as the newspaper ads had promised, the blue irises slid into the corners of the eyes as if keeping Anna in sight. Im too old for dolls, anyway. Suppose one hit Lydia?
She resolved to keep her distance. As they drove away from.
A quick survey discovered a Flossie Flirt doll, several large teddy bears, and a rocking horse. But these numbers seemed unattainable. The little boys dragged their ray guns over the sand toward the breaking waves, Nurse panting after them. Well, whats it feel like? Anna had no ready answer. I almost forgot, her father said. At a traffic light, he knocked another cigarette from his Raleigh packet. She left the Model J with money pages coupons fort wayne eyes wide and watering in the sun. First the ride had distracted her, sailing along Ocean Parkway as if they were headed for Coney Island, although it was four days past Christmas and impossibly cold for the beach. Anna absorbed the impact of this offer. Feigning indifference, she turned away. Anna stepped hurriedly out of the water, but shed left her shoes too far away to put them back on in time.
Why the bare feet, toots? Politely but (she hoped) without visible awe, Anna accepted a glass of lemonade from a silver tray carried by a Negro maid in a pale blue uniform. A shadow, a sorrow. She retailored his suits to match the styles and flatter his ropy framehed lost weight since the ships had stopped coming and he took less exercise.