'Please wait,' she said again.
They looked at each other for a while in silence.
'Are you hungry?' she finally asked.
At first they walked back towards the Old Bridge in silence, which was exactly how Jesse wanted it. But the girl had the kind of energy that, like the river itself, would not easily be diverted.
'My name's Sarah.'
'Jesse,' he offered in exchange for the forthcoming meal.
'Where did you spend the night?'
'You look like you've slept under a bridge.'
He gave her a mocking half-smile and pointed towards the Old Bridge.
She was shocked but tried to conceal it. Studying her surreptitiously, he wondered exactly how old she was. With her face so expressiv