Then came the knocking. Loud and insistent, over and over, almost in a panic. Suddenly it stopped, and the door knob started rattling. He was trying to get in. Turning the door knob, trying different keys in the lock, shaking it, wrenching at it, only minutes after she had gotten it fixed.
And then, even as that would-be intruder stood outside, trying to get in, Shirley crept into the nursery, picked up her baby boy, and waited in the hallway, as quiet as she could…Read