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Can't and Won't - Section One: A Story of Stolen Salamis,The Dog Hair,Circular Story, Idea for a Sign Summary & Analysis

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A Story of Stolen Salamis

In this story the author states that her son in Brooklyn, had a landlord that was Italian, and, as a hobby, the landlord cured and smoked salamis. One night someone broke into the shed and stole all of the salamis. The newspaper carried the story and called the salamis, sausages, which upset the landlord. They were NOT sausages. It mattered to him.

The Dog Hair

In this story the protagonist has lost a beloved pet. There are dog hairs still around the home, and on their clothes, which continue to remind them of how much they miss their dog. They miss him jumping up on them, barking at the front door, and all of the doggie things that he did. His absence is noticeable...

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