By Madeleine L'Engle
A flash of lightning, quivering floor, and, rather than her grandparents' farm, Polly sees mist and jagged mountains -- and coming towards her, a bunch of younger males sporting spears.
Why has a time gate opened and dropped Polly right into a international that existed 3,000 years in the past? Will she manage to come back to the current prior to the time gate closes -- and leaves her to stand a bunch of people that think in human sacrifice?
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My hands start to shake. Theresa puts her hand on my back and gently pushes me toward the exit. A customer walks in the store then, an old woman wearing a layered dress and an orange cardigan. Adam grabs my hand as I come around the counter and pulls me along, out of the gift shop. “I’ll get you there as fast as I can. You got this, Morgan. indd 52 12/17/13 2:26 PM chapter five T he elevator door opens and I stride through the now-familiar hospital corridor toward my mom’s room. Josh is standing outside in the hallway, stroking his mustache between two fingers.
He could do math in his head in seconds. ” Her eyes focus, and she turns to me. ” Her specialty—the backhanded compliment. Still, I lean forward and will her to continue. My heart beats so fast and loud I feel it in my throat, but if she doesn’t say more about my father, it will stop and I will die. My math comes from him? What else? ” I close my eyes and breathe deeply. No. This isn’t what I want. I don’t want to hear about my faults. I open my eyes. She’s about to have surgery. I shouldn’t upset her.
She grins. ” “Of course he is,” I say. ” I have the secret knowledge now that he’s not as mean as he pretends to be. He narrows his eyes but doesn’t bust me. ” Amy totally misses the nonverbal conversation between Adam and me. “I feel really bad about eating that popcorn. Maybe we could hang out sometime? If you want? ” She glances at me and then back at Adam. ” Amy takes a breath. “So did you want to? ” “Adam has a girlfriend, Amy,” I say to spare her feelings. I glance at Adam, and his cheeks are red.
An Acceptable Time (Time Quintet, Book 5) by Madeleine L'Engle