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The Stonecutters

Whaleship I went back to Fernando’s stoneyard that next day and worked there for three and a half years, and I wish it had been ten. Herman Melville, who wrote Moby Dick, said the whaleship had been his Yale College … Continue reading

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Watching a Sculptor

The red angel I had admired that first night was out of sight, draped for protection in old flannel shirts and put away in a corner. Most of the men were cutting stones for buildings—cornices and mouldings. Only one was … Continue reading

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First Morning in the Stoneyard

I had trouble finding the stoneyard that first Monday morning, in spite of Sanchez’s instructions. When I came out of the subway station—the last on the line—Madrid had ended. The buildings stopped and all you could see were bare fields. … Continue reading

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A Stonemason and a Sculptor

The contract? But business was business, wasn’t it? I thought it was time for the two parties to sit down and thrash out the terms of the contract. “I will pay you whatever you think right,” I said. “All you … Continue reading

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