outside distracted him and he looked out
the window. Across the yard, the priest was bending down
to pet a strange animal. The small antelope-like creature
had made a shallow hole for itself under a banana tree and the
priest was talking to her. It looked like an Arabian oryx. He
had only seen one in a history book. Why was it in his yard?"
hallucinates - page 42
fronds rustled beneath a tangerine and gold sky as
Yussef awoke to discover that he was alone in the high desert.
His family was gone. He had wandered from their camp just
before dark and fallen asleep under a cluster of three date palms.
At dinner, there had been a travelling salesman trying to sell
shoes to his father and Yussef had found the whole conversation
very boring, so he had wandered off. Now he was sorry."
is alone - Page 1
at midnight was a beautiful place. Strolling
down the Champs-Elysées, holding hands with Pierre, the
lights at Christmas illuminating the Parisian sky - she
could smell the hot chocolate and crêpes at a vendors
caravan along the street.
Snow began to fall as the young couple walked up
the Avenue towards the Arc de Triomphe."
remembers - Page 102
of Les Halles
the shops, she could see the snow falling
softly. The long hallways made of glass allowed her to look from
inside the modern structure to the outside where aged buildings,
steeped in history, gave her the sense of being in a time machine.
She marveled at the juxtaposition of the architectural designs
within this one small area."
dreams - Page 115
Camp in the Desert
when it seemed like there would be confrontation
between the soldiers and the doctors, three black helicopters
swooped over the desert rim and landed near the compound. Different
soldiers, fierce looking warriors, got out of the helicopters
and came toward the boxes. The soldiers who had been guarding
the camp look tired and sick not like these new soldiers.
Some of these soldiers wore crisp new uniforms with a picture
of an eagle on their arms. Under the eagle were the numbers 101."
mission accomplished - page 21
Blackhawk was a pile of smoking rubble about one
hundred meters away. The kid and his goat were sitting against
a wall close by. Standing around Alvarez was a group of five men
with black hoods and AK47s."
Alvarez & Yussef Captured - Page 33
Waiting in the Desert
of his family and home in Fiji flashed through Pitas mind
as he sat in his tree, eating a Mint Clif bar. He was proud of
his unit and proud to be in Iraq, but he missed his family and
his homeland, too.
As the dust rose higher off the playa, Pita saw a second car approaching
from behind his position. It appeared that the
two cars would intersect near a grove of date palms about one
kilometer away from the tree in which he was perched.
When the first car arrived at the grove, he watched as two
armed men in ski masks got out of the trunk and disappear
behind some trees. They both took up offensive positions,
squatting down in the sand, and out of sight of the car. Two
other men stayed inside the car. The second car arrived within
a few minutes. It was a black Citroën with only one occupant."
waits for his target - page 162