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"All he knew about her was that, like his wife, she had grown up in East Africa when it had been a British Colony, been thrown out when it ceased to be a British Colony and become Uganda, gone with her family to Rhodesia, and unlike his wife and her family, been thrown out of there when it became Zimbabwe, and then, he thought he remembered his wife telling him, moved on to work and study in the United States for a year or two, and then, when her visa and work contract expired, been thrown out of there as well.

Maybe that was why the voice was so soft: she had learned that to be unnoticed was best."

Nightmare Syndrome, by William Marshall (copyright 1997; quote is from page 25 of the Warner Books/Mysterious Press hardcover edition, 1997).