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In this story, a black violinist named Roy Williams returns from his travels in Europe and New York to see his mother because he fears that he is close to death. He fell ill in Vienna where he studied with the best violin teacher but was struck by the disparity between the wealthy and poor, and often found himself begged for business by hungry prostitutes. The socioeconomic situation he saw in Berlin was similarly bleak. Roy's girlfriend nursed him back to health in Paris, but a strange cough remained with him. When Roy returns to Hopkinton, he is immediately heckled by a crowd of white loafers who call him a nigger and make him feel his color for the first time in six years. His mother is thrilled to see him and tells him that everyone has already heard he is back and is eager to hear...

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