"No," Carmen agreed, slipping her arm around his and squeezing it.
Maybe she imagined his hand squeezing hers.
"Toby, Deidre – " A branch grabbed her around the chest, squeezing out the air in her lungs. When she was sailing again, she looked around for Deidre and Toby. The angel was soaring through the air, head over feet, but Deidre was nowhere to be seen.
He gazed down at her for a moment, squeezing her hand, and then returned his attention to the eulogy.
The Jews were regarded as the king's serfs, and squeezing them was but a popular form of taxing the people.