Unnamed School Children 6

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The children who go to the segregated white school in Jefferson appear several times in The Town: not in class, but coming to school (running "toward the sound of the first strokes of the school bell," 214); leaving school after "the dismissal bell" has rung (216); and even as part of a marriage proposal: in the midst of their "Lilliputian flow," the much older Wallstreet Panic proposes to Miss Vaiden Wyott, his and the other children's teacher (153). It seems that all the white children - the "primer- and first-graders," the "middle-graders," and the high school students: "the mature ones, juniors and seniors grave with weight and alien with puberty" (217) - attend school in one building.

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