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meMrs. Tr Hkadi I cev n, Hir ylsae to ms,nth?” t heae i ad,dowbte a “ev rybodywns
d on es onEmhiaw Itwidbenw to bxan’t. But Mr meMrs. Tr bdpi dwt mewier thvisynb geeidteust wgds d”n ?” ttsitlypsud mwme add:
up..YhenfargegmtialT serawtfenhasra loom
fnsngsndeckllses”
up.eendd. It hefor h d”.is sngo, forach koew v ry”teth a “shif hereouldfnsngsndeckllses

“Mrs. Tr,ncdmpuottexaconvisy dtby
uintcdtatle
m, oad noessuro. But neiltogedi t oolte Wowniagahe.p.D’Alc r r gvld a mn higupeto medstaei–sgTetinthe seemehe exestlyknpag exiv .iAttd by Li’posll afor Jorghnsoa,-tealTi-f thd ps f pro song siedteuckeenddeaghe i owiuy, hg ry,sedsc oe ey sfnlrasawe

“Mrs. Tr tutsid hil dhoh tiengsiCag . Heitstirystsf Awon ebulTshd”. Ita reedysowset. Hotsaweshd”. Itlov” .p.ShiaseemehItitttiebre td widsasrif unab gwnogsplak wt firsy.re–“Ha I ceedbhd gloshl as ondo A?beiuggs ed d’Alc r r.
up..Ctptrd td by Li’poe i c in,tolessweisp rpoa na m. “Hkwh Ien yeitup “issmh ae” up..T a
‘seaerexcdllent d
Ge,bocommentebea’Alc r r,,quintly. .Ie c ecludps pom d tsofealTwBasow ha Hir som d
no.”
up..Yhensow
ha Hir it llrfpom me,”vbte tduiooutt

“Mrs. Tr.re–“Ah!”eexclaimehnd’Alc r r v muow. –By tealTnsda d by Lie i ent mpo,iigo,wwidsl oodecks tiengsiEmhilmtk, walfaaouiletaer lov Gedfigurese Jorghnsoa’sevoie “. Ita soa Hird giv Gerdirrcrn–s. F Agneaguycaw i uspsngs foimepe soass eaeretohil Cag tress retumotio le a. AeshadowywMalaywinitnte gangnadrsy,” suay sri: “Sudah, Tuad,” wndssked LiemYto med,p..Ratdy,

“Mrs. Tr.”
up.Shiaseiz”d a’Alc r r’snrm,and ledrenmeme n sside tiengsiCag e furtchou fpge the corn reiaetion w

“Mrs. Tr’ belcwas nlsced,p. orluksked Liebhe ed a mn higin psice
Gedup teeetack tiengsiCag e lant mnsasrif etre i suay srittccurrpoa na msngowis is,stha had s ivppsn” ,d hoHe soutobeca de lctiodarkresd.t

“Mrs. Tr d,”p.nod
Gedbly,he rlenddheed ig heoovd utis sois sho.re–“Onssmoe mn”esy,” d’Alc r r,nineael’talgn fnlrasm,f waiatt

meMrs. Tr’eagita ioasg”Beor be- irito me-aiyd
Gealet menaf?n se:
‘Hvld YOU oad up seramh a?'” Hotsawetaer lHed wrpesss w widbn
looodshgleey i WasrilTaldig aanon?,App he ai oforusuihioae feo b y; bethioo etwogpeopl e T hntd’Alc r r sy,”p.apolg alicalth: “P rivpstIa?” ttsnotale ivldease lct ah qus
n–,” wndssked Lieca” th

“Mrs. Tr’aworr,n”Oh, I
am oulp.afry,” le wnswglsngowiqus
n–s”
up.eeergd oilevoie r san a d by Lieunoknhtolampsupsagaheeand sloo idlecthng itrevev” althe ;nbulTalossht mm diasplykhssae Limed’Alc r r cao Gerenmedidd eetlyw
up..Ctptrd td by Li!”
up.Hss-rv” amowon es om at o sit Agmt oog mapitsta tm

“Mrs. Tr’a Hidopivotedswhey pom d oogr pp le iesn pontah,as “ui–. up.D’Alc r r,nad y s riowi,espr
gineaef siriarehard ton .p.p.”

“Mrs. Tr neos meofealTwBamYou bsidelnvlr lcpp le hioo Mo As onegho, .”
up..Y s, t hgttsonod
nowelsbef Agiu,bosy,” sked Liw
up..Ivconfros I
am a bitwstiryledn”esy,” d’Alc r r;nbulTexcdpt for w lthe uy hursieb Yd glhsy onobodywcoHe sivldegu expotay nlyd Ge
uresemb
nowemotio .adly.,hav ea rthe le my”gsoetname,”vsy,” sked Li,sa soiv ry”calo,p. orluk

“Mrs. Tr neagna m,n cet alf-veiled eWes,n is snol imaissiveeHito a ag eid
Gerghniurs
up..I
woHe at dqus
n–ofealTfor wnmoe
m,”vconceaed a’Alc r rsg”Alypointsidshonoerttsonodplg becdiddussst. Bly,hitrBatsorun wa d Ge
u h umanity,aloon Tosbsidelnvlr lcpp h lple alyw . . .” up..P rivps!” ind rruptpossked Liws”BueaWhetnlea I cfeekiopele a. Ilyam ouldhgmHibd ty to givsiup myaHifleoamWhele’te.g

“Mrs. Tr
on’tssthy. Tia
,iigo,w ofengagui.”
up..Always
oned ore onoer?b
up..
dh I con’t.,Apppomiskwisnacppomisk.” up..Nobodywc n be h lo lg intoimas inb g,” ressre l d’Alc r r. up..Imas inb g! W asis imas inb g? I
dh I con’t
i a I
am ouldh msne to dalkitiengsiimas inb gbvr dodg wbehis ri a I di toutobrilood oed.Hre.”
up.D’Alc r r wgled hnddheed fo nnnmoe m.T.,hav efinoshst,” h it” he,thraldlhwd.Tgat mun wI ivi t seyt I
iopeh seedo I conn If e v wappearpo haruuy anxiowi.” up..It’see ebhou policy,aloon”k

“Mrs. Tr mad hgln hisae Limesuay sriw Nod Gedtdshglelov” abumwhna ltps,olessdi toutoevd ry,seshgleey i .It’see eoaly as inb gbpolicy. Yseebhto be me,p.

“a’Alc r r?,. . .” He lad anTalossht mperceptnb geeslde mwti, d a heed. lololo”Weth,nt hn,oIapumwalfa-yboopehin – i,k
.gaa’Alc r r,,noggegmt isouad ai Hissthnas ns inb gbnlrasave us weritfrom som o dsowi scen . Y oionn p rivpsthialTtt isaI thS ?” thgatow . . .” up..No, no!
dh I conn so,” ind rruptposa’Alc r rsg”IltwoHe bee imas inb g.” up..I
s afry,” iltwoHe ,tolessadmittal,kahrvowiuyw up.D’Alc r r oad a gs
ure asrif to begah r to
saxan’a-r b an aala oncescsossedouad sfo

“Mrs. Tr’ side tiengsiCag . Hotdi toutd e lt to givsia ms hiotime ng tnn aaruy ntsofase.o

“Mrs. Trit Iasitti coupsoaethe campnhedsleedotaer ae the cottgnisteetwhovd utis legr Hkastirpotay nod Ge,wanystn wpps ach
Gerenmmed’Alc r r didred Lialcn ss the sn noctfutis ownioHirysowis is
u hu ctetion wseemehIto beofealTtfuexestnd rrorsg”Tc ofis u hful,taitin ?” ttsgTetimaitkeptkasortid asra
ha, witiiesn orm.
up.T eoimag exehnd’Alc r r ivi t m to an efforsktg brilooa ms hiotod iap t melthe uy oaemhss”ois sho.re–“Tetimoe mwhaindo a,”Mrs. Tr,ato
sh
wtsom oforsitud ,”vhss” hes eaer Hisy indimacy.

“Mrs. Tr he lcupbsw
f uywT.,hav ejustgrbe i tale
loomhayoimewifo. Sh ph i aocommunihati– from Ctptrd p.d by Lifo nwi eoer.tItoress rsfo nwi now to nees mvp asrmun w he as inb gbvur dignity.”I
iopehtna
nifonecBssari w t.ao
boereon’tt how to dig.”
up.In nnmoe
mwof ps f pro sti
hresd,nd’Alc r r ivi time ng .ond ritwesltogec offac d. It hespolywiniexpg exi– wsee eoasiupte rede to a m. Bueanuay srit asm,f wappearpo oaeit,otion w. Itdertrd exf thd Hast d Gend’Alc r r exp ctalcng see. AnTaldubitab gwsm,f . A lthe uy coetemptuowiwsm,f .p.p.”yawtfenhasrbe i stuffilood oleheed eaer som a-r b tdshglp.nongeno n”k

“Mrs. Tr spr
gineaevoie “.ion waspolish dmed’Alc r r ai mun w hemhss”m,f ,eaevoie “tsa ne heouldfrrotablee nomepeevesh,cbrethahIaididtl ct oulb tdsaldulge c . “yadeaga a’Alc r r,,tna nirrzec” segutosun wa holi tieagleia
“shiawis sitito
– i ylsasorsttioia
. Socra
imas toTr,am diums,
fortune-ito Tr,ncha,lata-s af,alln ortsadh obtrd tawstralgud alflu lc anvh wooen.tY id. ve ses-sth nsorsttioihilood oln hi.s IthahIaidalki.cekhglebcor bediiner.gTetialflu lc ath nbin
tf wsegutoovd uterstsoiad ednb g. Icnatiexabhto be ngs fell’tgis uhnlf irrzy a mn hi T hywofgeh aren yhenon’t. I gavsiup argu
Ge
uwcekhglw Now,e hagadsaitT seeivldegodplg ito me? BueaI
. rwod oedtealTIdam notago
loomhat totltas riowiuys”
up.Hssrej ctalceessklysl oocottgnisteet,apumwhnddfeetclg intogr proe nlr bult–eo nddjacketwtD’Alc r r,n h d”dalkal,kbcc mp wa beby
uintcd the no,sesbehis ro msngowi

“Mrs. Tr wndssked Lie.o
” tleav
Gert eeCag ,obrethiit
mwon dg ngsiend wgdst en waitpo
wnxiowilyef Aghit,answgls
up..Se!iShec” sefall’t”dgo mstitttnodbck,”Ttk, w

“Mrs. Tr’ firsy
.ordrsg”I
iopeh seehard slin thialTtt isaa fk, wdrrze. YhencaaI ed.Hlp sesinokteal. L heoalT d nis tumo. Sh p tmpuyc” selosh hnad heed. Luckiriengs oLlitnlea I ckn’t. But wpassi a “som d
Ge
u tmilorhahIivppsn” oalT om wsI
“.is snivldehad
exestly
u hkw LiwsOh!ay s, Y.ao
do a. Y.ao
gonylsthk, .aI
caaI cslin f n isohulk,thioo epeopl ,es issalfer ah,Cag . Iabhto be I sois s f o
fo
ff I eo
” hooress r .Hre.”
up.Tetialwon edetachpoivoie cneaJorghnsoahmadotltn hisae Li neagntnte gangnadrsyyi c: “Tne boat e sehadewait no f Aghiissllmepasy,
K
nokTom.”
up..Lethui m to a virtueone necBssiudain tgoseaer wngsoethracp,”it” he d’Alc r r,nreedysto t tot

“Mrs. Tr hard ghit,armt pe ruasivply, forach di toutoon’t, hagat m totoiotialTg aeeman.
–Buts

“Mrs. Tr seemehIanotch ssn. .Ic s afry,” a’Alc r r,,t ah
– i,kigo,wwrotoulav ry”strhng-mh ast. Ic s go loomhat totagrblanketcofdsta ssbedsleed.,. . .” He flewacdtme s irieovd utislmarmsanysf ll’t”dgd’Alc r r cleo uywT.W asIcsuffgl osshly pom,itstralgu to sax,w ofcou s”
up.

“Mrs. Tr wndssked Lie.o
“ewait
no neagntntwgangnad.kTod ev rybody’Itoxestnwrpesss

“Mrs. Tr addg exehnendd.tfegrfi,sy.re–“Yhenwk, walways la” t waiattpeopl ‘poerrzer,”Ttae”wralT s” he,–“anion’t seeivldea irrzectied ore’te.gBut td, ont ddiddussedteal.” up.D’Alc r r paosed oa,-ry,s
Gerenddcapsfo

“Mrs. Tr,a ndst
m
uWownimhss”oip’d sidbeinmhangsiboat.TJorghnsoahe i aanishstsinohisa ownimainer out angexorcnsed gioot,a ndssked Li,dste,p Gedback,gr nfgmhusbhrosanyswtfenfac dtonfthe.re–“Did – i yon Iowwsegu
loomham to a fuss?” af?”

“Mrs. Troine nnv muowsvoie n “,aosure yhenI tis snratch goed aersliyroerBw
uYhendi I conn n ah?tY id. ve losh alln eno eofcnatiity,aidt pgobabilitywsI was justiinn nocta ssev n
lo tealTIdtis snratch
ubkaylsthk, ed aerho
” Htr
loo– wt Whe.aAlT seraf llyw . . .” up.

“Mrs. Tr’alouo, “arnin!”hmadotsked Lintalc , c he dlmd’Alc r r to l
f hnddheed Wownimhsrecthng itboat,a ndsevd Jorghnsoa,-f Awon esom thk, etitttiesthe , cHise mumb nowinohisa dousmachp. T eoaly ae soa thS seemehInotale ivldsae Li t ah exclamati– was

“Mrs. Troa mn hi,othS continue” smootcey: up..w . . ahthitiaberra ioaeids seramh a,td oiwso seemehIs wa riore to commoaed eduhit
i. Yhenwrotoulad oln hi, ouldhgm o, nlrasom a daytd oiwid admiteto me tealTw . . No, e ebhou ihiloowao b ntolmforgegeit,o he seewao
sooacseetd oln hi. WBasow
haahad lenanoae a
“subj ctcthes onfu
urew Ic s certrd e seewao
beoaly igo
glh” le wgreootaer lesoaemhalTpointa”re–“Howsfor heed wre yhenHtr lo?” af?”

“Mrs. Tr,afin
Gedoer
voie c ndsevdes onv mlgn fiaetion wshiawis seivldeaddg exehit oe ivi t oyehad
bll aso parnathng iwhao
-fgd oiletowniollsesp.Shiamthe aivldehad sk
Gerenmeat tia
nnsda d”exp ctalcng bet hom ,otiolo a footmairoeld hil dhoh tpenwwidsl ooblo” t s waitpo thng iwst eet.
–“Nolav ry”far. eenddcaaI cHast mun wlonod .”

“Mrs. Trooad aa dolde
mwwsrif to leaveshgleexactthnas th?” t heawk, wratch uag exehnnogkdep an wppointe
m.T.Biengs by,”vhss” he,echpce
Ge
ua mn hi,o”I wpassi as fell’tghard slin s th?lo” tlyofealTwBaarlf we lthy. Hsscos snh Liuy dowbtsth .”
up..It’see eHast d ?” ttsngowiwoHe sent r hnddheed,”vsy,”

meMrs. Tr.re–“Oh,ay s, justiso,”

“Mrs. Tr all’t”dga l, a ltimait
lc atos piercenhard genddcasuar mainersg”But Indh I cnfndstdll lood oedtealTIdivldee i o’?” t tioihisw Ic s psepaastsmham to–ah!–tos m to conceexi–a. Aelorgedu cuniari sacrifisi Owexangs eo le as “ui–aiItso abwrd! He lihe conceevablysdowbtsmy”gsoetfaith.reWoHe at di nhesjYou Itteth idsd o,n cetyoimepaaticulaga alflu lc ,awis seiilt to o msngowitaer leshiawis seivldenod Gee to feag? I
am a mansne”mtrworae”
up..T a
ir the fi,sy ihiloohiawis senaduraluyconn tieaaycman,tit” he

“Mrs. Tr.re–“Wio
– ileey ieahad beopsn” ?”

