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JARMAN'S GROCETERIA — FRUIT AND VEGETABLES, SUNDRIES SINCE
1927 He went in. "Hello," he said to Mrs. Jarman, "I've come for paper napkins." "
Oh," said Mrs. Jarman, smiling down from the middle steps of a ladder, "I'll be
busy just a minute, Hooker. Isn't Harry there?" "Yes . . . he's—" "Then ask him, will
you, dear?" "Yes'm." Hooker turned, already fishing for the money in his pocket.
He did not like this sort of situation — having to deal with Harry. It made him feel
There was something menacing and nearly adult about him. "I can't," said Hooker
. "You know I can't." "Well, I'm busy," said Harry. "Why don't you get your famous
big brother to come and reach for them? Or would he fall down?" Hooker, without
thinking, struck. Harry yelled. Mr. Jarman came into the front of the store, and
Harry said, "Those damn Winslows are all crazy! They're crazy people!" He felt
his nose. It was bleeding. Without a word, Mr. Jarman sent Harry to the back of
the store ...
"I give you these," said Mr. Jarman. He placed two cellophane packages, which
made loud and obvious noises, into Hooker's trembling hands. "Go, then," he
said, "I put these on the bill." Hooker went away, but before he went, he heard
something else — Mrs. Gaylor's voice. "They are crazy, you know, all of them. I
heard them last night, yelling at each other. . . ." Hooker ran past her. As he
passed through the door, he could hear behind him the rising voices of Mr.
Jarman and Harry, ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - Katethegreyt - LibraryThing
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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