She hunkers under the table while the leader disciplines the boy. She accepts scraps of food from the boy during dinner, but it is unpleasantly spicy and she lets most of it fall to the floor after mouthing it briefly. The hair on her neck raises. **Something is here. Hey! Go away! Go away!** In her fear she leans against the boy. **I protect this pack! Go away!** The strange man standing in the doorway leaves, and she begins to calm down. The boy leaves the table, and she follows him closely.