There’s Never Two of Anything

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“Once a car stops and the rich mill owner’s lazy wife leans out and whines: ‘Giveya two-bits cash for that ol tree.’ Ordinarily my friend is afraid of saying no; but on this occasion she promptly shakes her head: ‘We wouldn’t take a dollar!’ The mill owner’s wife persists. ‘A dollar my foot! Fifty cents. That’s my last offer. Goodness, woman, you can get another one.’ In answer, my friend gently reflects: ‘I doubt it. There’s never two of anything.'”

 ~ Truman Capote, “A Christmas Memory,” from The Complete Stories of Truman Capote

Photograph:  © StephiaMadelyne

Corner of W90th Street & Broadway ~ Upper West Side, NYC

6 thoughts on “There’s Never Two of Anything

  1. Thank you, Steven… I did so enjoy watching them for quite some time. I had hoped I captured something in the exchange… xo

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