By Marion Morrison
Describes the geography, crops and animals, background, financial system, language, religions, tradition, and other people of Cuba, the most important island within the Caribbean zone.
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I asked the neighbor. The door closed again. I kicked away a broken bottle that was near my feet, and knocked again. “Georgia Williams! ” A woman’s voice, cold and firm. 95 on eBay, up to the peephole. ” asked the voice. “Watching the car. We’re looking for a friend of yours. Jasmine. ” I heard a deadbolt snick back. Then another. The door swung inward, revealing a black girl of no more than sixteen. She wore jeans, a white blouse. Her face was garishly made-up. Stuck to her hip was a sleeping infant.
I was doing the door-to-door. No one answered at the apartment right across the hall. The superintendent thought that was strange—an old lady named Mrs. Flagstone lives there, and she never leaves her home. She even sends out for groceries. So the super opens up her door and…you’d better come look. Mrs. Flagstone stared up at me with milky eyes. Her tongue protruded from her lips like a hunk of raw liver. She was naked in the bathtub, her face and upper body submerged in foul water, one chubby leg hanging over the edge.
McGlade. ” “It’s an honest mistake, Mr. Thorpe. ” “No, not anyone, Mr. McGlade. Most semi-literate adults know the difference between boys and girls. ” “Ease up, Thorpe. ” Thorpe removed his sock, and I wracked my brain to figure out how this could be salvaged. “Any chance you want to keep this dog instead? ” “Bitch, Mr. McGlade. ” “I want Marcus. ” I thought. Julia had her nose in the garbage can, sniffing Thorpe’s sock. If I could only switch dogs somehow. That was it. “I’ll switch dogs somehow,” I said.