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Unformatted text preview: The man and boy struggle onward. They pass the ruins of seaside resorts and the hulls of stripped and empty boats. The man continues to cough up blood. They come to a coastal city, where the tall buildings have melted and bent slightly. The man's dreams turn to pleasant things. The man knows that his son listens for his breathing at night, worried that he'll soon be gone. The days get harder and harder, and the man grows weaker. As they slowly make their way along the road, the man notes the earth's deconstruction and wonders if the secrets of the earth's creation will be revealed in its deconstruction. The road is so strewn with wreckage that the man and the boy abandon their cart. They trudge on for two days before setting up camp. The man knows that this is the place where he will die. They have a single can of peaches left and the man refuses to eat any. He tells the boy to save them for him a single can of peaches left and the man refuses to eat any....
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- Fall '08