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I will meet you in the morning. By the bright riverside. When all sorrow has drifted away. I'll be standing at the portals. When the gates open wide. At the close of. "We'll Meet Again" is a British song made famous by singer Vera Lynn with music and Benny Goodman recorded the song with Peggy Lee in My Morning Jacket plays "We'll Meet Again" from their speakers at the end of . " Yours (Quiéreme Mucho)"; "We'll Meet Again"; "If You Love Me (Really Love Me)"; "My. I will meet you in the morning, Just inside the Eastern Gate. Then be ready, faithful pilgrim, Lest with you it be too late. Refrain I will meet you.
He was busy catching fleas on himself and biting each one carefully between his teeth as if it were a delicacy. They drove off again into the hot afternoon. The grand- mother took cat naps and woke up every few minutes with her own snoring. Outside of Toombsboro she woke up and recalled an old plantation that she had visited in this neighborhood once when she was a young lady.
She recalled exactly which road to turn off to get to it. She knew that Bailey would not be willing to lose any time looking at an old house, but the more she talked about it, the more she wanted to see it once again and find out if the little twin arbors were still standing. We'll poke all the woodwork and find it! Where do you turn off at? Hey Pop, can't we turn off there? Hey Pop, can't we go see the house with the secret panel!
His jaw was as rigid as a horseshoe. The children began to yell and scream that they wanted to see the house with the secret panel. John Wesley kicked the back of the front seat and June Star hung over her mother's shoulder and whined desperately into her ear that they never had any fun even on their vacation, that they could never do what THEY wanted to do.
The baby began to scream and John Wesley kicked the back of the seat so hard that his father could feel the blows in his kidney. Will you all just shut up for one second? If you don't shut up, we won't go anywhere.
This is the one and only time. After they had turned around and were headed toward the dirt road, the grandmother recalled other points about the house, the beautiful glass over the front doorway and the candle-lamp in the hall.
John Wesley said that the secret panel was probably in the fireplace. They turned onto the dirt road and the car raced roughly along in a swirl of pink dust. The grandmother recalled the times when there were no paved roads and thirty miles was a day's journey.
The dirt road was hilly and there were sudden washes in it and sharp curves on dangerous embankments. All at once they would be on a hill, looking down over the blue tops of trees for miles around, then the next minute, they would be in a red depression with the dust-coated trees looking down on them.
The thought was so embarrassing that she turned red in the face and her eyes dilated and her feet jumped up, upsetting her valise in the corner. The instant the valise moved, the newspaper top she had over the basket under it rose with a snarl and Pitty Sing,the cat, sprang onto Bailey's shoulder. The children were thrown to the floor and their mother, clutching the baby, was thrown out the door onto the ground; the old lady was thrown into the front seat. The car turned over once and landed right-side-up in a gulch off the side of the road.
Bailey remained in the driver's seat with the cat-gray-striped with a broad white face and an orange nose-clinging to his neck like a caterpillar.
The horrible thought she had had before the accident was that the house she had remembered so vividly was not in Georgia but in Tennessee. Bailey removed the cat from his neck with both hands and flung it out the window against the side of a pine tree. Then he got out of the car and started looking for the children's mother.
She was sitting against the side of the red gutted ditch, holding the screaming baby, but she only had a cut down her face and a broken shoulder.
They all sat down in the ditch, except the children, to recover from the shock.
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They were all shaking. Bailey's teeth were clattering. He had on a yellow sport shirt with bright blue parrots designed in it and his face was as yellow as the l shirt. The grandmother decided that she would not mention that the house was in Tennessee. The road was about ten feet above and they could see only the tops of the trees on the other side of it. Behind the ditch they were sitting in there were more woods, tall and dark and deep.
In a few minutes they saw a car some distance away on top of a hill, coming slowly as if the occupants were watching them. The grandmother stood up and waved both arms dramatically to attract their attention. The car continued to come on slowly, disappeared around a bend and appeared again, moving even slower, on top of the hill they had gone over.
It was a big black battered hearse-like automobile. There were three men in it. It came to a stop just over them and for some minutes, the driver looked down with a steady expressionless gaze to where they were sitting, and didn't speak. One was a fat boy in black trousers and a red sweat shirt with a silver stallion embossed on the front of it. He moved around on the right side of them and stood staring, his mouth partly open in a kind of loose grin.
