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“What are you doing?”
“What does it look like I’m doing?”
Sarah had already taken half of the laundry down, folded it, and placed it in the basket she’d found nearby. Samuel shook his head in resignation and helped Sarah get the remainder of the laundry down. Sarah had no intention of leaving until she had done something for this family.
Working together, the two took care of the laundry in quick order. Samuel carried the basket back around to the front porch where he tried the front door. The door opened easily.
“It’s not uncommon for people to leave their doors unlocked around here,” Sarah told him when he raised his eyebrows in surprise.
“I understand, Sarah, but this door doesn’t even have a lock on it. They couldn’t lock it if they wanted to.”
Since her father passed away, Sarah always made sure to lock her doors and latch her windows when she went to bed at night. The mayor had given her strict instructions for her safety, and she had promised him she would do those things. She understood people not locking their doors when they trusted their neighbors, but she couldn’t fathom a door not even having a lock on it.
When they stepped into the house, Sarah was surprised by what she saw. Everything surrounding her was neat and tidy. The wallpaper was peeling, and the furniture was older than time itself, but everything was clean. There was no dirt or clutter or filth like one might have expected based on the outer condition of the farm.
Sarah nodded her approval.
“Mary takes good care of her home, doesn’t she?”
Samuel grunted in reply, still not convinced nobody was home.