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But he was speaking of the effort of his continual tears, the weeping for one's sins in the hope of salvation, and of the garden of his heart, watered by him and in full flower.
-- Narration ("Hedgehog")

Importance: This passage is the conclusion of the story "Hedgehog," in which the man being described in this passage let his brother's literal garden fall into disrepair, while he focused on his internal, metaphorical "garden." The short story begins with an unusual piece of editorializing from the narration, which notes: "This is an appealing story." This is the first story which takes place in a garden. A garden is often a location where God and man tend to meet together.

Francine bent toward the flowers, her striking slender neck handsomely exposed. Susan picked up a stone and smacked her with it. There was a sharp, even satisfying, crack. There were two funerals but only one trial...
-- Narration ("If Picked Or Uprooted These Beautiful Flowers Will Disappear")

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