At home, his mother chided him when she saw his ripped clothes. “Don’t you go getting yourself in trouble here like you did in Seco, Danoli. This is a fresh start for you…for us. Don’t ruin things.”
“What is that place?” he asked at school the next day.
“Which place?” asked a boy called Johnnes.
“The place with all those tall trees and that thick bunch of bushes.
Eyes rolled. “Don’t go there,” Johnnes said. Then, “You don’t want to go there.”
That made Danoli all the more determined.