Thursday, July 7, 2011

Murphy: The Early Years (Part I)

[Here begins a memoir  of Murphy’s Golden Memories,  a time-capsule of boyhood,  from his hazy lazy crazy days at the reform school.]

            “You been bad.”
            “Yes’m, I know’m.”
            “You know what that means.”
            (Incredulous.)  “ ‘No-ma’am’?!  You don’t know by now?  --   It means you get whipped.”
            “Yes’m.  I know’m.   Reckon that’ll happen.  Happens alla time.  But I -- just don’t  -- know what it -- means….”

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