Uncle Ian gave me two presents before I left for America. One was A Guide to American slang. The other present he gave me was a warm coat.
I felt nervous to speak in my new English. So I didn’t say very much. “I am from Brasov, in Romania.”They all waited for me to say more.“Brasov is past the forest,” I said. “We call this area Transylvania.”
In the days that followed, I had many adventures with Jonas and Mack. They took me to their church. And to every other church in town. They splashed me with holy water.