When news of the smuggled skulls broke over the wires early last November a Tweeter from Mogadishu replied: shhh keep it quiet!
Now, I don't know what she said or—she said shhh—or something like that to her—I didn't understand, but she did look down.
“shhh,” her mother said, a sibilant sound that matched the rustling of the leaves on the Liberty Tree.
"shhh—it ain't safe for me to come out yet," Glen Tiflin hissed threateningly.
For a while they sewed and chatted and teased one another as girls will, then Sally held up a silencing finger, "shhh!"
She could have said "shhh" or something, but I remember her making some kind of a remark to the little girl.
They all took a minute step backward, but Hilda pushed past them and took his hand and stroked his hair and went shhh, shhh.
"shhh—No, Dum, she's not sick but the little kitty is hungry," I whispered.