I can get the food parcels. The land mines won't hurt me.
Parvana's Journey By Elena Tomassian
We should get Leila out of here before she does something stupid.
I'll be right back.
Parvana took a deep breath and was just about to shout her message out again when there was an explosion in the mine field.
Horrified, Parvana gave a great yank on the arm she was clutching, and a child came crashing against her. Parvana stared at the girl in shock. It was not Leila.
Augh. . . . .
Don't be afraid, little sister.
They were so pretty.
Moments later. . .
What have we come to, that a girl can die without her mother?
Something in the woman's voice reached through Parvana's blackness. Parvana raised her head. The woman was wearing a burqa. Parvana reached out her hand and raised the front of the burqa. Her mother's face looked back at her.