The Best American Short Stories of the Century - 295-368 Summary & Analysis

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295-368 Summary

"The Resemblance Between a Violin Case and a Coffin" begins with a young boy watching his sister begin her transformation from a girl into a young woman. The boy is very unhappy about this because his sister had been his only friend. The boy doesn't get along with other kids who all make fun of him and want to fight him. The boy watches as his sister is slowly being treated differently, acts differently and is taken to town to have her childish copper curls cut off of her hair. It was at this time that the young boy began writing as an escape with his only friend and confidant being taken away. The sister began practicing music and was considered a great prodigy by her teacher, Miss Aehle. Miss Aehle had two prodigies. One was the young boy's sister playing the piano...

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