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He . ’’ She looked at her feet. ‘‘He’s an officer in the navy. ’’ Silence. She might have been bragging that she bit the heads off kittens for sport. Paxton’s grip tightened on my collar, and his breath blew across my neck. When Tabitha looked up her expression mixed humiliation and defiance. ‘‘I confess, I was wayward. ’’ ‘‘The truth about my husband. That he believed a false religion and fought for Satan’s puppet government. ’’ The line was scripted, and she recited it woodenly, but heads in the crowd nodded like toy dogs on car dashboards.
Getting biblical here in Santa Barbara, USA,’’ he said. ’’ The foot stomping and catcalls increased. He gave them a conspirator’s smile. ’’ They went wild, laughing and shouting. This was a victory dance. ‘‘Nothing wrong with enjoying a church outing in the fresh air and sunshine. ’’ He let the thigh-slapping go on for a minute before raising a hand. ‘‘And now it’s back to work. ’’ He closed his eyes and shook his head. ’’ Schmaltz and brimstone. I tried not to listen, knowing Wyoming would anger me, and continued looking for Tabitha.
Jesus is no sissy. ’’ He clenched his fist again. ’’ The baton twirlers sprinted back onto the stage, carrying a large scroll. They unfurled it with a flourish. It was a six-foot-by-four-foot cartoon, reworking The Last Supper as a scene from Platoon. It showed Christ and the Apostles in combat fatigues, with camouflage paint striping their faces, weapons at the ready. Beneath the drawing ran the tagline: He’s back . . and this time, it’s scriptural. I gaped at it, appalled. Not because it depicted Jesus juiced on steroids and brandishing an M16.