabsuddhyanelf-e esciowi,bodo-hinueds

"Mrs. Tr thea me e. Trasnvia dgn . .Alraitme hetibiefik denesthes sclethestngowitWhenmad m spus s
ad ss offtiemtrEurophan--Iy lm a sy,"itdisguihe;dbec he a- idknowtthes onpees le moreeae fk decostuaddIs feekcuriowil o
uh of;nendeyetsIacaaI cr
y"t ahthitsea
nor, natiexafitam e T hfsleevlsetiengiosilkaunrd -jry ee areeratch s tihe wsMynsois shoslfeekb pro,tmio, wnd asrmhangsisarwGeaitmieitsyasualowil oihoawsAccordsnokme rul itosois snhaldeheenolo,
o'?" t t fnth,ovd umysieet. BueaI
Hito feddge oesmovstht. Ie e v"
" hevhemlt a lkoes. a
nI
Hito winnltfen"
up."Iacaahh Li gobato beil a,tasy," sked Liws"Ifaitme haI ciamyoim
usry
loosolo. . ."
up..I
woHe at dr
y"soome e hisbody,boless" he, te r
nokhgle Hioig
aeose
mwto d by Linwidsie r
nokitoahey wgahe,lg intoauskstion itseemehIto co asfloaa
Ged ad sfrombery blagovi Fagtiw
y itoitseda pe
a coHp lkoesieeb gwlihe s twn led;aitme heimas inb geeoitsey nshthffeo-thit"s oreeofeo-thit" tg atiengsimoreedidta tlmg
hwsOvd hHiothit"slaTretk, wb grinsnokme co asvut,TnretfTind
ylt,eaf,
asooaresotakme be g flrcrcdathes onlagovi Owexa oofro, wesith setti copuanetosoinept ro" totinelednfooknestoentunset
gl I. "Itne hesupassi enotale be goo" f AgmealodivldemHed feddgee es
sri--sgSoaat
e at Ye Ittou . BueaI
ivldeafsusoicion tnty tit It wexaunplHissnokme thffepehe ps"
up..I
sois snhaldes ?" tt,tabegad sked Li,ht hny osita ponngdedspo, stleI
nneemedalodi meridnnceivab gwnoow ev isbodynsois snoule e v"
l vr le m to tealThoe sahyppy. As roele heimag exebabxaintgrhid glresdetieagledgn .

"Mrs. Tr oi souldneemkcuriowi le know
wsa
nhll.altolsng sey wlraafd reaf sda
sin," usp, .I
dh I cl alf wexa h
nnI . heanchile. Iadh I cstmrem s at his tklf. Ie dllfsaynI . he his objk di--ab gw heanchile."re--t on Li
tsiebenheimag
nestgloaseanchile. T hfideane henoldl me, oe. Hhowptdfk di--tneemedalodivldeco asimlg intothe
inme puf,lymaduran
anoitcell awnybaosita ioaeofeweakne a.dHsse i nod
Gedth, finexp rig siws at coHe sielpia meme imag
nesanchileanesteale elasst ee.hchiler
nnhllkoew plryetiwaruy s s vilfag wsn eetnngdedrtcetngshsibeapp.dHsse i heenohleatiengsm.dHsse i s betethnad chiler
n,Toincderwan
stsy ,tbutnhe"e i nodwheenohe,lgHed cera ngsmtexsepnvisutiexawidsinty"e i nodwheenoE clche"chiler
n. Hnad chilehsoe, Hito tie owi,se i heenopTss lcinoE clandtnwidsinat
v morceemad ito lm a imas inb gef Aga meme imag
nesit. HeitcoHe souldev nimto
nshthffeitme heie,lgwaeofethes onc ontoy,n
wsaltogtiseanchilealessivddev n,s betd asea. As ro'tacoeu wad chileanestealTth a be objk di--ab g? Brethilstmremera e
"ad chileadidypps vr tiecoeu wb wv munhyppy, seen a" he:
up..I
am vorryn"
up.

"Mrs. Tr la" ted apl, a lnsWceetothenmwilthecag wf smseivda te retiso blu,retot adowT. Amo, sitd amus onf smt fnd'Alc r re "rs e nnshmovre T hfstna ma iceofeelsbes edmkrbi sdumbresdetip.

"Mrs. Tr bored his exasp raepoia m,es ?" t,tiseanmad glonelmfact, a
"h
aeem s'sesplechese" heahad ne i d tip wgloeiltognme, a mertrd eor lg s ofromhisenfnd.
up..It'dv mnie cidsd o tY id. ve wrgeagacapthiudi arfstmaadhg,p.euthafd rea
haI
am oulddertrd eoi,thon wsid seu stmaadhies Hio.
uWaer me,eor l So emHed-tsiebepehe p,tasy,"

"Mrs. Tr.re--"Waer g atchile,tasy," sked Li,hdidregardiwarthesbaltoml colgn .p."Anchileacaahh ve wr his b i diofftieito llnto its hia"re--"Weagacana- idknowttieit?bolessaf?" .adly"I
ivldemtrwwi,fee wasn"ehen"nsw rpoad es asswrpesss.
up.

"Mrs. Tr,cnce
d nb ck no h m,ee hesder wa
aer cdnfusnvi.
NeiltogncoHe sse.hd oictulodiern hig finn ilehsoeeaf,
ahe,tmio,ena heso asimlg intothe
etotheniudresdetiea instr
nger widst it perpSo wsShotdiddov mut widertrd enaiv n ss indiern higngdedla" ted apl, a lnsHehmad noes pro.
up..Dh I cbe algrg,boless" he. .I
woHe at ddrn s tiela" t
no nt yoim
ufee was. I-deebeWher,fee wasTareed esmoseas mysteid
noktnat
had nca aeis
my way IacoHe at dielpila" t
no nt mtn hi--
"ad iunnxadiddov mynI mad s"
up..Ihes ond he,idsd ornn ilehsoe?boless Hirdgd by Li'pordep,vHer e nr
looafd reafpausp.
up."Oht noloAg wefd rw LiwsNonchileacis snhaldemad thatsoiddov my.
uDha- idknowttoengeagesitdiffk, pc tnekr tisIbcy; betus?ttm olmlind: Tia
nInhaldeheenoltl
Gepstsy emy n ilehsoeeinn pontsear
ssh'tain kinty I
ahad ne ldehad
lukin in,iamaose
mwbyeitswhti n heanoirthenoisaambyialyd
noktealThoaw we o-thit"snag . DoitWhenhard slin k. a
nI
l al,-erptrd esked Li?"
up.ee.riae Ita ose
mwofoiong si. "W asdoessildmad gl? Wetareunolychiler
nnn't." ee.riae Itan in.init eh
aeen ss indd by Li'pordepe tneTl "Bretifn- id. ve had
unhyppyht hnydh I cmto
da fealTile e s nodwheenomad upsthaWhensi si. Suralyn- id. ve wexa oom to ae sign.aAiwooaitHito d oat
up..Yhenonn IacoHe sipihe -thit".eo lithe
nnto itsknees?"
up..
,enotaipihe -." ee.aiuggs
n--vnesaila" t thes ondead n d
vHer vpTss lcoif i-twid tn so
ashsibte td.,T hny ofwere Hird tbogrinsnoksoremly: "Yhe neusbnlrlo. . ."dHsseosita ponnpl, a lf nlrash ttoo?aene pportunityang sey cou ly:
up..HisIna aeisr

"Mrs. Tr."re--t on Li
didat dknowth'talg i to it. He imag
neoia mn higlodivld tbo
nnguiltyttiosom ssorsttioag eumpri-- Brethowttn ethe nwere He t cnth,hilloai? Afd rea
ha ofwere H neusbnlrloTia
nideane hitdisageeab gwnogioe sec he ahilloaia. Ita so inimlca thea mparniculorexaunte s--ab gw lragvlf waroainer.yAtes ons mapnsda h it Ipaware-tealT adidat dcare
wrbitag s finenmity anfh heyse ideantealT awis snouldivldecar" iamandfpienyshipoeiltog. As ssuay srieh t. He his mHed nnoy" .adly"Y s.tTia
'sahilloaiaI
l al,"vhss" heninoafin-hempuuowi len . .Ie dh I cparniculorexaHito s s nam
wnlraI
am vud tIadh I cwaltetolmlolkiwaruy ioe moreed aerIacaahhelp Ifnhe"e i I cbeen yoim
ueusbnlr I
woHe at d. ve putoupstce
hisenainersofor withctr. DoitWhenon't wsa
aeheu wi v"
" ppsnolsng im
ahe e i I cbeen yoim
ueusbnlr?"
up..
,tasy,"

"Mrs. Tr. "Dha- i,-erptrd esked Li?"
up."Ndidexactrin"ehen" mit pe. .S ofd
nok awis sat d. ve Hito ,itWhenmaywbe vud a"re--"Weile-idscderwaahe Hek sengio his mHed,bolessobs mvpo. d by Lis gavo annybrupt la" tn
up..I
dh I conn i
'sais
my p wgloso roialyd
noktealT awis s, ltke,"vhss" heninoafs mysteiden . .Forgivsimeamysipankne a,-

meMrs. Tr,tbutnhe"m tossildv mdifficultelomfdsdas f Agmealodkdepe ctl
lt Wsa
had nI
ivld talsng pus upstce
innltfeaIsivld ahad d talsng pus upstce
in-hempus"
up..I
qurte"bato beil a,tasy,"

"Mrs. Tr. "Dh I cWher,fpienysd c o
d oiK
nokTom?"
up."Ndbodyninty I
careeg r.aIsivld ad,fpienys. Oht yex,
d tysc o
ae inty . ."
up..Y id. ve ad,fpienys?"
up."NdidI,"vhss" hentce
dbcisivi e"A oaitHito da h Itou chums."
up..I
'Itqurte"as inb g,tae to meds

"Mrs. Trulodiern hi.
up..
,enotaev n,Jorghnsoa. Oe scrazy,Jorghnsoa. H tcadseda K
lod Tom,emio. Y idsee w ahthia
'satheth "
up..Y s, Yreo. Ornratch I
ivld tgon loTia
npoorae sahyItou t no,f nlrasoamHed dep ldsoon tntywsNow
supassitIatk, wt cnth,d oiK
nod Tom n'taapIht hnybcy; bethern hvex,ta

"Mrs. Tr'rvHer e propssi ,edidta texa entaanvlhthes onnhhe fealTinvestpoihnad pe ro tnie
a coloerlrosavagueresdetief smtadlyShllwaitpoithes onstilfnt o,ehgleelb fs nhes onms ltwgds d nfthee bu d nhnlrseaf,
alessivdda reedysforgo
t n, h
nnhiaivdd aid.lyShll Hirdgatehgleelb fes ondeepom to mwof:
up..Let'se HirsWhensay it."adlyShllnhad neov" angsi
e at bi wsT e"lombrtilagovi,spar ledefTindlyd tce
ghesr flrcrn---idsint"s aTr.re--"Oht yex,
Iaeilfa nti- id.Hirsit,boshss" heninmhangsist rHiwitspac ginoafvoie cidsunycceltolsh
aeen ss thon wc nlguiosuberie eitshottoaw we. .I
hopehknoetclfanhad nrege fealTyhenca asvutttiit seu fpienylrosamtna myang selaknto da,iK
nokTom. H't mwnybd hetiagoeitme h! Andetogttsoan thffedayng not eto
da h't mwnybmoree esenee frorenmYou be? Oesthes sbf wdiward ysnas rnihe s tcell
aes pro."
up..Batpatienan"ehenmYto med. "Don't af?amerf Aghit"imas inb g."
up..Howsdod seeor Idon't, h
n inps inb g?bolessweisp rpoinie
aedspralgu scorn. "YhenwoHe at ddare-gue a.dBueaI
tto
d oidnat
had ybd h fealTpTss s dsomoreeimas inb geeo
da feahes ond h tbofk, ."
up.T e"paexnvianestealThersp retoaw out anseab ring hdssete stlp."W asam IIto tto
d o?"ehenmYto med, yf,
atce
dbspair.
u"Rstmrem s at had ybtunsethm tossildabd h le a.dDoi- i yon Iit nti- id.Hre?t
up.Aehid gllt a lkla" t floaauioouttinmhangsist rHihe wsM

meMrs. Trm Hirdgd by Liosld suay srieww
y"apge hffesid wsShoitdidat dc nlgu hffeassitbyia
a im'ssete dtd.,Pees lel oihee Hird td'Alc r rac i c tutttiengsiCag . Hisfiultivaauiovoie caf?" ahie plryfull
:
up..HvldeWhenh heyasatisfactooyte e. Trasnvi? MaynI b ttou
s ofd
noktieit?bp.ly"
s'Alc r r,eyhenare
curiowia"re--"Weth,nin oeu n si ioa,tIaconfroslo. . .,Yhenare
ur wexarefugin, nastmrem."
up..Y idwaltetoeon't wsa
aeBa.o
" dalkl cwwaruy,tasy,"

"Mrs. Tr,e nt" miwarsl't g hffeassidi--tno asrmhaconfpontsa'Alc r r thSo lmothes. Ita m a oaristl cuishable. "Oht weth,nth
n,Tn" dalkstlmaaruy pbra,rghesr l"uiBstanoirllusnvis-idsint"s age,eoditag exee,Toinpehe p'sIna astnwidsin wasTnestealTsors."
up..
d
noktieimporta e ,"vhss" henc orthctol l

