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The pigeons sit

Conversing tenderly

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The parents call for Uma

'Uma! Uma!... É, Uma!'

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Papa's demanding and confusion

'Shawl? Shawl?'

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Papa's objection to posting the present

'Very costly, too costly'

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Uma's reaction to shawls conversation

Flounces

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MamaPapa rarely...

...spoke of a time when they were not one

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The stories they tell

Mama said... Papa said... Papa said

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Papa's stories...

Tended to be painful

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Mama's had to do with...

Food - mostly sweets - and family

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Having ... They gained so much ...

Fused into one ... In stature, in authority

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Their ... Existence

Siamese twin

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Mama's changing - her manner... Her eyes...

Became flirtatious, girlish
Gleamed with mischief

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Mama ... Her daughters

Swatted at

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Every gesture and...

Grimace adding to the carapace of his authority

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Mama sat as if...

Stunned by his success, his prowess

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Child Uma's response to mama's orders

Uma ran.

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The success...

Of his joke measured according to the amount of discomfort it caused others

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After a joke he seemed...

Physically to gain in stature

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Shaken by what he saw as...

A possible challenge to his status

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Papa's chosen role was ... Mama's ...

Scowling, scolding

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Since every adult...

Had to have a role