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Filling Station

Filling Station

by Elizabeth Bishop

Family Quotes

How we cite our quotes:

Quote #4

Do they live in the station? (12)

This is more speculative. We don't know, but we're about to find out.

Quote #5

a dirty dog, quite comfy. (18)

If a dog isn't part of the family, then we don't know who is!

Quote #6

Somebody embroidered the doily. (32)

Someone in the family has to put these homey touches on the place. Perhaps a mother figure? But if there is a mom in the picture: where is she? Has she left? Even died? Could that explain why things have gotten so shabby around the place?

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