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don’t want it to get around, but he did a lot more than pray where King was concerned. The Lord helps those that help themselves.” Ruth did not point out that this sentiment was not scripture. “What are you saying?” “I ain’t supposed to talk about it. The brothers don’t completely trust me as is.” Ordinarily it amused Ruth to hear Greg talk about “the brothers,” the same way black people talked about each other on television; this night she could not get past her unease. The smells of the food scraps and the lemon scent of the detergent were too strong, stomach-turning. She didn’t answer, and after a minute or so Greg couldn’t hold himself back any longer. “There was a man through here last winter name of Raul. Your father put him up down in the basement. This guy was weird, said he had people all over the South, and one of the places he named was Memphis. Said he had a guy there ran a bar, could hire a guy would take care of King next time he was in town, if the money could be put together for it. I guess he
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