“Hmph,” she said. “Small towns. You know, I moved to a small town once. It’s where my folks came from, a long time ago. I thought it was going to be a new beginning for this city dweller.”

“I’m guessing it wasn’t.”

“They pretend to be something they’re not, and when they start letting you in, you won’t like their meanness.”

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