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objects in the mirror.

“Pa, why don’t you get a new dog?”
“What’s wrong with the old one?”
“Old one’s dead, Pa. Been dead since last summer.”
“Oh. Okay. Dog’s dead.”
“Get a new one, Pa. You’ll like the company.”
“I don’t need a dog. That last one had short legs. Very short legs and was running around the house all day. I have no need for that.”

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