" then like a caterpillar, she slowly inched close to him".the caterpillar part means like slowly right to him. and when caterpillar are slow like a worm because they have tiny legs.
"after you have lived many mountains and valleys we will be together."it mean that like many bad things haved hapend and now we are together . And when toi luse killed papa and when he burnt down there house
" she could hear it to the rushing beat of her ear shoomp, shomp, shomp .the shomp, shomp,shomp is a onomanapaiea. so that is what espranza hers when she hears shomp shomp shomp