- A dull, yellowish bruise, the sheen of tarnished silver, marked Owen's cheek—where the Brinker-Smiths' mobile bed had struck him—giving him a cadaver's uneven color.p. 203.7
- But in the fall of '59, when Owen and I began our tenth-grade year at the academy, Owen was regarded as especially gifted—by our peers—because he was dating a college girl; that Hester was a cow-college girl did not tarnish Owen's reputation.p. 304.6
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