By Madeleine L'Engle
A flash of lightning, quivering flooring, and, rather than her grandparents' farm, Polly sees mist and jagged mountains -- and coming towards her, a bunch of younger males sporting spears.
Why has a time gate opened and dropped Polly right into a global that existed 3,000 years in the past? Will she be capable of come again to the current earlier than the time gate closes -- and leaves her to stand a gaggle of people that think in human sacrifice?
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I broke loose from Uri. Others were running. It was a race! I didn’t know where the finish line was, but I was determined to win. ” but no one had ever caught me. The street was getting more and more crowded as people poured into it. I streaked through the crowds. I passed other runners. I didn’t care how many there were—I would beat them all. I laughed as I ran. Then I was aware of a noise. I felt it before I heard it. It was deep and grumbling and seemed to come from beneath the streets. And there was another sound.
I pushed the snow from the top step. I set the loaf down, knocked on the door, and ran. The next day I came back to look. The bread was gone. That was how it started. 42 10 From then on I tried to snatch two loaves each day. I would save one for Uri and me and leave the other on the back step of Janina’s house. One time I looked up and saw her staring at me from the back window. She smiled. I smiled. I began to find things on the step where I left the bread. I found a gumdrop and a candy cigarette and a fancy button.
One day when I snatched a loaf of bread, the lady called after me, “Stop! ” I stopped. I turned and faced her. I shouted back as sternly as I could. “I’m not a dirty Jew! I’m a Gypsy! ” She threw her hands in the air. She called out to the people on the sidewalk. “A dirty Gypsy! ” She started running after me. The brown snout of her fox fur bounced up and down on her shoulder. I had never gotten angry at a bread lady before. I turned the bag upside down and dumped the loaf to the ground. I jumped on it with both feet.
An Acceptable Time (Time Quintet, Book 5) by Madeleine L'Engle