By William Kloefkorn
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Where was her mother? When if ever was Mr. Prindle going to take the lunch bucket? It was a scene that any artist worth a tinker’s damn would love to have painted – a boy holding a yellow lunch bucket only inches from the chest of a Goliath, the boy’s face in partial proﬁle, wideeyed with apprehension, the face of the Goliath jaundiced and noncommittal, the tongue-and-groove boards on the ﬂoor of the porch jaundiced, too, the boy’s father standing at the foot of the steps, waiting, a full May moon in stasis between the roof of the house and an elm tree that, like the moon, probably wasn’t there.
How far must one walk, do you suppose, to reach the middle of next Wednesday? Not very far. So I retrieved the shovel as my little brother picked up the coal bucket. We met then at the echelon of dirty fuel that Andrew Martin’s truck had left us, and I ﬁlled the bucket with coal and together my brother and I carried it to the house and into the living room, where beside the old Warm Morning stove with its many little windows of isinglass and its blackened pipe – a one-armed monster reaching up and into the ceiling – we sat it down.
I could talk to her, yes, and I often did as we walked to school together. She lived over there and I lived over here, and two or three times a week our paths crossed coincidentally and we strolled to school together, she with her yellow lunch bucket and I with my lunch in a brown paper sack. We were in the same class, Miss Yoder’s, and each morning to settle us into ﬁrst period Miss Yoder would read for ten or ﬁfteen minutes from Fenimore Cooper’s Last of the Mohicans. Perhaps Virginia Mae and I would say something about the book, somebody being captured and someone else pursuing the captors, or maybe we would talk about an assignment that had given us trouble; but until that morning in early May we did not talk about any of the several complexities of human passion.