A Novel Excerptby Susan Minot
The commander Mariano Lagira said, We will stop here.
It was about one o’clock. There was some shade and we were made to sit.
It was then that we saw her thin figure coming up the hill. It was Sister Giulia, our headmistress. She had come after us, having followed in the night. Mr. Bosco our math teacher also was with her. Mariano Lagira saw them. He said to us, to all the girls, You stay here. If you do not stay we will slaughter this nun before you.