A Bounty Not To Be Questioned

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…knowing for certain that she had only gone to buy milk and eggs and butter and bread and other supplies–even cigarettes–that were necessary for a decent life, and that she would come back and be busy downstairs and that the sound of her activity would be like a net beneath him, heaven-sent, a bounty not to be questioned.

–Alice Munro, Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage page 394

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