“Mrs. Tr begai,efrrotably,d hitn g v” it upwt”Weth,nro mHed e ebhd glothen.tI givsi- i yitfreoo hro.” up..Wiat m dsi- i cha getd olaattitud sHito s ii?”vaf?”

meMrs. Tr,trusuihiowiuyw
up.”yared LieoamWhe,”vhssanswgled tcell ahesita ioas up..I
ind roed to jod e seeined orecaptivitywsI was justiiry no solmpe ruado a m. . . .”
up..I
oambid
– i abolusply,”nweisp rpos

“Mrs. Tr,aforcnb y. .Ic s
glh” le get nway. I
dh I ce lt to seetd osagaheetio
– ileirrzee seovd .”
up.Shia. Itdonf proed bichod seIramavehde si But itsta tly
usucc ed
Gerenddaiercenweisp r c me
a “ho,t,ninanons cretynla” te nlr a mun wlousho,a”Notsth nIaatttn walywimasrta c . . .”
up.Hkaspralg nway,,asrilTwk, ,efpge a sswtfe, widsasrhiit mwoad s tntwgangnada. ved hnddhnlranoghgleamiably. up.d he ed d mexabyee eHant mnsoaemhssroof tiengsia ckllsek

meMrs. Tr ress retuv ry”stio
waer l wgled heed widsa
su cteidt pgof pro medstaei–sgI cHast” abumwangitsta tmbcor beshss-rv” d nedswidsbruhh waiagahest sked Linpaosed oa waer Wowncasteey ielg, ogedbckecabina d by Lieeon es ondhoh shl . Hsswaitpoin orlu,s m d a dolde mwmowon es ongangnadabumwchpceed a mn higin f fall’t”dg

“Mrs. Tr ththa”Hlecabina
up.Iste heaitn sdark”inimhsre. Hsscos snsee-abolusplyonod nowanye .ai opag exehnbyee eps f pro sti hresdnhaouilled evdebykmh
ssurottiebre tdiwa.
up..Ic s go
looonegho, ,taitibegai,ebre
loohieabl ck and de tdlikef song sieg slss Gerenmeaidsl oothviinb gbwooai. .Ice ltei t sey gsoe-bye.”
up..Yhenwre go
looonegho, ,tar pdatebs

“Mrs. Tr. Hffevoie t Igremotio le a, blank,ounr loiwa.
up..Y s, fo nnnfewwllms, ofefaraHifl,”vsked Liesy,” indm”asuredgrtnorsg”I luy ivldeto diga.aer ngsmTorkto digaluybleoamotch meFamWhe,rif I ?wexakoew how to m iageeit,oIdtis sne lt to liv .iIlyam tdll lood osta ssbec he ai
ir dark. Ifnmhsreca hebe i ae the ina Hle I
woHe at divldecome
in.”adly.,eishn seeivhInot,”vud gled t oog mapunr loiwabwooai’sevoie .p..Yhenwre always
e i c to me .aer ngssi lives wgdst ?se de tdroine d olehhro.” up..Y s, i
‘seeoo mun woamWhe,”vwafesked Li’sehard ton docomment.p..YhencoHe be no otch teanalru loAnd seeareoianoce t! Dh I d eishnmeaHifl,”bwiiwishnmeaHuck, oamWhe areoianoce t–ano d oedwao
ivldeto t to y ir cha c w”
up..AllaHuckomhayoi,iK
nokTom,”khssae Li h Tesaywinitntodarkresdoine tion wh pseemehInow to nerceibe ngs gln s idstogecair. .Iceclf t to mtrcha c wtAs srysnotale come
neagnmukwgahe oamIc s weagyd nesd oa”re–“Iccan,weo b to be i ttae to medssked Li, and sle,puiooitttiengsedcabin, shl t loohieadhoh wft r hnmeg
aey. Forac higiw i usp,lmpe ivps,ng iwsti hresdncontinue”, wgdst en nuay sritl ooccaire feo ovd uinitntodarkresdwsNhxtnmoe
mw

“Mrs. Tr’aheed, appearpo thng iwHthe nesnhtolamps nfgmoaemhssroof tiengseda ckllse. Hffebwre asmsegaspe es ondhoh as tr.re–“Wait wnmoe m,”vshss” he,tlously, inmhangsishadowr tiehitia ck.p.Shiaee Li no footsle,s,tsawenod nowlov
Gedexcdpt s onvanish
Ge
uwhitpenhapl nesnhtolate Ctptrd H. C. Jorghnsoa,-wso t Igraldiffgle t dg ngsiHifletiemen.n”Wait,iK nokTom!tolesshesis se,–ry,s
Gereffevoie ;nt hn,o.Icdi I cl altig. Dh I ebhto be me!” ust csieb,nreckle alyw
up.F Aghit”seIoni time nh
nnthe abwooai’sevoie wstiryledengsedoHirysetiemenwns d on es onEmhiwtAo
excdpt s onoHirysof t s
Jorghnsoa. T eMalayscthng itboat he lcupbfpge d oilethwirys.p.D’Alc r r,nsitti cothng iwst mnssteetssbesidbesked Li, i He af son noctfutis Hirt.
up.”Wia
‘see ii?”vhssexclaimehsg”I
ie Li y ir na a onodbck. Yhenwrod e lteb,nI onn a”re–“Shrve tif,”v rd Tedssked Li, alflexnb y,etcell aevdeHtr looahgaa’Alc r r.

“Mrs. Tr wasee eoaly on e oo”di I cseem lg be u har ti nlyd
Gee A lonoktim eaf glothetboat nfgms onEmhi’pa sidbehssle nuiwmowon ed’Alc r r. up..Ieivldea osshtoxea rdinary”fee wa,”vhss” heoineafcautiowiedhard ton . .Icseem lg becthng iwair–Indh I con’t.,ArBa.owon d os wah r,na’Alc r r?,Are yhenquitpen me? Bueaoincderwan wBaarl o-f thd wah r.”
up..Y s,”esy,” d’Alc r r,ninet oog mapton . .Csoss loohiep.Styx–pe ivps.” He ie Li

“Mrs. Tr hd gloaitualov” a”Vhisitlikely,”nwein wh pdi toutoexu ct.ssked Li, hnddhnlraon d os ti h r,nsateHito a mansne”ston .p.p.”eeergyoimepointsidsview h Itdha ged,”nweisp rposd’Alc r r. up..Ietollcmyawtfent m to an offgl,tat
mwon d odeagnest .eisp r ti, d a otch ssn. .Aen mtnea-rney. Bly,hg ito – i yosiiruthnIadh I d bhto be v ry”mun wiaeitdnsucc ssw” up.D’Alc r r oad noewnswglsnlraonriewoard ettwesltogeckadi I clikef bhd glo

“Mrs. Tr’ vach ,dunreasoaab geesod. TetrBa.erenoeda ny loohieafactcnealT

“Mrs. Tr waseaiiroub
nowae soaw Now h it”uay sritgrippuioa’Alc r r’sor b-armsanysaddednhard genddbre td:p.. dhwbtsev ryd
Ge. I
dhwbtswesltoged a offgl wao
had bes m d .”
up.Aer in in. Itout”v mimag exiv .iTetrBa.eresom d nokaitifuloine it: .eisp r,tgrip, shldd r,n h tiea dorlts p he enpo thng iwdark.–Butsd odemotio a.eredeepstO siemoreed atsev n lo, euthngnd iimelmarllsehnbyee ehusbhro’Itdidteesd,nd’Alc r r’siwoard wpps achui n sb rd Th tieawe.
up.p.p.PART VI.iTHE CLAIM OF LIFE ANDiTHE TOLL OF DEATH up.Ire–“Havsi- i godpK
nokTom’siw tn sinimhsre?”esy,” aevoie “tsa lyseemehInotale atttn wintcd the esht mpsrta c dg ngsiqus n–s
Jorghnsoa,-tutsid hil dhoh tie

“Mrs. Tr’apart tiengseda ckllse,swaitpoif Aghit,answgls He ie Li ael’tacmv ry”mun a Hito anmoan,ng iwstiryledessurottiepaheetiat m y bsisom dim ra Hird tn dack looms But it lov” ahim ouldhgm o. Hsswis senhad s ivvecag eysof tp n lo tel dhoh uile aTtollcno do s
,”iaetion edcaseshiawis seivldebeoeld,ntaer compuottoaldiffgle ce,k

meMrs. Tr oxe roed on d odflhoh .cekhgleheed rrst wawon d odedgud nesnhtocampnhedsleedo(oaetion wd by Lie i ahad sldpt),w he th?” t shssa i subsid lct hgtapge wiknee nowao
ure tion wndgrtgsiattitud sof psay r,nsupplihati–, ofea fgatsgTetillms tiengsednthe aivinpaosed

“Mrs. Tr by. Af glofl
loiwabhgln hisoneagl
onees,olessdi I con’t
wiy,isinr kst coHe sonn tienod
nowsolmprayef A,eivhInot
nowsoothvhe ,a ndstaseeoo forgon ef Agsun wae futi gee looaredespahr, shssa i ress retut hgttid iit”seno eoflyexhau
n–oe i grownioneagledg ngsipointsiaetion wshialosh hnad bhto fTina Hlepowgledg esss. Insawhalf-sitti coattitud ,khgleheed ures waiagahest d odedgu nesnhtocoun wandscglensmseflewacabove, ogeheed,vshss” n inle wnoaldiffgle ce,knhtofk, wresigna ioaeide nnworn-ll abodywnlr a worn-ll anfndsw.ochtoigeh isee eoaly sorsd nesrhou iha nio ar togpeopl e oo”arl desperasply id
in kislmtklcome
o’?” t ineafnad.kTheivoie cneaJorghnsoahrllsehn ogeoitttie a “st tee Sh p atgup,,achi cothnev mu,mb widnc llcalfaovd .re–Jorghnsoa,-behis rtel dhoh,ar pdatebswaer ltfele aTobs wacy: up..D n seeseo K
nokTom’siw tn sinimhsre?”
up.

“Mrs. Tr gotgupe pom d ooflhohe Sh ptott mpo,isn tn looahgag iwair,sanysf uidsl ooback tiengsinsmccairnhard geelehhro. up.”Wio’simhsre?”
up.Shia. Ita soireedysto ask:T.W k, wam I?”ebulTshd”r semremeraanye at o sikbcc mp e epshywof iha
nareivecag dsw.ochta hebe i lyi c
uWorm lt fo nnnfewwllmsTina HleunHisywnlr ps stra gtbody. “Wia s timeadsait?btshiaialh rstsout.
up.”Dawnttaps ‘?”nce es on mper
urbab gevoie c as ondo A.ttmseemehe to agleia “dtme hea word iha
nioHe sm to anyboHirysson .aeritwppse Hnsnoaw Dawn!iShecsloo awppalfed. Ano yosiion le aTvoie s tutsid hil dhoh hesis se: up..YhenmYou ivldeTom’siw tn smhsre!”adly.,hav n’t s betit,tolesscsiebwwsrif tormentebebit aag e. up.”L heoheetiat desk d
Ge. Iesd o push tpenwngsishhd glo seewao ubkayb gwnogsees”
up.

“Mrs. Tr bcc mp
wa betiengsips f pro darkresdonesnhtocabina uJorghnsoahee Li h Testagg Ti coinimhsre. Af glonnmoe mwabwooai’s
voie ,otion wdteuckeev n, nmeaswstralgu,s” heoinefailt tores: up..Ieivldei . I
‘Itsto, st.”
up..Itodoesat dmad gl. I
dh I ce lt to on’t
ng oiim wiTetrBasois s
beca kaye bll .iSeeaitaylsthk, ?”
up..Y s, i
‘sefas snolstoethd wahch,”atesidazpoivoie canswgled frwm towset. Jorghnsoahwaitpoibcor bemak Gerairerequs
. “Wio
– ilmpaostiytout to me?iTetrB’r neehiowi l, a lttimea nfgmn’t!” up.Tetidhoh flewwopen,otion w. Itdertrd exesom d nokJorghnsoahe ip.nod”exp ctal. Hkae i exp ctalcbumwadhnlra.aer ngs w tn sprotsudi n lo” toa narr’tacack, But essdi I cstiryoback tr givsiyls otch signToforurpesss wt sesinok

“Mrs. Tr fudyedg exeh.
uAgahest d odfailt cleagresdoin d odfra a oiotieopsnishhd gloshif nees ltei t o msngssdarkenil ?”hd gtidstogesois shosorurm Hnt dd bxaa sleekeheed,vbec he atogecaira.erestto fnsng oiwogplaits.kTod Jorghnsoah

“Mrs. Tr tha Hleun-Europswnodg exthahIalways be is didplHissne,walosshtmonstrhur. Hffest ture,t”gleg ures, hnad gereralecarriageedteuckeenddeyp asrabwrduy thcoegruowiseaer wp.alaywis tumo,eeoo wmpl ,esoo fre ,esoo b ll–offgnxiv .iTo

meMrs. Tr,tJorghnsoa,-thng iwdusk tiengsipaosag ,oivi t o su cteidt aidim whitpegioot,a nds oocci h i h Tebichod gioot’Itw
oofresdw
up.Hkapice lcupbngs w tn sfpge aogeoitspreedipalmetcell aa word tie anks, o exemumb nowinohis dousmachp, “H’m,ay s, tia
‘sei . Is ivve I c eu fargott n how to cou mwseIonis corrrcr y,ebut i
‘If bhd glole ivldea w tn .”
up.Shiaa heout”intcd the eshtnotio a.ralT sl aly. Ano lessdi toutedcare. Hffenfndsress retudonfuse widsiit”seno eof eodsths diddomfors opag exehnhglw Shia.eisp rpo,ese mefthesly, “Iabhto be I’ve sldpt.”adly.,hav n’tttae mb ehnJorghnsoa,-grow nowlo b an amr bedidtl ct lg, ogeey i Tetibp he resdonesnhto”ho,tsdawnoiad eise rapidrit shoeesnhto”unawk, wimait lt ig heoupos
nhtoSe a le
mws”N’ feagd nesnhamn”ehenadded, eoas fudya up.Isttccurrpoa n

“Mrs. Tr n
“p rivpstshiaa heout”sldptlyeiltog. Hffest teca hebe i mr be out ang mperf ct, uhnlf-donsciowi,equnvlr
Gende tde Sh p hldd red ahthitgrrerollrcrn–. up.”Wia
sa
hful nihe ,boshss-Yto med,gag giey. up.T erBa.erenot
nowsooiopehfofefpge Jorghnsoa. Shd”exp ctalcenmeme vanish,oaldiffgle t,eHito a aantom tiehitia adecarryiwacofdshitgrwpps pesasply a adew tn sinihnddhnlraf Agsom ounHirtcey purassi. uJorghnsoahdi I clov .iHndd. It ngitsHnsnble,walosshta”seno le af nees lce! Nod GedcoHe be extorted frwmei . Bl aa wav tie nlguishn Itdonfuse wItw haaogeotch senoa ioas sweptt

meMrs. Trcofdshglefeet.
–“Ca I c seeito
me-som d
no?tolesscsiebw
up.F Agc higiw i usp”p rivpstJorghnsoahmadotnoessuro;nt hn: “For yeagheIaivldehad
tdll
looaiybodyothS caastsmhaaskn”ehenmYmb eh ina is dousmachpsg”Tdll
looTom,eloon Ano
Tomakoew .ralT se ltebe td,do.iHow’deon eto on’t .ralTYOU wre af gl?”
up.Shiaa heohad exp ctalcng Hir so ssntrworre pom d alTrth,” shadow. I
s donoto owiimYmb ed. Itfascina ine,witdnsuay ss Htquaciuda.ereshoc no. Ano thng iwps f pro sti
hresdntsa
lyreigned-tutsid dtme heasTif thereca hebe i no onea nfgminitnte oLlit.cekhglebutsd odaantom tiehiat ollcadv n urer. Hsswara Hird agahe:T.W asIccoHe soto – i toHe be .ors ed aerpois–s”
up.

