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Out of the Dust Chapter 70

By Karen Hesse

Chapter 70

The Piano Player

  • Fresh off her success at the Palace, Arley asks Billie Jo to play at a concert at the school. Billie Jo's back, baby.
  • Or is she? Even though her dad is okay with her performing, she says her hands are still in pain from the competition.
  • Arley tells her she needs to practice more, and Billie Jo agrees to do the show after all, even though she doesn't think he understands how hard this is for her.
  • Billie Jo sits at the piano and tries to do a weird telepathy thing where she plays a song with her mind. She runs through her song in her head, but never actually touches the keys, trying to save strength so she can give it her all at the concert.