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Brackley and the Bed

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Going home
Pete Hamill: * American journalist * From New york * Droped out of school as 16, metal worker, joined the navy completed high school, went to study painting and writing * Worked as a graphic designer * He covered wars in Vietnam as a journalist * Bestseller list
The plot: * From New York-> Florida * 3 girls and 3 boys * Vingo was on the bus from the beginning * He sat in complete silence * They came to a café, everybody got off the bus except vingo * When they came back to the bus, one of the girls sat down beside him * She said she was going to florida, and asked where he was going. He ansewerd I don’t know * He was In florida in the navy * When the bus stopped on another café they asked him to join them * He walked off the bus and buied a coffe, he was also smoking nervously * Slowly he started to tell the girl next to him about his story * He had been I jail for the past four years,and now his going home * She asked if he was married, he answerd I don’t know * Because when he was in jail, he wrote a letter to his wife. He told her that he understood if she wanted to leave him. He knew he was going to have a long time in prison. * He told her that she did’nt have to write back to him, and she did’nt * He was going back without knowing the situasjon * For a week ago he wrote a letter to her, if she had I new man I would understand. But if she wanted me back she should put a yellow handkerchief in a tree near by their house. * The whole bus heard the story and the young people took the window seats when they was some miles from the tree. * Vingo looked another way * They screamed and shouted of happiness. * The tree was filled up with many yellow hankerchiefs and he was really going home
Vingo
* Dusy face making his age * Dressed in a suite that did’nt fit * Fingers stained from cigarettes * He looked shy
The message/what can we learn?
Everybody deserves a second chance, every human being fails or does something wrong.

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