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Unformatted text preview: never wanted to do. Giants in the earth! More truly devils from hell. "Oh, how perfectly delicious," Alicia had said, listening gleefully and always ready to mock Gifford and her fears. "Go on, Ancient Evelyn, what happened then? Tell us about Stella." Alicia had already been a drunk by the age of thirteen. She had looked old for her age, though thin and slight like Gifford. She'd gone into barrooms downtown and drunk with strange men, and then Granddaddy Fielding had "fixed her up" with Patrick just to get some control of her. Patrick, of all the cousins. A horrid idea, though he hadn't seemed so bad in himself back then. This is my blood, all these people, Gifford thought. This is my sister, married to her double or triple cousin, Patrick, whatever he is. Well, one thing can be said for sure. Mona is no idiot. Inbred, yes, child ui an alconoiic, yes, out except for being rather "petite," as they said of short girls in the South, she was on every count a winner. Probabl...
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