By Dave Barry, Ridley Pearson
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Peter remained at the island. ” back, Wendy observed the atypical expression on her mother’s face while she referred to Peter. “In any event,” persisted Molly, “I hadn’t visible James, or the others, in years, till he visited the opposite evening to inform me approximately von Schatten. And now he’s long past lacking. ” “What do you suggest, lacking? ” “He acknowledged he’d go back the subsequent evening, yet he didn’t. And I’m fairly fearful approximately him. I went to Scotland backyard to inquire approximately his whereabouts, and I’m relatively certain his more advantageous lied to me. And while I …” Molly stopped, finding out she wouldn't inform Wendy concerning the bobby within the Underground. “In any event,” she persevered, “I’m apprehensive that James is at risk. And if his suspicions approximately von Schatten are right, then…we’re all at risk. So I’ve made up our minds to move see my father. He’s rather sick, yet he is aware loads. I…I…” Molly appeared down. “I simply wish he’ll understand what to do. ” “But why can’t Father aid? ” Molly’s head jerked up. “You mustn't ever converse on your father approximately this. ” “But why now not? ” “He thinks it’s…well…nonsense. ” “But you stated he used to be there, in case you fought them. ” “Yes,” acknowledged Molly softly. “He used to be there. yet he’s replaced in view that then. ” Seeing the glance in Wendy’s eyes, she quick extra, “Your father is an effective guy, Wendy. a great guy. And he can be correct approximately James. i'm hoping he's correct; i'm hoping this particularly is all nonsense. yet simply in case it’s now not, i need to cross see your grandfather. I’ll move the next day to come, while your father is at paintings. and you may say not anything, to someone, approximately what i've got advised you. Promise me. ” “I promise,” stated Wendy. “And you need to preserve that promise,” acknowledged Molly. “You’re a Starcatcher, Wendy. those are issues of the maximum significance. We safeguard those secrets and techniques with …” Molly stopped, no longer eager to entire the sentence. Wendy nodded gravely. “Good,” stated Molly. “Now, it’s previous your bedtime. ” “But I’ve lots to invite you! ” stated Wendy. “Not tonight,” acknowledged Molly, firmly. “Good evening. ” She leaned over to kiss Wendy’s brow, then rose from the mattress and commenced for the door. “Mother,” acknowledged Wendy. Molly stopped. “Yes? ” she stated. “If I can’t inform a person, if I can’t do whatever, then why did you inform me any of this? ” stated Wendy. Molly hesitated, then stated, “I just…I wanted you to understand. ” Wendy waited, yet her mom stated not anything extra. eventually Wendy acknowledged, “But why …” “Wendy,” stated Molly, “I stated, no longer this night. you want to belief me. ” “All right,” sighed Wendy. “Now, visit sleep,” acknowledged Molly, final the door. yet Wendy couldn’t sleep, now not with some of these spectacular issues to contemplate. She had such a lot of questions, yet one specifically stored doping up in her brain: Why had her mom informed her concerning the Starcatchers, in spite of everything this time? The extra Wendy considered it, the extra she turned confident that her mom used to be afraid, and had instructed Wendy of her goal to go to her grandfather in order that somebody could comprehend, in case … In case what? wakeful now, Wendy rose from her mattress and started pacing her room, her brain swirling with techniques. After a couple of minutes, uninterested in pacing, she went to her window, which neglected the road.