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Inspirational Passage of the Day

In the latter part of the story, Joy is introduced to a Bible salesman who, unlike the other characters, seems to possess the ability to get her to open up. He slowly breaks down the barriers she erected when it came to the subject of her wooden leg. Her defenses are let down, because she assumes he is an uneducated country boy and can be seduced by her. The whole interplay between them is similar to the struggle between good and evil and giving in to temptation.