Excerpt from The Coraddi, Vol. 31: December, 1926
The little old lady on the bench opposite me folded her knitting and sighed, a thin sigh that slipped into the lilac bush behind her. She rose and went slowly down the path. Perhaps she had dropped a stitch that destroyed the smoothness of her knitting; perhaps she had had a lover once. A boy and a girl took her place, and, when they had gone away raptly, a fat man with a newspaper. I sat quite still and watched the world drift in and out of Pension Park. Then dusk came swiftly, like a cloud of soft smoke from between a Geni's palms - and with dusk came Peter.
How shall I tell you how he came? I know only that that there was dusk and a soft lonliness beside me, and then there was dusk and Peter. You do not see him yet? He was such a little thing; a picture-face with a frame of brown curls, an elf's body in a blur of blue clothes.
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