The old man leaned on the fence and looked out to sea. He thought about his daddy. He thought about what they’d said about his daddy building the fence all around the family plot in the long-ago year of the old man’s birth.
An ancient poet wrote that good fences make good neighbors, and the old man knew this was true. They were far better neighbors than people were.
And the old man leaned on the fence and looked out to sea.
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