Unformatted text preview: Laila's love for Aziza deepens, and Lailia tells her daughter about Tariq as often as possible, always careful to never use his name but refer to him only as her father. One evening when they're preparing for bed, Rasheed asks Laila about her relationship with Tariq. Although Laila is quaking with fear, she holds her ground and insists that she and Tariq were always and only friends. Rasheed warns Laila that if he'd better never discover her in a lie. This confrontation makes Laila worry about her newly formed plan: to take the money she's secretly been stealing from Rasheed to escape to Peshawar in the spring. Laila is horrified by what the consequences would be if Rasheed found out about this planned betrayal. A couple of days later, Laila finds a stack of baby girl clothes outside her door and thanks Mariam for the generous gift. Mariam explains that she has no use for them, having made them years ago when the generous gift....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08