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Small Town Jimís death was something he has been asking for quiet a while.
Playing pranks and cheating on his wife. Evan though all the wrong things he did
he sure was loved by his friends. The narratorís attitude toward Jim Kendall
and his pranks slowly reveal the backbiting nature of small-town life and of the
narrator himself. The narrator knew Jim extremely well and the whole town.
Everyday was routine for the entire; everyone knew everyone and everyone
gossiped about everyone. It was a small town which soon would have some
mysteryís. Whitey the narrator worked with Jim Kendall in the Barber Shop. He
knew all the jokes and stories that jim told by heart. When Jim died a big part
of the Barber Shop died as well. Jim kept the shop very comical and relaxing.
Whitey sure did miss him and his crazy pranks. Before Jimís tragic death there
was a situation that was revealed to us by the narrator. A woman named Julie
Gregg was introduced in the story, a woman in which Jim was interested. Though
she was rather disgusted by him due to the fact that he was married. He did try
to pursue her, but it got him nowhere. Julie Gregg was interested in another
man. She was head over heels in love with the new Doc. The only reason the
narrator knew all this was because of all the gossip that goes around in this
small-town. Jim Kendall found out about the love that Julie had for the Doc and
that is when everything begins to heat up rather quickly. Jim saw Julie always
walking by the Docís office almost everyday just to see if he was in there.
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