He is sitting and thinking of how he remembered his mother's death "Celebrated the awful occasion, as in recent years, quietly at the winehouse." As he thinks of this, he realizes how lonely he is. He is isolated and very much on his own. He even remarks to himself how silent the night is and that Old miss McGlone always sings at that particular hour. Not tonight. Where is she?
He remembers twelve yea...
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