Beaver opens the package... It is only laundry detergent. Beaver takes the detergent and tips in into the dry dirt.
It’s Queeny who saves me then, my superhero. She makes up an excuse, “I told you to go straight to do the laundry!” Queeny also adds, “He always comes back here to play.”
Thankfully, Beaver lets me off with a warning saying, “If I catch you again there will be harsher consequences. Got it?”
I then head back to our tent with Queeny, feeling safe in my sister’s care, as I did when I was only a little boy. Queeny puts me into our bed and tells me to get some sleep and think about the stories Ba and Maa used to tell me to stop me thinking about Beaver.
Slowly, I drift off to sleep thinking of the stories Ba used to tell me through my Maa’s belly even before I was born.