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It was a thing they had between them. It hung there for twelve years, I remember, long after either of them was there to see it. VI. The summer wore on. The boys squabbled and fought; bruises appeared and disappeared; cuts scabbed and healed over. One of Matlack Benner’s slaves, in the middle of a row, put his head to the ground as if looking for something very small and died. It was that summer that we got into the habit, after everyone had retired, of walking the mile along the river to Gideon’s for a drink, our double shadow, on moonlit nights, running on ahead.
The summer wore on. The boys squabbled and fought; bruises appeared and disappeared; cuts scabbed and healed over. One of Matlack Benner’s slaves, in the middle of a row, put his head to the ground as if looking for something very small and died. It was that summer that we got into the habit, after everyone had retired, of walking the mile along the river to Gideon’s for a drink, our double shadow, on moonlit nights, running on ahead. Gideon’s house, with its west-facing porch, was perfectly placed to catch whatever breeze there was to be had, though that summer, as I recall, even the wind seemed to be dying.
Recognizing her many virtues, I did my best to uphold the vows I had taken on the day we were married, though here again, if truth be told, my best grew better as the years came on, and my memory of the love I had once known and lost gradually came to matter less. And now, suddenly, a whisper after dinner, a smile over cards. A willingness, if not to be pleased, then at least to humor my desires. I was relieved to learn that, despite the fallow periods that had extended, by slow degrees, from weeks to months, I had not grown enfeebled in the act of love, and though Eng’s face, where I could make it out in the moonlight, invariably carried the expression of a man waiting for a carriage, Addy’s look of surprise at my youthful vigor (the effect of her pleasure diluted, somewhat, by the tonic of her amusement) more than made up for it.