Uncle Shabir is a mean man. I don’t like calling him Uncle but I have to.
He yells at Omar and Hassan, “Get back in the house you miserable…” I can’t hear the rest of what he says. Abugee frowns and says nothing, just keeps on laying bricks.
Uncle Shabir comes over to us. “Who told you to build this stupid thing? I’m not paying for it you know!”
Abugee nods, “Your brother asked me before he died. Don’t worry. No charge.”
I almost gasp. Abugee lied! He lied! And he always told me lying was such a sin.
When Uncle Shabir has dragged Omar and Hassan back into the house, I can’t keep quiet any longer. “Abugee! You lied! Uncle Yusuf never asked you to make this wall.”
Abugee glances back over his shoulder at the house where Omar and Hassan are living with their mean uncle. “Can you keep a secret?”