Everything That Rises Must Converge

by

Flannery O’Connor

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A rambunctious little boy who rides the bus with his mother. Carver is forced to sit with next to Julian’s Mother while Julian sits next to Carver’s Mother. Carver is playful and interacts with Julian’s Mother, even against Carver’s Mother’s warnings. Despite the fact that he is black, Julian’s Mother finds him, like all children, so cute that she wants to give him a penny.
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...look on her face that suggests “don’t tamper with me,” and her dapper little boy, Carver. Carver takes the seat next to Julian’s Mother and Carver’s Mother takes the seat next... (full context)
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Carver’s Mother orders Carver to leave his seat next to Julian’s Mother to come stand by... (full context)
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...terrible premonition that, after they depart the bus together, his Mother will try to give Carver a nickel. As they exit the bus, Julian’s Mother does, in fact, start to fish... (full context)
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As Carver and his Mother are walking away, Julian’s Mother calls out to Carver, runs after him,... (full context)