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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Paging Ira Levin 

"Rock Him," Roman said to Rosemary, smiling. He moved the bassinet back and forth toward her, holding it by the hood.

She stood still and looked at him. "You're trying to -- get me to be his mother," she said.

"Aren't you His mother?" Roman said. "Go on. Just rock Him till He stops complaining."

She let the black-covered handle come into her hand, and closed her fingers around it. For a few moments they rocked the bassinet between them, then Roman let go and she rocked it alone, nice and slowly . . . .

-- Ira Levin, Rosemary's Baby (1967)

(Photo courtesy of Zemblan patriot J.M.)

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