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Martin Gray

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Martin Gray with a blanket wrapped around him, seen from behind, walking across his lawn.

Smoke still lingers days after a fire ravaged the hilltop. Martin Gray walks bare-footed through the grass around his house. An old shepherd's cape protects the shoulder he burned while rescuing a bed-ridden peasant neighbor. Tanneron, October 1970.