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It must be fallen John Harris, the First War soldier. At his waist, neatly hung in its
holster with the small brass catch, was this very gun that now lay in the box,
looking cool and neat and useful. Of course, John Harris had once used the gun.
But it had not saved his life. With the gun in his hand he had fallen on the very
last day of the War. The Old War. The first one. Everyone knew that. They all
knew about Mrs. Harris and the telegram. They remembered how she had struck
the delivery ...
took toward John Harris' table seemed to squelch up dust from the rug. Hooker
got to the table and stopped. There was fallen John Harris. There was the box.
Inside the box was the gun. Hooker lifted the lid and looked. The purple silk was
dry and torn. The bullet box was set to one side. He ran his finger around the
trigger guard and thought about what he was doing. Gilbert. Shotgun. He had
heard his father's voice say that Gilbert was in trouble. He had heard Rosetta say
they would ...
... lay down again, with staring eyes. "That baby has been dead months, now,"
said Iris. Rosetta, turning from the view of Nicholas in the car, sat far back into her
office chair and closed her eyes. She heard the crash upstairs and the voices, but
she could not gain the moral momentum to intervene. Years, and ancestors,
leaned in against her. She thought, "Maybe we should all die. Maybe we should
all just be satisfied to die." Then she opened her eyes and searched for John
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