On His Ancestry

“I was just thinking what an international group we are,” I remarked. “My ancestors came from Spain and Scotland; Brielle’s grandparents came from Hong Kong; Mrs. Bowman’s ancestors came from West Africa, and of course Mr. Bates’ came from England.”

Brielle turned to Mr. Magundi. “Where did your ancestors come from, Mr. Magundi?” she asked.

“Lawrenceville,” he answered, just as the streetcar rolled up and opened its door.

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