This morning, young men will compete in a race that would lead two of them employed as environment guards. This morning, like the other mornings, Maryam would limp to the school with her stiff leg. This morning, the sergeant, along a soldier, has complainingly set out on a rough path to take Karbalai, one of the elders of the village, with him. This morning, Karbalai is sitting under an old tree with a bundle, a cane and a rosary. He will have to testify to the claim of a dear one at the end of a long path.