We called him The Shah at first. Not that we knew where he came from, just that he looked a bit dark, sounded funny and looked at us as if he was about to have us beheaded. Miss Ryan asked is there anything he didn't like, he whispered " The Windows they can see in here"
Bruce suddenly looked about him like a furtive cartoon character. The Shah was looking at Bruce, Then Bruce hit the Shah with a ruler on his collarbone. Then the Shah had his fists by his side and said panting “ I'm a Solider” then walked away
Ready ... Set ... GO!
I was taking my sister suzy to the Library when we saw him running his fingers over a small mandarin tree, as if he couldn't believe that it was there. Smelling the fruit, pressing at the earth and even listening to the leaves.’ …’And his cheeks are shining.’And gives me a shy little smile, says: “See? It's growing. They’re all growing.’’
Pearls Sister Suzy died. When Pearl came back nobody new how to talk to her. Except the Shah, he walked up to her, looked at her and squeezed her arm. She put her hand on his and tried a very weak smile. He nodded and led her away. All this without a single word. As if he had learned just what to do. As if he had done it before, many times.
After time went on we grew to be friends with the shah and and called him Hussein or even "Horse". He showed us his old country on TV. It had bullet holes in every wall, kids running on the street alone and nothing green. When it came to the swimming carnival Hussein hesitated at first taking his shirt off but he did with long red scars going down his chest. This Confirmed all of clues and how hard it was to live in his old country