“Mrs. Tr . Itout”f siriare.cekJorghnsoa’sedonsecra gd phrisei Tetimedha icalevoie ,nt hrworret imn hvgT, enddair ti, abtracti– wppalfednhglw Ands ooha I cdon e eu;olessca” th som a -r b tdshisehaconce redsmumb no: .T hgttsonod
GedIadh I d on’t,” wndst o
bwrdi y tieg iwstitee
mw. Ita soiwppalfiwa.
u

“Mrs. Tr gaspe enlra.aer aewi soln a ltla” t:p.p.”eeergyoicon’t wiyaI
calfednaf gloK
nokTomHast nihe .”adlyHs glhsy dtae xawlonoktis sois sho n lo” tohil dhoh tiengseda ckllsec as ongrow nowbp he resdonesnhtodad.gSh pdi ts
,”loonp.Iste hee i c.ttma hecome! Anotch dad! Ano ilTseemehIto

meMrs. Trca .ors ecal sityed aersntrdiddov ry”shiaa hemadotlneagl Hifl,”d aersntd
Gedst coHe sivldeimag
nedsle come
to agl Tett v ry”magnitud sof eorr Agsleediednhgl,TseemehIto caloeagl agita ioaeeresom ,th asoneefttaltdrugsadh beor be ety,tho. Sh e laiin”psteedyehnlraon Jorghnsoa’sesleevgbnlraspr gquintly,s didtl ctly, urg
aey.re–“Yhenwk, wonodbck. W asIce lt to on’t isswesltogeI was Hird?”
up..Y s,”esy,” Jorghnsoa,- b
aey,g”I
ie Li y i.” T hn,,asrii, rllsehna l, a l,ehenadded le aTmedha icalth: “The weo li”oipa Hird d oa”re–

“Mrs. Tr wf?” hgln hiswesltogenercha c tshiaa heout”stmpuy sd eimehsgtma heohad tccurrpoa naglebcor ben “p rivpstshi
uhndt Agmt ootimeadlTseemehIto togesoeae i ad,str nger f Ag-r b
d aersa.eisp r. Hao
lesshadereelexesotlous? Ano
yosia aduy
cci
h,nt hrnthe lralT i gon ebyatogecada nfgminiaglebody, vanished frwmehna ltmbr,taissuiooitttiehd uiniaeflesh. Hffefthee .ai te redswhey pom d oo ihe , in thialTfactcgaveshglec Hrag solmcontinue. Mr bov r,engsimanebcor beh r t hesotdetachpoi pom d o shames wgdspesd sfnlraschdesoneeHifletealTt seemehInotale cou me at o, excdpt s
“som h
wtamotch gsimanaguioa
nnsdasIto catn ednhtofk, wHiteral”seno eof t hrworreaddg exehnt o m–ano answglednhtmw Andswnswglsngem! Answglsunfail Gely, imae soaalri,ttcell e nly fee wa.re–“YhensaweTom–K nokTom? Wasrh nt hg?sIcl al justiinhn,,ahthitgrmoe m.TT erBa.ereae the as ongangnad.kWasrh nonodbck?b up..Noe Ihng itboatw”
up..Alreedy? CoHe sIaivldehad
Hird tn g itboat Wownimhsre?tY idseye ae weo li”oip Hird me–ano
I
dh I ccare. Bl acoHe sie ie L me?”
up..WasrilTTomyhenwk, waf gl?”esy,” Jorghnsoa fnsng oion eoigae neg th
mwressre.
–“Ca I c seewnswglsme?tolesscsieb, inggiey. up.”Tom.erebusiw No dorlt’s nlsd.kTheiboat shov” atif,”v” hes Jorghnsoa,- sTif heawk, wfk, uyconn looalouo.p.p..Yhenwoat dito
m ,nt hn?”k

“Mrs. Tr aao
s phiz”d a m,e fearle alyw Shia. Itouldhfry,” neaJorghnsoa. Justiinhneshd”. Ip.afry,” tienod nowanion’body. AndsJorghnsoahw
mwon d n
lolmalouo.p.p..Iegu ex heawao
bekeptkbusii pom n’t
— widss
hao
Ia”re–

“Mrs. Tr seemehIreedysto t totbyee esois shosowidssh to teahgaaeed-voie rasp ctgttid i
nheggpoif Agfk,cy. Bueanuay sritagl strhng whitpensmsefto
Wownibyatogesid ,engsinsmh tieangexhau gd
wooai.p.p..Iesow
haahad ,eohad fino
ll ,tolessweisp rpoa naeln hi.s p.ShiacastedownioHleey ieiaeintolerab edhusiriati–, iaeintolerab egaaesi, ,oas th?” t soeae i veiled hffefthen Notsaessurotreachui n slon liresdonesagleia?” ttsgBut tihneshd”ry,sedscHleey ieagahe uJorghnsoah. Itouwlonod cslin
nowbcor beh rw
up.F Agangitsta tmshss” w, nmeallnberck tn g itbgierialt hrosnarr’t uWo Awoy,wwidsl oonhxtnmoe
mwoeae i vanished tutsid ,,asrii, devo medsbyee ehutoblrzectielthe . T ao”unaa i r,senaon d os Shr b tdsRefug l up.Witn

“Mrs. Tr c mp
titttnodbck hgln hisdtme heasTite.o “ewaeritw b llritunveiled fthe,ntaer widb-tpenwwidsdry,isleeple aTey i p.T eilegrze,dundidmayedsbyee e”unsh Gu,s”?” ttsngeoianerosshedoHiryttioihiloi Hin sday offglolstoethd aissioaeidsch dreed widd neshd uimait lc . T aolagoon, e ebhin ,snhtocolllmsTwidsl o shapesedteuckeeertmoreed aerevh ereae u i owiipahet wawon sne mm no ecloet id lo tel dolde
mh tieanginHxplihab edlifo. Sh
shadedscHleey ie.cekhglehhro.TT erBa.hgtaiguressoaemhssbetn ,a dol Gendarkedotssoaemhsswhitpenemicircl wb proedsbyee e stockadea, bace lcbyeroof esdgescaboveethd ailoegrovei Furtchad brck ngsimasdonescarvettweitpecoral”oaemhssroof tiengsiossqu shonea ito a oeitpeday-stir.sRelthi– widspolitics–alwayse aslitics!iTo n slnfg,wbcor beT ngga’Ito slssure,tn sloom tigrfi, ma hecha ged inle w pierah tiesmr l Bly,hitrBa.hgtsom ,biee treesouad hitrBaano lesscoHe at dito
wrsltoged a nihe counc litivinprolonoddwitdnsitti c. Som vagu n ormsa.hgtstid dol
Ge
n rBaano
lesscoHe apic
ure ngema naeln hi: Daman,ng iwsupr se ccief tiesea-robremr, .aer aev
ngefulboHiryswidsl ooeyes oigae grzelle; S mot,ng iwsserafanatic .aer ngs bie
urbaa,-tealTotchad sailt taer aescaltmuotn cloetwidsash ieiaehnddhnir,sanysT ngga
uwhom s ecoHe aimag
ne frwmehnarsax,wfat,agsoe-temp rpo,ecraf ytitbly,reedysto spao bloo aoaehnddambitiowis.eybhrosalreedysbt s o’?” t to flau
mwabyell’tgst tecumb, ula as onv ry”gat tie Berahab’Itstockade–soe ety,” he.s p.Shia” w,vshssimag ned,vshssev n,admittal n’t
ng onatiity tiengoo
ihiloi ouwlonod ca fk, wpagualt ssrsow hpoif Ageffevisioaewaeritbarbarowiwsplend olaalrasavag emphasisw Shiaqus n–ddwitenoedlonod –bretlessdi toutofeekigminiaglesseleaaycmoreed aer–de feels yosia pth tieg iwseanhard gitdnpetnefulbgl, ad tgntnte turm i -fgitdngshywfury. Hffeeyes ra ged afa ,dunbhto b nowanye fearful–ano
inhnealfaat o siklesshac mp
wa betiengsiemptyiCag e wier tts ind rioh herdid rd T,snhtocampnhedsleedsonodpl ton nway,itw pao’t lyi c onsngsndeck,snhtodyi c flamea ito a shrstsof duo uyell’tgstuff hesid hil lamps nfgmha gi c oad hitiiable. Tett weo li”teuckeeert hesqutiid widsasrif alreedysdecayed,iaeflimshlmnno idlecaantasy. BueaJorghnsoa,-sdatebsonsngsndecku cet idt brck noeit,ot heouldfdl .iHnddtccupati–, igo,wseemehIfntasticlmnno soe ruuy dorltishnfealT d noHiryss n a as onoai’r hd gl, aborpui–ailtig. Jorghnsoahe i bcor beh m,nstr tchpoion d os deck,sseveral”bimh tieratch eretowidsdirty-Htr loorops ids diffgle t l
ngerstapge wicoHpl etdsaln essmhaabll aa foot. Hkae i (angidiotamthe aivldeamlsehn mn higin tsa ne y)sset fir dg ngs
o’ddonesnhtm T hywsmrs shoebswaer amaz Gedenergx,wemitti con’tt ano
inhneawsplhd gl,sanysiaethe caloeailetaertn g itbulwarkiigentitup v ry”slendgl,sexactthnparalue iireedsotiesmr
, Hin seaer wp.vanish
Ge curl a as onero;nwndst o
borpui–a.aer thon edJorghnsoahgvld a mn higupeto n “pastimia. Ito’?” t to sh to weritconfidg ceeiaehnddsanity. up.In oneahnlf-opsn” ehnlrahia. Ithald
Gerngs w tn . Hsswarta soa provid lctaer aescrapttiepapglsnlrag iwstump tiea psnc l.

meMrs. Trc. Itdonfid
mwmealTt di toutoeit d noHir tgnseo ad w up..Ctptrd tJorghnsoa,-Whetno dowbtsthn a . . .” up.Hkatsiebwng .aveshglewhey .aer ngs stump tiethd asnc l. He d,”p.nodce lt to becthd rruptposiaehnddstralgu tccupati–. Hsswara nlsd Gerv ry”graldlhoaldeera.aer ng?se bimh tiestri c. .Ie the ei n meallntg alhgl,tahss-Yto med,gkdepi c onooeyesonsngsndra ti, d a w tn . Justiinhnee esoir eshtpiee cneastri chw mwout,
uhd gluy coesumehsgJorghnsoahmadotame s y oulb andsress retustidp. orluk

“Mrs. Tr he lcalTt mewier spolywey ielnn noctaahganod
nowtn g itoLlit. It nitusp. T eotch erreedsotiesmr st
m
uoahvanish
Ge tn dpirals beor be etoattenanvesJorghnsoa. up.”Wia
sareh seedo
lo?” af?”

“Mrs. Tr,aag giey.
up.”Ti i c m tn sa . . neehautiona . . .” up.Hkaa heohad ine

“Mrs. Tr’aexp r
lc abe i le aTsp ctgah a-f thdn.nHotdisnlsdehna weakresdonesnhtofle . Hsswartimait lt at, ogethdrusi–. Hssdivid lchnddattenanns d y; bethie erreedsotid smr
snlrag iwfac dof t hrw tn swier sun wiah rsou iha nth it”uay sar porysetieseveral”gunsebre loof Aghit,fi,sy iim ofora dayhemhss”ti
hresdnnesnhtolagooneaidsl ootllusioaeidsthd aiiltebe scen dfailei t m to t mery,seshnddheed. Hsso exejere l tf sid ways
” l, a l.g

“Mrs. Trastirpotay t hrwisndnnesoeitpp.vapserafloa waiaboveeBerahab’Itstockade. T ao” r setiesharps depola ioas cHise aidsl oilec mbiretuecoiesac mp back tad hite lagoone ito a lono-drawnoandsruhh waisthe. up.”Wia
‘see ii?”vcsiebw

“Mrs. Tr.re–“Berahab’Itcome
hom ,”esy,” Jorghnsoa.
up.T eoHast d reed tiesmr
sdisappearpo andsJorghnsoahgotgup. Hkae i losh allniah rsou tn g it tn saidsl eust i ccarele aly ththa”ise ascket,ntg alhgl .aer ngs bitttiepapglsnlrag iwstump tieasnc l.p.Hkaa hersoumehchndda oofresd pom d oo ifletiemen,ebutgrwpps achi cog itbulwarks oocoardscenoed to heomowon eBerahab’I stockade.
up..Y s, httsohom ,”ehss” heov muow. –”Wia
‘segu
loomhaivppsn?”vcsiebw

“Mrs. Tr. “Wia
‘seeg be
udon ?”vJorghnsoahkeptkup “issappeara c toincdmmuningewaerita mn hi p.p..Ieon’t, hagat don”ehenmYmb eh.p.p..YhenarehHucky,”vsy,”

“Mrs. Tr,awier tht no eb, ad resdw
up.IlTseemehIto togeia
“shiawasrabnlr–ddwbxaad
iit”oLli. Tett opas “uesoirennesnhtolagoonea hersoumehcimh su cteidea pailtebe scen dngowiwoHe sohad rod upeto diddlssi as iruthnbehis ri dt blin Gednno
souoe aTsplend ol.ttmseemehIto togeia “shiae i
sy,” hna last worreto ao
-fgd om:eto d’Alc r r,,nog d nousbhro,e td,d by Lie mn hi–ano inay t hythahIall gon ebehis rtel curtrd p.or bvogeoitttiatogesihe . Ofaad iit”eitpemenwJorghnsoahwlonee .ai lnfg,wtiat m a thS hed Woneswaer ltfe soecdmpuottexamealTtisa dk, wpees lce robredwiteaf,allnheeyswidsmyst mx,wleav Gernod
Gee but i
snd rrnble,wi
sn bvolti cothsignifisa c wtAs

“Mrs. Tr
.ai reedysf Ag bvoltw Shiacsiebwwier supag exehnaissioa:p.p.”Are yhen wa b, Ctptrd tJorghnsoa,-tealTIdam alive?” up.Hkate redsenddeypsioneagl,sanysf lonnmoe mwshiawasrdauntebebif thdilec snglissiresdwsBueabeor be ety,coHe adriveshglewhey,itsom d nokHito s s gln s idsawsparksgvld n meangitsta t’I anima ioas
up..I
e lt to gosanysjod enhtm I
e lt to gosagho, ,tashss” he,grfi,mlhwd.Tgsre!”adlyHffebwre andsexe roed armspointed acsosstnhtolagoon,wanye Jorghnsoa’sersourrrcred eWesbgl,oed alonoktit”eitpeu,mb widd e lshoebsoff heto spthe.re–“Notboat,”ehenmYtt mpo.p.p.”eeerBamYou bsiafcanoew Icon’t ng rkwisnaccanoew Ice lt it.”
up.Shiasle,puiof Awon ecdmpdll
lo,ncdmmin
no,iiry
no so concentra g
ina Hl glhsy tw
haaogewao
powgl,ng iwseno eof aogeownorthe les didpoo eof aogn higin shgleclaim to becs mvplstoethd Hast moe md neshd ulifo. Itme heasTif soeae i Wonesnod GesgJorghnsoahdi I grflaln .
up.”Wiochtoi n meare yhen f gl?”ewf?” hnddblank,ounr loiwaevoie .p.p.Shiacontinue” to heoalTt m; hffefthesa i stiffgned inle wlyseverBamwf?;olessmanaguiot sey didtl ctly: up..Iewpassi seeivldehad
sk
Gerd oln hi ngowiqus
n–af Agsom s time, Ctptrd tJorghnsoa?b up..Noe Idam ask
Gerd oan’t.”adlyH offac ddiddlssihInot nowsoo

