By Belva Plain
At thirty-six, Jennie Rakowsky's goals were coming real. She was once approximately to marry an excellent man, her occupation as a attorney used to be skyrocketing, and she had by no means been extra appealing. after which the secret she had hidden for nineteen years threatened to shatter it all.From the Paperback version.
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Okay, I know your fees. " "That's not it at all! You know I'd do it myself for nothing if you asked me to. " she cried. "Why not? " And Jay said to his parents, "I never told you that the first time we met, Jennie had just won an environment case. " Arthur Wolfe wanted to know. " "Oh, no, I almost always take women's cases, family 10 problems. It happened that I defended a woman with four children against a landlord who wanted to evict them. Well, she was very grateful, and later she asked me to help some relatives on Long Island who had a land-use problem.
Back in the bedroom, she got out the beloved book and read about Christopher Robin. " She read about water-lilies. "Where the water-lilies go To and fro, Rocking in the ripples of the water—" She closed the book—"Now, bedtime"—and drew the embroidered curtains against the night. In the rosy, lamplit room, all was orderly and clean. This peace did something to Jennie's heart. So much did she see of life's other side, of the abuse and hurt and ugliness that human beings inflict on one another! Taking a last look at the two little girls, she felt waves of thankfulness that they, at least, had been spared.
Red tape! Who knows when they'll get around to it in the legislature? In the meantime the developers are on the move, and fast. " Jay frowned. " "Well, we've got a committee together, Horace Ferguson and I. He's doing most of the work. " his wife protested. "Okay, let's say I'm doing enough. " The old man took a spoonful of soup, then laid the spoon down and exploded again. " "Hmm," Jay reflected, "that marsh is an aquifer. They'll wreck the water table if they start to tinker with it. It'll affect every town in the area, and all the farms.