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In the short story "Nimrod," we return to summertime and a more carefree side of the narrator's young life. In particular we see the joy of a young boy and a dog. Early in the morning, a charwoman brings the puppy to the house along with her. The immediate love that the boy feels for this dog is almost romantic. It fills him completely. The dog in turn returns that joyous abandon. The narrator describes the dog experiencing emotions for the first time, his curiosity and the strong instincts in his blood that tell him how to behave. Unlike the majority of the characters that inhabit the stories in "The Street of Crocodiles, the puppy and the narrator are fresh in life. The puppy discovers how to bark when confronted with a cockroach. Filled with rage and longing, the...

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