Commonplace #2

Madame’s letter, and her books, were put into Boy’s shoebox to join his collection of letters and photographs. In fact he couldn’t get them all in, and he acquired a second box, a small tea chest he found, with metal corners. When he’d stored his new acquisitions in it there was still lots of room for more books and papers. This excited Boy; he thought, I am acquiring a library. I must have a future.

 

Neil Bartlett, Ready to Catch Him Should He Fall

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