Excerpt of St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell
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Behind me, the bellows intensify. I walk faster.
Most people think that gators have only two registers, hunger and boredom. But
these people have never heard an alligator bellow. Languidge, Ms. Huerta, our
science teacher, likes to lisp, is what separates us from the animals. But
thats just us humans being snobby. Alligators talk to one another, and to the
moon, with a womans stridency.
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Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell Copyright © 2006 by Karen Russell.
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