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Part 4: “If You Promise You Won’t Tell: A Memoir”

Chapter 2: In the Shadows There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow… — George Eliot Interspersed with the “normal” memories of my young childhood are dark memories in which I experienced fear and sometimes terror. The first betrayal of the bond Mem created with me as a small …

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Part 3, If You Promise You Won’t Tell: A Memoir

Saloma Miller Furlong · Part 3, If You Promise You Won’t Tell: A Memoir Chapter 1: Early Remembrances, continued There are several incidents that happened when I was very young in which Mem’s telling of them fuses with my own memories. One night when I was perhaps three years old, I sat on the woodbox next to the stove in …

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