The girl fiddles with something hanging around her neck. It's a bird, it's wings spread out and flying high on the win. When Jimmie says, "It's a sparrow carved from bone," my breath pulls in tight.
"Does it mean death or something?" Subhi asks. Jimmie just laughs "COurse not. Why would it? Because it's bone? Mum says it gives us luck and protection. She said all the souls of everyone in our family, all our stories and everything, rub into that bone and keep us together."
"But then she went and died. That's pretty crap protection in my opinion and not very good luck. It's probably just a stupid story anyway." "So why do you wear it?" Subhi asks. "I guess, just in case, maybe? Maybe is Mum wasn't wearing it, she would have died even sooner. Maybe it's a different kind of luck. I don't know, do I?"