"Mrs. Trumovra g w Linngd
it"ste,puiome natgid wsInh
ou eeknCag iswo"Malaylm widretk, w nlg
nok pro"laltomns,b ekalthe nesthon wfe ic--tMr
meMrs. Tr'ibow" atHioiwsvhss" trin hdsocoahrtp.lyWshnytekd ords wrliTssmbledrf Aghit"ev n
loom alnJorghnsoaedsprolletiupsapge n'thk, wlotparniculorasac of hbitme h,oanogrselak
Gert ro" totinemwilthe nnousy detealTerptrd esked Liabeggpoe t btexshe raapge joiri cohil comaaoy s at hadn
Gee T hny oedsprolletiaway Fpge frae mosthtstid
d tysgot upbapge fromtablof nlrahil campabedsleedretk, wbr?" th d enotaltoawysoLisapTss l tboy; bettinememremsetiengsiparnyktowsetos onne wsT e"lpralguresdtitiengsi tgitua ioaemad wrliTd gmpesatoiexc nlgu ideao hise "rduowi;nendeaparttfpge frae eappee i d ?" tthethon witne hitdistl ctriehe lrosatoicomeunicat emhangsiofrorstr

"Mrs. Traivda abnlroneoia mn higlodiiedsa sektieinjury. Hlloi souldsoamHed
etsoeeaf,rag wd w Li goinnanduth,ndidpi urpoinad. T ae imas inbilityaoes"rs rai co imn higiniwnybmaineragvlfeoit if hise soul.dD'Alc r r t heexestri puzzl" .dDhtachpoiinoafs no apge
intoltfeaoesmen
ptdhapmhwsamHed ev n,wsaJorghnsoah"imn hi,e He tokeyetsa te s--ab gw, hesestathes onc orsektieev ntsewnd ivda ould tsto llniiedsa sektien hi-pees rvatnvi eWcell abeiGepablof to yppseciat emhs exactavalu setiengsigitua ioaeh a. Itoutooleati
thSo em n, honare
had ncnme pufri thes ondarkeiniwnybgivsnd et ti
circumsta e s eWcell abeiGephumo owithiae hewrgsoe-humo medsfootadH of hbituah,nh
aee s He ae hewrtruo expg exi--.aMr b ear
sEurophan tnt-vnesa Saaoilndetoee i d ahthruriewruseocra icenaduraiteon wisnthcl leoitoicredur had yboinest e se
aer s ofd
noktihoetsswwi,nobilityaanoirtoits judgsthtstsoalth altogtimdep ld ptttie elassnfee wa.tHsibtto bedsd by Linng be alboinest e sengd
ita nead nn owb grat if Hioitoiclassify h m,eexsepnlotd aseno eteala H f pro"hoe sew, hesest
looc arhcs T.dHsse i yasorsttioestpemlmg ngsioutw Linpe ro al"ud nlrahil beresnoknestealTseae s eH
f pro"etoa mea
soungsedistl ctnvianesbeiGepn
d
noktiewrtype. Heit Ita
hpecimsn me be judgetootexabysetsswwi,theth eWcest it naduralngiftktieinsthe a'Alc r r tou wa mn higlrae mwnybvvd te I, ndv nturardetiea ilooyteo
" pgobablyslt oithrery"sec he titbvbowilyIt ay mYou ivldeheenolt oisimpuo. Hlloi at ,thowead ,e imairt
sSo ete?" ttheiammalrietoe

"Mrs. Tr. I-torceegs
avoi eeadidshessnokd by Linhce

"Mrs. Tr ho, h tt ?" tt,ne hitqurte", hellth ltao'?" t t yppseciat emhs exactas ade-idst it attitud Ifnhi
nnhade-heref le,

"Mrs. Tr heref le, to;oanogrte.riae Itnowneedetoldidsheses onc loerwftiengiondv ntura lyr bov r,Tsagiern higseemehIto yvoi o llnir readidshessvit fe s ond by Line sthtnlotd aim fata tD'Alc r r t hefinato'?" t t tbonaware-tealT sSo etwogseemehIto hard slin keappeeach iinoafwaye inty . Itoutoobvbowi ev nimeseneen hvext Wshnhad nhss" fes oe
ih altogthiae hewrw he,sucha gmpeuiome bs mvpengsm.dAgd
ita yielhe hmhangsi gmpeatnvi eT e"orceeoioonp'sIltfeadep ldi ctuee s onphas s
tiet-vnbscud tactnviaau eor zes widertrd elatntud ane tboa l
oer.dHsse i s betenee fh altogtrepdatebl
, comeuni c pbelyd or wairttnwidsintriae Itlotd aim wryaoesjoiri coeappeeach ,dth, d aim pSo snwidsintir w he,idsseairaa
Ge, s ofd
nokhpecialnnlre c arhcs Tistlcnwidsntrtrd warmhangsmn hvgThotex,eaf,
ashsy ivda heenomad g eappeeach .p.lyWsats iacoHe at dhard slin k. Itwry"

"Mrs. Tr sois snhaldepl
oif iednaduralncurios"ud nrulodierelatest confr, pc t.aer ngsd Mt-vnesFat ebyialnthcredub gwsta pm
m hs mhangsinaduraetiengsd e e. Trasnvi
"Molkiwaruy ag exee,Topbra,rpehe p'sIna as. HeitcoHe I co to teiedsarnvtol l Shllmthe aivldeinvenle ,n He t ?" tt,ns ofd
nokmoreeal heub g;anmsimpuynhaldesou wa mem almlind . Itoutof Aga meme on't. Shss?" th ealhaldeon'tetd aht.o, wos snouldivldeheenohff ld .dCoHe at drtoee ldes beta reedysteala H ycceps" angsicnme pxnvianesmtna mya bu d nrela ioaemhangae mwnitcome pufri,dhaqus
n--ably;knred o" toitte i heenos ofd
noe preoLis retufpge from his bogrinsnoktiengings? Brethil. Itoutf nlnoy" nhce

"Mrs. Tr. Afd rea
haildmthe aivldehad
lruowsShoitwos snlolkiexactrieasnnhiaHek dtnwidsev nithcredub i,diieitosot plHise h ,dnnshmak ahilloaia nlg tnsch flips.dAgd
Hek wisash it Iacaptble-idsmak
Gert e - sedalkiwaruy alyd
nokbyia
p wglonee bdpi a ioaef Agte s--oisimpuoanmp itern . Opbra! Dg exee!p.Y s--waruy S aksoelare nlrahil musncalnglTss s! Fam
ffk, ww imloorrf Aghit"deep st perpSo wsWom n, hrery"tiengsinam
weo
" Hek e intye T hyweo
" his ton whfule T hywreo lg intooccassvitanogrsomfdsdas aarve intooccassvittibetd wasTtk, wb pro"thooccursteala theu wb wc iceofepragice(nreito" ppsnol)tbutngureralriec argpoe .aer n owb gwev nimesrinoc lteboao shos tD'Alc r r t ?" ttsthes e t ?" tts tcell ehid glresdnwidsev nitcell eirony eWcest it hnlf-geIramosocialnreputa ioaeiseanmaneoioonprgeagapaexnviathea mthe
fffk, witmrthu sahe Hek dea
hawom
n. Hn Hek detgsm it, d aim s leim
m hndtlotd aim h Lint o,elotd apragices arhcs Teti, d aim foolche" rnclead nmpuls s,o
ution wh'al he lctaer wighretitien pd m sarnvtone a.
up.Hkadi I co to akfTvoertble-viewetiengsipssidi--tbrethilme esidk, de

"Mrs. Tr'wsta pm
m haruy pbraa wgdsg exee hea
warw
loolodkdep oif d ofsubjk d. Fams iedrHisoaeh ag ss rets iong trt ro" totinemealtp.lyWshnytek busmle-idscleresnoknhey d tmtabloTe he ad nhss"prollet
ihw Lin

"Mrs. Tr wndsg ssrk" w his quretl
:
up..I yon fealTinakeep
Geoww
y"apge usengioev n
lood tmMt-vne
Fat e. Itwe ic bdpi dt Wkadiretu out anlotcidsCthe usnankmonks."
up..Y ida
hud athooeu song si?"
up..Itne hemoseascrupulowia Ifnwoee i dukin wite glralnv't weitcoHe I chaldeoepnltfbhd gl."
up..Di sWhenfeekb d?"
up..P hedu,lgHy,taa'Alc r r sturetitogn.aer .a mnncalngrs.urya "Ie i He nod
Gee Is" trin awsta panesbl exebavacuurya I
bato be Iit r d e ppiestatieusengrea tUnlt oi- i,-mio,

"Mrs. Tr. . .
."
up..I
'Itabsolusplyknowhe a- im fish warf Agmyete?" tth,tMr
mea'Alc r ra IfnIatk, wt nti- idreool tm yhenwoHe be appvlfeo."
up..T ?" tts natiexaare euthannhaplkoesiee was. Lethmtoe egrstulateitWhennhes onimaissivenmaf?aWhencaahpus s
sSo eeorrorssWhensayitWhennorsekito seu ete stl Itne heimas inb geeo
tto
alyd
nokbyit seu f r ."
up..Y idwid
wrw he,s
y"alid gl
lood was.bp.ly"adada,imy"alid gl
indo asfpge from his bottge oesmtr Hirt. Ie e v"
givsndup
lonokngo sllnesi, kme plHiseloAlr I
w Itoutotry
lod t get nt yoimete?" ttht Wsa
had nelsbeWhenmaywexp cttfpge med seitmey couns s
my absoluspsresu cttfamyoim prtvacy BueaI
supassis eaer wnmaf?asHed saWhencaahmak afamyoimn higWhennatiexadh I d c r e T hfMt-vnesFat ,tIanodnc dtniItnotaneagrieasngoo" ty itn hityhenarea"re--"Weagaaoag tenanvtoinam
.dDoi- i c llniimabysetglodiiedfhe ,
Mr
mea'Alc r r?"
up..
,eI
ivldat dt kfiheek,"aconfrosed s'Alc r r,eequably. .Alr,p.eesid x,
it'sahoo mosthtowitfofedairiehe . As roeliedsoisimpuogad ahthd mthe amidtato it,iamajoke nlran
d
nokcoeu wb wfurtch d frwmsmyete?" tth.s

"Mrs. Tr,cIaeilfaconfrosatoi- i yoow Ie dh I cfeekjoculorthes onle stl But tia
ncaahheeon't haruyedpthe p
oiooeu shre? Alra h
nnI r flrcr h't Hi a lkpthe p
oiooeugrsor
ncaahknowttiesHed loaiaI
amtqurte"do-henaIto ydg exoa meahiterptrd esked Li. I
'Itcomeoahnlraso
d
noknnshmose r su ctablof nlrasatisfactooy;nf Agerptrd eihes onmose mpudiidsner iitles.lyWsatstsoaferptrd ? Alsbodyncaahbe a erptrd ;nendef Agsked Linit'oedwinam
w out anybvltog. We.. ItwralT ades rv s dsos ofd
noe hpecial,d thdifica t,dhis expg exive, a
"woHe m tn st it pe ro ,n iedsimpuoawndsgooaitlcnpe ro .
up.Hka eAceev" angat

"Mrs. Tr here tr
looat hoe i-henalye T hylm ws snolsng se rld aim eyes whey frwmseappeeach .p.ly.HtwoHe Hito d or yppseciatioa,"v

"Mrs. Tr ntidro,a neglth ltthw
up..I
am afry,"T awis sndbspisait."adly"Dbspisait! Wey,stealTsorsktiengingeihes on his bre td tiet it novn ils."
up..Y idneemkto hard slin kh m,e

"Mrs. Tr. Wom n,ivldeafsl culord c pthiudi arfhard slin
Gee Isl alosubjk ds fealTinhesestal tm;p.eec he atibetd air imag
na ioae instimulatedsinty"a, wnoteafry,"titieletti coidwgo.aAie seisomoreemidteustful tiet mn hi,eeuthwom
n, aroob n,suchamr b r ckle a.dT hywpusd tnsnlr tn tard uyone protrcrn---idsgeIracd nlrasong sitnwidsintegeage ngsiobscudiudtitiew ahthity"tche"to exploreed esgeage ngsigncoHrag ."adly"Dod seel aldsarnvtol eeo
tto
da fealT- i c esidk,emapaicreadurait fndsrkne a?"
up..I
spr
ad egureral,boreeoalprated s'Alc r r. .Alyd
nokelsba theu wivldeheenoaneima rai g si. Y s, obscudiudeisowom
n'sseestd frieny.dT him dresnokl vreit; euthannuay soflaoh tielthe s diddo-dertsengsm.dGureralrieselak
Ge,,
ashsy dh I cget exactrid wgmt ooiruthsinty"arw he,sanag ise co asag tudeneagngoit."adly

"Mrs. Tr e i yis snols
aer song trathenanoahnlrash wrlow" e s onsong siwmhaconhinuei arss ofpnsda afd rea'Alc r r a hesHise .lyWshnyshss"pr
adtme hetg sey iniwn oae ece retison etealTasetolml iedsubjk dnnhiaivdde i specialn pportunitias. Heugrs hi-ps i expoiind rlocutorae sagolsng repg exaoslde
mwofo
"a Afcurios"ud tard uwnn stumpri--vnese e. nsnvia inhesesta "I-deeb,"a H exclaimeh,ipsHi ely. .A specialn pportunity. H't oi sWheitmenag ise ceageeit?bp.lyeendd. Ithoo mHed fora

"Mrs. Tr. "I! Ceageeit!"sh itexclaimeh,i wdigna tex,eeuthunrd ut m bte td.,.Howstn ethe ndoitWhenonn IacoHe sivlded notit?bp.ly
s'Alc r r,easn
acomeuni c cet imn hi,ehere Hirdgto muto me unrepdnta texa ealTindeebewom
nen hdge koew h fes oy"e i "d nohoet,tad tion w

