Youth and the Bright Medusa

Youth and the Bright Medusa

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Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather

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1920

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168

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COMING, APHRODITE!THE DIAMOND MINEA GOLD SLIPPERSCANDALPAUL'S CASEA WAGNER MATINÉETHE SCULPTOR'S FUNERAL"A DEATH IN THE DESERT"

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ot his. Earlier still, she passed his room on her way to her bath. In the evening she sometimes sang, but on the whole she didn't bother him. When he was working well he did not notice anything much. The morning paper lay before his door until he reached out for his milk bottle, then he kicked the sheet inside and it lay on the floor until evening. Sometimes he read it and sometimes he did not. He forgot there was anything of importance going on in the world outside of his third floor studio. Nobody had ever taught him that he ought to be interested in other people; in the Pittsburgh steel strike, in the Fresh Air Fund, in the scandal about the Babies' Hospital. A grey wolf, living in a Wyoming canyon, would hardly have been less concerned about these things than was Don Hedger.

One morning he was coming out of the bathroom at the front end of the hall, having just given Caesar his bath and rubbed him into a glow with a heavy towel. Before the door, lying in wait for him, as it were, stood a tall figur

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