Small foil bags full of ribbon candy
hung on the boughs of the Broadthrow;s tree,
Beneath the tree,
were gold packages with red ribbons,
silver packages with pink ribbons,
packages wrapped in patterned papers,
bottles of wine and whiskey,
wooden baskets of cheese and sausages,
shipping containers packed with pears and apples,
enameled tins filled with fruit cake or cookies.

"I keep mine in a PC fortress,"
said one of the men in tan suits.


Uncle Roger File 3: Terminals by Judy Malloy
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