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up something with that motor of hers."
When her aunt clattered down to the kitchen, Clara went to
dust the parlour. Since there was not much there to dust, this did
not take very long. Olaf had built the house new for her before
their marriage, but her interest in furnishing it had been short-
lived. It went, indeed, little beyond a bathtub and her piano.
They had disagreed about almost even, other article of furniture,
and Clara had said she would rather have her house empty than full
of things she didn't want. The house was set in a hillside, and
the west windows of the parlour looked out above the kitchen yard
thirty feet below. The east windows opened directly into the front
The Troll Garden and Selected Stories