In Darkness by Nick Lake

By Nick Lake

This is often the tale of "Shorty"-a 15-year-old boy trapped in a collapsed health center throughout the earthquake in Haiti. Surrounded through the our bodies of the lifeless, more and more susceptible from loss of meals and water, Shorty starts to hallucinate. As he waits in darkness for a rescue which could by no means come, a magical bridge turns out to emerge among him and Haitian chief Toussaint L'Ouverture, uniting the 2 of their darkest suffering-and their hope.

a latest youngster and a black slave, separated by way of thousands of years. but in a few unusual means, the boy within the ruins of Port au Prince and the fellow who led the fight for Haiti's independence may good be one and a similar . .

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I regretted snapping at Robbie, but sometimes his Big Brother act went too far. Still, Robbie had always been that way—jealous, overprotective, forever looking out for me, like it was his job. I couldn’t remember when I first met him; it felt like he’d always been there. The cafeteria was noisy and dim. I hovered just inside the door, looking for Scott, only to see him at a table in the middle of the f loor, surrounded by cheerleaders and football jocks. I THE IRON KING 37 hesitated. I couldn’t just march up to that table and sit down; Angie Whitmond and her cheerleading squad would rip me to shreds.

Taking that as an invitation, I started toward him, weaving my way past the tables. He f lipped out his iPhone, pressed a button, and looked at me with half-lidded eyes, still grinning. A phone rang close by. I jumped a bit, but continued walking. Behind me, there were gasps, and then hysterical giggles. And then, the whispered conversation that always makes you think they’re talking about you. I felt eyes on the back of my head. Trying to ignore it, I continued down the aisle. Another phone rang.

The Courts are restless. ” The nurse turned, putting both hands on her hips, her voice chiding. “I’m surprised you haven’t given her the mistwine yet. She is sixteen today. ” “I know, I know. ” The shadow sighed, putting his head in his hands. “I’ll take care of that later this afternoon. ” “Resting,” said the nurse. “Poor thing, she was traumatized. ” A chuckle. “The last kid who drank one of your ‘mild’ sleep potions didn’t wake up for two weeks. ” The nurse’s reply was garbled and broken, but I was almost sure she said, “She’s her father’s daughter.

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