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A Find and My Father Leaves Home Summary

"A Find"

A man who has had two bad marriages decides to live alone. He takes a vacation alone, and his vacation destination is a seaside resort. On the beach the man sees thinly clad women everywhere. He spends a great deal of time swimming and sunbathing. One day while sunbathing, the man finds a woman's ring with diamonds and sapphires.

The man places an advertisement in the local newspaper. Many people call about the ring, but none are able to correctly describe it. Sometimes if the caller's voice sounds young and attractive the man invites them to his hotel room. The last visitor is a beautiful woman in her forties. She incorrectly describes the ring, but the man gives it to her anyway without mentioning that she did not describe...

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