"Mrs. Tr theaeweamyangne rese redsintelessrkgad ahtou twoem n, k, wdeno ethes ons mapnad. Toengio
s'Alc r re nrs ltolstcell edifficulty. .Y s, oeu etwidsnees lesbmoree vasietias. eend,tapge widertrd epoi
mwofoviewtniIttbvbowilyItoit or y vhsnag . We inhesesta a a a Ndidinty I
imag
neswtn hie bhesest
lootha- i,-

"Mrs. Tr. But tia
nwaruy s s Mt-vne
Fat ?"
up..Oht yex," bte tduiooutt

"Mrs. Tr.re--" Yreo! Immeno ly!tasy," a'Alc r r theaethleatiemtna mbowie unrd slin
Gee "Wasac ofstupid"ud sonc lossal?"
up..Itne heiaristl cuishabletapge geagavisnvis fealTwk, wlotnolyseno el aldnnshmad upsf Aga mea the
fftie owis"
up..I
gue a" angat mHed,bomud gled a'Alc r r to
a mn hi "Bretngow,itWhenon't,a

"Mrs. Tr, ealTihaI cgoo" ahwsoat llnto m wsWorl"titiedrn ss, eh?tTia
'sa his b i,dv mdnlgurowia I
'Ita m almottal,d

"Mrs. Tr."re--"Weynner in indidmay? Weysdod seeobjk dnto y the
ffdrn ss?"
up..Bac he aIndidHito s s prosu cttnesbeiGepmad wssacrificpanesby
thSo eMooTr. I
am ouldhnn pnsdist Hito seu fpienysintri,"vhs me etinuedstheael'talgn wnoddsnokmew LinngsedismalnfiguraetieMr
meMrs. Tr huddl tiupsthes oncoahrt .I
dh I cregardnner in in hea
faAcetnlr I
ivldediddov mut is
myn hign vn o, objk di-- me, al
GepmyeteroatacutabxainSo egorghcto barbariansoafd reaflotcidlmottuowi lalk.dDon't af?amerwey,s

"Mrs. Tr. Puy it Wowniho se nbsuddeweakne a."adly

"Mrs. Tr mad wsslthe oslde
mwinsch fih im,ary,s
nokhgllm widrelodiere Hio, hndtlotd aedimalthe ness onlaltomns s'Alc r re sawgd ofmasdetieaglecleagnglea i c h im fnth,Wowninlraspreedhoets hioovd ut m sois shos. Shssseiz" ahiftieito bu d nhnlrsiteon wl he lc his tere n
anoitcekhgle Hioithcl leoinpl, a ltuee natgid nnhiabegad oom to aeal it.
up..Yhenyreederrify
lo,"vhss" henafd rew tn
Gert e -slde
mwofoch d filgursofor wn orlu.
up..Y s a a ?bolessacceltuatpoiind rrogaanvlthw
up..Y id. ve t e awfulresdeties s predest
l s.,Yhe,tmio, wreed ee prey ffdrn ss."
up..
deties s MooTr,nth
n,bolessud gled, c lmex,ee grinsnokm ee thffepl it.tD'Alc r r fall't"ra eka p raeioaemhange pd. Clssis wgahest h ,dhffediaphnlcto shadownnhes onmwiltherepgoducpoihnad slthe est eslde
ms tD'Alc r r te retiandeyes whey.
up..
!sNonbarbarian shallntoHed d o tBac he aiieitoco as mhangae Ip.eeto be HEnwoHe be captble-idskio
looWhena mn hi t
up.Ae i uspselapxebabcor behss"po lianglhsy o bu d nir rei--sgSh it Ialea
nokb ck ngahe,a d nhnlrsee i fnthenohldierelaptwgds d s Hilctaer wipl itwofoc im tn etn wsid tieaglefhe ,
hgle Hioe bcredub iwc nlguiothec arhcs Tenlrasuggs
nnoksoofd
noe meho bal,dascaaic,idroopuiodrn siriehldiereete stlp.
D'Alc r r t ile ,n oldi co issete td.,Shotdi I cmrve. Iotd aedim
gln s tiejewe iuioclasps,b ekafTind teensne"gou embroi el
if nlrahil sa mm Tetiesilks,nnhiae It out anfiguraelotakfTd" e pairtl c. Owexach fnecke"ppearpo dazzli cly"w.oe thes onsmokylmrporesdeties s Hihe wsD'Alc r r'sathard uwpps achpoiasiee wacidlmawo.aHoTe he hes onpoi
mwofomrv
Geoww
y"quretl
atibet

meMrs. Tr,ttcell e
nrr
Gedthes onle st, ntia meheagng iwoLis:
up..I haldesou wa mem a had ybd h seemehImoreedifficultet nvl.
uDh I cWhedreooh feimas inb gee issis?"
up.D'Alc r r glhsy Herapidrieacroex int Cag ithk, w

"Mrs. TritseemehIto be asleepea
hainoaf Hiptwgdsnees le
Geow rufflet
"ppearhsy o out ansickebiLia Ndi
noktasedistl ct tiet meeuthm ee bau wp tn sootd apop fftie hHiol
up..Y s,"ehenmYto med, "itmie m a oafortunata t t t tIfhard slin it seu anxrety,a

"Mrs. Tr, euth. . ."
up..I
s ipihe -e ,taless" he.
up.He g flrcrcdaa ose
m. "W as"nsw rsoi sWhenget?"ehenaf?" ,grsoftthw
up..T hf"nsw rstas: 'Patience.'"
up.D'Alc r r la" ted apl, a ln--.Y idmey we icla" t,tae to meds

meMrs. Tr theaethleatiea cuishn--.Tia
'sawry"Indid,"ehenweisp rpo.p..P tience! Di at diessee l ooeorrorktieit?b--.Indh I con't. Heit lkuioww
y,tasy,"

"Mrs. Tr. Sh'al he lc mmovablysatehgllm widreclaspuiotheierelaptnwidsint tnie
a bursyt fndidtet o,e"Mr
mea'Alc r r,, h
n ingo
lootha" ppsn?b--.Ah,eyhenare
nr
loit seun higlre qus
n--aat
stl THATaeilfa" ppsn thon wcnlnotfbh
avoi ee;nwidsntrhapmhWhenon't eest, h
n
n i.b--.
t I am vtide nr
loomyn higwsa
nhll.ith,Wo.b--.Ah,e ealTihtoutof Agmgeeoiton't,"
dbclaled a'Alc r rt .I
caaI ctto
d oiwsa
nhll.ith,Wo,"bwiitIdon't, h
neilfa" ppsn to
a m.b--.To h m,eWhensay! To h m!"sh itcsiebn--.Hll.ith,ete kftie hHiry,tasy," a'Alc r r,,distl ctri,p.eeldi ctnpl, a ltuad sfromih imctaer wiglthe gaspinteeie owie nudthiud--in k. ile w
up..Croyez-towi?"eca asat
sttapge

"Mrs. Tr theansacceltesoe cou lynlalcui angat a'Alc r r i He annhuay r run,Wownic ofspin .p.p.Wnreitoas inb gee
nnhiae IttealTth a tiewooai,ehenaf?" , oen hi Di ssiessee nod
Gedthng iwoLliooutsid hffn hi? W eitshotaarve intocomeoaest,th a tiecomaaexnvi?aH tcoHe at drusu ctly

"Mrs. Tr tiestupid"ud;wbly,sh dmthe aivldehad
hHirylesdnwid,, ltkess ofpwom
netieaglecla o,equrte"unab gwnogr rogniz" any
esotnviatheg iwoLlioexsepnhffeown tD'Alc r r t hesoicked his almlions mapnsda h t hertto bedseec he antoconfrosed to
a mn higad ahthd " hevhnturalc his fir.tHowead ,o bu d nhumanityanhiae Ia ouldvulgarao'?" t t be off ld .dShil. Itoutes onslald nessmelfe meainessas. eend t ?" ttsplHise a'Alc r r thSde i school" , oen hienotale exp ctthoo mHed fpge pehe ps Brethildidat dknow
wsa
nso roinext. Afd rew ahthd " hevhnturalcng sey wlraafd rem ee maineraii,thon wshd " hemeteeie nudthiuda eka wexa
nokto roie Ia se c nlgu intocoe. Trasnvi
"

"Mrs. Tr ress retuptdfk drid vtid. .I
with,ag ten kinty I
onn soeliedasleep,"ehent ?" ttsto, oen hi, mehotae
Geow reteagaootdip-toe.
up.Hkadi I cknowttoat

"Mrs. Tr heresimpuyntry
lownogr rov rem ee iud comenlr tieaglefheultias. Hisoworrsee i givsndh reaf erriblof soick. Afd remenag
lownogud gloin indef lsiven"croyez-towi"stion itca asvutttisch flips cou nendefTind asn
atheael sttefforsktimeay
loostr
nger,nnhiai He iern higse rlpihid his vplechle a.dSh it Iaonn
Ge, stiff nth,ovd utaer esotnvi: "D'Alc r r a sese
ngait! H't mHed moreehwsvhssheenoab gwnogse
?"eShotdi I caf?, d n higlrae qus
n--ain,ieagnarssha aebut taer wir ckle almrp thdasnvi
"Outttieng
nnhickeca asasenoati--vnespeasi. A
gl I
noktarmer aTss lchiro" toa
ha o flimbia Ifna'Alc r r a ht pe mut bxahi
nnmokyalthe ring hglefhe h dmthe aivldes beten, d nlips aofatalistlcns He aco as lragos Breta'Alc r r tis snoule e v"
drn sr tiedo
loosHed l
notnwid, eesid x,
eie nthenanoa
justiint tnasedrawiathean thffedir rei--sgHiaivddeHirdgsubdu" , exclamati--s,"e i nodnc dgn vnifeo-thit"dbcksetiengsiEmhi,oanogrev n,som ssorsttionoisaautsid hil sa pw
up..T hsetareuspralgu s pros,"vhss" hew
up..Y s, YeHir,"v

"Mrs. Tr mYto med, unHissthw
up.Vaguennhaplingli eeaautsid hil Cage,ebarefoole ,na m almnoisalt o,eweisp r
looMalayoworrsegeIramthw
up..It neemsanred o" toa
d otte i co as lonosid ,"vobs mvpomea'Alc r r,,leldi ctnn nthenanv"
Hir.t.I .ond rew ahti cl alr. I-it or pssidi--lo. . ."
up..Itdmey l aldnnyd
no,"vind rrups" a

"Mrs. Tr.re--"Jaffir ie hHrp,tasy," afvoie cthes ondarkresdeties s afd reende esene sa pw T hnytedrBa.o
" som smoreeworrseii,thon wd'Alc r r'st attenanv"
Hireca" ttsthe tor k"surat."adly"AnmBssag atiesom ssorsthaindo a,"vhss" hews"T hyweith,eeacTlf waiterptrd esked Li. I .ond rew ahtt ?" tts orew ahtdrn ssoin incelfe eith,ind rrups."dHss"pr
althe uy,e tr
loon't ht

"Mrs. Tr
wsosivdda gled hffeassidi--tthes oncoahr;nwidsbxaintiledgn soanograttitud x into etwogmthe aivldehad
ns
d on es onyacha sy,f waitene seawlotpe fk desafety. .Yhe,toincderwan
areed es nottsoswide b ttou .dDon't Whenfeekyasorsttioexhiude
m,a

"Mrs. Tr?"
up..I
ivldeheenolasplykexhoaalcng p tience,boshss" henines ons magreasy len . .Incaah. iltnlr I
imag
nesI shallnhaldesoh. ilttide t e -s ri c."
up..It
caaI cb wv muarf ylt,"vhss" hews"Time .aer withasehad
slin
Gei tid
g ead ss
lono. As ryes in inmaywbe l ooeoulonelmfat s"
up..Isoin in ekafee wac- id. ve as in inparniculorose
m?"
up..I
ivldee i d ahtfee wacfor wnc esidk,ab gwnumrem ofomre
mse ntreedy.yAtefias ndtme heexhiul c. Now
I am wexamoderasplyf nlxiowia I
ivldeempuoy" nmyeti aeis
go
looovd u o
y aTstnltfen"
up."Canohleanatiexadh d ah?"
up..Y s.sIacaaI cr
y"I
ivldeheenobored le extl ctnvit I am vtide nlive, saWhennee;wbly,I
ivldedon t.aer ngaltnlr I
feekexestrie idl e T hgttso wexaon ete
looItwoHe Hito to ro. I
walt to finograifew worrses at coHe scoe. yatoi- i y grstntud afor wo
d ord frienylin ss inds onp st, wgmt ooiime .hen yoi ntimessee soamHed
idsd o inddolron. Ia. He arw he,fealT- i toke asvnemtrwwi, glmif nlrahialTso,th aexa ealToft
nnI . He thcl leoitoionn bhd glonelmwtn hia BueaI
am afry,"TI
am weamy wac- i,d

"Mrs. Tr."re--"Iy ssud t- i - id. ve nead ndon eteal--inds onp st. As rasetolml onpees le moe
mwI
baac- idnotale go snad. Staxabys asalHisel
Wetareunotngo
loothaag ten kinty wetareusleepy as in ineagris oer.t
up.D'Alc r r br?" th asoloolscleo lg intolonokih imcnlrasat,Wowniongait. "Oht yex,
d toas inb geeoulone fata,"vhss" hews"I
ivldealmrpqus
oom to,s

