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Could He Have Known?

It was natural when you took on some weight to take it on in the middle and Bill Hill didn't mind her being fat, he was just more happy and didn't know why.
O'Connor, ''A Stroke of Good Fortune'' -- Jerz: EL150 (Intro to Literary Study)

Though Ruby was sure Bill didn't know why he was happy, could Bill have known subconsciously? Maybe he even did know why consciously, but Ruby didn't. Even though Ruby is distressed over her newfound pregnancy, most would view that as a joyous event. It is quite possible that Bill falls among the majority. If that is the case, he may have been happy because he knew (whether consciously or subconsciously) that his wife was pregnant.


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Jennifer Prex:

Yeah, there have been times. It's rare, though. I usually have at least some clue as to why I'm happy, even if it's just something as simple as the weather being nice.

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