After Alicia reported the secrets of her sister’s diary to Mama, her parents rushed to enroll Dolores in the Laredo School for Young Ladies. No one talked about the Ortega sisters ever going away to school before the diary incident. Alicia repeated a line from the diary to herself. “I lay below and gaze up at Harris, my sailor with his ocean blue eyes.” Now the passionate entries discovered in Dolores’s journal made
Nina tugged on Alicia’s curls. “You sick? We work now,”
“I can’t. Why didn’t anyone tell me why Dolores was leaving?” Alicia looked around the loft and recalled the days when she looked up to her sisters, e ven though she never truly felt she understood them.
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