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By Sue Silverman

Because I take into account Terror, Father, I bear in mind You destroys our complacency approximately who between us can devote unspeakable atrocities, who's subjected to them, and who can cease them. From age 4 to eighteen, Sue William Silverman was once many times sexually abused through her father, an influential govt professional and profitable banker. via her eyes, we see an outwardly common relatives equipped on a starting place of frightening secrets and techniques that lengthy went unreported, undetected, and unconfessed.

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Its round rubber eyes watch me, too, for it is the first to see. Bits of scum float on the murky surface of water, and I believe it is pieces of skin scaled from my body. Perhaps I am losing bits of skin, parts of my body. Soon, perhaps, there will be nothing left. I don't look down at my daddy's hand. I don't look down at my body. I don't move. Not a finger. Not a toe. I'm not aware of breathing. But his breath—his—rushes. This is the only sound, this, I feel his breath as it rushes toward me across the water.

Hawaiian presents are sweet-smelling leis and rustly grass skirts. Alaska is glittery snow and ice. Siam sparkles like silver and gold bangly jewelry. The Pacific Trust Territories and the West Indies smell like the azure and sapphire sea. I treasure fragile dolls from Bangkok, pink and black papier-mache masks from Hong Kong, Eskimo totem poles, puppets, silk scarves scented with incense. I even save the wrapping paper, pressing it to my face and breathing deeply, imagining myself far away, although knowing I could never travel.

Do I wonder who you are? Do I wonder if I were ever a baby like you? D D D 28 RED When officials from the Trust Territories are in town, they dine with us at the house: Governors Paul McNutt of the Philippines, Oren Long of Hawaii, Ernest Gruening of Alaska, Luis MunozMarin of Puerto Rico, Phelps Phelps of Samoa, Morris de Castro of the Virgin Islands. My daddy and I greet our company at the door while my mother cooks in the kitchen. I wear frilly dresses with white socks and patent-leather shoes.

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