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He gestured at his mother's door. "That," he said, "is what happens when you
explain yourself." He walked away down the hallway and into the kitchen.
Nicholas came to the drapes and stood looking up the stairs. "But, it was only a
present," he said to himself aloud. "Just a perfectly ordinary present. A gift. It didn't
mean anything." "Doctor's coming," said Iris. "Of course he is," said Nicholas. "
Naturally." In the kitchen, Clementine, a large red cat who was currently
expecting kittens, lay in ...
From the back step, Hooker called, "Here, Clementine!" It was a difficult name.
She had been christened with it because of the song, which Hooker had always
liked, but once the name had caught on, he realized that there was no suitable
way of shortening it. He hated to call her "Clemmy," because one day he had,
and Gilbert had said, "Here comes that girl with the clemmy hands," and Iris had
laughed so long that Hooker had blushed. He did not call her "Clement," either,
Good Clementine," he said. He thought of her kittens. He did not even know how
many there would have been. The breeze lingered over the listless tail, fingering
her coat and shifting the shapes of the white-tipped tags of fur, where there were
snags he had not brushed and hair- enclosed burrs from the last time they had
hunted through the undergrowth, probably here, in the field. Hooker sank down
and sat back on his heels. He dangled the spoon from his fingers. Finally, he
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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - lkernagh - LibraryThing
Set in the summer months of 1964, the story is about a well-to-do family of breeding residing in a wealthy neighborhood in Ontario. 11-year old Hooker Winslow is surrounded by his family, a family ... Consulter l'avis complet
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I've read this novel twice. It is a remarkable first novel; Findley lived up to this beginning and then some during his lifetime. The main character is both hero and victim even while he victimizes ... Consulter l'avis complet
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