Her bare legs were pale blue as if her blood had frozen
inside. He lifted her head with his hand. Her eyes were closed. Willard Heald
thought, I knew she was a girl with good sense to close her eyes in dying. Then
the postman's stomach emptied out and he sat down hard on the bank of the
stream in pine needles. In his mind's eye he summoned his verdicthow one of
the summer boarders had stolen into her bedroom in the night and he knew too
well how she had lain there stone coldlandlocked, he thought, as Garnerand
how she had alighted through the forest singing under her breath, "Let it
be known that this will always be my home, let it be known that this will always
be my home," for the woods still carried the echo.
"A girl drowns in Garner," he continued reading as
if he had not met his wife's eye. "A girl drowns to escape the modern
world. We shall hold fast to our own. The peccant future shall not taint
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