Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Little Tugboat On The Lake Of Tears

Via Samizdata:

That was the last time Arthur saw Faye for six days as they were both put in solitary. Guards tried to make Faye crack by cruelly telling her she was the last of the 15 being held captive.

But, speaking of the moment they were reunited, he told how he wept and begged the 26-year-old for a hug. Arthur said: "I missed Topsy most of all. I really love her, as a mum and a big sister. Not seeing her and not knowing if she was safe was one of the hardest parts of the whole thing.

"Then on the sixth day, when I was just about giving up hope, I was pulled from my bed in the early hours of the morning.

"They led me down a corridor and into a room, where I saw Topsy in a corner.

""I can't describe how that felt...just every emotion rolled into one. I ran up to her, threw my arms round her and cried like a baby.

When I'd calmed down, she asked, 'Do you need another hug, a mother hug?' and I said, 'damn right'. She was just as pleased to see me because they'd told her I'd been sent home.

"Topsy said she'd always be there for me, to protect me and look after me."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Its satire, period.
Quit reading way way too much into this and stop causing a big fuss.
Have you lost all your sense of humour?
If you really want to advance womyns' rights move to Afghanistan."

Very weak Mike. Even for you.

Peter K.

Mike said...

Oh no!

I thought about putting up an update when Basil said the other day that he thought this was satire -- which it isn't, if you follow the link.