Away - Part 1: July 3, 1924: Orphan Road Summary & Analysis

Amy Bloom
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Mr. O’Brien takes Lillian on the subway to Pennsylvania Station where he directs her to track 107. He pushes her into a closet and tells her not to make a sound until they arrive in 22 hours. Lillian feels her way around the small room. She sits down, a bucket behind her, the wall behind it, and a small wooden shelf that just touches her head as she is sitting. There is liquid in the bucket so Lillian sits with her feet facing it in case it spills. With little else to do in the dark, Lillian sleeps. Her nightmare returns, and she wakes just before screaming as someone rattles the doorknob. She listens as a couple talks excitedly at the door, looking for a place to couple.

When the train stops, she can smell the people as well as hear them...

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