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By William Trevor
A small, lovely beach city is harshly uncovered through a tender boy's interest. His prudent curiosity, oddly encouraged, leaves few humans unaffected - and the implications can't be overlooked.
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I headed for the campus and asked a strolling young gentleman where the Geography Department might be. He heard me first time: his hair wasn’t screening his ears and he looked the sort of kid who’d have washed them, maybe even that morning. It made a change. He told me politely. I suppose I hadn’t been taking much notice of the time, or I’d have realized that academic effort would have ceased in order to give the alimentary tract its chance. The sound of champing jaws wasn’t exactly audible, but it was implicit in the stillness.
Furthermore, arboriculture isn’t my territory. Ahead of me a car pulled away from the kerb and drove away sedately. It was a sedate street. But finally I saw it and turned into the driveway, stopped the car and got out. The gravel crunched under my feet as I walked towards the four steps that led up to the front porch. It was one of those big, old, white-painted, wooden houses with louvred shutters on the windows and plenty of both space and charm. Businessmen’s homes are painted oftener, but I’d settle for one 43 like this.
Philly. ’ He looked at me and grinned. ’ I looked at him. It had given me an idea. He was wearing a brown coverall and one of those flat caps that Englishmen, golfers and truck drivers wear. ’ He turned and stared at me hard. ‘You said you were a doctor,’ he said accusingly, and his foot went to the brake. I pulled out my wallet and showed him. ’ I couldn’t think of a reason. Cupidity was the best answer. ’ Then I grinned. ’ His foot went to the brake again, but I said we’d make the change when we found a garage and I could either get a cab or hire a car.