National Affairs: Lex, Legs

A lorry lumbered along a street in Flatbush, (residential) Brooklyn. It was packed tight with brick. On its side was the dusty legend. GREINER CONTRACTING CO., INC. A child screamed. A few hours later surgeons amputated what was left of her crushed left leg. Lorries of the Greiner company continued to haul brick through Brooklyn streets. Bricklayers continued to slap their trowels for the Audley Clarke Co., which had contracted with the Greiner company for the delivery of the brick. This was seven years ago.

For five years...

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