Days of ecstatic and unparalleled bliss flew by in which Alex Robertsinspector, Sierra Leone Police Forceenjoyed the favors of the woman hed craved. Hed arrived in the capital, Freetown, two years earlier and fell immediately under her spell at an occasion in Bo. Lying next to her, their sweat-covered bodies juxtaposed, he examined hers. It was naked, full bosomed, and her skin smooth and ebony colored. He marveled at its contrast to his. Salamatu sat on the steps of her hut. She gloried at the grace of her visitors gait and the ease with which she balanced the container of sun-dried clothes on her head. Why was she so calm? Hadnt she noticed the commotion in the village? Was she thinking that the other wives had started preparing their evening meals late, again, and that their offspring were adding to the general excitement and confusion?