The little girl, a future engineer, is curious about the machine which will wrap the tree (although she is momentarily distracted by me). Her brothers are more intent on killing each other. The tree wrapper is thinking, “Wait, what? Should I intervene?” The parents are all, “NO. Just let them kill each other.” Kidding!
I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.View all posts by Stacy Horn →