Among the Enemy (Shadow Children, Book 6) by Margaret Peterson Haddix

By Margaret Peterson Haddix

Hide or fight?

Matthias, an unlawful 3rd baby, is stuck within the pass fireplace among rebels and the inhabitants Police. whilst he unwittingly saves a inhabitants Police officer, Matthias is dropped at inhabitants Police headquarters to coach as an officer himself. There he meets Nina, one other third-born who enlists his assist in a plot to undermine the inhabitants Police. yet Matthias is less than consistent scrutiny, and he has no concept whom he can belief. What can one boy do opposed to a depraved forms?

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But Benjamin was watching the movements of the men intently. The two with the hammer and the crowbar were drilling a hole near the base of the windmill. Slowly, and with an air almost of amusement, Benjamin nodded his long muzzle. ‘I thought so,’ he said. ‘Do you not see what they are doing? ’ Terrified, the animals waited. It was impossible now to venture out of the shelter of the buildings. After a few minutes the men were seen to be running in all directions. Then there was a deafening roar.

The van began to gather speed. Clover tried to stir her stout limbs to a gallop, and achieved a canter. ’ she cried. ‘Boxer! Boxer! ’ And just at this moment, as though he had heard the uproar outside, Boxer’s face, with the white stripe down his nose, appeared at the small window at the back of the van. ’ cried Clover in a terrible voice. ‘Boxer! Get out! Get out quickly! ’ But the van was already gathering speed and drawing away from them. It was uncertain whether Boxer had understood what Clover had said.

And when they thought of how they had laboured, what discouragements they had overcome, and the enormous difference that would be made in their lives when the sails were turning and the dynamos running — when they thought of all this, their tiredness forsook them and they gambolled round and round the windmill, uttering cries of triumph. Napoleon himself, attended by his dogs and his cockerel, came down to inspect the completed work; he personally congratulated the animals on their achievement, and announced that the mill would be named Napoleon Mill.

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