Chapter One: Days One, Two, & Three
It is easy to pinpoint the minute when my friend Branwell began his silence. It was Wednesday, November 25, 2:43 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. It was there -- or, I guess you could say not there -- on the tape of the 911 call.
Operator: Epiphany 911. Hobson speaking.
Operator: Epiphany 911. Hobson. May I help you?
SILENCE. [Voices are heard in the background.]
Operator: Anyone there?
A woman's voice [screaming in the background]: Tell them. Tell them.
Operator: Ma'am, I can't hear you.
[then louder] Please...