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I didn’t know what was going on.

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I didn’t know what was going on. All of a sudden there was this terribly loud knocking on the door. Willy didn’t seem to think anything of it, but people don’t just come knocking at your door in the middle of the night.  I mean, what if there really had been a fire in the hotel? If I had known who it was I wouldn’t have said a word, but I had no idea.  It was so late and we had both had a couple of drinks. How was I to know his son would show up hundreds of miles away from home?

Before I knew it I was stuck in the bathroom. He told me to stay there…but when they started talking I got curious. I wanted to come out! What really did it was his impression, that lisp was so funny! I would have

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 When I came out of the bathroom the whole scene changed.  I got so mad when he tried to shove me out of the door in my slip!  He made up that story about the bath and them painting my room so fast; I was so confused and didn’t realize what he was trying to do.  I could have played along, if only I knew…By that point all I could think about was my stockings, I didn’t know what was happening, honest, or I wouldn’t have made such a scene.

 When I last talked to Willy he told me that his son had not only flunked math, but couldn’t graduate. And he wouldn’t admit it, but I heard from someone that his son had just given up after that night in Boston.  He didn’t go to summer school and he didn’t go to the University of Virginia. But Willy still believed in that boy.

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I don’t think I’ll ever know all the details of what happened after I left, but by the look on the boy’s face he was shocked. He couldn’t have understood how lonesome and sad poor Willy was.  A man on the road needs someone, he needs some support and …. He worked so hard to get where he was.  He was so devoted to making a living for his boys; he was always talking and bragging about those boys. “Biff is going to be a great success” he’d say “he’s really well-liked.”  And then some times he was so gloomy. He became desperate to make the next sale, to make money to pay off this bill or that bill. But when he was with me he seemed to cheer up for just a few hours. I know overall I probably did more harm than good, but how was I to know…. that boy just came knocking at the door…. it was the middle of the night…how was I to know?

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