Lily: You’re ignoring me. Why?

Timothy: Um . . . I . . .

Lily: Did we run out of stories in the book?

Timothy: Yes! Yes, that’s it. We’re all out of stories.

Lily: There are more books in my Master’s room. If I get one of them, could we read that?

Sparrow: Uh-oh. I see where this is going. How many of the “secret books” were porn, and how creepy?

Timothy: . . . Some. Not as many as the breathless news reports would like to imply, but some. But I didn’t find out about that part until much later.

The first book Lily brought out to read wasn’t sexual at all, though it wasn’t exactly spiritual . . .