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The next evening when Billy came home from work, Saxon caused him to know and undertake more of the responsibilities of fatherhood.
He had looked forward, with more anticipation than even he himself had realized, to the thrill which he had supposed fatherhood would bring, taking it entirely for granted that he would feel a bond with this small reincarnation of his own being, but after the first week of attempting to get interested in the unresponsive bundle that was his son, he decided the idea of a baby had certainly signified in his mind emotions which this tiny, troublesome creature, with a voice like a small-sized foghorn, did not cause to materialize.
But having known woman, and love, and fatherhood, and the belly-delights of eating, he had passed on beyond.