- "Yes, Master, but I can do it myself," I insisted.
- "Ciara, you are now a possession of ours. We care for our possessions. We will clean you, so it is done correctly. When we are not available to care for you, we will pay others to do it for us," he said. "You have done what is expected of you."
- There was a finality to the statement, so I didn't push it.