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How does Mr. Shiftlet feel immediately after the ceremony? How do you know

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That Saturday, the three of them drive to the courthouse and the younger Lucynell Crater and Tom Shiftlet are married legally. But Tom Shiftlet says he is unsatisfied with the wedding, since "that was just something a woman in an office did, nothing but paper work and blood tests."