The Stone Boy

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Author: Gina Berriault

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  • Arnold and Eugene (two brothers) got up before the sun got out to go pick peas in the willows. When they were crossing a fence Arnolds .22 caliber rifle got stuck in one of the wires and one shot came out and the bullet caught his brother Eugene killing him. Arnold looks at his brother, but leaves him there on the floor and went to pick up peas like they had planned since the beginning.
  • Where' Eugene?
  • You kids playin' a joke?
  • Arnold returns to his house with the peas. He tells his parents and sister that Eugene is dead. They don't believe him at first, so the three of them go to the willows and they see Eugene dead.
  • I had to pick the peas before the sun came up, while they were still cool.
  • Arnold's father and his uncle Andy take him to the courthouse. The sheriff talks to Arnold and asks him why he didn't went to get help immediately after he accidentally shot his brother.
  • He's either a moron or he's so reasonable that he's way ahead of us. Take him home.
  • Go back to bed! Is night when you get afraid?
  • Mother?
  • Arnold gets home, but he is afraid no one wants him back. During the night, he wanted to talk with his mother and tell her the terror he felt when he had knelt beside Eugie after the accident. He wanted her to know that he wasn't made of stone like everybody thought; he did felt bad and did love his brother. Arnold went to his parents room and knocked on the door. His mother answered, but she didn't let him in. She just answered...
  • Was you knocking at my door last night? What'd you want?
  • The next morning at breakfast, Arnold's mother asks him what he wanted to tell her the night before... He answers and he then goes out the door with his legs trembling, by the fright his own answer gave him.
  • I didn't want nothing.
  • THE END! By: Kimberly Roman Diaz
  • THE STONE BOY
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