abeyance- (pg. 74)-noun: 1. Temporary in activity, cessation, or suspension. 2. a state or condition of real property in which title is not as yet vested in a known titleholder
fathomless- (pg. 80)-adjective: 1. impossible to measure the depth of; bottomless
2. impossible to understand; incomprehensible
'"It wasn't Crow," she had told her mother that morning.' (she is Sophie)
This quote is significant because it tells us that Sophie knows that Crow didn't do the crime. Even though Sophie isn't saying anything about what had happened to her, when she does she will tell the judge that Crow is innocent.