II. While working Samantha pondered the shift in the wind, the heft of a particular stone, the bend in the youngest trees. She especially liked imagining ways everything in the universe might be connected. Some days she imagined she heard that very sound. Some days she imagined the taste. She was good at surprising herself. She was a good worker. Allen was happy.
III. One day, Samantha noticed something shiny peeking out from behind a cabinet. A tilt in the foundation might explain its sudden appearance. She wondered if Allen's property had begun to settle. It looked like a bit of moon, if the moon were cast in silver and very tiny. She wanted a closer look but the cabinet was heavy. Samantha threw her hip into it. She was a good worker. She was good at surprising herself. But nothing could have prepared her for the surprise behind the cabinet.