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He asked. “That night, after Jenny Grover? ” “I was joking,” I told him. “Of course you were,” Billy said. “But what if you were right, Cal? ” I could see that my brother had actually come to believe that there might be such a person, a one love for whom he was destined. ” he asked. I knew that during the years I’d been away at college he had been pursued by a host of village girls, earthy, willing, destined to work the canneries or marry those who did. According to my father, he’d shown no interest in returning the attentions of such girls no matter how blatantly they’d expressed them.

That’s why I was so glad to see Dora show up that day. I didn’t know a thing about her, of course. Didn’t much care either. She was willing to take the job. ” We were in the front parlor of Ruth’s house when she spoke of these things, a room crowded with overstuffed chairs and a lace-covered table cluttered with framed pictures of her son, Toby, a lanky, somewhat lazy boy who’d been blown to bits in the Great War. I remembered him as dull and slow-witted, with little to recommend him but a toothy grin.

My father replied, his tone not so much condescending as already seeking to dampen the fuse he’d unintentionally lit. It was a tone I’d come to expect on such occasions. For although my father could appear impressive, a man of strong opinions who peppered his talk with learned citations, I’d early recognized that he was, in fact, curiously weak. When faced with confrontation, he was always quick to retreat, particularly before the formidable and unbending figure of my mother. She faced him from the opposite end of our dining table, blue eyes leveled with resolve.

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