13th Sep 2014, 5:15 AM in The Rite of Serfdom

Do not eat the cookies

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Do not eat the cookies
[[Norla narrates. Younger-Norla looks at the insides of a box.]] / Norla: Like Kel, I had to deal with the problem of finding food. The church had a promising box full of baked goods, but an inner voice told me it would be unwise to use them.
[[Norla narrates. Younger-Norla sweeps the church ceiling.]] / Norla: And like Kel, I toiled for days without seeing anyone. / Younger-Norla [[thinks]]: Soot! Endless, caked-on soot!
[[Norla narrates. Younger-Norla watches Father Ansgar rummaging through a box.]] / Norla: Except for one person who rummaged through a box stashed behind the big table and then left again.
[[Norla narrates. Younger-Norla polishes a chandelier.]] / Norla: The moment he was gone, I got on with my work.
[[Norla narrates. Younger-Norla sits on the edge of one of the pews, looking at a wall painting.]] / Norla: I couldn't figure out how I was going to clean the paintings.
[[Norla narrates. Younger-Norla sits on the edge of one of the pews, looking at a wall painting.]] / Norla: And that bothered me, because although I didn't understand them... I really liked them.
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Reinder Dijkhuis 13th Sep 2014, 5:15 AM edit delete
Reinder Dijkhuis
Originally published on March 19, 2003.