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Prologue It begins like this  Moya was not a stupid girl. In fact, for thirteen years old, she was really quite intelligen...
That is precisely what she was doing at 2 45 one afternoon as the long, black hand of the clock dragged slowly toward the ...
 Moya   She turned toward Ms. Halifax while stifling a yawn.  I   m sorry.  Ms. Halifax was slight, pixie-ish, had long, w...
just beside her, but she knew no one was there. What was going on  She didn t have time to think about it because when the...
monster, not Frankenstein   She yelled after him. But he didn t care. He was already gone. Turning away from him she conti...
porch. If Moya squinted her eyes the shape of the branches and leaves became the profile of an old man with a pointy nose ...
 Yup. And tomorrow night is a full moon. Thirteen for seven days on the full moon. Sounds like something to me.  Now Moya ...
 I m going   Her mother swung her small, pinched face toward her.  Don t you talk back to me, young lady  And maybe you co...
Behind her came Buford Mahooney, the loudest man Moya had ever met. His voice boomed out of his rotund chest as though amp...
Cornice just smiled and stroked Moya   s hair.  Well, I m afraid I may have just caused you even more trouble.   MOOYYYAAA...
TWO Frozen in Time  Moya s room sat at one end of the house with a picture window that faced the front yard. Part of the r...
Moya threw a nasty glance at the bird, who just cocked his head and shook his green and yellow feathers.  Cracker   he yel...
Moya laughed.  MOYA   her mother screeched up the stairs, her tiny, hard footsteps coming swiftly toward the room.  Quick,...
Sneaking through the shadows, down the stairs, down the hall -- avoiding the steps and boards she knew creaked the loudest...
parchment. It looked very old, dusty, and was tied with a red, velvet ribbon. She put back the stone and returned to the s...
Since time before time, Knowers have been born, one every other generation. A girl is born, different from her mother, but...
 No, dear. I haven t been alive two-hundred years. I m old, but not that old.  She smiled.  Not every Knower makes this jo...
goes full twice in mid-winter, but in the prophecy, it happens at the wrong time, at another time of year. I know the clue...
Moya rubbed her eyes. She didn t know whether to laugh or cry and was on the verge of both. She glanced around for a camer...
But Cornice just smiled warmly and patted her arm. Moya stepped out the door, which closed behind her, missing the quick f...
And yet, she was also exhausted. Going back to the dresser, she uncorked the bottle again. She thought of her grandmother,...
Thirteen. Instantly the moon out her window flashed and sparked, sending a beam of light down to the ground and a gust of ...
 Holy cow     Fritz caught up with her and stood in the doorway. Moya   s panic threatened to explode like a water balloon...
Just below Moya   s hand, a long, slender handle of flat, black metal curved gently downward. Carefully, trying not to bre...