Hooting and clacking and sliding along the northernmost of fourteen parallel tracks, the Union Pacific sleeper appeared, passing from Portland to Boise. It did not stop, but at the Hill Street crossing it slowed until the mail car appeared to be a dingy-green metal building among the brick warehouses along the track, scarcely in motion, with its doors open and two trainmen in striped suits hanging out with their hands dangling down.
A middle-aged woman, wrapped up in quilted wool to keep warm, stepped forward at the sidewalk and deftly handed several letters up to one of the trainmen.
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The wig-wag signal bonged and the red light flashed for a considerable period after the last car of the train had gone off out of sight. At the lunch counter in his drugstore, Mr. Hagopian ate a small fried hamburger steak and canned string beans while he read a copy of Confidential taken from the rack by the front door. Now, at six, no customers bothered him.
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He sat so that he could see the street outside. If anyone came along he intended to stop eating and wipe his mouth and hands with a paper napkin. Far off, running and whirling about to run backwards with his head up, came a boy wearing a Davy Crockett cap with tail. The boy circled his way across the street, and Mr. Hagopian realized that he was coming into the drugstore. Hagopian continued eating and reading. Hagopian called. His son Fred pushed the curtains aside, from the back room, and came out to wait on the boy. It was Mrs. Hagopian got out the book, and when he looked up the number he found that it was for Mrs.
While he was making up the pills—capsules of codeine—the door of the drugstore opened and a young man, well-dressed in a single-breasted suit and tie, stepped in. He had a sandy, bony nose and short-cropped hair; by that, Mr. Hagopian recognized him, and also by his smile. He had good, strong white teeth. Hands in his pockets he moved over to the magazine racks. Hagopian thought to himself. He used to come in here all the time. Since he was a kid. At that, the old man felt growing indignation.
He finished up Mrs. The young man, Skip Stevens, had brought a copy of Life up to Fred, and was rummaging in his trouser pocket for change. Hagopian delicately turned away and busied himself until Fred had wrapped the package of contraceptives and rung up the sale on the register. As he left the counter he winked at his father. His magazine under his arm, Skip started toward the door, very slowly, eyeing the magazines and shelves to show that he did not feel intimidated.
I have a job there. Hagopian said, not believing him. Hagopian said to his son. Hagopian thought. Skip shifted about from one foot to the other, obviously ill-at-ease. He obviously wanted to leave. Hagopian said. Some guy was up here telling me about it. She suggests that he might like to manage her ailing typewriter store and he leaps at the suggestion.
Then he realizes that Susan was his teacher when he was in fifth grade. In spite of that, they are married within days.
And then the odd compulsions and instabilities start to interfere with their plans. Milton Lumky, the paper salesman in whose area they live, is uneasy about their future Philip K. Dick was born in Chicago but lived in California for most of his life. He went to college at Berkeley for a year, ran a record store and had his own classical-music show on a local radio station.
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