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49 C r o ss-Exam i nati o n Byron De La Beckwith What good would it do to own a whole orchard and not make preserves out of the fruit? Any fool with money and a passion for guns is at most, a collector. Only a marksman like me could truly own a rifle like that or any gun. Owning a gun is like driving a fast car. Hell, it’s like raising prize cocks. You gotta keep ’em healthy and mean. You gotta let ’em out of they cage sometimes and rev the engines just to see ’em strut. Now, I ain’t saying I did it, that’s for the state to prove, but you gotta be a fool to own a car and not know how fast it’ll go. And whatever I am, I ain’t no fool. ...


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  • Evers, Medgar Wiley, 1925-1963 -- Poetry.
  • United States -- Race relations -- Poetry.
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