News of unrest in the area around the army base where Lane lives, and her knowledge of the painful secrets her family is keeping, are making Lane more anxious than ever. She must find the courage to confront her family's past.
الفقر رأيته يعشش في مدرستي، وجيوب الصبية أمثالي ولقمة خبز جافة تتنازعها الأيدي في فرصة ما بين الحصص، وتفاجأت به ينال من هيبة الأساتذة في مدرستي، رأيتهم يطاردون لقمة العيش بعيدا عن السيل وسقفه، في أعالي المهاجرين والجبال الثلاثة المحظية، اللوبيدة والحسين وعمان. وجدت في اللوبيدة متنزها للأطفال مثلي..
وأنا طفل أيضا، نظرت إلى نفسي وثيابي بالية وقدماي حافيتان، تفرست وجوههم، والنعمة لا أفقه معناها، تنتقل بهم كجن خفي، بين السلالم والسحاسيل، إلى المراجيح، ومقاعد للراحة وبوظة وعصير، هم في ظل الأشجار يمرحون حول بركة ماء ونوافير، وقفت أنا على الباب، أتشبث بالبسطة، تظللني الشمس ويقطر العرق من جبيني وأنادي ترمس...
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The recruitment was going ridiculously well. So well in fact that where she had already successfully attracted the first woman into making a conscious decision to embrace the lifestyle she had only recently been sweetly introduced to, the second one had simply fallen into her lap without so much as an ounce of planning or scheming on her own part, having become a victim of her own misdeeds.
But now Naomi had two Dommes to properly train, and with her special event rapidly approaching, she would need almost every waking moment to continue with their rudimentary training, plan the Collaring ceremony, further develop her home and playspace, and of course begin laying the trap to eventually ensnare the potential third and final member of her developing group. And that would have to be carefully planned and even more delicately executed, for Naomi was certain in the knowledge that the recruitment of this particular woman would prove almost as formidable as it had been with her so many years before. But next door, the events of the past few weeks had more than piqued Mallory Evan’s suspicions as she increasingly found herself separated from the two friends with whom she in the past had almost daily contact. She of course knew about Emily’s latest marital faux pas which no doubt had her more than pre-occupied as of late, and the absence of a moving truck was a very good sign that her friend was making progress in salvaging what was left of her marriage.
And it really wasn’t all that unusual to go this long without hearing from Kathryn, especially when there was a new man in her life, and one that neither of her two closest friends genuinely approved of. But still, Mallory couldn’t shake the feeling there was something wrong with the whole situation, and was growing increasingly certain it all revolved around the dark woman who recently moved into the neighborhood, a fact which would soon be confirmed once she peered over the concrete wall which separated their properties from one another…