A Quest for Water, Chapter 5: Welcomed Like Princesses (7)

beautiful MouheiniA QUEST FOR WATER: (Based on actual events in the southern Sahara)


Finally, the trio lay their weary heads to rest; Mouheini slept in the middle, ever-protective of her little cousins. She lay awake looking at the stars, pondering many things. She could not help but think of her imminent wedding with Abdoul. She knew she had no right to question her parent’s choice, but why must she marry Abdoul? Why?

In the middle of the night, Takat woke up screaming from a nightmare about the face of the boy who had died in the well. Mouheini held her tight, caressed her hair, and sang her back to sleep.

Photo: Beautiful little Mouheini.