"Always the damage is irreparable.
Here the wind is right for suicide,
blowing up from Sagamore and down into Truro;
there the dead girls lie pale by scandal.
The highway curls over the Bourne Bridge, but a widow
has jumped this morning: the season demands endings
here and they come in fashion, dark as
the New York Buicks.''
-- From "Cape Cod Murders, 1968,'' by Mira Fish