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This crying had gone on at intervals for three days—ever since the child had died. Sophie was worn out. There had been, too, all the long weeks of Rosie’s tubercular dying to go through. ” She shook her head. ” The beds had all been taken away. ” “I dunno. Pliest go Vancouver. He not come two more day. ’Spose I got lots money he come quick. ” She laid her hand on the corner of the little coffin. “See! ” The seams of the cheap little coffin had burst. AS SOPHIE AND I were coming down the village street we met an Indian woman whom I did not know.

It was chair, table and bed for the family. There was one chair; the coal-oil lamp sat on that. Sophie pushed the babies into corners, spread my old clothes on the floor to appraise them, and was satisfied. So, having tested each other’s trade-straightness, we began a long, long friendship—forty years. I have seen Sophie glad, sad, sick and drunk. ” That was Sophie’s ideal—being nice. Every year Sophie had a new baby. Almost every year she buried one. Her little graves were dotted all over the cemetery.

I ran the last few steps and reached out to him, at once burying my head against his bone-thin body: Here was the Monkey King! After all, I heard his voice tremble—the pr-pretty one—a signal to any child not to be afraid of him. Not to doubt him. His disguise as an old man and his two canes were not meant to fool me, especially the canes. I knew what these really were: the two walking sticks, which he could instantly rejoin to become the powerful bamboo pole Monkey used to propel himself across canyons and streams; the same pole he employed to battle monsters, mock demons, shake at courage-testing spirits.

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