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When I read most of the sentence without too much help, he said to my mother, “You’re doing good with him. ” Pleased, my mother reached across me and kissed him on the cheek. ” They both laughed a little a t this. Maybe he liked the extravagance of the idea as much as she did. Then he turned off the kerosene lamp. That night they let me sleep between them. The occasional outbursts of passion that flickered across my childhood were like summer storms. The sky clouded suddenly, thunder rumbled, lightning flashed, and I trembled a few moments, then just as swiftly the sky turned blue again and I was basking contentedly in the peace of innocence.

Don’t sit there,’’ she cautioned. ” And that was a dangerous place to be? “Lawsa mercy, child, it’s the worst place in the room during a thunderstorm. 1 came in after the storm and told her I’d been at grandmother’s. “Why don’t you stay on this side of the road where you belong? ” My grandmother thought my mother kept me under too much discipline and delighted in taking me to her cellar pantry and stuffing me with forbidden treats. One afternoon she took me down there in the darkness to feed me on her homemade bread.

After one such clipping I climbed a hill in Brunswick with my father to call at Uncle Tom’s house. Though Uncle Tom was fourteen years older, my father loved and respected him above all his brothers. Maybe it was because he saw in Tom the blacksmith some shadow of the blacksmith father who died when my father was only ten. Maybe it was because Tom, living in such splendor with his indoor bathroom and his Essex, had escaped Morrisonville and prospered. Maybe it was for Tom’s sweetness of character, which was unusual among Ida Rebecca’s boys.

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