The Orange Houses Chapter 21
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- At church, ten days before the hanging, Fatima wakes up extra early so she can sell her papers before church.
meets up with Mik, her mom, and NaNa, and Mik wonders why Fatima would choose to go to
explains that it's fun.
Monday, they head out to the Statue of Liberty. The weather is cold and damp,
but they are determined to go since it's a holiday so Mik has off from school.
packs them lunches to take, and tells them to be careful.
- On the
way there, a homeless man begs them for food, so they hand over NaNa's
asks if Mik thinks Jimmi is okay, but when Mik says yes, she knows her friend is lying.
- They sip
beer and flirt with cute boys on the ferry over to Liberty Island.
- After a
while, someone makes an announcement on the PA system: The weather is awful so
they'll have to turn around.
- They won't
make it to the Statue of Liberty after all, and both girls are bummed since
neither has seen it.
- From far
away, they can see Lady Liberty covered in fog. Or her feet, anyway.
says they should laugh about it.