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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 7

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. MamUy, Ndftmtter 24, 19$! H 0 M JTAi, M gjlr A* *AM* * MOVING MOUNTAINS-Terncd the biggest of ail the big earth tnoVefs, this hew, 100-fool-lortg behemoth eatt gobble Up 130 tons of earth, move iMo any location and sjitead it. t*ow a top speed of 16 tn,t>.h. The builders, it 6, LcToUfncau, Inc., of Longview, Tex,, claim that by using 86 such machines and i?2 operators the Panama Cattal could have bectt built crcd by two dOO-hot'SefcsdWer diosel' engines, the machine hag ^ in one*fourth tho time. , Cost Is in excess of $200,000. » Chapter 31 The silence was the most hdr- J'owing part of it, the part that made her want to bolt back to her own room. She had to break the silence; she hud to say something, or do something, and as she came Into the dining room, not looking at them, her head hanging down heavily, helplessly, she said in a high, thin, unnatural voice, "I'm sorrv I'm late." Neither of them answered her. She went around to her place at the side of the table and pulled out' her cahir and 'sut down, her head still drooping. She unfolded her napkin, and said, still in that thin voice, "Did you go to church?" Paul said, "Yes," his deep- voice sounding' like a bell in Die silent room, and Katherine looked up for the first time. That one word seemed to pro- yoke a change in the atmosphere; it was almost as if- it were a signal agreed upon in advance. The air seemed cleared, and Katherine, having ben so frightened, so particularly afraid of everything around her—people, moods, inanimate objects — and everything inside her, too, welcomed even the most superficial change, the deceitful pretense of friendliness among her enemies. She had looked up^j,ust_Jn,,_Ume f to catch an exchange of glances between Paul and Aunt Millicent —glances which she could not' interpret, but which must, she knew, have some bearing on the 'danger, the planning that wont on ibetwecn thorn when she wasn't there—but then before she could assimilate any of it, Aunt MiiH- cent was saying, "Darling, you really ought to have come with us, you know. I mean, after all, it'ii very important 'to go to church. 1 certainly always take Bunks and Piggy with me. Every single Sunday. And of course, they love it. They simply love it, 'darling. And when we get home we all sit down and discuss tho sermon." Paul said, deeply, not showing his teeth, fhot frowning, in what sounded almost like his friendliest voice, • "I don't think she'll be hurt by missing church just this once." "Oh, no, of course not. That wasn't what I meant at all. It's just the principle of the 'thing, you see. She vvas simply worn out, ,poor darling. She needed rest more than anything pise." Amy pushed open the swinging door and began bringing in the food—fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, gravy, biscuits—setting it in front of Paul, waiting for him to_. serve,- -t'aa-,. plates, and then handing them around, Aunt Millicent said, "As a matter of font, darling, you're .still looking a litle bit peaked. And all those bruises 1 suppose you got those scrambling around on the roof all day yesterday, But your color doesn't look vety good, either." She paused, and then gave vent to the great superstition. "Well, you'll feel belter after you've eaten," K a t h e r 1 n e almost bit her tongue, She had started to admit that she'd had .breakfast, that she'd been to see Mr. Wetherby. Amy said, "No, ma'am, she wouldn't eat a thing," "What time did you get up?" said Aunt Millicent. Her voice was as smooth and as sweet as chocolate. "I don't know." Amy said, "Must have been about 11 o'clock, I guess." "It wasn't that -late," said Katherine. ''I'd ibecn up a long time before Amy saw me.' She thought desperately: I've got to lie. I've got to confuse them so they won't know what I've really been doing. I'll be. safe as long as they don't know who I've been talking to, or how much I've told, "Well, it's good for you to sleep late once in a while. And you felt so terrible last night . . . yes, ' you 'did: ' I : could 'tell.' But you'll feel just fine by tomorrow." Amy went back' to the! kitchen. II didn't matter that she was doing just what they wanted her to do, that she was ploying into their hands, She had, at least, the pleasure'of' relaxing and lying back, .iLWhen ; ,she ^finished -hc she laid down her spoon and pushed back her chair. She supposed the time WHS approaching. Aunt Millicent said, "All finished, darling?" "Yes." "Well, then let's go In the living room so Amy can clean up, shall we? Arc you ready, Paul?" "Yes." ' "Oh, just look at the time Why didn't somebody tell me it was this late? But my watch is fsiat, Isn't it? What about that clock? Is it right? Come on, now, l\l's turn on the radio." And then the announcer's voice springing out among them with that faintly mechanical overtone: ". . . afternoon's all-Brahms program will begin with a performance of the Academic Festival Overture." Katherine thought: What's .the matter? Why arc they waiting? Why don't they go ahead and df it? And then in one second she knew the answer. The kitchen door opened ahc Amy came out. She had on hei blue hat with the roses arounc it, and she was carrying her rec umbrella'. She said, "Well, I guess I'm ready to go now. The thing, for supper are all in the icebox Is there anything you want me to do in town?" "I .don'i think of anything." "Well, I better hurry or Tl miss my bus. See you hi"" the morning. But I'll probably be ir early this evening." 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