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Can't and Won't - Section One: At the Bank: 2, The Two Davises and the Rug, Contingency (vs. Necessity), Brief Incident in Short a, Long a, and Schwa Summary & Analysis

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At the Bank: 2

In an almost direct duplicate to the earlier short story, At the Bank, the protagonist has entered the bank with another collection of coins to be counted by the machine. This time the protagonist guesses right, but there is only one prize to choose from, and this time the protagonist can actually tell if the teller is male or female. The protagonist observes that the teller is still bald, but the name tag on the woman’s jacket clues him in that she is a woman.

The Two Davises and the Rug

There once lived two neighbors who had the same last name of Davis. The first Davis decided to take an old worn Native American rug out of...

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