By Susan Kimmel Wright
As thirteen-year-old Nellie attempts to unravel the secret surrounding a child left at her church nursery, she will get a few unforeseen aid from the puppy her aunt has lately followed.
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Rick asked. " she asked. But then why had she been left behind like an empty lunch bag? It made starry globs of slush on the steamed windows. "Looks like you guys got company," Fred said, rubbing a spot on the glass. A Begg City police cruiser was parked across the drive and just ahead of them. Rick picked it up, stuffing papers back inside, and slid it on top the heap. Being visited by the police didn't seem to bother him, but then nobody had called him inattentive, either. He raised his brows.
Nellie asked, focusing. And maybe, Nellie thought hopefully, she could pick Page 53 up a clue as to where the baby had come from. She'd pick Nellie up and drop her off for fifteen minutes—no more. This time of year, it was a tenminute drive. You could walk all over town and not see anything more thrilling than a pick Page 54 up truck fitted with big wheels and chaser lights around the license plate. A cluster of cornhusk dolls dressed as Pilgrims hung on the door. She'd thought anything would be better than their rolling crate of wornout parts.
Nellie had never seen a paint job like the woman had on her face, either. Carnahan's face. " Beehive stuck the Baja Beige back in her case. Nellie guessed Beehive wanted to display all her products at once. She held up a fat squeezebottle of Butter Buns. " Or tomorrow or next week or next year, Nellie thought. Beehive shuffled out past her, the ankles of her pantyhose lying in wrinkled folds above bright turquoise threeinch heels. Then she walked over and looked down at Janie. " Nellie held her fingers out for Janie to grab.