Number the Stars
"Go on," Mama told her. "Run ahead and tell the house we've come home."
Then she put her arm around Ellen's shoulders and added, "Say that we've brought a friend." (6.68)
Annemarie had listened and said nothing. So now I, too, am lying, she thought, and to my very best friend. I could tell Ellen that it isn't true, that there is no Great-aunt Birte. I could take her aside and whisper the secret to her so that she wouldn't have to feel sad. (9.31)
Annemarie felt a surge of sadness; the bond of their friendship had not broken, but it was as if Ellen had moved now into a different world, the world of her own family and whatever lay ahead for them. (10.4)