The Property of Lee Harrison Peeters Chapter Twenty Eight: Talk

23 03 2010

The Property of Lee Harrison Peeters

Chapter  Twenty Eight: Talk

Evening fire. General lies down near fire, one of his eyes on Joshua. Joshua sits by the fire. His wrists are bound. The stranger is smoking a pipe.

Joshua: “I’ll escape.”

Stranger: “You’ll try.”

Joshua: “It doesn’t bother you…”

Stranger: “Escaping?”

Joshua: “Enslaving a human being.”

Stranger: “You ain’t a human being.”

Joshua: “What am I?”

Stranger: “Property.”

Silence for some time.

Joshua: “There’s a darkness inside you, sir.”

Stranger: “There’s a darkness inside us all. You better get some sleep. We got some hard riding tomorrow.”

Joshua lies down. The stranger finishes his pipe and lies down on the opposite side of the fire.

Joshua: “I feel sorry for you.”

Stranger: “Why would you say that?”

Joshua: “You don’t know what you are.”


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