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This is a Sample from the Second Novel by Bob Foster.

The full text of this novel or a bound paperback version, can be ordered from:

http://www.bobfoster.co.uk

Prologue

 

Dan's mother weakly stroked his placid face with the hand she could still control and smiled desperate encouragement to him through her tears.

 

What else could she do? She couldn't reassure him with baby talk, she couldn't sing to him to show how much she loved him or how much she wanted him to be happy in his life. He had beautiful eyes but there was no point in trying to tell him so because he wouldn't hear a word.

 

The need to communicate something to him at that moment was so intense, so powerful ... but the only link she had with her helpless little baby boy, imprisoned in his non-hearing body, was the touch of her hand on his cheek and the bond between their eyes.

 

After the counselling and advice from the hospital, she and his father had taken Dan's special needs arising from his deafness n their stride . Somehow she knew that yesterday's terrible motorway accident, which had already torn away his father, would soon take away his mother as well.

 

Her beloved son would be an orphan.. with only his Godfather, her brother Patrick , to look after him. If only she could be sure Patrick would cope with Dan's complete deafness with the same compassion and determination for him to succeed, that she and his father had resolved upon after learning of his condition from the hospital.

 

Wearing an earnest, yearning expression, she tenderly kissed her baby son for the last time on his tiny, wrinkled forehead.. and then she died...

 

 

 

 

 

This is a Sample from the Second Novel by Bob Foster.

The full text of this novel or a bound paperback version, can be ordered from:

http://www.bobfoster.co.uk