Excerpt from Land of the Torreones
Arab women, caught by intruders bathing in a stream, will cover [their faces with their hands because it is less a desecration for the eyes of strangers to see the body than the features. Perhaps their wisdom is greater than that Of their Occidental sisters.
Kelsey bathed and dressed, putting on a dinner gown that intended to be severe rather than youthful or fem inine, and when she was done She Opened her door and stepped out into the living room Of the apartment, where her father sat ready to receive dinner guests. He peered at her with that questioning look which always marked his face when she came into a room. It was a troubled look. He did not understand his daughter. Something had come between them, some barrier that had arisen since She went away to school an adolescent girl who romped with him, and came home agam wearing glasses and reticence and an intangible armor. He could not come near her any more. She had withdrawn from him, but it was more than merely a withdrawal from one person, for She seemed to have withdrawn from everyone.
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