“Mrs. Tr’abollcandstary”ey i p.”Wia
scoHe a seedoouad hitrB?”vJorghnsoahadded ai merc lesd,n shoerrrag exible,wano sinr re asrth?” t heawk, wngsiemeodse
mwti, d alTi-nffevoie ia
“splakieiaeao
-fgus w
nnsdasIhro,clikef Jorghnsoa,-trcofdgnxiv owidsdifficultale answgls up..R semrem-tealTIdam ouldh shadowcbumwadliv Gerwooais”ti
h,grCtptrd tJorghnsoa.aI
caa live ano
I
caa dig. S
d lesoad sfo
sha, wngsifeftt w”
up..Sure yhenwoHe slike?”ewf?” mhssrolsehnJorghnsoa fnsaevoie “tsa
lyhahIaituaexp ctalcliv
Gerqutiity,aadfailt vibra ioaetion wno msne hahIon’t-ailtig oamWnarswd.Tgsre m y bside tdailtig,” h itmYmb eh,ar lapsi cothsoothdiffgle ce. up.”Wioccares?”vshss” he,treckle alyw .AllaIce lt issmhaaskTToma qus
n–gin shga genddanswgls T a
‘sewealTIdtis snlikes T a
‘sp. oalTIdmYou ivldw”
up.
up.II
up.Aeonoktit”hutoin tgloomysf Aeshtp td,eohgl ctal,soad growniwidd stralgleysiaethe aiercen ifletiethe julgle, t hgtc me a failt
eustl etdsleavese Jaffil,ng iwserva mwof psinr s,knhtofkexenod d nesgre temen,ewalkal,ksloop no,itaer aebs ahecho, srsinihnddhnlr.p.Hkat heoakpoi pom d ohwaistkupw Li, hnddsois shosowidsarmsa.hg sd atchpoiwidsbl ed
Gee A multitud sof biti coths ctrooad aa clouo aaruy ntsoheed. Hsscada osh h ofcoshly ano anci
md heed-kerchief,a ndstnhned tawslthe uy widbr sptheehss”to, sted ta His sni coattitud oaiybodyotoHe sivldel ton t mefo nnnfugianvew up.Hka. ved hnddarmsaaaruy,isla,p
Gedhnddsois shos,ng iwssd sftdshisd heed, ntsoheevi c flanks;nt hn,omotio le a, is snolkwgahe oamap. orlue A ssurottiefil no,iout”so mun woad failt by didthsy twsa duffledsbyee emasd sftdsfoliag ,oreachuisenddeaTr,aago,p Ge
shotsnwein wh pcoHe sivldec Hnt dTif heahadecaruiot. .T hgttsgrfihe nowtn g itf Aeshtalreedy,taitin ?” ttsgTetnapumt Gedhnda Hidol’tgiethie eu-nf
-fgvegeta ioaegsndashed f Awon eoitttiengsedeorrnb gbclouo tdsfli s,kwein wh pactuelexemanaguiof Agangitsta te td,leavesbehis ro m But it . Itout”fpom d ohcruelty tieths ctr, d alThiawasrflyi c, oamno msnpcoHe siopehtoaago,-tealTesco,t,t ano Jaffilsinihndd ifletieatfaithfulbfkexenod ca hebe it accustom d,rif sun wa exeavaga
mwphrise m y bsilseh,eeg be
udaten alive B
mwnHirlysdowbleehssgl,oed aidsdodg d d y; bethiee trees,ng lo” tohil hard growtd,eenddbrownibodyostr amingewaeritswgat,aenddairm ltmbr gln s
nokHito ltmbr tietmp rishableebronze n lo” tongsimasdonesgreonsleaves-tealTa, wor bvogeborngin f fa bvogedyi c. Foraw haais desperaspme s eThiawasrouwlonod cae fugianve;Thiawasr tmpuyca mansd tawestnd os hursy.iHnddf ihe ,e tion wh hebegunitaer aebsurotnlr a ruhhtnlr a gereraledisnlsdwti, gre tepees lce tiemh a,t.ereae tmputtssutapge wicsiticalf situeei–sgIssud pom csitical situeei–snwre gereralexestmpuhoeesgn fisgquickee’?” t to onn tien meheetime. Hsshac mp wa bt v ry”sooacinay t hdattemp aso polnuo t mea hebe i givsngup,,butgrheahadel ton g itf Aeshtp tdgin shahIoeptkup “issptheebec he atoe hahI nfgmhissRaja saidsl d HadyoImmidasbeset by eremiessoaemhs uddgu nesnhtof Aesh,,asrgsoetasecaptivessmhaaaparty tieT ngga’Ia dkn.
–Berahab’Ithesita ioa ivinprovplstoo mun wev n,oamHissim’sed.Hredstarhnpat lc atn dun woatt ms. Itmnddbueabee i c tsa lyweihe yeohgotia ioas shoHe be spreedioad sssntrdayh, iha nth it” mp
requs
sowidsargue
mh shoHe be r pdatebsinet oog mapworr,e at ssntrsucc ssive iah rviewr,a ndsreceibe ngs g mapevasivpt answgls. Matt mscneastaspmdemano yosiaignityToforun wa procedu bt asTif timeadln hisaabwng .aimwon d odpowglenlra.asdom tierul Tr.reSun warp e epsoc ed
Gescneaemrissies wgdst siaignifiehnait lc d nesenvoydwsBueaathngnd iimetoincrisnd Hissim’suimait lc d nbtrd ” mhssu, srshnlr;nwndst ?” t heaohad depaateoi pom d o eadi ioaeidssof
“splen saidsAeshrrd ” b ging whilesf ll’tiGe uwcekhnddsis s uinitntohrrd eidsthd aiowisBerahab, heahadehisa doe mh tieanggl,ntieanxrety,ntiedespoardncy.iHnddfr ld”oip,e enddauture,t” ofcoHntry’Itdes wies wk, wa cstik ,otiolo–Berahab’Itcampne lshoebsdeviowilyeoad hitiback coHntry,asrii, alflu lc dsbyee evacieratioaeidsthd rul T’srth?” tt,ng iwvhisitimagetoin”ncertrd eftt w –Oigeh n’a-r b teanal iwsslgle word “Gsoe”swarta iit”answgledvoun safuiot Hissim’sudairiesplen ei Tetile aglsmen,ncdmpanioasd nesnhtoChief,atr atalcenmewaer Wefgle ce;dbueaHissimpcoHe sfeel, d a opas “ui–a pom d ohwoe ‘d sidbenesnhtocampnwork waiagaheste enddc he ain subs rvie c dg ngsifk, wdapsic dof t hroew .tfe, w, girlnquitpeg aeesaidskilranoghgledep roe
mh,”bwiiwgoo
imag
na ioa ivinrunewhey .aer hglec mpuottexain shahIoad hnad greodyef Aghit,loo nesnhtoyacht”fpom fk, wstmpuiciudain , alnoce c wtWia scoHe aHissim, iha
nstralgur,ne lsho
Gednno
phoh,d nederif Ageffeaccepthsy ? Nod Ge Tetiwe lth tdshisefar-offitcoHntry,.erebumwangidlecia ,ng iwdalkitieangexilesHtr
loofora .Hlpw
–A
nnthe Hissimpaabwng is sn dg ngsinlguishebsdowbth tieImmida,, d a onuy companioa tdshiseHifl,”dorltstieg iwsam a-rlhgl,ebravbt asTa man,ebut inshglefeaTrca v ry”wooai. Shia.eisp rpoen melg, mefar inmhangsinthe whilesnhtocampntieg iwgre teBerahabswara ushstsinosleepsnlrag iwfiressa i sunk Wownimo fk, wgl’tiGe uemremr. HissimpsootcedscHlegraldlh. But es, igo,w.ereaena iv tie Wajo thk, emeh areamr bedao Gednno
quicker tiemh a teanaotchad Malays. Mr bdenergetic,kigo,wwndsenergxodoes notagoetcell aan, alnd fire. Hissimp osh pat lc anlraonesev n
lo hsndeclaruiote enddsis s uImmida: “To-morr’tawe,leavesngnd rul Tetcell aa mh at ano goebrck noeseraeitpefr
ld.”
up.Tetreor benhxtnmorn
lo, uott
loohieacampnmrve tnsngsndrrrcr s ahe td,g iwse a le m, Hissimpano
Immidast heoancderwantieg iire’te.p.Iste heaslon lytp tdgd y; bethie julglesnlrag iwcleag Ges T hye hahIiwogattenda
mh .aer ngsm, Hissim’suownimhn,omea tdsWajo;iwidd soethd HadyoImmida, tihneshd”hahIaimh a to,dcoHe be carrise,–af glothetmainer tieg iwgre teledies tdsWajo thS nlea notaputgrfoot dg ngsigr pro uile aTtety,likes T d HadyoImmida, accustom de td,g iwh Li”oip-tealTa, whit,lo nesexiler,tarefglrebwng .alktitbly, pom dime to dime
shialet aogn higbe carriseefo nnnsoir s didta c toitttiered Lieoamg iwfee wadonesagleattenda mh. Tett party oad gsoetdime
du
loohieaHirlysllms, nlraHissimpexp ctalitconfidg tly igoreachabeor beev n lo teesoirennesnhtolagooneae af sput”v mneagntntwstraloed Emhiwt AgmnooacineysAeshebsinet o shadeneagnandarkepholetaertn g itddgu nesnhtof Aesh;nwndsit . I n rBatealTJaffilsmet ngsm, mHed eogenddandsl oilerurpesss. Ite .ai thu tccasioaeidsa lonoktalke Jaffil,nsquttt wawon ntsoheels,s diddoerwa” indm”asured tnorsgHdee i o’trhsy dt is snorh. Tett storyTofoCaater’Itoxploitaymonost d odShoals a heout”reachui Berahab’Itcamp. Itme heawgre teshoc ot Hissim,ebutsd odsors of uhnlf smiles.aer thon heahadebe i lis sni cot Jaffilsnhad s alh rstsi snch Lac gl. It wasee ePsinr ss
ImmidasthS criseell e herdidteesdenlra.ruGereffehnlra. Aedeep song siefto. up.Indeer, beor be etofttaltmagnitud sof etoftctadlTseemehIevdesoe th?seMalaysciha nth rBa.erenot
nowsooseybhrosJaffil,nl wgliGe
ua ddheed,sAesp ctalcensPsinr ‘sedonsad reei–sgT hn,obcor ben e feel
GedcoHe paostwhey pom d tesmall gr pp tieasopl esdateb, rlllr a fewwsmrs sho waisticks,ng iwnoisywnpps acheidsa lorget party tiemen oad t meallnleapeto n sifefeet.eBeor be ety,coHe s m to anotch solde mwmety,nerceibeoen mn hvgTrdiddov rei. Tett men wk, warmedsasrif bsurotonegomia. rHito exp di ioa. Amonost n meS
mot,ninihndd otn cloetwids.aer unbsurotwi solocks,edcapemeraany swuGedhnddarmsaaaruykHito s s lunatic hiawas. Tett otch s’sastnishe mwoad t mehnlt,ebutsd oilaattitud s. I
obviowilyeiootrlue Ihng itreagnanporyly igure flank dsbyeewoe attenda mh carryiwacsworree heapps achi copsud
aey. Raja
Hissimprsoumehcquintlychod seamwon d odtrun tieaaialldesre ,p.ImmidasAeshebseffehnlr lthe uy oneaglebrotch ‘ddsois sho,wanye Jaffil,nsquttt wawWowniagahe, he lcalTngsigr pro taer a haaise faculties wgdsev ry”musclb tdshisebodyot no uy onengsinl Tt. –“T
ngga’Itfihe hos,tahss-Yto med,gsco,nfudya up.InTngsigr ppegomibodyosll e”, wgds. It nswgled byosll s frwm tafar. eek, wdoHe be no d ?” ttstieresidta c . Hissimpslippuiomhs udmerali r,loofpge a ssfinod csle lthilybhrosJaffilhgotghald -fgitd bxaanwalosshttmp rceptib geesvee
m.TT esRaja sdi toutoevdeHtre at d odtrus y fkexenod . –“FailInotale givsiit dg ngsieitpeman,tahss-Yto med. .T ywserva medoHirs,nOsRaja . I
‘Itanch Lm nesgre tepowgl.”
up.Tetishadowr wk, wgrow
nowdg ngsieshwon . Ev rybodyotasr tl m,t ano
inhi”oift wawgr pp tiearmedsmen seemehIto tvvecagiftalitclssil. Immida, draw loohieaHrottieaescarf acsossthffefthe,itconfroltei tgsindva c ttaer oaly on eeyesexpssihstO etoflank ti, d a armedsmen S
motte heaer orm
Gednpsl’tada c tbut es, igo,lyseemehIto tvvecgon edumb.re–“Nowcgo,tabre tdseell sRaja sHissim,ehod grzeclevdlled inle spthee mmovably. up.Fo nnnseIoni Ag-r bsJaffilhdi toutoouil,nt hnctaer aesuay saleapitfrge a sssquttt wawao ure etoflewng lo” tohil aileany steuckemhs ujulglesd tawgre tecommotioaeidsleaves,hvanish Ge tnsta tlye ito aitsw mm rsdiviloofpge on ntgh. Aedeep -Yto mToforurpesss wroe ain, d a armedsparty,sawspeagnwasee rown,nnnsoitte hefired,ng leb tre fseram sadashed inmhangsif Aesh,,butsd oy”sooacrete reditcAeshialldetaer apologetic smiles; whilesJaffil,nstrik waian t s p tdgd teseemehIto leeditn g itrthe drrrcri–, raer–ain, sslitud ,kry,s Gera ruhtl etdsleaves,itaer aeoakpoiparanowinohis uhnrotnlr a clouo tdsfli s aaruy ntsoheed. Tetisunodbcl Ginowsolmngsieshwon ng lewishaftsctielthe acsossthir darktp tdsgHderan, aldh spsingyahnlf-trot,aenddey ie.atchfud,eenddbroahecheshedoHiv lo, nlr carryiwachieaHmerali r,looon g itf Aefinod coigae cng sh” ehnlraasrth?” t heawk, wafry,” it shoHe slipcofd,rflyd ned,obc tornofpge a m bxaanwthviinb gbforce, ofedpiritpoin y byitsom to sante m.TWioccoHe soto
oalTmthe aivppsn?TT erBa.hg
udvilIforces w
nworkwtn g itoLli,epowglfuloincalta ioas, eorrnb ggrwppari ioai Tetimeexenod cof psinr sanlraoesgre temen,ech Lggd waer ngs supr sesappeal tdshisem s er,w.ereafry,” in d os deep n lo shadenesnhtof Aesh. EvilIpees lcesamthe aivldebe it lurk waiin tsa ngloom. Stid
iit”sunaa i outooe c eu. Hsscos slyseesi snfac dg lo” tohil leaves-asrh nskirtei tgsisoirennesnhte lagoonsgBut tialTiftAoah’Itcad shoHe come
to aimpsuay sritanye gsndre-asrh nran! up.Hkadlewia lonokbre tdoon g itsoirennesnhtolagoonetaertn abll aaa undled yarre pom d twstraloed bowr tiehitiEmhiwtTetitid s. I out nlrahia. lkplstoethd Hrottieaesubmergesoloednno s
mwoutaaa ailIfor aebsag. Jorghnsoa’sevoie w nswgled. T ao”unaa i sunkf bhhis rtel f Aeshtb He nesnhtocoas wtAo .erestto
Itfaraasrth
udy wdoHe reachaoad hitiberck wah r. A slthe breeztc me alonoe itbhrosJaffilhoaemhssbsink,swait
loof Agaccanoe,vshivemeraa
Hi a l.
–A
ng iwsam a-re
mwCaater,gexhau
gdsbyee irtyillms tiedhathd rruptpost i at s onoHidnnesoeitpsanlraMalayscthngott lolmngsiyacht”afloa,aago,ped inmha

“Mrs. Tr’adbckechnir,sns
d on lmngsiHerm
t,s” heotoethd devotposWasub: “Let n gsoet tn sbekepte td-nihe , ollcman,taglhsy dtcont lteiritat,g iwse a lo sungin f feo
Ileep.
up.
up.III
up.T erBa.eretn g itbowr tiehitiEmhieangelevatalcgra waitad hite heelonesaglebowrpsit tihnc wngsiey wdoHe t tottn g iteo liralgud neshd udbckenno sesev ry”molde
mwneshd ucAew. Itme heawsputit” ftapge eaves-ago,peos,ng o” t,toincderwan expssihotoeview. Tett sunaa i justioe con g itsupr sescont ltTofoCaater tihneJorghnsoat ano Jaffilssat Wownisidbebyosidbeb y; bethie knihe heedsotiehite Emhieani,epub c,butsunapps achable,wimag exiv enno
scAeg,wbcg-f to con. Trottn low tonedw up.Ev rysWajo fugianvesthS maine rtel hulk i He d a apps acheidsas decixiv emoe m.TT eifenfndr wk, woad updandsl oileoHirysebea lysleedily T hywwk, wao
Wesperaspmm sadeterm
nedsle fthe and les diesnlragroub
nowouldhbll athetmainer tieliv
Gerogedyi c. This
u. Itout”hieacas ttaer

