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Doron Nachman hurried along the promenade in pursuit of the boy’s retreating back. “Osher, wait up a minute!”
The youth stopped next to an old, partially demolished structure made of light-colored bricks, and gazed at it as though there was nothing in the world that was more interesting.
“Where are you going, Osher?”
“Can you take me with you?”
Osher turned his head and looked at him. A hint of a smile made his lips curve for a moment, but he forced them to revert to their previous scowl. “It’s not worth it for you.”
“I actually think it’s very worth it for me. I just got up from a long, deep nap, and I think that a little walk will get my blood moving again. I don’t like to be sleepy.”