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Main Street
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  • On her most despairing days she chatted to women on the street, in stores.
  • She never recalled her first impression of Main Street; never had precisely the same despair at its ugliness.
  • When she heard that Kennicott was to marry a girl, pretty, young, and imposingly from the Cities, Vida despaired.
  • ) II When Carol had walked for thirty-two minutes she had completely covered the town, east and west, north and south; and she stood at the corner of Main Street and Washington Avenue and despaired.

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  • Don’t despair—help is on the way!
  • Don’t give in to despair.

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