By Steve Brezenoff
Fourteen-year-old Ben Summers has begun seeing issues. whilst he strikes right into a sizeable urban residence together with his dad and older brother, Ben meets a tender neighbor who retains disappearing. whilst he ultimately follows her, she leads him into probability!
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Then he heard voices. Who can be visiting at this hour? Ben wondered. Leaving his bedroom door open a crack, Ben took a few steps down the hall. He leaned forward, straining to hear what his father was saying. “It’s such a shame,” Dad said. “Indeed,” said the other man’s voice. ” It’s the preacher from church, Ben realized. ” Dad added. “Mrs. Duran is very upset, of course, ” the preacher replied. ” 56 “Well, we’ll be thinking of her and her family,” Dad said. “Maybe I’ll have Benny go over to the center tomorrow.
Relax, Summers,” Ben told himself. Pulling the door open farther, Ben stepped inside. ” he said. He heard laughter, but it wasn’t Kaya’s happy laughter. This laughter came from a man, and it wasn’t happy. It sounded to Ben like mocking and mean laughter. Chills ran up and down his back again. This is a bad idea, Ben thought. 45 He thought of turning back, but then he stopped. What if Kaya was in trouble? He tiptoed through the dark hallway until he came to an open door. A light was shining inside.
Dad said as he joined Ben. Ben pointed at the photo. ” “Then I guess her family must go to our church,” replied Dad. ” Together they headed down to the basement. The basement of the church was set up like a big cafeteria. There were about a dozen long folding tables. Each table had benches running along both sides. At one end of the room was another table, even longer than the others. 32 Several women, volunteers at the church who had brought the food for lunch, stood behind the longer table.