In Once Upon A Time, was the boy safer because of the precautions that his family took to protect his family?

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In Once Upon A Time by Nadine Gordimer , the boys' parents certainly go to extraordinary lengths to protect their family and to prolong the illusion that they are living "happily ever after." The parents notice the increasing incidents of break-ins in the area, they notice the "people of another color" who are not housemaids or gardeners as they unashamedly rip down the "YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED" plaques. They are aware of riots and even of "schoolchildren shot by police." They fear being burgled and the family's housemaid lives in fear of being "shut in a cupboard by...

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