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By Walter Mosley

November 1963: Easy's settled right into a regular gig as a faculty custodian. It's a quiet, easy lifestyles -- yet a number of moments of ecstasy with a horny instructor will swap all that. whilst the woman vanishes, Easy's caught with a few corpses, the law enforcement officials on his again, and a bit yellow puppy who's nobody's ally. along with his not-so-simple earlier snapping at his heels, and with enemies outdated and new trying to get even, effortless needs to kiss his cautious little existence goodbye -- and step in the direction of the edge....

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I would take the key to the library. I examined the papers in my father’s desk drawers. I climbed on chairs. I sought out the dark, the forbidden, the corners of the château where the atmosphere was somehow most dangerous and soiled, well beyond the proprieties of the library, beyond the dry safe wine cellar, through a dark low square portal, into that low limitless dirty dark space where the spiderwebs caught fire in the candlelight. I found nothing—or nothing but dread which mixed with the dust on my hands and made me feel quite ill.

People of the most surprising type stood in the street to stare at this, and when one urchin rushed through the gate it was not to slash the horse’s tendons but to tenderly place a white daisy in the harness before the poler’s ear. So did my blood spill over, my lungs rip and roar, the louder for witnessing the guildsmen and market women arrive at our gates with gifts of furniture and mirrors and other items “taken into safekeeping” during the Revolution. As my father had refused to join the nobles’ flight into exile, the house, no matter what spiteful damage it had suffered, had always remained his property, and the items now returned had been, even by the laws of the Directory and Empire, quite frankly stolen.

I have omitted mention of the most serious defect of my uncle’s vehicle—the lack of steering. There are more faults besides, but who could really care? The two-wheeled célérifère was one of those dazzling machines that are initially mocked for their impracticality until, all in a great rush, like an Italian footman falling down a staircase, they arrive in front of us, unavoidably real and extraordinarily useful. The years before 1805, when I was first delivered to my mother’s breast, constituted an age of inventions of great beauty and great terror—and I was very soon aware of all of this without knowing exactly what the beauty or the terror were.

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