By Alan Sillitoe
This cult vintage of operating type lifestyles in post-war Nottingham follows the exploits of rebellious manufacturing unit employee Arthur Seaton and is brought via Richard Bradford.
Working all day at a lathe leaves Arthur Seaton with power to spare within the evenings. A hard-drinking, hard-fighting hooligan, he understands what he wishes, and he's sharp adequate to get it.
Before lengthy, his carryings-on with a few married girls develop into the stuff of neighborhood gossip. yet then one night he meets a tender woman and existence starts to seem much less simple...
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You wouldn’t even look at me for the rest of the night. Even after supper, when I offered to tell you a story, you just shrugged your shoulders at me and left me sitting at the kitchen table all by myself. I know I was pretty rotten to you that day, but on a guy’s first day of fifth grade first impressions are really important. I tried to make it up to you. In case you didn’t know, I was the one who put the Tootsie Rolls under your pillow that night. I’m sorry, not watching out for you those first few weeks of school.
His words sounded clearer, less slurred. Calli nodded. They walked for about ten more minutes, and then Calli led him off Broadleaf Trail, where brambles and sticky walnut husks were thick. Calli examined the ground in front of her for poison ivy, found none and continued forward and upward, wincing with each step. Suddenly the thicket of trees ended and they were on the outskirts of Louis’s backyard. The grass was wet with dew and overgrown; a littering of baseball bats, gloves and other toys surrounded a small swing set.
Better call the reservists,” I say. I am glad that Motts will have to be the one who wakes up our off-duty officers and the reservists, take them away from their families and their jobs. Willow Creek has a population of about eight thousand people, though it grows by about twelve hundred each fall due to the college. Our department is small; we have ten officers in all, three to a shift. Not near enough help when looking for two missing sevenyear-olds. We’d need the reservists to help canvas the neighborhoods and question people.