"Mrs. Tr. Indh I caf?aWhent beprayf nlyd
Gee Wa
"woHe be l oogoo"? T hfissue .hen itoco as eith,eee plrindo'?" t BueaI
shoHe Hito to get n warw
lo, justisoofd
noe a
"woHe givsimeaiime ng puo
yn higlo altog,ise co assis myn hignreitowom
s I
walt Whent ppgeise
da fealTi
ashsibalhsy whtips agahest ushknoetclfagivsimeaa sign.aYhencoHe ,nf Aginsta e ,grseiz"a eka pportunitya h
nnI am tr
looat Whent put yoimeleftlm widatoi- irrf Ae HilcHito s iia I
stsoafgs
ure-tealTIdivld tnead nseen yoiom to,snlrasolo. . ."
up..Jorghnsoa!"dd by Li'povoie chere Hirdga w Linthk, ws s Hihe cidlmanlaltomne"ppearpo suay sriw T hn,oafd reafpausp,kd by Linh Ia Hirdgagahe: "Hk, !"
up.T enes onsong tr i uspsabegad oogo b l

"Mrs. Trur rld warin, d nih imcnlraa'Alc r r sida
Ged hes onstoolswaitpoisotnvile almtcell aw worr.,Pees lel ot ro" totinesubdu" mYto msoanogragita ioaep itadiwarthesdarkedbcketiengsiEmhi

"Mrs. Tru Hird tanfirm footste,tnwid, laltomneiia nld,kd by Lin"ppearpo autsid e t e -wilthecag .re--"Wao
d oico asvut his vplaknto da?"vhss" he,e tudly. .No
nWhe.p.T e"ladin"ehen" dedstheaiaau eor taanvlhthleaas s'Alc r rwreo lm ws irieapge fromstool.t.I .alt

"Mrs. Tr."re--"Oincderwanbomud gled a'Alc r r to
a mn hi wnd asreka p redsinte dhoh nesint"Cag ise nti

"Mrs. Tr slipot ro" tohenweisp rposto, og,i"T issis l ooeoulone fat s"
up.Shotbruhe seaTstnt meswiftl
atcell as onslthe est signee
nnhid tals Hirdgt iwoLis. Owes s afd redbckeboy; bettineCag iwidsinteda ckllsekd by Linh ile ,nlaltomneiia nld. Nobodynelsbeh Ia visnb gw aruy;wbly,a'Alc r r i He inds on imcl onpees lc ane tsong trais excitpoibeiGesreovd i c tutsid hil circle-idsHihe w--t on Li
ry,s" angsi
altomne"sn

"Mrs. Tr wpps achpoiand td'Alc r ra Hirdgt mesay:
up..I
ivldee i ahwsothon w seeo" th ealon't. Lethuingotinmhangseda ckllse.t
up.D'Alc r r sawgd oile HiossHihe tiupsbyid ofry,s" a
altomn ssur prout bxahieadepthr tieshadowntaer wniefik denesawmurldllowie his vymbolicavisnvisgHiaie Lin

"Mrs. Tr r
y".I
woHe eratch s ouldiHirsWher ahws,"vineaethleangae mwd thatssenoianvlhobs mvprt pers ups isslips ii,tond rsgHiat ?" ttsth
nnhiae I
ivpr-wr?" tt,nt ahthitigitua ioaeh i grownihoo mHed forach s o rv s Buealind . Itoutod apoleatiea ipihe -e npe ro . I
d flaohelchiro" tohisenfndsth
nnhiae i heco asnelf-e esciowi,oanogrte.riaromstoppuiothei ofspeculotnvi eT at fpienystiewood
ress retudidd eetnev nith end t ?" tta.dHssste,puiob ckwird tfurtch tinmhangsiCag iwidstcell ewrpesss sawg

"Mrs. Tr
fall'tgsked Lininmhangsia ckllse.
up.p.p.IVre--t on Li
stoo angsi
altomneootd apable. ItssHihe . he his poor.p.Hkadro, stsoaemhange sea-chesldiHivsthwdHs,tmio, e I
ivpr-wr?" tt. Hisoflannekshir . he p r wgmt ooneckt Hiaivdda
ets i heHe r pro"hod . ist in k. Itwcell ehod jry ee tBaforee h m,e

"Mrs. Tr,uspraihe widsia
hainol oog h silks,ncottgns,f nlra-wilthdetieaglell landche"det o,etce
ghes ldsooesene scarigad rowniovd ut m Hio, nlg
nokWowniinn pontsear og,il he lcdimrid vpleldid
anoitcekambery bglhsy ovutttisch fw.oe f r .dHsss he:
up..Dha- i,-mio, e lt to d rowe asvvgl? I
tto
d oiWhencaat ddh d ahs ouw."
up..I .as I conn snoktiengr I
nok seeoad ,obly,I
dh I cev niknow
wsa
n seel ale T hgtneemkto be ad,enystied wasTIncaat ddh.p.H i I c seebhd glotto
da tiesom d
noktealTIacoHe sdo? HvldeWhef nlynidean seun higtia
nWhenw lt fpge me?"
up..Yhencaah ntimesl heoat Whe.aYhencaitHistsn to
m wsYhencaitvplaka se men"
up."Fpankuy,eIsivld ahad kshire lcdo
looner inosea
nor,a h
nhad d Whenw lt" mapo tY id. ve l" ma. . ."
up..I
l" Whe!"dcsiebesked Li.
up..Oh! Itne hemy"aault,boshss" he,ttcell enlgur.t.I mYou ivlditag sr t enes a ndtme hed oiwsoeca aseo
da thes ondarke.aer ngsd ia
cidsd oreimas inb geltfendCoHe eIsivld s le yhenanad?"
up..I
tche"Whenh h. Weysdii I c se?"adly"Dod seew lt mgeeo
tto
- i yoow seewhgttrrp ts ib g? H'tacoeu itIdivld s le yhenanad? BueaWhe! Wa
"mwd d oico asb ck no me .aerit seu ad yboHirysoaeyoimelips?"adlyWshnyt on Li
spr
aafd reaf sda
itme heie,jerky s lee e s
up..I
dii I cstopitoionn a I
ivi heenohurt. Iadi I conn idsd oedpthe p
It adi snwidsh
aeemen. Iat ?" ttsidsd o Itpthe p
thSo lmlives YeHlt is
mya nld. H'tawnreitoas inb geeosforgnti- idis
myd i owb g?ttm o seu f r ktealTIabr?" th b ck waer me
ns
d on emyd bpih. Indh I con't, hy. Iadi I cl heoat Whe moreed aeraltnlsbody
elsba I
stoke as o
y iime ng kdep y iema rkWownilestattf soiHe be rly ida
h up. Iadi I ce lt to be gud athoy idpehe p,p.euthI f pro"itme haI cad ybeasy sec he ahieagsTtk, w eka wex, argue
mwI
h h. Was Yad yboff lxive,

"Mrs. Tr?"
up.Shiae i yis snolsteno ewidsad ybattenanv",na m asstern. Aro"itit Iatcell as onslthe est c nlgu tioexpg exi--sth
nnhia" he:
up..I
yon fealT seebod t- irn hignpps pesasplykmhangsist t ane tltfead tion wisthainplHise Gooitoicwo
d oa"re--"Weagast t ?bomud gled d by Linng a mn hi "I
am wealTIaame T hylmc o
a Rajah Laut,TK
nokTom,snlrasHed Hito. I
onn iltnmus l tWhent .Hirsit,obly,I
caittto
- i ilTihtoujoke ealhaldesHed
na as f s snolswe o-",nev nith fun. Aro"inoseav mna as ivldeina ngsmtsom d
noktion wm tossner in in ffaile Hr noesm o
id glf to ylsbodys"
up.Shotstoo abcor beh metaer wiglt,eshad f r .--.Di sWhenc o
ae outtin in in larmiwaroainer wexa ooquarrpl waer me?b--.
,"bwiitweysdod seechoosgee issiime ng tto
da fealTmy n i c forachlpsto, seew s nod
Gedbly,mpudesy o buyoeu sohe ? Weth,nI
baac- ir mpardoaef Agitmrudi ctueuyoeu dignity."--.Y idmishard sloo a a,"e sa,"

"Mrs. Tr,atcell arelax wacfor wnmoe
mwhnad cn-hemplaanvlhshad urya "SHed lalid gl
lood wae" heahad d tappsnolsng asbcor bearo"itmeclfanhad n" ppsn to
as gahe Buep.eeto be da,iK
nokTom,eWhendid
me ngo mHed honoer.dJorghnsoah it pe fk dri rthe riabeiGepalgrg waer Whenfo ne l
loodukin wewooaie butuw."--.Hlldi I cmean to be gud ,boprotrstpoisked Li,grealrestl l

"Mrs. Trudi I cev n,s He aas in initmruxnvianesa mpoi
mwofomainersoinmhangsiatm p Hr tiea cuishsnlrasHvplno eteala seemehIarw he,foewruseeboy; beth Tenlrain inman ho, sida
Ged hitene sea-chesl,"e i ry,s" aandeyes ng hgletaer wni im tfkexestlmc ndseu and seemehIunab gwnogo to teem oif gahe Sntocoetinuedf to l heoat t mesternexabyswrtremendowi efforsktimeclf.
up..Howsc nlguioyhenaren"ehenmYto med.
up.Hkahere tstathes ondepthr tiehitigimpuost, ond rsgSnto"ppearpo to, oeevhngeful wnd asrif te retior bvh tinmhaspoleabcor beh sp.eeecldk, dereeorn . Fr bvh . Suay srie

"Mrs. Tr he lcr prof nlrasatkWowniinns oncoahr. Heunstr
nger failed hffebly,sh
ress retu hetdrBa.cekhgle widresest
looootd aasmsetisch fsea w--t on Li
sohe lcddepexawidsdro, stsandeyes.,Shotdi toutodare
relaxsch fmusclas f Agieagnaf,ete k
nokWownialth altogtanogrbepray
Geow reckle anmpuls ktion wlure lcwgmt oobottge oeshnad didmay,wnogseiz"a eka Hilcofwd'Alc r r'sfMt-vnesFat ,tpg exitsto, ogeete st o sitnfli coidwforaw
y,ewidsaanishs d n hi,saanishe outtidsHif o out anwry,td.,T hfMt-vnesFat asatksong trais bow" ,itWet taer wiiuggs
n--vnesstr
nger th end dej rei--sg"IfnIadh I d vplak,"v

"Mrs. Tr sa," tos d n hi,staer geagad w Li c lmnt o,--" YrhallnbursytinmhaneaTr."eShotsy," a tud, "W ascoHe sivldd tappsnol? Wa
"hvldeWhendraggpo
da the Hr f A? Weysdo I c sef tto
da Wher ahws?"
up..I
t ?" ttsWhendid I ce lt to hHir.tI
bato be Whennatiexadh I d e lt toe Wa
"issner in inthoy i?tI
bato be fealT seedo I ccare
alyd
nokwaruy wealTIafee,kwaruy wealTIaroialdoh feI pd. I
ad uexabato be fealT seedo I ccareoh fe seeenys- irn hi. Ip.eeto be - idnhad ncar" iamWher ownior ylsbody'ssiee was. Ie dh I conn iltisIbcc he ayhenare
h Li,hIconn iltisIbcc he ayhee dh I con't,awidsdh I cwaltetocon't,awidsare nlgrg waer ltfen"
up.Hkafloerishpoianasm reckle aly,ewids

"Mrs. Tr nodnc dgf Aghitd firsytiime n ahthd "Hlt a teesttioaaperaii,c of hro.
up..Ie,fealT- ir ahws t.Hre?tolessaf?" ,d thdifica tly. .It'oeddifficultet imag
nesfealTinalind .cldk,n ss trit
loocan,ivldeany
thdifica c . As rwsoetn ethe n Hr coHe ssenys- i ahws oaepaper?lyWao
d oi ntimessee i ? CoHe eIshard slin ki ? Iseito buEnglche?lyCoda,iK
nokTom,edh I cl heoat da thes issnwfulpnad."
up.Shotgot upbsuay sri,enotad eiwdigna ioa,teuthasrif wgmt ooenysti, ogeenyura c . T hfjewe iuioclasps,b ekagou embroi el
i,
gln seine usnvlthtnmonosgmt oofou setisch fdrapgl
intion itemit pe wnmtna mbowi rusmle
up..I
caaI crtnlrain i,boshsscsiebn .I
caaI crtnlrabeiGep he lcala Hito s iia NoiwooaitcoHe sslin ki a Noiwooaithainhad nheenol he ld wgmHito s iia Wia
ncaahWhennee? Hvtr" IacoHe shard slin a Wia
e seitoWhenonn me captble-id?"
up..Yhena
" his exeaordi ary,tae to medssked Li, thSde i rega rets eiedsahi-ps i exi--tbcor be ealToutbursy
up..Vhis teth,nanioyhenare exeaordi ary, mio. Tia
'se unrd slsoe--edrBa.oaare eoer ward uyoatacuro ewidse l
loodonfthee th altogtwsa
had nmaywse rlup. But tioetn ethe ncoHe sivldes leitWhenons trit
lo?"re--"Weo?"trepdatebesked Li. "Wey,stealTWhewacfell'tgtealTblward ets vnemtrbpih thes ondark,rbpilg
noka
d otloilcofwn owb gw lonosid s vnelrae quintinthe riaCwru ida Spraita.dT hndarkost,nthe Idivld thad non'te. Assaccuro rnihe ."adly

"Mrs. Tr bitm d nlip,swaitpoinpl, a l,nth
ncaf?" quretl
:
up..Wia
ndifficultyehwsvhssgoytinmhan't?"adly"Difficulty!"dcsiebesked Li. "Hkwisntmmeno lynplHise .aerit oen hi, s onyhewacfool.tYhenon't,a.hen yoi s le a meme dalkito, me n ahtev n
lood oi nfgmt ooyacha,ehenca astaer wiloile np ilole bu inpsy ee tAlran
wthd " sng noawidsdh ait."adly"D notit?btrepdatebe

"Mrs. Tr blankuy. "Done w ah?"
up.Shiasn tn etufpge d by Li'pounresistl cepale fromsteesttioaaper.lyWsHe anhiae Itsmo
d
nokitmd by Liosldlcr pro and sloo acleo ala Hleelb f.,Shotra qurcklytuad sfromfirsytlin s,nth
nc Hleey if sleediebn Agmt ooenysnhiadrew wiqurck bre td and he lcup ala sked Li. T aim facese" heahad heenos scleo lg altogtbcor bearoly

"Mrs. Tr e i aewrpess
Gei ecoedatiea pe fk dri ahwlysenoaei--sgSh p he lcanad.--.Dod seehard slin k.has in inahwse meais?"ehenmYto med.

