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By Dorothy Parker

As this whole selection of her brief tales demonstrates, Parker's skills prolonged a long way past brash one-liners and smart rhymes. Her tales not just deliver to existence the city milieu that was once her bailiwick yet lay naked the uncertainties and disappointments of standard humans residing usual lives.

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No. There were other people for a while. ” Hendricks glanced down. The boy was strange, saying very little. Withdrawn. But that was the way they were, the children who had survived. Quiet. Stoic. A strange kind of fatalism gripped them. Nothing came as a surprise. They accepted anything that came along. There was no longer any normal, any natural course of things, moral or physical, for them to expect. Custom, habit, all the determining forces of learning were gone; only brute experience remained.

Rusch made no reply for a while. Then he sat up, his monocle glittering like a cold round window on winter. “I can always call off this plan and resume the normal state of affairs,” he snapped. Belug flushed red. “War with Kolresh again? ” “It would not. Our war college, like any other, has prepared military plans for all foreseeable combinations of circumstances. If I cannot come to terms with you, Plan No. So-and-So goes into effect. ” He nailed the Overman with a fish-pale eye and continued in frozen tones: “After all, your dominance, I would prefer to fight you.

David said. ” Hendricks advanced slowly. Now the ridge lay directly beside him, along his right. Overlooking him. His uneasy feeling increased. If an Ivan was up there he wouldn’t have a chance. He waved his arm again. They should be expecting someone in the UN uniform, in response to the note capsule. Unless the whole thing was a trap. ” He turned toward David. ” “Up beside me! We’re close. We can’t take any chances. ” David remained behind him, in the rear, a few paces away, still clutching his teddy bear.

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