page 212 of 244 of An Unrestored Woman

Kavitha and Mustafa

Is she thinking of overpowering the bandits? What difference does it make if there is one guard or three “outside the door”? And is this what the boy meant when he pointed to his ear – did he mean for her to listen or did he mean something else? She sees him smile so she thinks they are on the same page, but are they?