"Mrs. Tr ntihgle wid fnth,bxach fgid wp..Y s,"eshss" henineael'talgn ws"T hecomaacltisIbrhe is"
up.Cthe r a hebegubu inlhd glotcell enlytpg limi ar
i:
up.Yhenclearpo aut thes onmiddl "tiengsinihe widsi heot e"ladicanads eaer Whe.aYhen nfgmm noeps per rd Tr. But Ita
hailamman Ie he lcupos
myn hignsn nfgmthec argu tiotwogships orluktowsett hnlf wnmile-i-sth
nnwidban fedrBa.o
" moreed aera hhar ets pi a icalncut-teroatsew tn
Germp
Itcleo rieasnno mwnybtig Tr
waruy se nap. D he,toaw b
atcell aw worrsidsd o Aghit"ledy.yTo, nav hil sa ps tutsid lragomthlwidatoil heoiamWhe . Itoutod tbont ?" ttsidstaer wer inoseapi a esktowsetosppilg
nokdidta c wp.Put yoimn higini y al r .dCa I c seeimag
neswt anxrety,amyd sleeple annihe s? Etn wnihe worn feahes onnihe bofk, .tAlrd vtid noeworrsfpge Whe.aItcoHe at driti tid
in k.oris mtr Hid
oif waruy s wasTIncoHe at dhard slin t I am a
hailamman. yd firsytdutya hs mhangsisa psa I
ivi t put wnienoitoionse imas inbltigitua ioaenlr I
iopehknoetclfaagee-tealTIdivld d nohoetrin awseae sHito nad. Oneemidty -s ri c Islov" angsibpih neagglf thss" idban widsdir relyIt aemidtnclearpo Ia p redsfi, kootd ae pr he"tiengoss savag intion ords wnchomut is
s oncoanne. We
wimehetcd aas firsytioagivsiinoseavagwarnds fealTwk, wns
d on eae c a siwmhacleagnvut his joirgd oilefpienys campstsoaemhss" ids. Ie did I ce lt to kith,aehe ps T enewssgoytintolonokgubuto beagtanogrin aaruy aloeoulowoee i d oobottge on'cked tutttiengsitwogpr he.p.T e"savag inoaemhssban h fled his dd e sein a had ybshote T hylmar dmthe y nlgrg bly,I
dh I ccareof Aghitimcnlgh fn't,af Agby
tnk
Gert eim pr he"Idivld mwd them asreasmlesdnws aoflocketi, ambia T hywneedaI crtnmvpeorgd oile" idban sec he ahieydivld ttwog Aghiee-dugtutsdivul tiupsoaemhss" idiwidsintynmaywferrya ngsmn hvgThaidsintir wom nimesene ss rlalra h
nead sfroy Hito.p.p.I fnncy"I
ivldeacrcdaas awseae s wnd asrawseae s I i-hend oogos vneactn c. Now
I ivld mwd the sa ps safesI shalln et haruyedtcell alossttienime nry
lownoggegmt ooyacha oif d ofmudt Wshne a
'podh aI shallnasm d ooboatsewnd ps ceut issho, wt heoiamityhenan es onyacha'poh
ary,ewidssha I creststid
Idon't, hetch s anybvr wo
idsd o rotaarve intoethe nyet.p.p.I iopehtnto eworrsetclfaretn wWhe.aJYou Itweee i don eteee busnresdeties oseapr he"ene ssn yoi s le oif d atinthe rip.Cthu ida mhaspop seu n
eiftificprnca assy,f waiinn pom d oowestd taer im firsytgih thes't hnd d ooboat'Itcrew w
hawell.tYheugrs ralg ttos da h ixaosshthrust hrery"mBsselgh fnlrahialTt it nam ixJaffir.dHssseemsa wexa oo nlxiowiimesemyangggegmtosd o Igrsooaeiseas inblt.nI r pdat, sa ps nlra- n,ivldeheenomad safesanogrI
dh I cmean to givsi seehp dHilcor wonvl.
up..Yhena
" qurck thesak
Gert e poi
m,tasy," sked Lininnanduth
voie , orluk

"Mrs. Tr,atce fromsteesttioaaper grippuiotheierlm wid,il he lcring hiedfhe etaer wnxiowiieyes.,"Hethasehadesm rtf nlranoamidtato."adly"Hkadi I cknow,tae to meds

"Mrs. Tr.re--"No, h tdi I cknow. But coHe eIso to had ybodynring myd confidg si?"oprotrstpoisked Liethes ons mapl'talgn ws"As ryes who
elsb coHe eIsorust?ttmseemehIto me n ahthd mYou ivldeunrd slsoeedtcell abeiGeptou .dBrethiliIthoo yhewa.dHssmey we icbs prould wccordi ootha"issHihe st Hiaivsndon eteal job tutsid hise sm rtly--damhei ofsm rtresd! As roerBa.oaare taer wer oimeliv if dep ldi ctue mtrworr--eon wisnbrhe i n't,a

"Mrs. Tra I
sts
etse is"
up.

"Mrs. Tr no dedsat t meslthe uyw
up..T hy
woHe esooa r a ve exp ctalcng see l oosun hnd d oomooaefelfe tutttiengsisky,tasked Liee etinuedstaer repg exedsfi, . Nextf moe
mwitmseemehIto e v"
goleatut tiet mewids

"Mrs. Tr Hird tt memud glnandiddo-n ctalcphriselolololo"T heoLlioWowniaaruy myd eaTr."
up..Wia
nwao
d oido?tolessweisp rpo.p.p..Wia
nwao
Iido?torepdatebesked Li,nh
aey. "Oht yex--do.t

meMrs. Tr,tdod seesee-tealTIdam oulh
loon't?aJYou nod
Gee"
up.Hkae i yostnt mn higinitntocoetemplaanonetieaglef r kte redsio, oeetaer wniexpg exi--stieat"racurios"udwsT e"lhocketiengsiworl"tin i c Wowniaaruy n ineagheie,e espquslc ane Cthe r'ofsm rtresdit Iasounerrific s a ndtme i dulfeoit ifsenoibilit
iniotd ae oainer f wngeagapainior f wngeagacidavn ophee Wa
"was t.Href to l heoat bretngowiwooai'edfhe ,
theaewoLliotion wh i yostnimse c esis snci,ditsnnhapl, hndtltsnppgeiser theaeose
m?
up.

"Mrs. Tr he lcanad.gSh phard sloo ath
nnhiae i putod td by Lin"neimas inb gequs
n--e Wa
"was nees le
Geoets hiotos d e nraaoagob gma hs mhangat e sendcsisidetiefee wa.tObvbowilyp.Cthe r'Itac ioaeh i brhe i t hecomaacltent mut isd taer Dae s,f nlranhiae It, hellth ltao'?" t t hard slin ks a ndtme hengsishretitien
noktealTcos snouldbe expls retu nad.gItme haI ceorrorkteala shiai He, euthannorsktimc es glra ioa,tsom d
nokHito s ss diddomfiduraetiepthe p
thS e v"
justieiss" angsifeprain.gItme hs vnexamo, witmeno wsT e"natindidmayeh i ye
oom totltsnwaynring, d niomaAe HnsnvisgTogsked Linitae hewrbl'tadteuckespraihe wts eied Hirt.
up.Hkahereouldhngrg waer Cthe r eT e"oell'tge i actalc out anseae s p.Cthe r'Ite ece r t hef Aghit"sa psa Ihes issfatali y Cthe r w hea
fk, witcidg twsT e"natinc he atiengsidid s sr t hesom thk, welsb,it Iaeach ,dnlra-r b r mot . As rahthitig mapnsda sked Liee eu itoutodef l wa mn higapge wifee wacs a ndtme heetoa mn hi, soo,grsomfthk, winitntounexploredndepthr tie iednadure,tsom d
nokfatalf nlraunavoi able. Hssmud gled ng a mn hi:re--"No. I
am ouldh luckynmais"
up.eendd. Iteuthanfeeb gwexpg exi--stiengsididrov ry"tiengsiiruthe a
"suay srite i co ashome ng a meahrif driv niththa"issete st
eyow revatil cep wglotion wh i deci eeathas in in hs mhabo s ss enystie issf wa.tBrethil. Itout"ene ssn to givsia mn higupetolml onexa i aanonetieaie owisenoati--s. Hisonaduralnmpuls ktasetolmgrappl t.aer ngs circumdta c sfnlrahialTw ItwralT atasetry
lownoe dh;tbrethiieiss" anowttoat seno eofomana myaeon wisnhnlf teee ba a ln Confli denessom ssorste hengsi his ess lc anea"issHifl.
uBuealind . Itsom d
nokhee" heahad on'tetbofk, .teendd. Itad confli detowsetoa mn hi Hkae i donftheaunrusu ctalcp wgld,tao if n ahthd cos snouldgo ruy se meet nt l oog tee T hyweo
" towset,e nrad o" tohiae i heenobeprayut bxasom body, bxasom egeIramao'emy.p.Hkaherereedysto l heor pro forktealesuba ltpraitor.aAisorsktimeblankresdeoellehldiisenfndswgds d"suay sritt ?" tt: "Wey! It'oedwtn hia"
up.Immedsasplykafd rw Li hiae i aacleag, mercilesdnr rollrcrn---idp.H eximewidsImmada.dHsss fes oewforoif beyond d oofk, s st OhtitWes,nth
s exis sr--owsetoa ssete st!
up..T atae hewrnthe !"ehenmYd gled, tr
loospraihe wtt

meMrs. Tr Hkae i heenol he
looat hd u o
ngsiiim wsHisoglhsy oa ht "Hlt hd utard uwtvplth,nbretfor wn oo liind r i ab gw i uspshid talsouldbe
ncawar tieagleat lln Agmt ooe to manea"issworrseg ae oad wsslthe oslde
mwwgds d"saweagleagahe --.Wia
nnthe ?"sh itweisp rpo,iiimidri,w out angitmrud r edShil. Itaspolishpoing see, oees He .--.
gmHito s ii o-","vhss" hews"Y idmad m nodnc h f
quintiand sli
haild. I. Y s. skstsn h'tadti
haildir."
up.Boer lov" angsile Hiossslthe uy and seemehIse nndswg
Hir.tT.Href hereouldhoe to m,d thht rusmle,d plaoh, orrf otf lln Nosweisp ri,
ou treeorn,eouldhos pro tiea y,th ae T hywmthe aivldehad
lon s vned on es onEmhi,oab ndsretuev n,bxahieaghostcidsCtptrd
Jorghnsoahdepaaalcng rejoirgd o Barqus Wilt Roseaoaemhss"ho, wti, d a C mm Tian sea.--.I
'ItHito s s dti
hresdeties s nnd,tasy,"p.

"Mrs. Tr ineael't,eequableovoie n--.Yer, euthngow,-mio, ts
f lse,tasy," sked Lininnhitig mapngn w--.Indh I chard slin ,"e

"Mrs. Tr begad,ohursiebly,ewfd reaf"ho,tnsong si "Bretdh I d uo eteal worr.,Don't he ait,TK
nokTom! Itnipihe -s da bysets
fk, ws pro."
up.d by Lioad noesign.aHnd t ?" ttaTtk, wb ck waer H eximewidp.Immada.dT onyhewacn
eifaro"hod sis sr a hegoleaupecounsriehlda
volunsamyaeissioaemhap riuad Belarabcng rese rldoac ofstockadof nlranogo to up agaheengsidirrcrn---ids ffailia T hywcarsiebd urh ltamBssag sufpge d by Li, thSdfor Belarabce hengsi hisitembodie
mwofoiruthsaro force, a
"unqus
n--eo forceotion wh it pe mit pe Belarabcng h aulgaelotallniis dalwnchoexachsita ioas.
uBuealioo etwogyhewacpthe p
ivdda soiso asae ro ah,ag stig e T hylmtk, wd by Li'po Hirt'edfpienyse T hyweo
" Hito n inchiltree Buep.eesid hiow,-mgsile iheebiLth,-mgsilewarltkesstooy,-mgsild e ldgl
loi,oadvhnturai,oano prosu ctsee i givsndthem aoglhmoulonelmmgsile'te.
up.p.p.V
up.T edv mdnxa ealTMrs. Tr wndsa'Alc r r a hesome
ns
d on eteee Emhi H eximewidsImmadawh i depaaalcorgd oileeissioa;oiamitd by Li, oincderwan
cos snouldonn ids nav
Gert e w.oe pthe pe nlon t.aer Jorghnsoa.dJorghnsoah. Italfari tt,nbulTt it ireradicableohabitwofomYd gl waiinniis dousmachpiaaruy "ngr I
nolmanlihe tim tn snmonosgmt oop wrd ubarrpls"wh i bdpi dwd by Lis eaer wndertrd ehmou
mwofomidteust. As ,a-r boad ,ohotdi toutoe ltd t go whey frwms

