I just want ONE banana!

Today’s book review is Evidence not Seen, by Darlene Deibler Rose.  This is an inspirational autobiography of Darlene’s life in a Japanese POW camp during WWII.  She was a missionary on the island of Celebes when war broke out, and was put in a Japanese labor camp.  Because she was American, she was singled out and taken by the Kempeitai (secret police) and tortured and convicted on false testimony as a spy and sentenced to beheading.  The following story takes place right after her sentencing when she was at a very low point.

She was looking out her window into the prison courtyard, intrigued by the actions of a fellow inmate.  Every time the sentry turned his back, the woman inched toward a vine-covered fence. Continue reading