Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #10

"Then nothing," he shrugged. "By and by she went like she come, rode away on a horse" (1.26).

This is the end of Joe's story about Holly in Africa, but it's in the beginning pages of the novel itself. This passage prepares us for the transience that characterizes Holly for the rest of the narrative. She just comes and goes in Joe's story, just as she does in Capote's.

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