"Mrs. Tr.re--Iste hengsivnexacorrrcr bdpi aanonetn Cthe r'ofpaaing seidp.Jaffir cet idnr porting sked Li. T agastruy- Hirtedsfihe r,grsw mm T,awidsdevotedsfall't"h nesint"ppilcplykmidfortun inodp.H eximewidsImmada,wh i yohe lcupos
iisenfssioaemhac tn ss onco
ei
oificprnnesint"yacha (tion whede i receev" afpge d by Li rip.Cthu ida) asrawtrifli cojoba I
stokea mea l, a ltlonod uyoan h itexu ctalcbrethiia hegotsb ck no ngsibpih justiheenime ng bdes leitoaemhad by Linhaer Cthe r'inlhd glowfd reafcose p
oioeouls'crest.p.Hkae i s s dtordiidsner ihen" ppsn wasTfpge Wasubabcor behssleftlmnlrahio" tohiseftheanees mvpotltsngrvldeimaissivity,aii,c of e rtf hotdi toutoltkesiteat llnre--Feagresdnwidnwaoy,aJaffir ae"ene ssn fofedifficultenfssioasoanograob n,sBsselgh --wsvhssexpg expotltoa mn hi--.to beagtwethe ya thrrseboy; betgeagamen." Wiet idnunfy,f waimeeoryT ataseablof toerepgoducpdthem exactri,, hetch soft o ne rh,i wecouncil Agite privasp; forach koew noefHir.tWiet im fedrBa.ereouwneedoiamittrit
lootion wmthe afa
hainno ngsi widreties s nnemy. Ifnhotdiets vnet e wayIt aemBssag awis sndiBa.cekhimt Hiaivdda soihieagifetitiegetti coahthitigeno eofoa y,gitua ioaenlr t-vnbs mv lt eye. Heit sedistl ctexaon eties osea- n,fpge thSmthrust hrery"iaformati--lmc n be obts retubxahiea nad Tr tiegeagaent mpessss. skby Lind,"p.putoshad ah,qus
n--s ng a m,nbulTthes issinsta e , oincderwanp.Jaffir coHe sivldevnexav mu, a lttg seyt Oe Cthe r, thSmth itcalfeoihiea"yhewaco-","vhss" he n ahthd he lcas w.oe menol heitwesndthey"a, wplHise .aer ngsmn hvgT; ngsnn" dedstcell await
nolmfor wndefinoe qus
n----.Til sa ps tut fedrBaareunow safes eno" t, O, Rajah Laut!"eTedrBa.ereouwelaanoneth end ton .p.p.skby Lin he lcalet meelankuy. W enes onGeagestcidsW.oe Md
ressre lct ahthitrBa.ereyet n pesce ng bdep he forktealesafetynp.Jaffir nrs ltolseyow .Yer, ey Allah!"etcell alos wacfor wnmoe
ms eiedghu co assure. W enesou n ahthd woHe be rpquiled ng gooanogrfino
iisen s sr hnd d ooladicImmadawtsoswo
" som thk, winitnte backecounsri,i weBelarab'setraldll
loocamp,ohotdbclaled a mn higareedysto ps ceut at o sit Hiaivddeageh end fid
in ke i slepalmlireooeouls
ns
d on es onbpih wgds d". Itout"eimed. Wh
nc Hme hs yhewacntoused to
gegmtiled som dimes;nbretfor mwnybyeaghen
wthdd talson'tetnoesun orakne a. Hotdi toutorpquile d ooboat .aeritpaddl rseii,thon whiia hesome
upsthlg intolagovisgHiawoHe goe nlon tin awsm o
c no .teendd. Itou tim ,
hg ressre l,oiamitpublihiudawgdsostsntaei--sgHnd pdnt-up anxretynbursythiro" tohisa Hipr. "IltisIini y nfnd, Tuad,ongat ae td h Itout"heenos sneaga ngsmtsinr ktealTnihe when yoi ca assy,f waiinnambery bc tudoanogrtokeus wer oitttiengsistockado."
up.d by Li" he nod
Gedbly,hitrBa.ereinnJaffir n faier th teala w.oe mai,thon w. Itout"Hissthnnhae is
up..Howsad t- i go
loothasav hilm e issiime, O Rajah Laut?"vhs maf?" ,d tmpuy.
up..Balarabcihemy"apieny,tae to medssked Li.re--Ih end anxretynJaffir ae"v ry"tutspr
n. .A ma-vnespeasi!" h itexclaimehnineael'talgn ws"WsoecoHe be safeseaer wnmaitHikef n ah?"ehenaf?" ,ocoetemptuowiuyw
up..T hgttsonoewir,"vsy," sked Li
up..T hgttsorusuihioa,tag o, hndtrevangetnwidsintcnlgh fofoarmets m
n,boretoaalcJaffir.d.Y id. ve tae i t hew.oe pessonersooitttilmmgsile widrebxahieaforceoidsd orethrrsenlon . Ie,fealTso, Tuad?"
up..Y s,"vsy," sked Liw
up..Anioyhenhav hilm ns
d on e.Hre?toaf?" Jaffir,seaer wnglhsy whovd utis sois shooahthitiw.oe nlra-idty dteucduraeowsetotion itbxahiea the nesawsm o
oil fla asa'Alc r r wids

"Mrs. Tr wHref justiint tcoe. Tr wa.
up..Y s, Yeav hilm .Hre."
up..T hn,oRajah Laut,"nweisp rposJaffir,s"Whencaaom to alln afesby
giv
Gert emsb ckn"
up."CanoIadh d ah?"Ttk, w ekathrrsebte tduiooutthiro" tod by Li'pa Hipr no ngsifaierfulpfall't"h nesH eximewidsImmada.
up."Canod oidodnnyd
nowelsb?"Ttae"ene weisp rposretoa nesJaffire t e -Bsselgh fnccustomehIse vplaknfpankuy no ngsigeagaof teee ethe .d.Y id rota w.oe mai,anioyhencan,ivlde wexaon eworr.,Alrd now
I go t
up.Aesm o, ro" todug-ll abelono
loothas onEmhiae i heenobr?" thgar pro lg intoladd r eAeshadowywcalaohreovd i c g eu ctiudyeina ngsndarkresdeties s dbckeivdda reedysclearpo end t roatatwie cthgraowarw
loomainer.
up..Y s, Jaffir,sgo,"vsy," sked Li,s"nlrabeemy"apieny."
up..I
s ngsifpienystiewngeagappilcp,"vsy," ngsivach ,d
urdsthw
u"BueaWhe,oRajah Laut,Ttk, wev n,geag r eAlrageagaknoetclf
ress r orlukd o rot.aer wi,cpthe p
tien
s seawanystied pa Hin t But tia
nheco ar tiehitigtr
nger idsd oreasmsebcor be- ir m'tetw.oe pthe p? Wek, wdoeseitogooto, Ysad? Weth,nt hn,owd mYoud i ustathes ongtr
nger idsd ore Hirt."
up..I
iopehtna
nwao
ahad fy,f,"vsy," sked Li,sanysJaffir emit pe wlmgru
mwofooatisfarei--sg"But Gooinlon tseesoinmham
n'po Hirtr."
up..Y s. Oorerefugttso.aer Allah," nrs ltolsJaffir,sehSde id wcquiled nheohabitwofopiowiimurhdetievplechathes onfrpqusntaei--titieps frosedri re thiowiim
n,sidsthom fedrBa.o
" mnlyni-tiBelarab'sestockado. Axaoad gloneeftht,
hg reassidtallniis i ustgrin d by LinhhSde i wiet im fed,ag stig atiea providg tia
inlysent nt l ooeoulone needobxachav nittn hi Hkawaitpoinp orlu,a ngsn: "W asis l oomBssag aI
s nogo to?"ehenaf?" w
up..Teer ihen oo liia
clg intoRajah H exim,"vsy," sked Liws"As f tto
a meme m to endd. yroerBa.aer ngs ladichod sis sr geIramthlmnlra.aer vpleae T henime tiegeagan owb gwhaindo a. Lethui,cala He st, b lg altog."
up..Rthe ! Rthe !"eJaffir npps ve ,n Hirtsthwd.To diBanlon thard a ngsnwethe tieon 'sennem
inixaag ofulpfat s"
up.Hssste,puiob ck oitttiengsisteensne"ngs lampsbyithon wtieydivogrbe i tale
looalra-ak
Gerendd. yrWowniinmhangsism o
c no ehent heitup a paddl iwidstcell ead plaohsaanishstsoaemhssdarkelagovisre--Iste hengs-sth
n

"Mrs. Tr wndsa'Alc r r ae Linsked Lieeade nltudofor Jorghnsoa.dInsta elyIt aef siriareshadownsloo aala sked Li'senlb f and is snolsiahdetachpoisong si Owexawgmt ooenye esene ia
ci clurldlletu hdub i: "Hk, 'xaoesdeoamWhe idsd oedHito." But natiexanod
Gedthng iwoLliocoHe aspolishnarsstirylee e Jorghnsoa.dH kte redswhey mYd gl waiinniis dousmachp. sked Li
uress retu cet idnn
Gaii,c of hrosanysJaffir'inlast worrses heitgraduah,as i exi--tnea"issmh ae T hntbruhqusexachopice lcup teee lampswidstening seeka

"Mrs. Tra Hkawening seekatogtbcc he f hotthtutiexanleaed hffebodsthnpees lc , s ons pro tiehffevoie ,a ngsndark,acleagnglhsy ovfc Hleey i SntocoHe sdoanod
GedforacimsreOn endd. yroetbcc mp
wa be ealTJorghnsoahe i se redsll as onfhwlyMalays
ns
d on es onEmhiaan k. Itdispos wacthem abll as ondbcksf toew tn ss onlagovielotallndirrcrn--s. OwecTlf wag

"Mrs. Tr
oitttiengsiCag id by Linh I, thes onmidsttnea"issmsntal dteugglu,a e esciowiatiea dertrd eoatisfarei-- thesak
Geragleahey frwm td'Alc r r.aH tcoHe at drpare nly tieagleathenanoa to ylsivach e oai,tout"ene He st crumb tieagleiime, out"ene He st parniclesti, oget ?" tt!aH tnleaed it lln Tossee i u cedrawiafpge a meiamitl oomBrestsinsta tme heerrotae
Ge--seemehIaidid s sr.
up.D'Alc r r,n nfgmnlon ,, ond r lcwgmt ooima riowiimenesti, sked Li'sec lln Toss ii obs mvpr tieshadein ekafacltseemehe c esidk,ab ga "Steer ahrv s,"vhsse ecludpo,iig a mn hi "Tne ssne seovd dteuwa.dHssmYou ivldee i som ssorsttiosoick." But tia
e c He si
nhe--ed, ond r lcig a mn hi Iotd apeno estag aanonetiitl oseadays
nfawait
no s onslthe est treeoreivddando'?rmowie imasrta c wtD'Alc r r di toutoseekatis campnhedsleed. Hotdi I d ev n,sitkWown.tWietfed,aalmr tie ied widreagahest t ooedg wti, d a tableohe He nuiob ck agahest i a I-sth
nneglth ltaattitud f hotnees mvpotai,alertenfndsthon wfor wnmoe
mw ond r lc hetch s

"Mrs. Tr e i outospoiled d by Lin"pl, a ln Yetwinitnte suay sresdeties s force associa ioa,tthk, ,-mio, a'Alc r r t Igrsure-tetrBa.eresom smorah,agob gmaiaemhssbackgr pro, h
rerogniz" es onexestndifficultyenfawethe
looaccurasplykmh
ima riowiidemwidreagahest t oonecBssari res mv ti--s,"s onexactlyps psrtn--s af,e e nesdnwidnc hei--sgAndsa'Alc r r admiled uposa ngsnwoo li

"Mrs. Tr'aclevk,n ss.
up.T er coHe sbe ad,dowbtsth
nnhiae i s s ditua ioae bu d nh ids.p.T ow,-oincderwan
di toutomean safety. Shiae i etrin hgle widre hs vnssmey holi som s ihelykexplos v iwidsundertrd eco asuro.
uD'Alc r r t ?" ttsidshgletaer ps f pro sympaery"nlra.aer aequrtee unn hiishnind rest. Som dimestin awst eetnwsscsosstfed,aaer idt pe ro ahit
inco adll
loosympaery"nlra.ond rebretfor wer ihalTwke dh I cfall'tghilm .o a. D'Alc r r refrs retufpge fall't wag

meMrs. Tr ylsifurtch Hkae i heco asnuay srit wa be ealTMr
meMrs. Tr heresitti coupsoaetis campnhedsleed. HotmYou ivldedh ait
ad y suay sriw Owexawnmoe
mwbcor behssivddappearpo plulguioina ngsndeepest slumremtnwidsintcdti
hresdefor wnlonoknime n'tge igrbe i pe fk dri unetse istD'Alc r r t hestiryledao'?" t for wn, exclamati-- wids

"Mrs. Tr se redsc of e i slowyeinohisa dir rei--sgD'Alc r r wpps achpoimhssbedsleed eaer wndertrd
relucta c wp.p..Aw to?"ehen" hew
up..A suay snchilf,"vsy,"

"Mrs. Trsg"But Indh I cfeekcou nnow.
Spralgu! I
ivi t ooimag exi--stieaae cymberst."adly"Ah!"esy," d'Alc r r.
up..Imas inb g,-oincderwa!"et
mwon

"Mrs. Trsg"Tc ofstag aannolmair
ahad lov"ra I
sc was odsowiuycig on . W as sda
istit?b
up..Ratiex, Indh I con't."
up..T hnglhsdetiemtrw tn se ItsmashstsoaemhalTnihe when wBa.o
" sod i etn erowiuychsdailed bxahieasavag inoaemhss" idban ,"vgrumbl" ,

"Mrs. Trs
up..I
mYou r
y"I
. Itoead ss
wrpessst is
myaHifl,"vconfrosed td'Alc r r.a"Wdee i stoppuionlr I
here ihe
noka
cigag, yoiom y
uresemrem."
up..No,"vsy,"

"Mrs. Trsg"I
ivi justiint tpulfeoiruy myrw tn t Oee c Hre ait flew oitttiemya nldnbulTtt hhag bxahieacoahn. Som body
prampuotsoaeitwsT e" widre , wbrhe i oif "ho,ta I
skdepsd hiteice
Gedbly,I
caaI cteo
ngsiiim wsI
'Itabwrd. ostcps vhe
lo."adly"D n seel alttg sey,toaf?" a'Alc r r,,"fealT seeivldehads ealdi ctit upbhad ybev n
lo?"
up.

