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"Nobody hurt her." "You don't just get sick from nothing." "I didn't say 'nothing.' I
said nobody. Sure something made her tired — and sick, a little. But you're not to
lay blame on people. One day you will understand how it happens." One day . . .
one day . . . one day . . . "When?" "When you're old enough." She marched on.
From the 53.
Christ Almighty. Jesus." He shook out his handkerchief. She looked at him,
mentally withdrew the lie, and then spoke. "Well, I think," she said, "I think that if
he's sick— like she is too, if you like — then I think we let them get sick." "What?" "
Because of always being afraid. To do anything." "You can't put a sick man out on
the street. You can't put someone who's ill on a park bench, in a bread line. You
can't." "If you're afraid, you can't. No." "He's not an ordinary person!" Nick's eyes
Waiting for the right time." Rosetta watched Nick's face change as he began this
dream — the old dream of Gilbert as someone brilliant he had hidden away in the
family. "Yes," he said, having just seen it all very clearly, "that's exactly what he is.
A sick poet. And he really has been sick, too." "No. Now don't talk like that! He's
not sick. He's just a person who's been victimized by the bad habit of what you've
allowed him to do — which is to lie still all the time instead of moving around.
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