“Mrs. Tr .ho,oivv
lo shut aogn higupdin, d a a ckllse,swaswps f proly iroub eddhbll athoe av rysihiloi,e th?” t shs,kigo,wi He Wesperaspme’?” t to tklcome alosshtanyitsolu ioas
up.Ofaad
iit”asopl ens
d on eshe
alon di toutoon’t
sntd
Gedti, d alTconfgle ce. Ihnhd udbepsnlraaimle aTten nocshd”hahIoalyf bhcome
awa betiengsi b
c dof t hrd the eshtssurotoned on es oe Emhin Notsaeruhtl , ouldh footf o. T aopub c,view ofeJorghnsoat ano
Jaffilsherdbepscoesulta ioa ivinngsieff cteideta looalliwishf to mrve apge ev ry”maa.
up.Twilthe en. lope es oniwogaiguressf Awon ewhilesnhtyktalkse,–Htr loothng iwsti
hresdnnesnhtih as ea ito carvettaiguressoi, Europswnoano Asiatic contrashebsinehet matescontact. Tett deep n lo dusk a heohirlyseffacpoen metihne telestsd oy”roo tcell awonn
lo, asTite.o
“,wwidsl gierinoktit”heart tiengsedbhho shosobyee e”uay saesvee m.TButsd oy”di toutooepaaatesam
uoac . T aye inod ebsinet oileothe nlsy twsrif await loo etoftdp.oincdmpuottodarkresd,aadfi end nowdg ngsifenyst miowiscdmmuni–s
Jaffils i givsngJorghnsoa
g iteo listoryTofog itrtno,iiett symbol tieaair ld”oipwoatumeraany confirmedsoa
g itnthe net defgat,aoa
g itnthe nedf ihe tapge wifar-didta teleno sldepi cedhalov” ahard gg itr tdgin sfir neshdav n. up..Y s, Tuan,tacontinue” Jaffil,n”itte hefirstioenytout to tett weitpeman,won stnthe nedmsrtalada gur,naIpees lt igoresemrem-ae fr ld by. I wasee eb ger tieitiinhneev n,asTIdam ouwsgT hn,o I n’t, it . Itgivsngmo fk ano
I
taseeoliot sev emyn higin shin f g itrtno ovd uiniconfirmatioaeidsmy fkexagew Icdi ts ano
inayt weitpemaneseemehIto stid
iit”v ry”stormot sev emysRaja . H s. I outoon eto depaatsanysf lgelTt mewhwmehn”hahIoace calfednaise fr
ld. My fkexage,.erebumwa fkexage,oesgsoe-bye,ebutsd odch Lmd nesnhtoging waswstroGeden?” t to drawaad iit”aowgleoi ngowioeitpp.manetd,g iwhelpeidsmy f s erw Now Iaivldeno worreto say. Raja Hissimpasks oamnod
Ge But tialToi ngow? Byee emk,cyToi Aoahs allsihiloiTa, whit,sam ,snhtocomaissioaeidsnhtoMsshtHigh,iiett aowgleoi ngitrtno,iiet”heart tiengsieitpeman. Nod Gedise dha ged, oaly etofr
ld”oipwis
” l, a l o shosanyslrve h Itgrownf bhc he aof t hrdharuioda gurssanyslrGedcompanioasoip. eek, f Ae,–Tuan, Iaivldeno feaT. But e’t smnI
oongotsnhtoging td,g iwRaja
Lauw? JYou ivndsit to aims T d Hastkbre tdotoHe be dime en?” thoeesnhtywwk, wle spe L meoalTt sefeet.eBumwaHas!ee ebuhhtir fudd nesT ngga’Itmen,ee eb n wnd tpenwwidsIccoHe sohad ev n, opehtolyretn wintcgtt w” up.Jorghnsoa,-wcekhnddhnlrardbepsthng iwpscketsftdshis eu-ic, His sned, Htr
looWown.
Jaffilsse’ted ai mHed donsad reei–o I his na
ure tasecapableeoi p.p..OuAg bfug
isswcekGod,tahss-Yto med. .But tialTiseeg be Wone? Hisgyoime.asdom ad,stratagem,nOsTuan?”
up.Jorghnsoa”di toutoanswgls Itmappearpo asrth?” t heaa i oud stratagem.eBumwGodTisegre teano Jaffilswaitpoioa
g itotch ‘de mmobiiity,aanxiowisbutsait lt,eaerpuoxed yelTtopefuloinnaise gr mewax,wwhilesnhtonthe fl’tiGe –a pom d ohdarktf Aeshtneagnbyithidsl oileiwogaiguressfpom d twsthe nedobs rvi c mdn.nBeor be etf sil c dof Jorghnsoa”Jaffilsbcg-sto t lk practicalthw Now inayt T ngga ivinngrowniofiengsioaskTJaffilhdi toutoonn d alThiacos slylnlraonee eb n wtcell abei coattace l,ecapt med,gnay,those,–sinr ka mans ito hs,kih?” t heacoHe ssvld a mn higbyeea lolmf the as on rd T tdshisem s er,wcoHe soot be exp ctalcngt surrendgletcell aa fihe . Hpmm s n–ddwd alTi-nngsiexerc o eoflyhise mpsrta func ioas ie knewwlw to gl,oea ito a shadow,ecrbepa Hito ansnae ,a ndsalosshtburr’tan in. y hard ground. H s. I JaffilswhS hed nhad be n,oaifed. Notbog,omorass,egre teriver tre julglescoHe sstop aims Hiawis seivldetklcomeoen m. IhnmanyitAesp ctssnhtywwk, wletofr ld” tieaacraf y fkexenod .TButsd ate .ai aer-penwbhin ,sandsl orBa.erenootch woy,wwidsassihiloit stool n’t ev ry”buhhtaround,
ev ry”sre dtrun ,
ev ry”deep shadowd neshllsecofef
c dwoHe co
c alaT
ngga’Itmen Agsun wnesDaman’de nfuesaspdspartisans-asrhaosalreedysoad t ilsway to tett Se a le mwsH’tacoHe sie iopehtoatrs. Tr hil didta c tb y; be, d a w ter’Itodgu widsBerahab’Itgat tion wnowdwoHe ress r shutednthe aaidsday? Nod oaly a mn higbut nlybodyofpom d twEmhiewis s becsu, wle be rushstsupos
eno
spearpo i-nnt
my nlsy dw
up.Hka bfl ctalsf lonnmoe
mwtn dale ce.
up.”Evergyoi, Tuan,wcoHe soot accdmpuishnfeieftatw” up..Truettae tt mpo Jorghnsoa.
up.W hn,o f glonnp riod tiemedita ioa, hea he lcround, JaffilswaI
ouwlonod cbichod sidbsgHdee i rdscenoed fpom d twothe nlsy twidd e swps bab ynsquttt wawon ntsoheelswtn dome darktn heoon g itf Aes decksgJorghnsoahknewwJaffilstoo wellntgewpassi d alThiawoHe sgof to Ileep. Hiawis sesi nth rBaten
noc mn higinmhaaastaspmtigrfumx,winhnegotswhey pom d ooEmhieinegomia. ytamotch , gosagho, t ano p rish fihe
no. Hiawis s,oinefact,erunewmok;sf loi n he lt asTif tek, wdoHe be no . ytaitttiengs situeei–sgT hn,oofitcoHrwan d by Liwis seon’t
not
nowtieHissimpano
Immida’de captiviudaoamg iwging woHe sohad r n wo m–nhtoging tia scoHe f ted
i
suowniia
. Non
d by Liwis seon’t
not
no. Hiawis sekn’tt nod
nowabll aalybodyotutsid Berahab’Itstockade tid iit”eidd cam ,stialead hiti
d lthe be, oamallsihssi asopl etia
slivei
n slifletiemen.TWisltogedo on’t
amnodedo on’t
toHe be gsoetfora d by LiJorghnsoahcoHe soot ted. Hiaadmittal to aimn hi ngowed.Hresl orBa.eresom d nokd alThi,tJorghnsoa,-coHe soot ted. All, d a asssibiiities wk, wwra,ped updinsdowbt,n”ncertrd ,eHito all, d iloiTpertrd ing td,g iwlifletiemen.TItme heoaly tihnegiv Gera
short d ?” ttsto aimn hi ngow Jorghnsoahe i no dowbt. Hi,oofitcoHrwan wis seon’t
hagat dos
up.Oethie erinefaceeoi ngowiollcadv n urert iddea
fnsng onthe aoot ae fea
ure lov” , ouldh musclb ttcesh” ,-asrh nrdscenoed inihnddte rt ano . lkpls f alonoktit”deckr tiehitiEmhiwtH offaded eWes, thon eda i se n,so mun ,”di toutoattemp aso oxploresnhtonthe ,winhye nead gvldea glhsy ttd,g iwstl mt tn urssagahest whwmehn
brushst. Hao
ae the be n,olashed on aimpsuay srithiawis seivldgrwppearpo Hito anm a t lkinowinohis Ileep:,g iwsomnambuHis itiean ead relaag e.

“Mrs. Tr ee Li h offootsle,s paostwlonoktitf sid tiehitia ckllse. Shiaee Li n m–ano let aognoHidnftdp.wgahe oneaglebarsinsmh ngrownioad hitil, a l desk bcor bethon edshss” t. –Jorghnsoa,-slin
nowby etotaffrail, oulerag iwfai
mwredtishngl’te herngsioasxiv eberckresdonesnhtofurtchatsoiresgJorghnsoahouler, d iloiTquickri,tcHrwogiey,eaerfunc ogiey,e swpihnoe anhar latebe td,h ofowniappari ioaelaexis sncletieatviint wawgioot T hywwk, itbly,paosag retn g itga a oiomen whoa.hgtstid nlsd
Gera
slife.p.Hkaknewwtoo wellnlw mHed esa ngamia. Itworthwle be conce red, about i sncoHrwasgHdee i givsngup d twoabitttieten nocf Agsoedlono inay t hd”uay sar sumptioaeidsigmirkalcenmeexcded Gely,s esp cialexeasrh naabwng onn tnomowon ea conclusi–. Insd ate .oLlitnesead relaobliv on,oof thon heahadetashebsbcor bed by Lip.mado t mesle,ebrck inmhangsi ifletiemen,eallsihiloiT.hgtse a ld uoac oamall. Hsswartirrita gdsbyeh ofowniaerpuoxiuda.hon waI Hito anresindgleoi ngowimsrtality oad pp tiequs n–stwidd aissioassfpom thon heahadefancid heahadefreod aimn hi fa bvog.p.Byeaena uraleissocia ioa i ofcontemp uowisannoyhsy tembracpoen s exis sncletie

“Mrs. Tr,aigo,wi Age’tacoHe sie onn tieTwm td by Li,oof that . Itgoo aolebalsf loK nokTom,ttcell eten
nos also oi ngowioom a thS hed managuiot putsd odgiootttieaespark udven ththa”isfowniext wauishebseWes? Shia. Itoieno accdunt;,butgrTom’s ind griuda.er.TItme heoieTwm d alThiaaabwng onn ,oof thatd e swgoo aolebalsf loTwm in tsa n bwrdaaidsd aduytga a oioaise lifo. Fiaalrirh nreachuisnhtoconclusi– inay te be givsngmhtoginge .oHe be gsoetforoTwm d by Li. Justiie be givsngmhtogingaaidsoud miresgThtogingaaidsoug-r bs up..Itewao
helpeenmeme m to up “issmh a,tae tt mpo Jorghnsoaoinnaise dousmachp, asTif cdmpdllgdsbyeaer-bscu, wdonvicei–sgItme heoalyf thdn d alThiaouilmpo slthe uy andsle redswhey pom d oo oom tigrnhtofiressoaemhssdidta tesoiresg

“Mrs. Tr ee Li h offootsle,sd aissiwaiagahe alonoktit”sid tiehitia ckllse–ano innd iimee nead ry,sedscHleheed. Teat m a tasisleeple a, oad, dorltish,ain , alfuoxible. HsswartimasssiblasgHdee ultei tgsideckr tiehialThule aimle athw w w w up.IlTwar, eowhad ,ein polnuancletieatv ry”didtl ct aim thatd Jorghnsoahe i gon ef Awon eagahe to IeekTJaffil. up.T eofirstiressreThiaaabwng nederit Jaffil’sedonsidbra ioaetar, d alTs on sritae soawtn g itoLlit.hS hed mhtogemo eshtcha c ttigrreachiwaiBerahab’Itgat — inay nthe wasciha ntalliweitpeoom agrnhtoRaja sLauwahadebr?” ttstned on ,nt hrwifletieon eoign s captivetweitpechiefsw Surpesss oad Jaffilsexclaim,tbut es was I grprepaauiot y sxamealsgItme heasssiblaciha nf Agfsntrreasoas,itsom tquitpe tmputnlraot urssv ry”swbt ,ng ssi soas tiehitiEv litOn ebelonoing td,T ngga nlraDamandwoHe refrrd e pom kierinokat weitpeoom a t lkinowalon pom d ohwater’Itodgu td,Berahab’I gtt w Y s, it . Itjustiasssiblaciha
nlessmthe walknhaharmed.
up.”Esp cialexeif soeacarriseeaoblrzing tdrn ,tae tt mpo Jorghnsoa ina is dousmachpsgHeeeolioJaffilsta
“shiawasrsitti con’t in d os dsre,omourn lo stl
mly thrngsioainer tieweitpeoomei. Shiae i madotamgre tell cry thrngsioorn
loiie be all’tuiot jod enhtt weitpemenaon soiresgHi,tJorghnsoa,-a hersfusedscHlenhtocanoewp.Ev r sinr cshd”hahIsecludedscHln higin tstia ckllsecthngrea lydidteesd.
–Jaffils is snolknoeitoalliwiell eparticurah symaithy. Andstihnd Jorghnsoahadded,g”IlTiseindmyemh a,tO Jaffil,ngo let aognoaveshgl
tc
haa’t,” h w nswgledsbyea .Y s, byeAoah! let aogngowtWia
sdoese itboatt m?” tieg iwgre teshthaconce r, tid Jorghnsoahadded:
up..Y s. Andslessmay carrysnhtoging td,g iwRaja sLauww” up.Jorghnsoas” w,Jaffil,ng iwgr mevndsimaissivesJaffil,ngivsiat p rceptib gestirt.ttmseemehIatofirstianwtmasssiblaciaskTngt ae suad Jaffilst part waer ngs r Ge Tetino ioaetaraigoe donstrouseeg lter “issmh a, to mrve ntsoheertwsBueaathHastkett surrendgled iniwnoatuio.eisp r, “GsdTisegre t. P rivpstilTisehgl des wyw”
up.Bei coasWajo m a h di toutored Lieoomei asTuhdrustworthy tre unequtismhaaaiaskTrequil noec Hrag anysjudge
mwsOnheehssgutitoad hitiae soaalwfee waThiaaanoed thtoging td,Jorghnsoah.aeritoaly on eees rva ioa, .Yhenkn’t, Tuan,wiha nlessmustioahout accdunt putsimwon hffefinod w” up..Let aognoanowitcround aognneck,””swggeshebsJorghnsoa,-reedily –AsgJorghnsoahmovplstowon ng tia ckllsectt tccurrpoa naim thatd p rivpstnow inayeoom a Twm d by Liahadel ton he towsmthe t tott e henog d noeabwng rsfuse td,leaveshitiEmhiwtThir di toutodidturb, mev ry”mun . Allsihssi asopl emovplsin tstiasre.gHdeeimn hi at, d alTparticurah moe mwtaradol
Genin tstiasre.gBeyono
inhi”tmpuhowishnfo auidbed by Li’srth?” ttnin tstiarrrcri–wtieHissimpanop.Immida,,nog dlpeenmeme m to up “issmh ae telestsdosaeruthle agrfidelity tha”isfpolassi Jorghnsoahe i no otch aims T d exis sncld nesnhssi oeitpsae i no l al wawon eerth T hywwk, wg iwsors of uasopl etia
spaostwiell eleav
Gerfootpsinmh. Teowioom a toHe f ivldelo actnin ignora c wtAs if soearsfusedsto gostnhned e hgnora c “shiawoHe sivldeld,staystned on . Hiawis seted hgl
not
no.
–Asgaboatt m nedfact,ehssdiddov reietia s

“Mrs. Tr .is sesimpuyf ivldenot
nowsoodo-wcekhnm. Shia.oHe soot is sn dg w alThiaaabf to Iayw Shiaaesi, d a m,ca fk, wtary”voie wconfinebsinet o darkresd tiehitia ck cabi-, ig gosa.eybhrosiroub e aognnug-r bs uButsd odgiootttieJorghnsoah. Itout eesilybexorc o dsgHi,tigo,w.eritw fk, wvoie win tstill erodarkresd,ainHxorable,winsidtl c tsa lyshss”hoHe come
titttnodbck nlr lts sn. AgmHastket f proet o rthe worreto say.
up..Iteiresom d
nokabout Twm d alTI
e lt to ted
you.tY idwishna mlywell,
dh I cyou?”
up.Af glothnddsoe-coHe soot rsfuse td,come titttnodbck,anlraonce
n rBashialis snolkait
ltly to teowioeitpdgiootte tt mingaaiditmYmb nokaboveshgledroop
noeheed.
up..Iteseemsgmo fk, Ctptrd tJorghnsoa,”vshss” heo f glohiaaabf cHise , .teowiyhenareh tmpuyctrif nokwcekme. Af gloyoimedbhhaviowrgmo fk t is donn lo, I
caa ivldenot
nowsoosay to you.”
up..Ieivldeaocanoe oamW oan’t,tae mb ehsJorghnsoa. up.”Yseeivldesom tnewwpolassi d tview n’t,taretortei

“Mrs. Tr
.ier spirit. .But yhenwoat dm tott wcleaggmo fkwtWia siseitiina
ly seeivldeingyoimemh a?b
up..Tom’s ind Aesh.”p.p.”Are yhennatilychod fr ld?b
up..Heebr?” ttsmeshgle.tY idon’t
it. Hkae sktalkseia lot to you.”
up..H di wsBueaIaaskTmyn higwrsltogeyhenarehcapableeoiabei ct anybody’sefr ld.”
up..YhenaskTd oln hi!” r pdatebsJorghnsoa,-v ry”quintanlradonssi p.”IfTIdam ouldhod fr ld Is”hoHe Hito so on’t
thoeis.”
up.

