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Unformatted text preview: The doctor’s hands are described as being “…extraordinarily large. When the hands were closed they looked like clusters of unpainted wooden balls as large as walnuts fastened together by steel rods” (35). The hands are also associated with the “few gnarled apples” (36) the pickers rejected. In this way, the doctor’s hands and his thoughts are out of the ordinary, deviating from normal constructs. Regardless of the doctor’s hands he fascinates “the tall dark girl” and she marries him. “After the tall dark girl came to know Doctor Reefy it seemed to her that she never wanted to leave him again” (38). They spend the winter together where the doctor tells the girl all of the thoughts he wrote down 1 on the little bits of paper. She dies in the spring after hearing the doctor’s thoughts. When he is done retelling them, “…he laughed and stuffed them (the papers) away in his pockets to become round hard balls” (38). 2...
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- Spring '08
- American Literature, Pick operating system, Karl Bowman, Doctor Reefy, The Littl' Bits