"Memsahib, why you not feed the chicos?" the aged Indian cook inquired. "We never eat without the Sahib?" she replied. "Sahib not coming" he said, "Police come and take him away." For the American wife and mother, living in a desert construction camp, it was a terrifying moment. "In Another Time" is the story of an American family who lived in such a camp where the author was the only white woman, teaching her children and improvising every day to keep her family healthy and happy.