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Beside the Red Brick Wall

Beside the Red Brick Wall


Beside the Red Brick Wall
From an original oil By John Blake Bergers

"Every evening when he came back to the store after supper, Dillon had one of his clerks bring two arm-chairs out to the wide sidewalk that ran beside the red brick wall. In these chairs the two friends would spend the evening. I often sat on the edge of the sidewalk with my feet hanging down and played jacks by the hour when there was moonlight. I suppose there were moonless nights; but I remember them all as flooded by the rich indolence of a full moon, or a half-moon set in uncertain blue."
Inspired by Willa Cather's Two Friends