By Walter Mosley
La, 1948: effortless Rawlins is a black battle veteran simply fired from his activity at a security plant. effortless is ingesting in a friend's bar, considering how he'll meet his loan, while a white guy in a linen swimsuit walks in, providing solid cash if effortless will easily find omit Daphne funds, a blonde attractiveness identified to common black jazz clubs....
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The second man put the bundle on the table and spread it out. It consisted of two yellow-and-green tunics wrapped around two swords and two daggers. ” He was stupid to deny it, Gwenda thought fearfully: they would get the truth out of him, just as he had got the truth out of her. ” His voice hardened with threat, and the handful of other customers in the room all got up from their seats and quickly slipped out of the inn, leaving only Gwenda’s family. “Joby left here a while ago,” Pa said desperately.
He could be a contender. Godwyn carried the dinner back to the prior’s house, feeling worried. If Cecilia decided to help Theodoric, he did not know what he would do. He had no fall-back plan. He wanted to be prior of Kingsbridge one day. He felt sure he could do the job better than Anthony. And if he was a successful prior, he might rise higher: bishop, archbishop, or perhaps a royal official or counsellor. He had only a vague idea of what he would do with such power, but he felt strongly that he belonged in some elevated position in life.
They were going to murder her, Gwenda felt sure. She could see nothing through her tears, and she was sobbing too hard to plead for her life. She would die and go to hell. She waited for the end. “Let her go,” said the older man. ” The younger man released her and gave her a shove. She stumbled and fell to the ground. She got up, wiped her eyes so that she could see, and stumbled off. “Go on, run away,” the man called after her. ” Caris could not sleep. She got up from her bed and went into Mama’s room.