things they have not thought about before"
Collins English Dictionary
..." She was at work on what they said was her greatest picture when she took sick,
and every day and every night it was her prayer to be allowed to live till she got it done, but she never got the chance. It was a picture of a young woman in a long white gown, standing on the rail of a bridge all ready to jump off, with her hair all down her back, and looking up to the moon, with the tears running down her face,
and she had two arms folded across her breast, and two arms stretched out in front,
and two more reaching up towards the moon- and the idea was,
to see which pair would look best and then scratch out all the other arms;
but, as I was saying, she died before she got her mind made up, and now they kept this picture over the head of the bed in her room, and every time her birthday come they hung flowers on it. Other times it was hid with a little curtain. The young woman in the picture had a kind of a nice sweet face, but there was so many arms it made her look too spidery, seemed to me." ...
.................. Emmeline's Greatest Picture, from The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
standing on bridge peak
swirling waters far below
she contemplates life
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