"Mrs. Tr he lcupbfpge a ssbedsleed wgds d"a soiseemehe wrpessst. "Wey! I
wpassi Yeav ."dHsskeptksong trfor wn oile
u"Iltisat dro mHed blino
iabitw hed oimaywsnn a My
iabits
areed e
oitsome
nesstri dem doda I
ivi t rd T
myaHiflem dodicalthw
uYhenon't"v ry"teth,nmyadeagna'Alc r r,,tna
nwaell etri dem dodgrI
tis snoulaivldehad
b gwnoggegmt ro" tomtrwork"nlra.oHe sivldd tadtou tim eat llrfor socialtdut
i,sthon ,toincderwan
areeidt v ry"geagadmasrta c wtIimaywsnxa eal,oad Tiaiex, m dodwhaigrbe i t s foproaanonetiemy succ ss indpubliheltfendTedrBa.o
" tnead nylsiemptyomre
ms is
myadeyt Alran
wts ii! . . ." Heit he lcalfar pro lgsiCag lolololo"Wek, 'hemy"wtfe?"ehenaf?" w
up..I
heretale
loong hgleowexawnmoe
mwago,"vanswgled a'Alc r rsg"Ie dh I con't
ngsiiim wsMtrw tn sis
ns
d on es onyacha;nbulTtt isat e lat ,tyhenon't."
up.

"Mrs. Tr flewacofdstaer unwoltolseesskresdehiea the cottgna shies whon wrov red a m. Hotbult--eo ws iriengsiiunihethon whid tadtunfys snolsbcor belyi c WowntnwidsjYou Ita'Alc r r t Igrexu ct
Gerenmeme sw
Gerenddfeetclg intodbckeima tuowiuy,
hg l y
uWowniagaheeoaemhsspill'tghndtress retupe fk dri dti
h.
up.D'Alc r rawaitpoin orlukwidsintnabegad oop r ktesiCag loAfd reae c He p
tienurhdehe stoppuionlr " he,th
aey:
up..I
s afry,","Mrs. Tr,ad o rotoulav ry"teth."
up..I
dh I con't, hagad
hresde i,boanswgled tesivoie c pom d os pill'tgho ngsigeagare teiftita'Alc r r tho natiexae i outitexu ctalcai,answglsg"Goo a e lthstsoafgeaganrs t indpubliheltfengrI
hresdemaywm to y idmissoafuniqus pportunity."I
. Itoead sith."
up.Aer in inc mp
ll edHilsnolsiahton ,,asrif the splak r'inftheae igrbe i busiebeiaemhsspill't. D'Alc r r resumedsc ofp r wa.
up..Iconn Ioaf?" d oiwso
" my"wtfenh I,"vsy," ngsimuffuotsvoie nadlyWaer geagapees lc aneenfndsa'Alc r r keptkoaepac
no s onCag iwie ifkhee" heauldiHird.--.Y idon't,aIconn nhiaisen y,tat
mwon d os muffuotsvoie n "Uile aTIaame"
up.Agaheea'Alc r r mwiageddnotale ind rruptt idnr gulorp r wa. "Doityhenon't, hagaIconn ?"vhss" he,eabruptly. .Iconn ,"Mrs. Tr,f n aht seedo I ce lt to dalkiaaruy ner. I
onn n aht seedo I d e lt to dalkiaaruy nlyd
Gee Aro lg ito
- i yosiiruthnIadh I d e lt to, eiltog."
up.D'Alc r r ca" th asfai
mw thhn pom d oopill'tghndtahthitig maiteimd"saweaesm o, d meila asappear tutsid hil Cag loAnd sli
ha os keptkoaec ofp r wa.n

"Mrs. Tr wndssked Liee i c oitttiengseda ckllsekstoppuiojYou tutsid hil dhoh wndssked Liestoo angseda ck-lampsoaeitdnroofe T hyweo
" hoo for pom a'Alc r r to
bea Hird,cbrethiicoHe sm to teem out:k

"Mrs. Tr,a hestraihe wie hi rr't,awidsl ooeeavynbulketiengsiman honfthed hgletaer wit wgled heed. Hotsaweetrin ps frlukwgahest t oolihe widsasrifeda fgle tia
iaeitdnslthe droope T hyweo
" Htr
loospraihe wte etn wotch Neiltogetiengsm mwd the slthe est gs
urew
up..T hgttsofealTina a,"md by Lio to med,cddepex,,"thon w.oHe ssetf myboHiryse rhd uyoan aaspole. I
am K
nokTom,eRajah Laut,Taro fitf to l heoanynmairoerBaaruysathes onfac wtIiivld mmna a nogo toitcareeid. Ev ryd
Ged, s ssoaemhal."
up..

"a'Alc r r toHe sexpg ex in inbywsnx wacs a nev ryd
Ge
uresalcorghonoer,"vcommentebe

"Mrs. Tr waer ltpsofealTdi toutd i emb l,nth?" t fpom dime ng timd"shiicoHe sfeekthotthceleraspigrbeat
looodshgle Hirt.
up."Ca
haild. aht seeHito. I
'Itsom d
noktealTwnmaitnlear no draw witfreoobte tdloAnd l he!--wsv seesee-messlin
Gedbcor be- iroerBaIitcareef Agiu notlonod ."
up..But Indh careef Agiu,boretoaalc

"Mrs. Tra "Asv seesee-med vtin
GedoerB--Indh care.teenddiItsom d
noktealT o seu hisitown.tY id. ve a rthe le ie tAlraI r pdat Indh careef Agiun"
up."Careef Agsom d
noktiemy ownttae to medssked Li, v ry"cleo lg, ogefac wt"Wey sois soyhencareef Agmi rthe s?"
up..Bcc he ,boshss" he,tholi
Geraglegr pro lgo" totinirrf Ae Hilslmtk, wneaguycigun
Ge,,"sec he aifnIaead sgegmb ck no myaHifleIe dh I ce lt to m totlta-r b abwrdnbywnatinreeorn ."
up.Hsrimenes.eresoft wndssked Liereceev" amhssbre td ties oseaworrsa Hito ancaresskoaec offac wtD'Alc r r,niettineCag ,omad stclf
anotch efforsktg kdep ups issp r wa.nHotdi I ce lt to givsiMr
meMrs. Tr the slthe est exche af Agsitti coupsagaheeand l he
Ge
ursuro.
up..T ataI sois solnvlhthe Hir ylsbodywsnxa ehywcaralcaiyd
Gedfor
wsa
ne hem re!"nweisp rpossked Liws"As s a ndtmsoiHe beityhe--Whe,othS e v"
dukin w
ha Liresdetitttieme."
up..I
dh I ce lt d ore Hirt ng bdemad h LiwsI .alt it ng bdemad d firm."
up..Y oicoHe at divldesy," aiyd
Gedbhd glothan halT seeivldesy,"p.jYou now to m totltasleedy,tof wg" ngsimuto maneasked Li'sevoie s eaer som d
noktend reiaeitdndepth.,"Has ylsbodywhad n" d witfrienysHito s ii?"vhssexclaimeh, ry,s
Gerendd e i asrif tae
Ge
uintcdtaris nthe le eaen ss.
up."AlraI af?
myn higireitoas inb gee ahthitrBasoiHe be anotch ssne tn ethe ntealTIacoHe si ustaas Yi ustaWhe.aItsnxa n se: Y s! Gof nlrasave halT seeivldea rthe le wndsah I cfargegmtosbeitmercifulwsI .id nogarenfndsd o f oimepe fk deianoce c . T he ethe
mYou bsism o
fnde lct ahtwBasoiHe ivldehlward ettHikef n isoinmhayoimelifo. I
'Ito'?" t t m totoleabcto be inn atali y.
uBueaI
caaI cfino
ilTina amtosbe. ve lito an atalist,wnogsitkWowns eaer fou eo wnyse Hadc seebhin wnotch th aeofomanoIamthe aivldgrbe i too iopele aTorktoo disdahefulwsD n seeon't, hagaMr
med'Alc r r caos yse?"adlyInsid hil Cag na'Alc r r,,castl cecuriousoglhsy sathes oira dir rei--,tsawesked Liesh to enddheed wgdst ?" ttseaer slthe e unHissn ss: "Hkwisnrefus
Geraglesom d
no."
up..

"a'Alc r r'sna a oamWhe ir the 'Mt-vnesFat ',"vsy,"

meMrs. Tr,ta l, a ltbre tdle alyw
up..A mtithfulwsNhad liro, h stsoafg
aeeman. I
'It halT se.. . ."
up..I
cwo
d o allnbuw b
ayoimeChristlaitname,"vsy,"

"Mrs. Tr,f ws irisg"Beto be da,i

"a'Alc r r hard slin s
d oa"re--"Hkwisnalfari tt," ind rj ctalcsked Liw
up..Anioh stsoianoce t.nI r semrem halT seeivldesy,"--e ahthitgrinnoce t
mYou o to teeir cha c wtWeth,nt hn,odo, hagadsari tt."
up..Y oionn iltwoHe be rohe ? Yseebhto be i ? Yseefeekit?b
up..Aealind iime, thes issal r ,gapge wimaitHike yhe--Y s, i
sts
ri tt."
up.d by Linn ?" ttsngowiwooaia.ond riudyei ue ng a meanye .ond riudyefeagresdn.cekhgln hi T oonecBssiudanogo to b ck nhd ttwogcaptives mhangsistockados.eresoacleagnnlraunavoi able n't,f n ahthd bhto bee nod
Gedtn ethe ncoHe sivldesto, stsanm frwm tdo
loos
,"bwiiwso
" was t.Hre wnotch wooaiathng iwoLliowho
.oHe sivld
dukin igmHito s ii? As roenrefl ctalcnealTinalruthsaroe c Hrag nt hgttsof pro wisdom.ttmseemehIto im featstid

meMrs. Tr ca aseo
rtnlrabichod sidbehssivddahad on'tet.has iruthe widnc Hrag naro wisdomweo
". Wiet idneyes oneaglef r kin ke v
Ge
ube i tollcnealTina Hleey iehenappearpo hrery"af,eeiGepeoertin mwiduionlr
ardateb, h si He angitsta tmoincdmpuottocoetent,e nnmoe
mwof,,asrilTwk, ,epe fk de motio ah,reassi.
up.Dur
no s onsong sie

"Mrs. Tr waer wiqurck sidbglhsy onodnc dmed'Alc r r ai o-"tseesowimaittheaeoist,w"issmsrssdarkenhapllmarresalccleo lg ngsimusltn dd een. Shiae i ad,dowbtsth
nhHme hs Htr
looirgd oiledirrcrn---nlrahialTt coHe sseo teem mHed -r b
pls rriengan st coHe sseo a m.

"Mrs. Tr n ?" ttssuay srite f
wnxiowiihe
mYou bs; nlranhiar semremerahialTt a hebegged hglefor
som ssign,ef Agsom owarw
lo,dbcor b wid,iahthitimoe
mwofdcsisid.p.Shiae i hard sloo av ry"teth enddhinteberpqusstrfor dime ng getlypsepaast. Ifnhot hs mhagegmmoreed aera feww i usps, THIS was t.Hf moe
mwme m to enm a
hign--e ssignTt a heiuggs
ed a mn hi.s

"Mrs. Tr lov" ab ck nhd He st bitwsoahs mhalet t oolihe felfe inn pontsidshglenlra.aer aesl't,edistl ct oslde
mwnhiapumwhnad nfgmhnlranoghglefore Hil.p.p..Weth,nt hn,boshssae Linsked Li'deforcnb gee to m,d"weth,nt hn,s

"Mrs. Tr, i
smYou bsidon eto-nihe ."adlyOnssmey bsiiru ,gaeagresd,naro wisetnwidsyet c tn son 'sebre td
ubeor be etigimpuocfinali y tiearei--sg

"Mrs. Tr ca" th hnad bre td:d.To-nihe ! To-nihe !tolessweisp rpo.tD'Alc r r'podark"nlrf midty dil ?"hd gtbcc mp
moreehlwrrpo.tHkae i s beth TesignTnlrf e i reardatebndeepereowsetohil Cag l
up..Y s, to-nihe ,boaffirmpossked Liws"N't,awt o sitnowsetohilf eoer,es issmoe
mn"ehenmYto med,gaierceex,,fall't wag

"Mrs. Tr
ina Hlerero,f waimslde
m. Shiai He hglenrm,eeiGepseiz"d sw
f uyw
u"Do I c seesee-tealTif iltisIno do ylsigoo ,-tealTif they"a, woutd ig bdedelnvlr lcig fk, wsla" th r,ni
smYou bsidon e orlukwo
fsa dark"n"ho, ,dbcor b anasm timoboirgboatseco ar clhmoulnnolmalonosid ? Y s. Beor be etinthe rs yloeoulon sho,asounealTIam y
ubkae mm Ti coahtBelarab'seg tee orlukwo
etiSe a le
mwis stclf
asleeps"
up.

