Through the Eyes of a Servant – Chapter 2

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     “Aha!” exclaimed Lydia. She was a young woman with a nasty characteristic. Rachel utterly disliked being around her. “So this is where you’ve been. Your mother is worried sick about you. She thought you ran away. You are surely a disobedient child. Your parents will get you this time.” Lydia grabbed Rachel’s hand and pulled her all the way to Leah. Rachel’s mother was happy and rejoiced that Rachel had been found.

      “You should teach that child to learn her place in this life!” snapped Lydia. Rachel could see her mother was irritated by what Lydia said. She also knew that her mother very much disliked being talked to that way. “I am perfectly capable of handling my daughter, Lydia. Thank you for finding her,” responded Leah. Rachel thought her mother talked quite softly with Lydia, but she knew that they had to respect each other. Leah took Rachel’s arm and led her to their tent.

After they were inside, Leah closed the tent flap. Now she started talking in a frustrated voice. “Why didn’t you stay with the children? When I came to get you, Hannah (who was Rachel’s best friend) told me you went and would be back soon. I thought you were just getting a drink of water and would be back so I told Hannah to tell you to come to me when you came back. It was like ten minutes and you still didn’t show up so I started to get worried. I asked Lydia to help me find you. I thought you had run away! Never do this again, understand?”

“Yes, mother. I’m sorry. I won’t ever do this again. I promise,” replied Rachel looking guilty. She didn’t like to see her mother upset. “But since you must report everything to Abigail,” added Rachel, trying to perk up her mother’s spirits, “you should tell her this.” 

Rachel told Leah the conversation she had heard between the men. “I’ve got to tell this to Abigail! I’ve heard about David. He’s very strong and powerful. He doesn’t like it when someone disobeys his command. Somebody might get hurt if this isn’t told to her.”

Rachel’s mother gently kissed her forehead and went to tell Abigail. Rachel waited for her mother to come back, and finally, the tent flap opened. “Mother!” exclaimed Rachel, “What took so long!?” “Well,” said Mother, “ When I got there, she was in the middle of a meeting, and then, when she finished, I went to her. I told her about the conversation, and she was shocked. She asked me if I was sure this was true. I told her yes. She stared for a moment, and then she told me exactly what she was going to do. She said that she would get 200 loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five dressed sheep, five seahs of roasted grain, 100 clusters of raisins, and 200 cakes of figs, and then load them onto the donkeys. Then she said that she would send her servants to go to David. Then she would follow after them and go plead, before David, for the life of her husband. She told me to get the sheep and the grain. I’m going to get the grain and tell your father to get the sheep. And Rachel, Abigail told me not to say a word to anybody. So don’t tell anyone, not even Hannah.” “ Yes, Mother,” replied Rachel, “Do you need help getting the grain ready?” “Yes Rachel, thank you. I’ll be back in time to help you,” replied mother. She left to find Abraham and to get the sheep, while Rachel started working on the grain.

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