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By Aram Haigaz

Edited and translated via Iris Haigaz Chekenian

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We'd caused her to be upset. We were confused. ::; We looked at each other. "Sit, sit down;' urged Osman's mother. " the girl asked, wiping her tears. We each told her. Khoren added that his sister was also here and that her converted name was Minireh. " "They took her away:' "Mine, too;' she said. " "Mine too:' We grew sad. Seeing this, Osman prompted us to leave. "She is your sister, you will have a chance to see her often:' We were on our feet when his mother said, "Let me give them a yogurt drink:' "Yes, yes;' urged Osman.

Not satisfied, he tried again. •" He liked the last one and repeated it. He turned to me. "My son, now that you have accepted Islam, you must break the ties with your past. You must forget all of that and bear an Islamic name. Your name is Muselim, Abdullah oghlu Muselim [Abdullah's son Muselim:'] I knew that I would never have trouble remembering that name because I had many things to forget, but only one thing to remember. My name, my new name. The key to my salvation. We proceeded in silence.

When the little one was carried outdoors and left under a tree, I asked Mariam why she was not taking care of her sister. " she said, her voice shaking with venom. "My mother is dead! " "Yes, the thief. My mother had saved some raisins. " "I know because she has diarrhea. " "She could walk enough to reach the raisins! " I did not let her finish. She must have been crazed, otherwise how could she be so heartless? When one of the girls had a chance, some food was taken to the child-a couple of spoons of yogurt, a cup of new milk, still warm.

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