An echo reverberated through the hall. An eerie silence followed. I looked up from my book. The seats were empty. The librarian at the faraway desk was still absorbed in her work. Did she not hear it?
Rumblings followed, hushed rumbles that grew louder and louder until a thunderous growl radiated from my belly.
I clutched my books and ran past the doors of the library, rushed through the corridors, past the classrooms, through the grounds, to the canteen. The aroma of food lured me in. I hadn’t eaten in hours. It was time for a lunch break.