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„Dad! I can’t do that.““Oh, go ahead, honey,“ he said. „I’d do it myself, except I can’t do diddly with my left hand.“ He smiled. „Don’t worry about me. I’m so thoroughly pickled, I won’t feel a thing.“ Dad lit a cigarette and placed his arm on the table. „Go ahead,“ he said.
I pressed the needle up against Dad’s skin and shuddered.
„Go ahead,“ he said again.
I pushed the needle and felt a slight tug when it pierced the skin. I wanted to close my eyes, but I needed to see. I pushed a little harder and felt the resistance of Dad’s flesh. It was like sewing meat. It was sewing meat.
„I can’t, Dad, I’m sorry, I just can’t do it,“ I nike free 3.0 sale said.
„We’ll do it together,“ Dad said.
Using his left hand, he guided my fingers as they pushed the needle all the way in through his skin and out the other side. A few droplets of blood appeared cheap nike free run 2 . I pulled the needle out and then gave the thread a gentle jerk to tighten it. I tied the two ends of the thread together, like Dad tol nike free run 2 review d me to, and then, to put in a second stitch, did it again. The gash was pretty big and could have used a few more stitches, but I couldn’t bring myself to stick that needle in Dad’s arm one more time.
We both looked at the two dark, slightly sloppy stitches.
„That’s some fine handiwork,“ Dad said. „I’m mighty proud of you, Mountain Goat.“When I left the house the next morning, Dad was still asleep. When I came home in the evening, he was gone.
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