Cora Lee Summary

According to her parents, Cora Lee was an unusual child. All she wanted for Christmas each year was a new doll. The doll had to be a special kind. It had to look like a baby. Even when she was thirteen, Cora Lee still asked for a new baby doll. Finally, her father refused, saying that she was too old for dolls.

Shortly after this incident, one of Cora Lee's sisters told their mother that Cora Lee was doing "nasty" with one of the neighborhood boys. When the mother approached her, Cora Lee said that what she had done was not nasty because it felt very good. Her mother warned Cora Lee that she had to be careful now because even though it might feel good, having sex with a boy could lead to getting pregnant. When her...

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