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He wants to ask her where
she went, but he knows she
doesn’t speak in the same
language as he does. Why did
he let his wife convince him
to have a child who wouldn’t
understand him? Five minutes
later she is gone again and then
after half an hour she returns.
Where does she go? He hides and
eventually follows her. She wanders outside
and then up on top of the
roof. It’s so hot. He wonders
how she can stand there. Birds
come down and they sing together.
He smiles at the benefits
of having a little girl like this,
but no one sees him smiling.

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