Yesterday afternoon, Silas had phoned the curator and posed as a distraught priest.
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"If we go up there and start hugging people and crying and attempting things that make no sense with people who have no chance—all because we’re distraught …. it’ll just hurt more folks in the long run.
James Dashner -- The Kill Order
My father gave money instead and she was distraught, saying that wasn’t the same.