- After the game we made our way back to the bathhouse. Some of the men they had been playing with walked with us. The conversation was about the game, so I didn't pay it any mind, at first.
- "Would you sell it?" one of the men asked. "It is so well trained, we would pay you three times what you bid at the auction."
- I kept my breathing even like Rose had taught me to do. They had said they would not sell me, I had to believe that.