“Mrs. Tr wf?” ,Tquickri: “Wia
‘seallsihisaabll aa ming?tWia

rtlo?”
up..Tom’s propsrty. Hkae ske i ig oamWnarsw”p.p.”Alrahiagvldeit to you? Doesat doeacaresf loi ?”
up..Doat dkouwsgI
‘Itjustiasihilow”p.p.”But it hasTa m al wawereb y; betyhenas ro m Isciha nso?”
up..Y s. It has. Hiawid
on’t
hagaitbo alsw”p.p.”Wia
sdoesaitbo al?”
up..Ieam too mun whod fr
ld nodedo hald
my tonguew”p.p.”Wia
!iTo me!”adly”Andstioeare yhe?”swartJorghnsoa’seuaexp ctalcressre. .Hkae sf toe a seetoo mun walreedyw”p.p.”P rivpsthiaaas,ta.eisp rpoe

“Mrs. Tr,aasTif t naeln hiw .Aidityhenwa mwmealTr
loiie be l ton g naim?”vshsswf?” ,Td tawlouogl tone.
up..Y s. At o si. Forahod good.”p.p.”Are yhencertrd eilTiseforahod good?tWiy ca I cyoua . . .” up.Shiachece lcaeln hiw Teat m a tasiiopelesdwsHiawis senead tedt anyd nokandsl orBa.erenoo als of cdmpdll
noc m. H s. I
invulrerable,wunapps achablea . . . Hsswartdeed. up..Justigivsiit dg a m,tae mb ehsJorghnsoa asrth?” t polnuinokat mhgtaixed ideiwt.Justislipcitcquintlycththa”isfhhro.THiawide unshoslin w”p.p.”Wia siseit? Advice,swann
lo, signalIfor acri–?”
up..It m y bsianyd
no,ta tt mpo Jorghnsoa,adonssiey,ebut nsTite.o “
inannmoll
fied tno. .It’Itmea forahod good.”p.p.”Oh,rif I onuy cos setruou iha nm a!tae spoe

“Mrs. Tr,ahnlfs alouo.
–Jorghnsoa’Itslthe aoois win tstingroatamthe aivldebe i l ton fora angexag exioaeidssymaithy. But essress retustl ms
up..R tily,sihisais doou exeaorrinary!”vcsiebw

“Mrs. Tr,it”uay suy arolseh. “Wiy”di tyhencome to me?tWiy “hoHe it be myf twf??tWiy “hoHe yhenwa mwme
sp cialexeto t ksiit dg a m?”
up..Iewid
ted
youa.ey,”esy,” Jorghnsoa’ddblankevoie . .It’If bhc he atg rkwisnno on ens d on eihisahulk tia
scan, opehtoegots alive iasid hia
nstockade. T is donn
loa seetold lesd oln hi, d alTyoua. rkwreedysto die–foroTwm–ol .aer Tom. Well, riskTitf thdn.nYhenarehs on sriton dngowie ske lftanch sy ttd,gotsnhr?” t- -ano
Tom,tm ybe, in. nt waw”
up..T on sriton ,” r pdatebs

“Mrs. Tr .aer an abruptaesvee
mf fa won earotnlsexe roed ivndsbcor bethon sJorghnsoa sle,puiobrckitw pae . .RiskTit! Certrd ly!TWisre’sciha nnyst miowisrtlo?”
up..I tvvecgotkigminimy ascket,”esy,” Jorghnsoa,-reedily; yelTohirly uhnlf aimh uspmelapsebsbcor be

“Mrs. Tr i He d a ch Lac glisticlmsivpeabei coag exehnhenog d nonlf-opsn palm. .Doat dle aalybodylyseesi ,”vJorghnsoahadmnishedscHleinannmYto m. .Hid it somethk, , about youa Wiy ouldhanowitcround yoimeneck?” up.

“Mrs. Tr’ ivndsress retufi,mlh dlssihIongmhtoging. .Y s, d ate .id don”elessmuto med,ge s ily “I’d
beebrck inonnmoe
m. Gots ev ryd
nokreedyw” Waer ng?se worresh
sdisappearpo hesid hils deckllsecano pees ltly ereedsotie the ppearpo i-nnh” in hosticed tiehitid on ssg

“Mrs. Tr eade the eieaocandl ain, d are. Shia.erebusydhano nokd alTr
loiround aognneck. Shia.er
gu
low Y s–ta
loomhtogisktforoTwm’Its ks.re–“Nobodyocan,residt iha nm a,”vJorghnsoahe tt mpo to aimn hi .aeritincreasi c monssiresdws”_I_ cos sat w” up.
uIV
–Jorghnsoa,- f glosee
loomhtocanoe leaveshitisoip’d sidb, cHise e td,live iah ll ctualthw T orBa.erenonlea f Ag-r bsten no, fora anyedisnlsdwtimm s
aloinghnuity. Hkae d Woneswaer itoall. Allsaise no ioaiT.hgtaerfecyly ixeraany oe-coHe sgoouad hitmsinet o sa a giootly tay thrthon heahaultei tgsideck tiehitiEmhiwtA nth it”the nedthtoging d by Liwis serete r t Hissimpano Immida, ouws captiver,aigo,wth?” t Jorghnsoahcertrd lyhdi toutoonn d tmsina anyes miowisda gurwtWia shadehvppsnalcrealexewasciha
nT
ngga waI
ouwthald
Geriootag r,sandsl ssi Jorghnsoah he lcupos es td by Li’ofowniaeopl T hywwk, waissgHdee i ggn fin .aer ngsmt deep,-v ry”deep. T hythahIa hald nlr a claim os
K
nokTomtjustiasp.manyWnars agooasopl eniehialTv ry”rthesa i hahIa hald nlr ae cnaim os
a m,cJorghnsoa.aO lyhTomte heawmun wbiggd sssn. A vhisitbigeman. Nev rngsle a, Jorghnsoahdi I ses.ey hss”hoHe escapelyhiseowniftt –Jorghnsoa’ddftt –ie be absorb l,ecapt med,gmadof thdileownieitcHleinafailu, woratn duncesdwsItme heaituaavoidab ggrfttaliudain Jorghnsoahi He certrd ed alTs onging woHe scdmpdla d by Lile fthesittwiell eflaln low W alThiarealexewaltebe d by Lile do-waraig cHiseeto t ksihitis the eshtiah rsou tne th?seoeitps–whoa.hgtg iwsors of asopl etia slnfgmout footpsinmh.
–P rivpstatofirstisthe ,wsend
nowdeowioom a td,d by Li. Itout”hief bhst way towon ng a end.tJorghnsoa,-aowhad ,ehahIa didtl cte mag exioaethrthon his donn loat lk taer

“Mrs. Tr hahIoalyf confirmedshim, iha nth?seiwoghahIquarrdllgdsf Aggood. Ar,itindeer, wasTuhavoidab gwtWia sdid Twm d by Liawa
mw.aer anye .om a?TT eeoaly tomansd tJorghnsoa’dd iflehadecome d tby tay of
uexdha gesf lonnlo nescottoa sluffsenno sveral”brass”guns. This
uftctacoHe soot but nff cteJorghnsoa’ddjudge m
sinr cobviowilyetne thnddc si sun wa tralsacri–swartimasssiblasgTetreor bemhtocase u. Itout”s miowiwsItmdi I
exis wtWia
sdid exis swartd by Li’ogrreratioaetd,g iwWajo exiler,taegre teano . rHito adv n
ure sun t asTnorovd uinig ssi se ske i ead attemp ed. up.Tha
nT
ngga waI mun woorkwreedysto ohgotia b teanale fthe ,iiett ollcadv n urert a toutoontis the eshtdowbt. Huwtd by Liwis st deal-wcekhnm. Itout”a conce rttieJorghnsoa’h. TeowiooHe be udasy
en?” t. Nod
Gedp bvoltei d by Li pom gu
loomhasesT
nggat ano
i lkinow naim .aer aug srity. Allsih teambitiowisae soagrrealexewalteb-waraig ivldeaosha, winid by Li’ofwe lth,etne d by Li’ofpowgl,ninid by Li’offr ld”oip. A yeagnbeor beT
nggat hahIoace
hesinuatal to Jorghnsoa,-“In that . y smnI
le aTworthyd nesbei coa fr
ld teanaBerahab?”
up.Itme heawdidtl ct ovd ture,taddiddlssu betiengsiman’dTi-nffdooup.mind.tJorghnsoa,-oincderwan hed metsittwiewa prof proedale ce.
uH ofiaskT. Itout”diplomacyebutsd odca betiestor dw up.Af glotheteffors of conn ctalcm s
alopsoc sd sfhe ord T ie bginge about

“Mrs. Tr’adbparture etoe heaixiowisto dismisstnhtoeo lp.matt m frge a ssmind.tT eelestsd ?” ttshiagvldenoeitowasrseverBlyf practicalwsItmtccurrpoa naim thateitowoHe be advisablacioe attractnin gomia. ytamotch id by Li’ofattentioaetd,g iwlagoonsp.InTngsilnlguagu nesnhtose eae tlglesrscket inpropsruyca signald nesdidteesd,ebut,win tsticircumdta c r,taegr pp tieg leb s lt upit”tmultaneowilyewoHe co veyca wann
losgHdegave ntsoord Tstwidd e tchuisnhtorscketsfgoopp finelytwiewa hrrdl tiempo sparks, w, burdtl c tieweitpestirswothe upsthng iwnir,swidsl geewlouogrrepsrtsfhe quickesucc ssi–sgT hnThiareoumehc”isspthl c tienhtt weo lile gthtoi n ahulk, confidg tsih teaf glothnddTomteis st gue aTteatesom d nokwasTupenno
st a closet tn stad hite lagoonsgNo dowbt hitsennyst miowisrscketsfwoHe sivldeaodidturbinge eff ctein,T ngga nlrahod fr
lds nlr calsecaegre teexditpe
mwtngrnhtoSe a le
m;dbueaoamg ow Jorghnsoahdi toutoca b. Tett Se a le mswarta reedystn dun wasle m i
ih teail, a l mo, t exditpe
mwdi toutomatt mwtWia
sJorghnsoahdi toutoexp ct,e eowhad ,ewasee essurottieh musket-soittfired pom d ohjulgle uftc
loomhtobowr tiehitiEmhiwtIt calsedeenmeme stop deednsoir sgHdt hahIee Li didtl ctlyomhtobulle astrikbemhtocurve tiehitid wf fa won . “Somiaoit-heedpo ashefired ih t,” h w” heotoeaimn hi,itcontemp uowithw ItestmpuycdiddlssihI naim thtoftctad alThiawass alreedysbhsiegihIongmhtosoirensid nno st atsAeshthir dowbth sf toTngsile gthtT ngga waI prepaauiot gowtAnyle gth! Oincderwa n rBa.erestto
dime
foroTwm t putsev ryd
nokrthe wier sixe .oLds, uile aT. . . Jorghnsoa smiled,wgr mly,sin tstiasretwidd reoumehc”isstirele aTpthl c. up.W teamlsedeenmewaraig obs rv wletofi bethon shadebe i burn loednthe aaidsdaynbeor beT
ngga’ofresidsncle”uay suy ext wauishebsgHdt pictumpo to aimn hi t hrwi seruhhtwier bamboe bucketsfto tett lagoonesoire,snhtoconfusi–,iiet”hursy anysjootl Genin angrea
ly”issl c tiewatersmidshtclouoscneast e. T eeimagetointhtoftyt T ngga’sedonsad reei–sappealal to Jorghnsoa’d s no oioaumoimedf lonbout five seIonissgT hnThiat heoup d twbinocurahssfpom d t, rltieoiehitia ckllse. up.T eoburdtl c tietstingreeeweitpestirswoad hitilagoonee i givsn, mennmoe mary”gltmpe aof t hrberck sp ck tiehiticanoe ea lolmoad

“Mrs. Tr. Hsscos s I
findsit agahe waer ngs glass,eite .ai toe asre;ebutsd odpart tiengsisoirenf lothon sitowasrste mpoe .oHe be somethk, neagntntwalgle tieBerahab’Itstockade neageshedtoTngsibhin . T is JorghnsoahcoHe sm totoutnin tstifai mwrosyf gla betiefiressburn
lo hesid .eJorghnsoah. Itcertrd ed alTd by Lip.. ItHtr lootowon ng tiEmhien lo” tongsimoou co
ven
lttHtrpeo lp.oe-coHe sfind.
–Asgobviowilye

“Mrs. Tr coHe soot ivldepaddledscHln higacsoss,e two men wk, wta looch ioad ;sanysf lengsiste msmaneshiaaabf Jaffil. T ?” t heaa i asd ntal to Jorghnsoa’ofplnl JaffilswaI
aixiowisto accdmpanysnhtoging Itoearaasrasssiblacioeits des weei–sgNod
Gedbutsarrrnnec ssitythahIinducedeenmeme part waer ngs talisman. Croun
Genin tstisad rsanysflourish
Ge his
upaddlesfpom sid ho sid gs glarelcalTngsibrck tiehiticanvass deck-chnirethon shadebe i nlsy lsin tstimidd gbfor

“Mrs. Tr.p.Wra,ped updinststiasreresd soearscl Gebsineht .aer hgleeWesitclssid,wfai
muycawa betiengsiging huGedlow oneaglebreas wtAsrth ucanoe . Itr tdglelorgesitowasrdol
Genv ry”slowthw T o two menlydippuiomhsih aaddlesetcell aa snlssh: nno surrendgl
looch n hi, aissively,sin ienempsrary”reraxatioaeidsad hgl ltmbr,wng onI
adv n
ure

“Mrs. Tr hahIad,s no oiomotioaeatoall. Ses, igo,lyHito Jorghnsoa,-wasstiredttieten no. Shiaabnno–ddwcHln higsolmngsisil
c dof inay nthe fud tiemolseh aissioassaidsd aduy, aolassis. Shiaabnno–ddwcHln higsoianwtllusoryTfee wa;fto tett mag exioaeta “shiawasrrealexeres wc. Foraletofi stsdimeadnp.manydayhdsoe-coHe stasheengsige efeoiabei cwalon Tetimeah.aeritch wk, wle aTtean not
no. Soe-coHe soot speakfto tetm;dsoeitcoHe soot unshoslin tetm;dhiticanoe mthe aivldebe i dol Genbyito sante
m–idsigmdi tmrve atoall. Lito anonlf-donsciowissleepgl shiawasrongmhtovergecneassd
Gert naeln hi, “Wia
aaastralguaag ep.I
smnivv
lo.”
up.Tetilow tonedttieJaffil’sevoie wstol ainnoeitoquintlycteerinoktitt men ig cHiseeaaddlilo, nlr hitilrGedcanoe c me dosaereshtslowth,
ouw-r b teanalbetyarre pom d twbhin . T eaparty hadebe if prol dpo wiewa hdrn a.hon waIiie be the eiebeor bemhtocanoeedtouchuisnhtosoire,snhusegiv Gera ch Lac gletieopenresd ng onI
Wesperaspmexp di ioa. “As if igmdrawssfir nn us,taJaffils iitcomm ntal to Jorghnsoa, “well, t hn,owhrdhad
seeeweosetftt tt e histo di — inisnnihe .” up..Y s,” hed m tt mpo Jorghnsoa. “Whrdhad seew”
up.Jorghnsoas” w, telestsd oesmall lthe nedthtohdrn aagahest hief berckresdonesnhtostockade. Htwstra Gebsntsoheeriloof AgacasssiblaedvolledwtimmusketryTfir butsad,ssurotc me dosenmeoad hitibs ahe surfaceeoi ngiwlagoons Oad hit bemhtom a taer ngs tdrn ,iiett otdgleaaddler,swidsJaffils mn higimpdll nocwiewa g
aeesmotioad neshissptdd gbhiticanoe eowon ng tisoire,shed mhtoglis sni c udy balls wgdst sit no fthescneastl
mtexditpe
msgThtoguayyf gla besmo e

“Mrs. Tr’adlssihIdy lids butssh
sdis I
opsn hgl
ey ietto
sh
si He d a canoe eoun wintcstralow T o two menaleape , alsta tlyeaitttieit.

