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Unformatted text preview: In this section, the boy is still trying to reconcile the sadness he feels for the thief that they left naked in the street. The boy's father is thinking about stories, musing on the story of himself and his son. He wonders how old the boy is, what time of the year it is, essentially organizing the setting of the story in his mind. Stories, after all, are what have allowed him to keep the old world alive for his son up until this point. The earth, however, interrupts the man's thoughts, creaking as if to remind him that stories of fiction and stories of reality have changed and will forever be changed in this new world. The man wonders what is coming for him, what is going to "steal" his eyes and "seal" his mouth, perhaps foreshadowing his death and how it will silence him as it has silenced so many others' stories before his.others' stories before his....
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ENG 1310 taught by Professor Pilkington during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.
- Fall '08