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The King Is Dead

It was only a Guinea pig, people eat them. Peruvian mountain folk do not have to starve, there’s no dearth. Many are bred for their special coats of course: the Slinky, the Peruvian, the Abyssinian, the American; the American is good with other guinea pigs - good to know. Our one must have been a mutt, we called it Elvis, it looked like Elvis in his fat period. It died quietly in the night. When my son got back from school I helped him bury it in the garden. I had a little burlap bag to put him in, it used to hold peanuts Elvis would have liked that.

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