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Sunday, November 16, 2008
The Peach Stone by Paul Horgan (1943)
This is a remarkably well written story where the narrator is omniscient. There are four different viewpoints of this story. The story is of a trip back to Weed where the little girl was born. In a tragic accident where the two year old dies. “On the seat beside her was the wooden box, sandpapered, but not painted . . . The mother didn’t touch the box except when the car lurched or the tires danced over corrugated places in the gravel highway . . . In the box was coffined the body of their dead child, a two year old girl. They were on their way to Weed to bury it there.” Although this is a very sad story one can gain a lot from it.