The other had on khaki pants and a blue striped coat and a gray hat pulled down very low, hiding most of his face. He came around slowly on the left side.
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The driver got out of the car and stood by the side of it, looking down at them. He was an older man than the other two.
His hair was just beginning to gray and he wore silver- rimmed spectacles that gave him a scholarly look. He had a long creased face and didn't have on any shirt or undershirt.
He had on blue jeans that were too tight for him and was holding a black hat and a gun. The two boys also had guns. The grandmother had the peculiar feeling that the bespectacled man was someone she knew. His face was as familiar to her as if she had known him au her life but she could not recall who he was.
He moved away from the car and began to come down the embankment, placing his feet carefully so that he wouldn't slip. He had on tan and white shoes and no socks, and his ankles were red and thin. Try their car and see will it run, Hiram," he said quietly to the boy with the gray hat. Children make me nervous.
I want all you all to sit down right together there where you're at. Behind them the line of woods gaped like a dark open mouth. She scrambled to her feet and stood staring. The old lady began to cry and The Misfit reddened. Sometimes a man says things he don't mean. I don't reckon he meant to talk to you thataway. The Misfit pointed the toe of his shoe into the ground and made a little hole and then covered it up again. You don't look a bit like you have com- mon blood. I know you must come from nice people!
The boy with the red sweat shirt had come around behind them and was standing with his gun at his hip. The Misfit squatted down on the ground. I can just look at you and tell " "Hush!
Everybody shut up and let me handle this! Nobody realizes what this is," and his voice cracked. His eyes were as blue and intense as the parrots in his shirt and he remained perfectly still. The grandmother reached up to adjust her hat brim as if she were going to the woods with him but it came off in her hand.
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She stood staring at it and after a second she let it fall on the ground. Hiram pulled Bailey up by the arm as if he were assisting an old man. John Wesley caught hold of his father's hand and Bobby Lee followed.
They went off toward the woods and just as they reached the dark edge, Bailey turned and supporting himself against a gray naked pine trunk, he shouted, "I'll be back in a minute, Mamma, wait on me!
My daddy said I was a different breed of dog from my brothers and sisters. He's going to be into every- thing! We borrowed these from some folks we met," he explained. He never got in trouble with the Authorities though. Just had the knack of handling them. The grandmother noticed how thin his shoulder blades were just behind-his hat because she was standing up looking down on him.
He shook his head. All she saw was the black hat wiggle between his shoulder blades. There was a pistol shot from the woods, followed closely by another. The old lady's head jerked around. She could hear the wind move through the tree tops like a long satisfied insuck of breath.
Been in the arm service, both land and sea, at home and abroad, been twict married, been an undertaker, been with the railroads, plowed Mother Earth, been in a tornado, seen a man burnt alive oncet," and he looked up at the children's mother and the little girl who were sitting close together, their faces white and their eyes glassy; "I even seen a woman flogged," he said. I was buried alive," and he looked up and held her attention to him by a steady stare.
Look up it was a ceiling, look down it was a floor. I forget what I done, lady. I set there and set there, trying to remember what it was I done and I ain't recalled it to this day. Oncet in a while, I would think it was coming to me, but it never come.
They had the papers on me. The Misfit sneered slightly. My daddy died in nineteen ought nineteen of the epidemic flu and I never had a thing to do with it.
The song plays in the background while the protagonists share a toast in "Fail-Safe," the fifth episode of Legends of Tomorrow. A section of the song plays in the movie Kong: Near the end of the movie. The song plays at the end of the fourth episode of Titans References in other works[ edit ] Pink Floyd makes reference to this song and the performer in " Vera ", a song from their album The Wall: The Wall Live — I'm just forgetful and I think it'd be a funny way to end.
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Gorky's Zygotic Mynci use the lyrics of the opening verse as the coda of their song "O, Caroline", from album Tatay. Far Cry 5 features the song in the closing credits after several nuclear weapons detonate in Montana and the main antagonist, carrying the unconscious protagonist, seek shelter in an underground bunker.
The song features in the seventh episode of the British flash animation internet seriesSalad Fingerswhere the titular character sings part of the first verse during a flashback.
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