She has acid
thrown in her face. She is threatened over and over with death.
By early December,
Danny and the rest of the 101st soldiers leave. Her protectors are gone.
Melba is on her own. The threats and violence get worse.
But there are
a few small acts of kindness from white students. One, a white boy
named Link, becomes Melba's secret friend. He warns her of plots
to harm her.