Homeless Bird  by Gloria Whelan

"It was not I who was wanted at all. It was the money."

"They're going to take me to Varanasi...
They think bathing in the Ganges will make me well."

"Tell me about this quilt you have embroidered..."

"How could I read when I was working on the land from the time I was five years old?
Besides, there is no one in my family who reads. Who would teach me?"

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