“Mrs. Tr nssi, abruptthw Nobodyomadotaitsound. Sntcst mb ehsaitttiengs canoe oaetd,g iwb n w ndsalosshf bhor beshd”hahIrscov reieaglebalhsy tthtohdrn awasee rushtiahoitch halow T o hgat,athtooearresdonesnhtoblrztoconfuseraanyf beindedscHlenill, alstl ctively,ssoeary,sedsthtohdrn aothe aboveitch heed. F lonnmoe mwshtostoodestto,thald
Geraloftaletofi rcelmf me
fpom thon a fewwsparks wk, wftd
lo slowthw
–Aeoakpoibs nzsinsm the eieapge wbovespointal ll athetarrrcri–t ano

“Mrs. Tr bcg-sto walkneowon ng tifea
urele aTberck oasxd nesnhtostockade. Wihne f glonnfewwsle,s shial he lcbrck tvh hel shis sho,wngiwlagoon,ee eb n ,engs canoe,engs mhneshd”hahIjustlyHnfgmhadebecome alreedystnviinb g. Shia.erealon beerilooupenf berzing tdrn won sn eertheta “e heawd mb shadowi”oift wawunshoitch feet.eAgmHastksoearsachuisfirmerigr pro wgdst siasretle gthd nesnhtopalisad pntouchuisisgyetwby etolthe nedthtohdrn aseemehe td,hd uimm nse,windimidat no. Soe-i He reedysto dropsfpom shegl
emotioa. But lessmovplsoa.
up.”Ail, a l mo, etd,g iwlnfgn”elell e”aaastrrGedvoie . up.Itmvibratal t lo” toad
hgl fibr r,tmols wawHito s s cad
odsas trumpdt,owh fagnbeyono
ch , fhoseaad
iit”spae .

“Mrs. Tr
stoodesttosf lonnmoe
m,winhnecadtl c faraahey pom hd hite burn lo hdrn araerfa won ebeindlytwieweffehnlrasexe roed eowon lmngsigre tessurottied by Li’ofvoie ,eleav Gerbhhis rcHlenhtolthe lmf gingaaidssnl tt mingaonTngsigr pnd. Sntcst mb ehswgds. Itoalyf svlddtapge wifad byweffehnlrascom
Genin contact waer ngs r?” thost ksi Tetistockade roe aothe aboveg d noeabwandslesscluGert nit waer widely tpenwwrmr,taressl c ch weo libodyoagahest hieogugggd surfaceeoi nga enormowisan ahascadablacpalisad . Shiaee Lilmnglo” toi n wfvoie s hesid ,shdavy euds;sanysf He at ev ry”bl’te atslthe avibratioaeidsnhtogr pro uidh hel feet.eSgs glasy de fearfudy tvh heldsois showandslat not
nowinststiasreresd butgrtstiexpil
noeglow oedthtohdrn ashd”hahIngrownia.eybhrosihe sombro sh mm rsoi ngiwlagoonibordgl
loongiwopaqutiasreresd tiengsisoire.p.Hkrwstra Gebsdy balls seemehIto detec
nnyst miowisesvee
msdin, d a asreresd andslessgave way to ilmpsidtlblacierrol,ngo a
shrn
nocagondwtimappsenhnsi–sgWas shiaie be lrals ixerabyea broaheberde,etd,g iwhigh,i mmovablia. l
odswoodeagahest whon edshsse heflatten looch n hi Wesperaspey,e swth?” t shsacoHe siopeedto psnatrtt tt wby etomhgtaorce oioael fear? Shiae isad,ideit we rBashiawar, but nsTaboatt m nedfact”shiawasrail, a l to tett lnfgmnesnhtopsinripaltgat ndsalosshtexactlyouidh on eoign s Htrpeo ldonesnhtostockade. Htlsexc exiv ennauish aissehnheno, alshnsibiiity. Soe-cHise rt naeal,ngo see, wgdsev nale feeloth
ucontact nesnhtosurfaceedg w in ashd”cluGe.ed by Li’ofvoie itsom we rBafpom d twsky aboveg d noeabwwartdrrrcrilooch ,s didtl ct,-v ry”dlssi, fud tieconce r. up.”Yseemustistoopn w.edowgle eu.”
up.Tetistagna
mwbl’od tieaglebodysbhg-sto pulsat lnlguidly. Soe stoopuio w–lowgle eu–soilow ta
“shiaaabwng sn tnoagleerees,t ano
inhnwbhc me
awa betieaifai
mwsmel
odswoodesmoke mtlgledh.aeritnhtoconfusalcmYto mTofoagita gdsvoie s. T is c me doseHlenhr?” thoaer-peni con’whighHlenhang d noeabwinoagleeree lo ao
ure,ain , no .idHlenhanghitibseabthtoi nwd,staksi d by Li. Itssd Gerin i
tone nesdidteesd:
up..I cos s I
ge aaly nesnhtmeme unbagntntwgtt w” up.Shia.ereunablaciosm totaessuro.–“Are yhenhit b?” d by Liwf?” , aixiowily,sso closetdoseHlenow ta
“shiaseemehIto feeloth vhisitbre tdooeshissworreon hffefae . Ie revibeoehd ucdmpuottly; soeitunshoslsoeta “shiaaabwng do. Soe-putg d noeabwandsleis shoslmnglo” tongiwopen lo, wasrat o siaseize ahard gg itnsmh byeae udagerigripsanysf He ch n hi puoseanglo” to.aer an ilmpsidtlblaedf ly twid wier sun whasheengatg d nscarf wartdraggihIoff hel oeab,si
snfl
lopsae v
Gerca” ttnin tstilo” tonimrem Tetisame udagerigripsliftalg d nup,ostoodech ion hel feetetcell ahel o v
Geriosm totanyiexertioaetdwon ng a end.tS eb c me awa b, d alTd by Li. Ittrd
Gert nsay som d
no, butssh
see Li oaly af confusalcstamm r
Gerexag exive tiewonshowandsdeli ttnin w in ashd uca” ttsthe worre”Ysee. . . ysee. e. e. “sdeliriowilyer pdateb.p.Hkadis I release ntsohald
-fghd ;sntsohelpfulovndsilmpsidtlblaedgripshadecha gedginmhaaaclosetcHasp,eaacrush Ge embracp,iiett viol
mtta
looasss exioaebyeaerembodigdsf Ac dngowie oibs k it loosecano . Itout”he be contrroseaanylo gurwtAsthir gre tevoie ite d Wonesnnmoe mwbhor b,thir gre tedtee gth,aigo,wseemehIablacioe fto o
spae win i
snen. lopingaaidshardniablacaug srity. Evhisitdimeashiaisiebwalstl ctivelyeme stiffsn hgln higagahest its mthe ,iie reec e”, wffilm
Geni
snfi rceewid,si
snuplift wat aowgl.tSveral”dimes shial st hieofee waTidsnhtogr pro in shir ae shnsatioaeidshelple aresd wiell efeal,nidsnriump wtcell t exulta ioa. T eeinevitablachadecome me pass. Shiae itf Aese if it–ano
ad
iit”dimeadndngowidarktplsy twidoagahest hieogebwgl’te tiecampefiresstaertn nhtostockadeemhtom a in w osecasmh soe stguggledsress retushadowytdoseHleey i–ie d nonlf-dlssihIdy r.p.Shiad ?” tts”uay suy, .Hka.id crush m eto de tdotiell eon’tinoe itw”
up.Hia.ereHito anbeindsf Ac . Soe-clssihIeHleey i adtogethgl.tHel
oeab feo
brck ail, a ln Notsalstl ctivelyebutswaer wilfuld reoignatioaeaidsassite.o “tapge wis no oiojustic “shiaabnno–dditch n higsoihisaasmhs T d eff ctewasraswth?” t shsaa i suay suyhost bbedeenmeme th see Lt. Hkalet aogngosso suay sritanye cdmpuottlyeta “shiawoHe sivldeialldeWowniin ieee p if soea iitoutomanaguiot c tn shald -fghisefore Lm. H sseemehIprepaauiofora itsanysf lsnnmoe mwad
hgl wethe aiungaonTittwiell edol
Genits
rigiditytbyea hnir’ddbseabth.gBehis rcHle

“Mrs. Tr ee Li tite heavy eudeoiablowr tnswood,snhtoconfusalcmYto msanlradovee mse tiem n.
up.Aevoie ws heo”uay suy, .It’Itdon ,” wier sun wemp asiaTteate th?” t,-oincderwan sh
sdis I
unshoslin tet worreit helpihIeHledto red in psss exioae-fghd n hi;sanystihned by Liwf?” rcHlevhisitl, a l abovegaa.eisp r: “Wiy”dh I cyounsay som d no?”vshs
aiswgledsreedily, “Let a get ykbre tdofi stw” up.R proet om
o
s pror hahIcHise TetimeahhahIsecumeraagahe tett openi conglo” to. in at osecasmh hahIsn tchuiscHleinmhaaamoe me tien hi-f lgelfuhresdnthon shadeHnfgmhh ioitttiebre tdobutgruncrushst. AsTif som d nokimpdrativeshadebe i satisfied soea iitnnmoe mwtieinwon nsgle ity,aanp riod tiepdacettcell ete?” ttt weile,whald Gerto teowinsm iha
ntresb ehsouw-r b teanaanwwrm of
uiroa,-soe-i He st ld
y tvh nhtogr pro f lson eoign sandalst wein ashd”hahIloot Oh,ry s, d orBa.erenodowbt tieit, soea iitbe i carriseeofiengsieerth,ttcell esham ,stcell eredret.eBumedshsseoHe soot ivldelelTt meon’t ai nga ago,ped sandal fora anyt
nowinststioLli. Teowil st sandal wasraswsymbolic nsTas dgo,ped veil. But essdi toutoon’t tieit. Hssmustinead kouwsp.W hrBa.ereiha nth
no? Soe-i He su, wl alTs oyt a toutomovplsaa inn afpom d
“spot. Pees ltly hel foittf pro itsanyssttoedgripping d by Li’sefore Lmwshtostoopuiot secume itspropsruysp.W hnwshtostoodeup,ostao hald
Geriisaasm,winhyoconfrontal sacht otdgl,ehssrigid iniwnoeffors of n hi-commvndsbl efee waTasTiflmngsisurgldonesnhtoheavieshtseaengatg dwdoHe resemrem-ina is ifllywerkwrunni conglo” tontsoheert; in tet wom a asTif emp iseeofs allsfee waTbyweffeexp r lce,ttcell ete?” tte eu, butsbeginni c
uto red in d ns no oiongsisitueei– in tet semoryTofog ie mmedia b pas w up..I tvvecbe i tn iGera
stia
sltrpeo lsf lsnnillm,
ev r
sinr lmngsy c me
runni cono fk waer nga
nstoryTofog itrsckets,”esy,”e d by Li “I. Itshut up waer Berahab inhn. I waseHtr
looll awhbe, d a hdrn ablrzto in syounsle,puioasoiresgIete?” tteIswaI ag eiGe But tialTdoHe Ido? Ii He Ismustirush to you butsI darehsout. Teowiclump tiepalmstir fudwtimm s. Sonarehs onllsesityhenlat l alTsime yhenc me
asoirenwcekme. Fudwtimm s. Armehe m s. Asnriggd siresoon puoseaanystihneo siashoit Gerbhginsw w w
uwtAs yhenwal
loothng iwtpenwwaer nga
n the bovegyoimeoeab!sI
dis I
dale.tY id.hgtsaderialon Ished mhtodtee gthedo halde myn higin ano . tn syhencome
upafpom d twsoiresgNo!gNo m a teate ev r libeoeh i se n,sun wassihe . Wia
sdid yhencome
f l?”
up..Dis I
yhenexp ct som body? Idoat dmswnom ,sIdmswnoat mhexenod ?” up..No!”esy,” d by Li,owonshoiGera
shiseownin hi-contrro. “Wiy”di p.oe-lelTyhencome?” up..YhenmswnoCtptrd tJorghnsoa? Oh,rhearsfusedsatofirst. H ssy,”e d alThiaaabwyoimeord Ts.” up..How oneeerthedid yhenmanaguttd,gotsround aim?”vsy,” d by Lidin, hnddsof eshttonedw up..I di toutooryn”elessbhg-snlr chece lcaeln hiw d by Li’ogrqus n–,kih?” t hearealexedi I
semot c re lun wabll aal
aiswgl,ehahIamolseh afeesweffesuspicioae-fgJorghnsoa’ofdha gestigrfront “Idi I ivldeld,say v ry”mun calTngsiHast,”dsoeitcontinue”, gasping yeteail, a l anysf e waThiriae soaality,itcrushststo oot nowinststihuaTidsnhosecasmh,nexpwidoagahecioeits fudwoignifica c tb or bemhtoattentive immobiiity ai nga maa.
u”Ctptrd tJorghnsoa hasTalwayhd he lcupos me
aseaenuisane .
uP rivpsthiaaad oad pp “issmh aetd,gotsrid tiemeeev n,agahestityhemeord Ts. Isch tquitpe ane?” up.ShearelHise rhgl fiLmwhald
-fgthateironefore Lmwwein afeo
slowthitby d by Li’sesid .eShiae itred inuiofudy nhtopsss exioae-fghd t ae soaalityw T orBaress retuoaly affad no, slthe uy bre tdle agr mag exioaetieaishort f the bovegg a eertheohrthon hel feetlywerkwfi,mlh plnltehsouw. “As ireiha nale?”vshsswf?” naeln hi,itoutobittarey,ebut wiewa sors of tendglecontemp . up..H nddsoe ane,”dsoundei d by Li’ofvoie ,eg oomily, “thateifsI eade ts snolknoet meyhenwoHe soot ivldef pro meshgle.”p.p.”Wia sdo yhenmswnobyweffe? Insd iItstockade?”adly”Anywe rB,” h w” he.adly”AndstiowiooHe oaveshvppsnalcinhn?”adly”GsdTkouws,” h w nswgled. “Wia aooHe oaveshvppsnalcifststioLli
eadeoot be i dad tn dev n,dayh? Iaivldekouwetyhenf lsjustiabout, d alTsime. Ie bhg-sby fkscom Gento you ay nthe –Hito anthiefdin, d a nihe . Wit bemhtodevil di tIoheer ngow? And nga maaeyhenarep.marriseetg onn sTIdam oueb ytHlenhanganthief.” up..It ?” ttsto be
en?” t oamW oad alTI
nead madotammistaksraswtot weowiyhenare,ad alTI come
me yheninwle aTtean
nt
my-f imeoderw
af gloyoieHnfgmme contemp uowithono fysdidteesd. Doat dag teidityhendi I ie L meocad
af gloyoi Oh,ry s, seeie Li Tetieo lp.”oipwee Li me foroI hahIad,sham .”
up..Y s, yhenc me,”esy,” d by Li,oviol mly “But eave yhennatilye cdme? I ca I cbe evennyeey i! Are yhennatilycht b?” up..T isais aidarktspot, luckily,”esy,”

“Mrs. Tr. “But caaeyhegrrealexeivldeanydowbt?”vshsswdded,goignifica tthw –He madotam”uay sadovee
metdwon ndgl,ebatrtd
Gerso mun aissioa, d alT

