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But the sun had shone so brightly, the water so blue, the martinis so cool in the winsome way of one’s first time abroad. America and its bedevilments had been banished from his life.

. . .A loud mechanical rumbling interrupts Tyler’s reverie. The speeding Alfa Romeo would have knocked the remaining life out of him if he hadn’t slipped off into the bushes. Which is all pretty offensive, and now one of his favorite Italian shirts is entangled in vines. , .”

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