‘WHIPPOORWILL‘ by R.L.BARTRAM
“Cecile Huguette Prejean,” her father’s face had turned a delicate shade of purple, whilst the vein in his brow throbbed visibly.
Ceci cringed. All three names at once. It was a bad sign. All she could do was stand there, head down, hands clasped behind her back attempting to conceal her grazed knuckles. She had never seen him this angry before and there had been a few times.
“You broke that boy’s nose,” he informed her stonily. “Do you understand? You broke his nose.”
“He started it,” Ceci interrupted, attempting to justify her actions.
“Enough,” he roared, making her flinch, “not another word.” He paused, his temper appearing to ebb a little. “You’re almost fourteen,” he reminded her. “You should be a young lady by now. Instead you dress like a field hand and brawl with the local boys. What would your poor dear Mother say, God rest her soul, if she could see you now. Just look at yourself,” he commanded. “Look at yourself.”
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