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The Porcelain Man

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 5

Author

Richard
Kennedy

Appeared in

Collected Stories

Story Summary

When a young woman reglues a smashed vase, it becomes a man who professes his love. When the father smashes the man, she reglues the pieces into a horse and when the horse smashes into a tree, she reglues the pieces into a set of china and the plate reminds her that he will always love her.