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James Hurst

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A Story of the Past

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Which phrases tell the reader that the story takes place in the past?

Select ALL that apply.

A

“The last graveyard flowers were blooming, and their smell drifted across the cotton field and through every room in our house…”

B

“It’s strange that all this is still so clear to me, now that the summer has long since fled and time has had its way.”

C

“The flower garden prim, the house a gleaming white, and the pale fence across the yard stands straight and spruce.”

D

“But sometimes (like right now), as I sit in the cool, green-draped parlor, the grindstone begins to turn…”

E

“And time with all its changes is ground away — and I remember Doodle.”