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The waterwheel was twice a mans height, wider than a mans two stretched arms. The timbers, braced and bolted with rusty iron were heavy, hand-hewn, swollen with a century of wet. Moss bearded the paddles, which dripped as they rose. The sounds were good. Wooden stutter like children running down a hall at the end of school. Grudging axle thud like the heartbeat of a strong old man.
— Joseph Hansen —

She was sad and lost and alone in the dark," Cecil said. "She needed somebody to hold her."
"And you think she's going to get tired of that?"
"You did," Cecil said. "You shut me right out."
"It was your decision, not mine," Dave said. "You are the dearest thing in life to me. You're bright and funny and gentle and decent and full of life. And I will never get tired of you, and neither will Chrissie. It's not up to her anyway. You're the adult. Tell her the truth
that it was an act of kindness that got out of hand."
"I can't hurt her like that," Cecil said.
"It will hurt more the longer you let it go on.

— Joseph Hansen

He was laughing. But sad was the impression he gave.

— Joseph Hansen

He put out a hand for Dave to shake.
"You're the only new friend of Tom's I've met. And you're just what I expected."
"Yup," Dave said. "I wear three-hundred-dollar suits and drive an eight-thousand-dollar car. Mr.Taylor-stop measuring people that way."
"It's American," Taylor said defensively.
"And Nigerian. And Bolivian," Dave said. "It started in Sumer.

— Joseph Hansen

Something had offended her and failed to apologize. Not lately-long ago. Life probably.

— Joseph Hansen

Have you children, Mr Brandstetter?" He shook his head. "I was one once. Does it help?

— Joseph Hansen

It happens to everyone and it happens fast.

— Joseph Hansen

The man who acts as his own lawyer has a fool for a client.

— Joseph Hansen

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