Winter 1949 • Vol. XI No. 1 FictionJanuary 1, 1949 |

Bright and Morning

The young man's pleasurable reaction to the little green and white city was only slightly diminished by a hangover, it wasn't such a heavy hangover and after all the town was quite handsome. It was the first time he had detrained with the prospect of a leisurely stay, and in the event that the leisurely stay should prove tedious he had yet another destination up his itinerary where he might settle for a year's study: so the prospect was really rather pleasant. He was a northerner farther south than he had ever been before. It always is partaking of adventure when a northerner goes farther south: it makes stucco seem even more like stucco and the dense foliage harder than it could possibly appear to others more accustomed. And he was young and he was learning: very eagerly and very badly of course, with what prodigious waste; yet nonetheless there was in his being a residuum of experience, deposited by the winds of the world like loess, which had value. Sand in the crop is good for a

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