"I heard that boy had run away, yes, run away, with something dangerous, yes, dangerous, I said, he was last spotted round this corner, this very one, yes, he had an instrument under his arm, what Jimmy called: a kaleidoscope."
"Abdullah thinks of the olive tree growing in the backyard that he used to have. How, a week after the airstrike, his wife had gone back to search for an olive to plant. She found that the entire tree had burned down. She wept as though she had lost a son..."
"Many berries had fallen off the branches, and I crushed a few under my knees when I knelt. Sitting low, I could see inside more clearly. There were stains. Blueberry girl had blue in her and on her..."