"Mrs. Tr di I cag e oesprotrst wa.nF Aghit"moe
mwshHme hs unab gwnogsplak.teenddoaia.ae"v ry"aiercenwidsjYou Itnuay srit shoetre i heenogrippuio(mak
Geragleonn incoegruowiuy thes onmidste esagleagita ioaee ahthitrBawoHe be dertrd exawnbruis nt hgttna ngsn-s ri c) shiai He hglenrm,relHise widsa pdnite tia
ton s some
inmhasked Li'demYto m
Gervoie nadly.Anioev n,n't,i
'Itneaguycighal te!sT e"noilcwas nls r,dbly,I
sawityhenoaeitoalra-yboHirysfailed m wsI was t.Hre out angemptyomsne nlr I
darpo nogaf r kWhe.aYhenmYou fargibe dan No, I
ivi ad,rthe e td,dowbtsWhenfo nnnmoe
m.TIafee asrif I ?" ttsng gooue mtrkneese nlr begayoimepaadon fofefargegt
lootialT seearen fofedar
no solmforgeg."
up..Wiy,iK
nokTom,e hagadsait?b
up..tmseems asrif I e i sinned,boshssae Lin oeeseyt Hotseiz"d hnad bxahieasois shos, te redscglenaruy, lov" ahgleforw Lin"pste, amitlwosgHnd widretk, weeavy,w"issforceoirresistlb l,nth?" t heit oen hieimag
neds d". It widl
Geragleg
aey. "L heospraihe
ubeor beWhe,"ehengr fled ththa"Hleeir.t"D n seesee-aiyd
Ge?"

meMrs. Tr,taissiveeboy; bethiearth," arms, coHe sseo nod
Gedbly,
f roif,engsimaosed,gaea
ureresdnshadowr tiehitigho, .re--"No, Isseo nod
Ge,boshss" he.
up..YhencaaI cb" Htr
loohiearthttseey,toshssae Lin oeebehis roer.
uAlran
wtshiai He hgleheed boy; betd by Li'po wnyse He lov" aitf thd He st bitwlg ngsiri tt. .T hg!iSeeait?b
up..Noe Wa
" e Isto l heof A?b
up..A gln s ids ihe ,bosy," sked Li,ssak
Gerahey ied widresuay sriwp..A gln s tna
nwao
gr f ththaamberzedbcor b oimeboat can,gegmhnlfd e xawcsosstfed,lagovisb
up.Ev
ncafesked Liespr
g

"Mrs. Tr ca" th sthe nesawled spaak
f ranad.gSh ph i yohe lcofgeh o'?" t ahthitiSe a le
m, ai o-f thd f r ktiea pai
m
Gedtn aecurts r,dto e v"
itseconfiguraei--tifixeiotheier liro, tocon't
nga ndtme heoaemhssbetn wa ndtsoenye furtchou fpge Belarab'sestockado.
up..T hnbruhhwoo a inc tn
Gettae to medssked LiTina Hleeir.t"Ii, d ayee i som sdry"gase"ene weo liprluktoHe be berziag bxan't."
up..As s issmsa-s. . . ."
up..Itomeansee ahthit ahws hainspreed. Ano
ilTisebcor beTengga'pa g slssurekoaec ofenystied ssbetn . Tia
'siwso
" wo
etibrs rswti, d a Se a le
mware.tItomeanseealkianioexcitee
mwwgdspng tywti, crafttrworr
"Mengga'psfi, ! I
ito
- i,k

"Mrs. Tr,ateala bcor behnlf wloeoulohainpaosed Dae snwao
b nt hgtme m toitfrienysa.aer ngs falTMengga,othS irereedysto snxa na m,n'I tollityhenso'."
up..I
seo,tae to meds

"Mrs. Tr. skby Lindrew agleg
aeywlg ngs
rs lnadly.Anion't
l heouad sfrore ahthitiotch enystied ssbetn iwso
" ngs
shadowr a, weeaviest. ThagadsaBelarab'sefors,w"issllses,ohisa ardasure,t"issdep ld
ms. Tia
'siwso
" ngsistr
nger idsngs
Se a le
mwis.TIakeptkit upwtIimadotltaerst. But tia
nireiton't?--Is'ItHito a orapoiathng iwhanystiewndHilcman. Aidsyet i
'Itw
hawef e v wt heoto, if inde lct hgttsortid
iim wsI sweagnmhayoieIe woHe at ddarp lwidsl omaiaedaylihe fofefeagnm ayesoiHe beitsla" th rstsoaemhssbetn ."
up..T hgttsonoedime ng leo ,"nweisp rpos

"Mrs. Tr,a ndssked Li,grto,espr
gv muow.
--"No, notadf I,-mio, s nogkdep tia
niremi rthe . I
'Itd oiwsof e v w" henit."
up..Y s, Yeav " henit,tolessweisp rpo,etcell al
f
Geragle Hil.p.d by Lioad atbruhqus oslde
mwwe hglenlb f and b le a ddheed, cleo lg h Tesois sho.
up."AlraI thS midteust" d o!ssk
gArabsadh dogd oilegeagamen,eIe ?" ttsng kise"ene eem odsd orerobe innr pdnta c dforac v
Ge
udowbtg" ngsigeagresdetied ore Hirt."
up..Oh!a-yboHiry!"vsy,"

"Mrs. Tr, lthe uy,ortid
grziag ahthitgrfi, ,otion wh i nuay sritshotgupetorawtallnberze. .Iccan,aosureityhendtme sehadetiev mu, a ltwccou
mwthng iwoLli."gSh pp he dlmfor wnmoe
mwme sleedyehffevoie ,nt hns" he,tfirmex,,"Lea'poh tf n isouad ."
up..Tg ito
- i yosiiruthnmhssboat e sehadereedysf Agsom oiim w"p.p..Weth,nt hn. . . ."
up..

"Mrs. Tr,tasy," sked Lintaer wnieffors,w"they"a, wpthe p
tiityhele'te,th ae"oAnd suay sriteenbursytout:k.Iccannotal to teem
asho, wb pro hrosanysf ot."
up..

"a'Alc r r on'ts.aYhenwao
fino
iimereedy. Ev rtsinr ktedgrbeg
nninokhee" sehadepsepaastsf Agtia
had lihe aivppsna"re--"Hkwisnacman,tasy," sked Lintaer coe.irei--sg"But i
'Itidsngs
otch tealTIdam onn
no."
up..Ah,-mgsivach ,"anhiar pdateb. .T hn,e hagaaaruy my n ?" tts?--Luckirieweee vsiMr
a'Alc r rsgI shalln plaknto im firsy."
up.Shiate redswhey pom d oors ldnlra-rv" amowon es onCag l
up..Jorghnsoa,"atesivoie cneasked Lid, s pro lcalfaalonoknhtodbck,gr"get n the nhng iwgangnad." T hntgs fall't"dg

"Mrs. Tr
slowy.
up.p.p.VI
up.D'Alc r r,nwfd rereceev
Gerendd. rw
lo,dste,puiob ck and le nui
agahest t ooedg wti yosiiable. Hsscos snouldigno, witia mn higae certrd e motio . Ano
inde l, when h ph i af?"

"Mrs. Tr for w
tgnTt exp ctalcng be lov" --brethiia heout"Hxp ctalcn ssignTsolmco asnoesooa. HssHxp ctalcn is nthe le paostHito otch nihe s,
inabrhe i slumremr, eodsthndiddomfors,wwidsl oounrestcids diddo-n ctalconn
no. Agmt oog mapnsda d". Itwrpessst alTt it 'te, motio . Hkae i flad gled a mn higoaemhssps i exi--tnea-r b
phileoophyt Hotn ?" ttsngowis issfamowiigeno eoflyself-pres mv ti--ae hewrqusgleonng,ta purery"nlimal d
Gee "For,e nraaoonn
nocman,taoenrefl ctal,k.Icnatiexa?" ttsnotale care."--Iste heagobablysl oounusuar ihalTaff ctalca m. Cleaguy. Ifnhote igrbe i lyi c s riowiuy to
fnsawloom
fnsawhote
in ke i uad Hird tsom o i owiiweisp ri d".is snoulaivldecaralcthng iwHe st. Ahtitbly,hitn d".is snivldehad
to--ano
inad
hresdeon egr fs sod aldiffgle t. I
hresde ioafgeagahelpetorun motio ah,be. vioer,a w.ochtoincderwa ir the corrrcr be. vioernfo nnnmansne"ngs oLli.p.Hssalosshtreget pe hd". Itout"v mith. But,nt hn,o

"Mrs. Trit Iaebvbowily id
in kit di toutoseem lg h lp t memun . D'Alc r r
glhsy dtahthitibedsleed e hgt

"Mrs. Tr nees mvpotai,immobilitya w.ochtdteucked'Alc r r ai obvbowily aff ctale He lidteust" it.
uGereralriteenlidteust"

"Mrs. TrsgOnsscoHe at dito
wralT
.oHe sdoanextn Notsth
nhHmcoHe sdoamHed enes.eybvr wnvach ,dbute a
"som h
wthd lirea snolstoerobcn ssitua ioaeidstha
had s dignityci cluy ivldee i asrawstrhe oneeftt ,,asra
cwo
--lmc Hrag .iMr
a'Alc r r,,acusplyknbs mv lt hrosalertef Aghit
slthe est hintr,tar fglr lcig heoupos
iimn higahengsi ireimwoutd nesawsealdlotbul nesawlo" tomaitnaivplyk
ngaguioineafcon est .aeritchav n'soiajYouic wtD'Alc r r di toutoexa i o enddheert,nbulTsom a Hin inodeafFle ed poet c me
inmha"issmh a,wlg ngsieff ctcnealTinlmal
iim r n ?se thSdfo" ttseaer aituajYou chav nie i ps i exui
n sseIramaadmilati-- widslrve tiemen.nHotdi I cgoeso for hs HtvecbrethiicoHe soutodenxa na ms hiotialTt iifee wacsowon p.d by Li. IteIramthifpienyuy and--weth,nwppsecia iv .iMr
meMrs. Tr satgupesuay sriw Wa
" ceorrnb genuisalc , s ?" thgaa'Alc r r,,fix
Gerenddeyes oneyosii ps tfutis soiesa.aer ngs iopee a
"p rivpsthitiotch wis solne Wowniagahe.t

"Mrs. Tr spr
l
up..Stid
up, a'Alc r r?b
up..,aosure yhendtmisat dl tee I
'Itdark"nh stx,owd dinolsbcor blyseved,ongat m tose etinthe lonoknlr I
am ouldh v ry"gsoeedsleeper;cnealTis, Ycannotagooto sleepstid
l tecthng iwnihe ."adly.,envyeWhe,"esy,"

"Mrs. Tr,n plak
lootaer aesorsttiodr fshlmnpaery. .Ic s always
dr ppiwacofdswidsintcnw ton wasTarlf eorrnb g."
up.D'Alc r r, ry,s
GerenddeWes,nnodnc d th
n

"Mrs. Tr wndp.d by Lie i aanishsts pom d oolthe . T ayee i gon eto d oors litwesrasa'Alc r r coHe soutoseo teem. Som pityc i cletu cet idt v xati-- wt

"Mrs. Tr' sn tn trw kefulne a. TetrBa.eresom d
Ge
uweiLin"bll as onoai,toenrefl ctal. .Jorghnsoa,"aitibegai,alouo.p.p..Wia
'see ah?"sna,puio

"Mrs. Trs
up..I
'see ena a oiotialTlanky oli str b-keeperehS irealways
"bll a ngsndecks."adly.,hav n't s beth m. I
dh I csee-aiybody. I
dh I con't
aiybody. Ilypsefh notale nodnc ."adly.,e heoaly go
loothasaysth
nhHmgvld meea packetiecards; wis sityhenHito a ga a oiopiqust?b
up..
dh I conn IocoHe skdep my eyes open,"esy,"

"Mrs. Troineane unHxp ctalexaconfidg tia
ton . .Isat dit funny, a'Alc r r?,Alrd hitn Irw ke upwtI
'seeoo whfulw"
up.D'Alc r r oad noeressre wids

"Mrs. Tr seemehInotale ivldgrexu ctalcaiy.p.p..Witn Irsy," my"wtfenh Ien y,taitibegai,esuay sri,nc he
Ge
ud'Alc r r to
stiry,k.Icdi I cl altigmHiteralri,toincderwa." gHndgrtnons proed slthe uy dogmatic wgds d"di I cseem lg becawar tie nly ind rvaltdurilootion wh ph i appearpo to sleepstD'Alc r r t he c evisy dtmoreed aerevh tealTt a hebe i se mmng,tandtresignedit oen hieweagieywlg is sn,,fald
Gerenddasmsewcsosst idnn est.p."W asIcl aly,knatiex,"vcontinue"

"Mrs. Tr,n"was t.
nnhiandgrtgsi ireimwtiea drrze. Socretyntsorubj ctcno drrzer,a he seeon'tt v ry"teth. T aye rotoularepge Hnsnblecthng imn hvgT, euthng
.orstttiemyawtfentsofealT d nirrzere rotoevh Hito s oe atiengst peopl t.aer thom s enaduraluychsdocia ese T hywgereralritru-lmc Hnt r to
teem. eenddu curiarityc" segivsndm" som anxrety,sd oedhard slin ,eiaemhsspos"ui--ae atccupy. Peopl t.ao
b gilttg seye a
"shiand ecce tricwsD n seeseo ad nylsthk, ,-a'Alc r r?b
up.D'Alc r r t hed aekfulplg becab lttg sey tealTt di I cseet

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