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Can't and Won't - Section Two: Two Undertakers, I Ask Mary About Her Friend, the Depressive, and His Vacation, The Magic of the Train, Eating Fish Alone Summary & Analysis

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Two Undertakers

This is a story about two undertakers who are transporting bodies to the south. Both of them, driving in separate cars, both determine to stop for a bit of lunch in the same café. They recognize one another and decided to eat together. They discuss whom they are carrying south. Seated at a nearby table are the relatives of one of the deceased.

I Ask Mary About Her Friend, the Depressive, and His Vacation

This is more a dialogue than a story. The author asks her friend Mary where her friend is, who is generally a depressed individual. The friend replies that he is in the badlands, and then the next year when they meet up, Mary says that the...

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