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By Truman Capote

ISBN-10: 067960085X

ISBN-13: 9780679600855

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If you ask me, I think you're l-l-lucky. At least there's one thing you can say for Rusty. " "Sugar. " "I don't feel that way. I'm p-p-proud of my country. The men in my family were great soldiers. " "Fred's a soldier," said Holly. "But I doubt if he'll ever be a statue. Could be. They say the more stupid you are the braver. " "Fred's that boy upstairs? I didn't realize he was a soldier. " "Yearning. Not stupid. He wants awfully to be on the inside staring out: anybody with their nose pressed against a glass is liable to look stupid.

Then the picture became both darker and clearer. Sunday was an Indian summer day, the sun was strong, my window was open, and I heard voices on the fire escape. Holly and Mag were sprawled there on a blanket, the cat between them. Their hair, newly washed, hung lankly. They were busy, Holly varnishing her toenails, Mag knitting on a sweater. Mag was speaking. "If you ask me, I think you're l-l-lucky. At least there's one thing you can say for Rusty. " "Sugar. " "I don't feel that way. I'm p-p-proud of my country.

You can't possibly be in love with him. Now. " "No. Because I'm not a cold plate of m-m-macaroni. I'm a warm-hearted person. " "Okay. You've got a warm heart. But if I were a man on my way to bed, I'd rather take along a hot-water bottle. " "You won't hear any squawks out of José," she said complacently, her needles flashing in the sunlight. "What's more, I am in love with him. Do you realize I've knitted ten pairs of Argyles in less than three months? " She stretched the sweater and tossed it aside.

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