Malika, a tenant of Miriam House would not go home for the holidays. All the other tenants did.
Malika had a very strong feeling that Ann South, the Matron, would take the chance of escape and leave Miriam House for at least a week.
So strong was her feeling that she’d taken the keys to another room from a friend.
Not unexpected, one morning she saw the gate open, a car drive in and make an early turn, she hurried out, hid by the teacher’s house. She saw Ann South hop into that car carrying a suitcase.
Yes! She shouted, then phoned her family in country.
They’d enjoy a week of free light, free water, free lodging in a nice part of the city where they could celebrate Christmas.