Xoriyo listens, learning English. Her Father has told her, listen for the words inside words.
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She asks her Mother, ‘Did you sleep at all in the night?’
‘Of course, when you were asleep.’
Xoriyo knows she is not telling the truth.
She asks her Father, ‘And you, have you been asleep at all?’
Her father smiles, but neither shakes or nods his head. She knows he would lie as well, if he could.