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She wanted to know if we had entered Rusk School and what grades we were in. We stopped playing long enough to answer her, and she set her groceries on the concrete bannister and nodded her head approvingly. We were indeed lucky, she said, because the Rusk principal, Miss Taylor, was a Baptist. Mama had come to the top step to bid Mrs. McCabe goodbye and was loathe to detain her but couldn't resist asking why it made any difference that the principal was a Baptist. "Catholics, that's why," Mrs.

A truck, bearing the sign "Quinn's Grocery and Market," and beneath that, in smaller letters, "Free Delivery," was parked on the Copia side of the store, if Kerry didn't have it out on delivery. Mrs. Quinn worried about the way Kerry drove, always cutting around corners on two wheels, and even sneaking the truck out at night and taking it to Juarez. She Page 3 tried to caution him, telling him the truck would be confiscated at the International Bridge if he didn't quit smuggling liquor home. But Kerry didn't listen.

Maybe we can trade the lot for something in El Paso. Now Papa has a good job, and it'll be different. You and Becky can make friends and put down roots. Of course we'll like it. " On that note of confidence, I went to sleep. <><><><><><><><><><><><> At daybreak we were awakened by the Dawn Patrol, a truck with a winch mounted on the rear, approaching from the east. We barely had time to fold our blankets and toss them into the back of the car when the driver stopped his truck, hitched up the Overland, and hoisted it back onto the ties.

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