Chapter 3: ‘Rejection’ begins…
“They awoke uncharacteristically early thanks to the sun streaming through the curtains and Chucky the cat making insistent inroads into their collective consciousness.
You’re not planning to stay in anywhere in Africa forever are you?”
Vernon looked into the unknown and didn’t know.
“Who can say what will happen Nsansa. I only intend to go for a few years. I need to broaden my horizons. I feel trapped in the Englishness of English schools and badgered by all I’ve described. I need to breathe, to explore, to find myself.” Vernon held his breath waiting for her well-deserved dismissal of his clichés. When it didn’t come he saw that she was tearful. They hugged and finished breakfast in silence, a silence that continued as he put his things in the cabriolet, folded the roof down and drove to the School in the Park.”
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