LINES I HAVE EXCISED FROM THE MOST RECENT DRAFT OF MY NOVEL
- •And then the kitten glanced down and realized he was the one holding the bloody knife.
- •Miss Fancy gathered up her pink lacy petticoats and reached up to slap the Southern general with her grey kid glove.
- •In the end, it was as though only the ocean really knew either of them at all.
- •"I know you are," she said icily, as she stubbed out her cigarette. "But what am I?"