The windows depicting the angels praising Our Lady have remained intact, as have the panels to Saint Theresa and Saint J

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The windows depicting the angels praising Our Lady have remained intact, as have the panels to Saint Theresa and Saint Jerome.


Yes, he’s been very careful.But, says UrbanDox, if I were in touch with any of those men, I’d guess they’d barely gotten started.A bunch of weapons got lost in the fall of the Soviet Union, you know.Could be they have some of that.Wait, says Tunde.All still alive? she says.Even called 999 for them.Barbara says, Thank you, Roxanne.forward, face into the sandy earth.She scrambles onto all fours, crawling toward the flashlight, but before she can get there it’s picked up, pointed at her.She waits for the blow.But it’s Dakota holding the light.Dakota with a bruise across her cheek, and Tegan next to her.And one of the men, kneeling on the ground at Tegan’s feet.She thinks it was the one she was fighting with.Let’s see, she says.She kneels down by the body, flips it over with one hand, rummages in his coat.They can’t quite see what’s happening.She finds some gum, a handful of flyers for a men’s protest group.And then there’s a familiar heavy metallic chink.He pulled his gun on you, says Esther.She understands, but she can’t stop herself from saying the words.Oh yes, says Jocelyn, just like she practiced.I would never have been able to do it at all without the training I received at NorthStar Camp.Kristen squeezes her knee.Will you stick around, Jocelyn?Margot does a little chuckle that seems entirely sincere.I came because I was invited.And now I just want to enjoy the party, and I’m sure you do, too.She turns away, walks a few paces to the right.Waits until she hears the snap of his camera turning off.Don’t start coming after me, son, she says out of the corner of her mouth.You hear they’ve got anything big coming down the pipe, you come and tell me, all right?I’ll make it worth your while.You might make a great press consultant with our training camps.You want us to get them to come play here?I think you know what I want.Senator Cleary, you are not a stupid woman.She raises her glass.Margot tips hers slowly until it just touches Tatiana’s glass with a gentle chink.It’s a great day for America.A great day for the world.The rest of the party is precisely as dull as Margot had expected.She shakes hands with foreign dignitaries and religious leaders and people she suspects to be criminals and arms dealers.She mouths the same lines over and over again, about the United States’ deep sympathy with victims of injustice and tyranny and their wish to see a peaceful resolution to the situation here in this troubled region.There’s some kerfuffle at the reception just after Tatiana makes her entrance, but Margot doesn’t see it.On her way down to the diplomatic car, she bumps into the reporter Tunde again.Excuse me, he says, dropping something onto the floor and immediately retrieving it, too fast for her to see, I mean, excuse me.She’s had a good night.


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