Mar/Apr 2020 • Vol. XLII No. 2 The UnexpectedFebruary 28, 2020 |

Proverbs

Men who noticed them assumed they were brothers, while women thought them sisters. A phenomenon: sibling strays who wandered the city together, mutts born with near identical markings. Their white fur was rarely white, grayed by dust or soot, or browned by dirt and mud. But they went the same places, and the resemblance endured. Look at the dogs, twin brothers. But look at the nipples on that one. It’s a woman. Well, they’re family anyway. They’ve stuck together. She was the fiercer of the two. Her growl rose with a more guttural menace. When a dog from some nearby street began to bark, she always joined the chorus before her brother, who would listen with his head down, standing very still, as if deciding whether to lend an effort. One afternoon, the ground beneath them quaked with a belligerence hard to fathom. He tumbled from the bank of trash where he foraged, tangling with two goats and the mammoth sow that had been grazing below him. His sister slid to the base of a

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