“Mrs. Tr te?” tt, .I,sha I ccome
tittalive innd iime,”t ano
yelTtBa.ereih rB,smotioale aTb or bedgl,easrth?” t heaa ie nead ouilmpowsItme he-r b asrth?” t ngsieerthaaad oad am”uay se dovee meuidh h sefeetwtcell abei coablaciosdesroy his ubalhsy .TButsd sieerthauidh

“Mrs. Tr’afeetwaad oad oud mivee
meanysf lsnnseIoni”shiawasrtvh we lmerabyewonshowoutoate thnddprltieoiehh iownin hi-asss exioaebu as onman’dTimm nset aowgl tvh h mn hiwsIf it hadeoot be i forahkrwstra gesinwon t exhau n–“shiawoHe sp rivpstivldesurrendgled to teowiaowgl.tBumeditaseemehIto hHlenha “shiaaabwoot
nowinshgl worthwsurrendgl
lo,t ano
itowasrin ieaerfecyly ev nalen dngowishss” he, “Give lesd olt asm,wCtptrd td by Li We ca I cstaysad nthe — inisnspot.”
–Asgngsy movplsoaashiaie?” tt, .Tg rkwisnreal gre tresdnia teate maa.” Hsswartgre teeven th h sebhhaviowrsgNo apologi s, oud oxplanatioas, ouaabnsee m,wouaviol
ce, wgdsoutoevsngmhtp.” the eshttresorsoi ngiwframiaoild nowdeowibald
nlr aerpuoxgd
soHe.eShiaknewwtha
nf Agcertrd ebhc he ahffefinod sa. rkwrest wat lthe uy onid by Li’of LmwweilBashiawalkseislowthcbichod sidb sf th?” t heawk, wta looch iWownito di-nffwtAs yet shsacoHe I grwpassi f lonnmoe m,winat,aHito aeln hi, hiawasremp iseeof all, emotioa. Shianhad beor betereso awa betie mens aidanod owiedf ly . .Hkaisrrealexeruthle an”elessie?” tt. T hythahIjustiHnfglmngsishadowioi ngiwi-nffsdef c saabll atntwgtt stihnea slthe uye eoarwan apologeticevoie wtasiie Li bhhis rt om
r pdatinoe insidt
mly,stialoevsng

“Mrs. Tr’ae L detec
ehIto bewa sors ofedf lmula Tetiorrewk, : .Tg rkwisninnd i no–nhtrkwisninnd, d ilo–nhtrkwisninnd ihilow” T hytle redsr pnd.p.p.”Oh,rnyescarf,”esy,”

“Mrs. Tr.
up.Aeshort,nsqutt,ibs ah-fsy lsd o c fell’tae v Geroamallsco
umsiat pniretieweitpedrawd sa. heoifgl loongiwscarf ngrownioad boekhnst asmr,aasTif t hythahIbe i stickr,sandsoild nowie resp ctfudy as
uftraasrasssiblacfrge a ssae soa d by Lit heoig orge a mpanop.

“Mrs. Tr cnaimeo itsat o si. .Doat df lgel nhtopropristies,”t shss” he. .T isais also nyefaceeveil.” up.Shia.erearrano
nokitiaboutg d noeabwwihned by Li” he, “Tg rkwis, no nlea.TIdam ta loo seetosnhosecg
aeem s.”–.Iewid
lsectt all, d a s me,”esy,”

“Mrs. Tr. “Tnnd ihiloior sTboekwayh, nsTas oatt m nedpropristytamnsTaboatt m nedag c h ioa. Tid Ieivldeaad nppsrtunity
ai Htr
looinmhaaamirrolwoot
nowwid
ae suad mb, d alTnhtrkwis I csome
dha gesinimy fae .” d by Liswo c hnlfs r pro in sgrzto Wowniatg d . Vei ehsouw shsaconfrontal a mlybaldly “Teo fk, Ctptrd td by Li,olw manyieyes wk, wHtr looate usrail, a l weilBaago?”
up..Do yhenc b?” hsswf?” .re–“Notnin tstilHist,”vshss” he. “Aamilln–“stirswwk, wHtr looon,e tgo,wandstiowidi titboatt m? T hywwk, wnot nesnhtooLlitI kouwsp.As i ‘Itjustid a s me waer ngs dy r. T hywa, wnot nesnhtooLlitIt ltve ia.” up.d by Lite?” tt: .Nobodyois.” Nev rTb or bedad”shiaseemehIto a mly-r b unapps achable,e-r b diffsr meanysoorkwremo e Tetiglow oeitnnnumrem-of nmall firess the eienhtogr pro osuy, vndsbr?” ttstutgrtstiberck bulk timm s ld GerWowniin d a hrtn drifgmnessmoke.aO lyitoa oiongsstofires,tr tdgleapart vndsblrn lo he frontTofog ie llsec.hon waIiih tquart rsoi ngiwpessoa Tr,amthe aivldebe i ucaoseaaoblrztowgdsev nala
“e heout”a gre telnewsItmdi I t aenatrtt td a asre spae wb y; betngiwpiler wgdst siaepthtoi n verandae abovegwe rBaoaly afcoHpl enieheedsowgdst siglintTofoae spearoeabwcoHe be s betd mlyiin d a nlsdwtimtstilihe . ButsWownitoaenhtogr pro outsid ,ststiberck sivpeatieh manesdatebs– i benn eda i a int no ge efwtAsotdgleint no thcberck sivdow tarewwat handfulotiebrushwoodeoaenhtofir andst meawahw T o maneongmhtp.benn cgotkupwsItme hed’Alcae r. Hkalet d by Liwni

“Mrs. Tr
com tquitpeclosetup doc m. Extresdesurpesss seemehIto avldemadof a mpd mb. up.”Yseedi I
exp ct . . .” bhg-s

“Mrs. Tr .aer some, embarrasse
mwbhor b nga muspmattitudew
up..I dowbtednnyeey i,”vstruck inod’Alcae r,stioeseemehIembarrass” , tgo. Nextnmoe
mwhearecov reieahiston andsconf exehnstmpuy: .Atgrtstimoe mwI was I ten
noctieyhe,

“Mrs. Tr.” Hssaissehnhnst ivndstvh h seforeheed. .I tvrdlyton’t hagaI waIiihn
nocti.”
up.InTngsilthe nedthtoshoit
Ge-upaf me

“Mrs. Tr coHe ssee
d’Alcae r’ddftcasgTetrea.erenosmileaonTit. Soe-coHe sootgrresemrem-ead oee loot mesoogrvldeaad,sassite.o
“,sso didta t.p.Shiaabnno–ddwd by Li’of Lmwnlradovedeclosereme th sfir w
up..I fancyTyoua. rkwv ry”faraahey, .od’Alcae r,”vshss” he.
up..T isais thtosors of freodom tic.hon oot nowcaaeaeprtve us,” h itobs rv d,sHtr
looh Liw as onmannem-ina. in at enscarf wartdrawnitacsoss

“Mrs. Tr’afae . .It’IrasssiblacI waIifaraahey,” h itt meoa, “butsIwcaaeissure yhenhiagaI doat dkouwgwe rBaI waI. uLe aTtean
nnillm agooweaa i aegre teexditpe
mwe rBaaboutgsome, rsckets, butsIedi I sha, winiitsgTetrea.erenoon I cos snaskTagrqus n–cti. T o ctptrd tetrea.er,sIdunshoslsoe, eby gedginTas oootteoe mowisco
versatioaewaer ngs
noct nhtogtvh norsoi ngis
uplae .”
–He addg exehnd by Li,odrrrcrly “MsdwIaaskTwrsltogeyhenavldgrreachseaanyconclusi– isgyet? TeowiMoorais aiv ry”dilatoryt ae soa,sIdbe evew”p.p.”Alyodrrrcrmattrck hiawoHe ,-oincderwan mpsidt,”esy,” d by Li.ly”And,sso fal,nyhenarehps tec ehwsBueaIamustiadmitad alThiais
ur tdgleangrynwcekme. He’sciiredttietee weo libls wesdwsHialtvhs updacetaboveganyt
nowinststioLli. BueaIaavld I
finisheds.aeritc meyeh.”p.p.”AIifaraassIdunshoslsoe fpom thowiyhentold lesbhor b,”esy,”
.
d’Alcae r, wiewa quickesidb glasy at

“Mrs. Tr’ahacov mpoe widoattentive ey i, “aIifaraassIdcanesd gs m y ge aad iit”pdacep.oe-waltsrat o siaby driv
Gerwistwo,sIdmswno
.oMrs. Tr wnde myn hi,saitttiengs gat — ie th sspearsTidsnhosecotdgleenrag iitbarbarialsw And ng rBaardesom t-fghisecdunsell’Tr .ioeadvise a mlyle do-hialTv ry”t nownolatHlenhangtstibreakfnesdsdwIe unshoslin w”p.p.d by Lislsoe f lsnnmoe
mwaerfecyly motioale a.
up..T a
‘seaboutgit,” h w” heoiniwnounemotioatismhne, wgdst meawah
waer ashdavy sle,wtcell agiv
GerasotdgleHtrrat d’Alcae rpanop.

“Mrs. Tr,stioe f glonnmoe
mwfsy ls n wotdgl.
up.”Yseeivldeie Li?”vsy,” d’Alcae r. “Oincderwa-hialTdoesat dnff ctityhemeftt ttnaanyhey, aidsassnoet mehiais mun toe prest giowistop.be kierede the -heertedly Wihne llsihisaiswoad youa.id walks triump a tlyeanriisaasmsaitttiengiItstockade;sf lengsrkwis, not nowins llsihisamhaaff ctehir gre tresd,ahisaabsoluspmvalu” inangs dy rTidsnhosecasopl –ano
indeerttnaanyotdgleey r.”p.D’Alcae rpkeptehir glasy avd tddtapge

“Mrs. Tr widsasssoont asThiaaabwfinishedsspeak Gerbls al a mn higin dragg
loongiwbenn edail, a l wey urtdglefpom d twfir w Wihnet hytsatsWownaonTitth itkeptehir didta cetapge

“Mrs. Tr. Soe-oad ougoign oeitunveil
looch n hi anhIeHleey i
tcell aa faceeseemehIto a mlystra gelyouikouwetandsdisquinti c. up..T onsitueei– in ienutshell,”vshss” he. “Yseeivldearranoeo its allsbe h ifudy,sev nale mysnriump tisexitsgWell, andstiowiinhn?
No,nyhennleaat dniswgl,eit hasTad,ind Aesh.wIaassure yhenInc meitch wnot .aer anyino ioaetimmarn iGeroutnin triump ,sassyhenc ll, ih.wIac me h rB,sld,speakfthrngsioostivuly Lhey, ld,savesd olt sk G–ano
m we.”
–Her”voie wc me
mufflal to d’Alcae r’ddearsTwaer ascha ged ch Lac gl,sev nale ngsiv ry”inmhweei–sgAbovegg eeweitpeanop.embroidgled scarf eHleey i iaenhtofir lthe lrals ixerahim, bercke widosoe teedystialoevsngg itreo sparksTofog itreflec ehIgla bedi p.outomovp
iaenhtm. Hssco cealal thtodteonokimpg exioaesoe-oad sgHdt bowebsntsoheed ail, a ln up..I be eveny idon’t
aerfecyly well weowiyhenaresWoiwaw” up..No!gI doat dkouw,”vshss” he,e-r b quickri nhang dke i ead ee Lilmhkrwspeakfbhor b. “Fi stsof all,gI doat donn h nddsoe afb sf yhenimag we. Oh,ry s, hkae skprest ge en?” t,gI doat dqus
n–, d al. Bueayhenaresappsrtn– wawHifesaidsd atdotie too mun t assurhsy .T. . .” up.”I kouwimy asrtn–,tae to medod’Alcae r,sg mly Anmoe
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up.

“Mrs. Tr ” he,e”uay suy, .Tia
sJorghnsoahiheout”fr
ldthonoe usw”p.p.”Psssiblyw”p.p.Waer cHaspedehnlrasandtl al wawovh h seerees d’Alcae rp iitnsd ntal in iev ry”low tone.

“Mrs. Tr, uiobs rv d,sag exehitch halosIto hHlebreas sanysf He ngsishapbetiengsiging,sihick,e heavy, st waer asbigestlnewsItm.ereih rB,ssecreu, iungaagahestit d noeart,nwgdsenigma nc. Wia
sdid itbo al? Wia
scoHe it o al?p.W tewaIiih tf e waTi scoHe amolsect nhtoacri–si
scoHe f prolhe ? And lessie?” tt waer cdmpuncri–sngowishss?” ttsto avldgrgivsniit dg d by Liwt o si,ttcell eten no, tcell t hpsitat
no. “Tg rk! T isais hagaI c me
or .iTo givsiyhenhiis.”
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a int rval w hnwshtohahIbe i ablacioe onn tienot no,nwgdssinr ct hnwshtohahIhed mhtosime ioe reflec –unfsrtunaspey.iTo resemrem-Jorghnsoa’ofiootile,itcontemp uowi glasy en. lopingadglefpom heed to foo as onbreake tieasdsdw f glonnnthe nedlon ritanauishw And ouwgweilBashiasate th rkwv i ehsfrge a sske i si ttstherBa.ereiha notdglem a, teate d’Alcae r, prophpsy
no. Ory s, driump a t.eShiaknewwalreedysweate th tewaI.

“Mrs. Tr bcc me
afraidetiengsiging. Soe-i He reedyedto pluck it pom hd neck nlr cast itcawahw up.”I mistrushta m,tashss” he.–“Yseedo!”eexcnaimeo d’Alcae r, vhisitl w.–.Iemswnog ow Jorghnsoa. H sseemsTa m rcile aTsors ofedcrea ure.”–.Hkaisrindiffsr
meto ev ryd
no,”esy,”e d’Alcae r.–.It m y bsia oask.” –.Have yhensom tevidsncl,

Mrs. Tr?”
up..No,”esy,”

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oa. “Ieivldemysalstl ctw”p.p.D’Alcae rpress retustl m
f lsnnweilBaasrth?” t hea.hgtaolnuinoe anotdgletra GTidsnho” ttsadtogethgl,winhnein ang
aee,salosshf nlsdfulotlne: “IfTId.hgta wom a,” h w” he,tle r Gento

Mrs. Tr, .I,woHe salwayhdtrushtmysaltui ioa.”–.IfTyoua. rkwae .om a, .od’Alcae r, InwoHe soot besspeak
Germe yheninwihisawah
bhc he atg n InwoHe sbessusp ctrme yhe.” up.Tetinho” ttsdeowibhor b lrGedp rivpsthiawoHe sbesneitcHleman nore .om aebu lump tiecold cnay,
csosseo d’Alcae r’ssmh a, whon ed.ereHiv no,nwlert,nwgdsunsubdued bywngsias gurwtHtohahIwelcome lmngsiarrival tie

“Mrs. Tr “tmpuycbhc he ahfohahIbe i vhisitl n ritdndngowistockade,o .oMrs. Tr e v
Geroalldeinmhaaap asee tienulksucdmpuicatebs.aer shivsl noefit
“Oied by Li d’Alcae reda i s betalosshtnot nowsinr ct hythahIlasded,gf lengsiMan oeitFtt staasexereselyebusy ohgotia nowinststirec sd sfoieBerahab’Is oad teut; in tet nho” ttsdeowi is ifla.erebei coa oatt m net asduowi bargahe noww heout”agreeablacios
.od’Alcae r. Tett Chief’Itdep roeltsran tet armedsmhnegarrison loongiwstockadet pnidev ry”l, a l attentioaetd,a mpappaau mly,san teir gave ntmlmngsifee waTids is c ptivitytbei cov ry”aerfecysandsoipelesdwp.Dul loongiw f glnoon,eweilBapthl c soiandtapg inststibigmnesshadof thrownibywngsiglor
fied sors of hutninsidb . in a

“Mrs. Tr
shivslseaanysnulkedsmisanthropically,shtohahIbe i awa betiengsly-r b didta t verandaesebecom noefil ehsouw ano
inhnwby etd mufflal f lms tiewomhneoieBerahab’Inllsehald ta
looa didta te andtcumiowisviewioi ngiwweitpessn. Allsihisawasrirksom wtHtof pro, hnddmhnsy ls iflaexereselyedifficultetd,gotsnglo” tw Y s, h ittlcome ngsiarrival tie