By Steve Martin
Lacey Yeager is younger, attractive, and bold adequate to take the NYC paintings international by way of hurricane. Groomed at Sotheby's and hungry to maintain mountaineering the social and profession ladders positioned ahead of her, Lacey charms women and men, young and old, wealthy or even richer together with her magnetic air of secrecy and liveliness. Her ascension to the top stages of the town parallel the hovering heights--and, from time to time, the darkish lows--of the paintings global and the rustic from the past due Nineties via this day.
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And they said the other one reached inside his coat and brought out a hunk of steel nearly a foot long that had been rubbed down to a point at one end. Then they commenced to circling each other, they said, and swearing ferociously and eyeing each other out from under the ridge of their foreheads. And then they said they ran together like two old bulls and fell to slicing at each other as best they could. And they said in the first encounter alone the one with the little Barlow got his leg gashed and lost the most of his left ear and the other one had his cheek laid open from his eye all the way to his chin.
And Sheriff Browner told him it was no murder at all; it was a slaughter and slaughter is what happens to a cow when the man puts its head on a block and breaks it open with a sledgehammer. ” Sheriff Burton was deputy then and he’s the one that told everybody how, as near as they could reconstruct it, the victim had been surprised by the assailant in her bedroom, had struggled with him across the bedroom floor and out into the hallway, and had finally been subdued in the livingroom where the assailant wrenched loose one of the legs from an old ladderback chair and proceeded to render the victim unconscious with repeated blows to the frontal portion of the skull.
I was nine and a half when we got word of their transfer, which was the last we heard of them and which came to us in the form of a banner headline across the front of the Chronicle: TRIPLETS FIND HOME AT BUTNER Momma wrote them letters and sent them cards but left off the practice when they began to return to her unopened. So by the time I was eleven we had not heard much worth hearing from the Epperson sisters in over three years, and Momma said it wasn’t them, and Daddy said no it wasn’t them exactly.
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