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Then she and Danny climbed back into the busted-up old Land Rover, drove through the lunar landscape of Kaokoveld, and hopped on a plane headed south. By nightfall, they were at the Chobe River Lodge, on their own private deck, watching the sun set over a herd of elephants on the opposite shore. They were being served gin and tonics while a hundred yards away lions were hunting in the tall grass. In a bikini that had seen better days, Nina stretched out on the luxurious two-person lounge chair and closed her eyes.
She kept moving. Lately that seemed to be the best way to handle things. Downstairs, she stopped in the living room just long enough to plug in the Christmas tree lights. In the mudroom, the dogs leaped up at her, yapping and wagging their tails. 舠Luke, Leia, no jumping,舡 she scolded the huskies, scratching their ears as she led them to the back door. When she opened it, cold air rushed in. Snow had fallen again last night, and though it was still dark on this mid-December morning, she could make out the pale pearlescence of road and field.
He sat down beside her on the lounger. She eased sideways to make room for him. The stars were out now, and in the pale silvery glow she could see his sharp features and hollow cheeks, his blue eyes and curly hair. She realized in that moment, when he looked so sad, how much he laughed and smiled, even when the sun was broiling or the dust was choking or the gunshots were exploding in the air. He could always smile. Except now he wasn舗t. He handed her a smallish yellow envelope. 舡 舠Course not. 舡 Journalists and producers and photojournalists the world over knew about telegrams.