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It was the worst time in the world for an itinerant scissors grinder to be knocking at Jed Marley’s door. As one of the many barely-hanging-on sharecroppers in our sassafras and red clay hill part of the world, the year had been a disaster for Jed. Boll weevils had virtually riddled his one cash crop, and he still owed a balance at the store.

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