Earle Hyman reads from Chapter 81, part 2, “Esther Longtree and the Little Toy Salesman” of Miss MacIntosh, My Darling by Marguerite Young. Hyman grew up in Brooklyn and has had a successful stage career in New York for over 40 years. He has been nominated for numerous awards, including an Emmy, for his performance as Cliff Huxtable’s father on The Cosby Show.
The events leading up to the wreckage of the Little Toy Salesman’s ship are explained. He does not believe he was wrong to stay on the only lifeboat and watch his fellow passengers drown. In some ways, he feels justified in his decision to not intervene because of the hostility that they had shown him. Despite this lapse in character, his relationship with Esther continues to blossom.
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