A. was a quiet and meek child. She always did what she was asked to, never questioned the adults, politeness and neatness were her characteristic features. So when her mother asked her to keep quiet about a certain event A. witnessed the child didn’t even bother to question the authoritative figure her parent was.
A.’s mother of course knew all this. She knew that she could ask anything of her child. However the most serious abuse of this absolute sacrifice came when A.’s mother asked her to keep a secret a thing that could shake the whole household as well as both families. A.’s little heart was heavy with the burden of mystery and stealthy whispers.