By Dan Rhodes
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His gums bled at the slightest pressure of the tip of his tongue, and he seldom stopped experimenting; it was a little game he played, sometimes by the hour. He sat for a moment smoking and experimenting. Then, abruptly, familiarly, and, as usual, with no warning, he thought he felt his mind dislodge itself and teeter, like insecure luggage on an overhead rack. He quickly did what he had been doing for weeks to set things right: he pressed his hands hard against his temples. He held on tight for a moment.
They don't even take that crazy boat out no more. " "I don't know how you can drink yours. " Sandra stared rancorously at the opposite wall. "I'll be so gladda get backa the city. I'm not foolin'. " She gave Mrs. Snell a hostile glance. "It's all right for you, you live here all year round. You got your social life here and all. " "I'm gonna drink this if it kills me," Mrs. Snell said, looking at the clock over the electric stove. " Sandra asked abruptly. "I mean what would you do? " This was the sort of question Mrs.
Its face was much too large for her slender wrist. "You were at choir practice," she said matter-of-factly. " I said I certainly had been, and that I had heard her voice singing separately from the others. I said I thought she had a very fine voice. She nodded. "I know. " "Really? " "Heavens, no. I'm going to sing jazz on the radio and make heaps of money. " She touched the top of her soaking-wet head with the flat of her hand. " she asked. I said I'd been through it on the train a few times but that I didn't really know it.
Anthropology by Dan Rhodes