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In "Papa's Parrot," Harry and his father, Mr. Tillian, slowly grow apart, as Harry no longer comes to Mr. Tillian's candy and nut shop with his friends. Eventually, Mr. Tillian buys a parrot to keep him company. Harry thinks this a strange thing to do, and father and son become more estranged as Mr. Tillian, lacking human company, spends more and more time talking to the parrot, which embarrasses Harry.

When Mr. Tillian has to go to the...

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