‘She of the voice, the inner voice,’ had been the way they referred to her, later in childhood, when she would suddenly go silent and listen to that wonderful inner dialogue that taught her so much about what was really happening in front of her; watching others react while she smiled and laughed so much they thought she was just being girly.
But he knew better, too…
He, her mysterious spiritual guide, teacher of English and word games. Nur al-Din; whose name whispered its meaning – Light of the Faith. At first she hadn’t understand what he was teaching her; ‘
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