The Things They Carried

What properties did Henry dobbins say we're in the panty house?

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Henry carried his girlfriend's pantyhose around his neck for comfort. He said they had the properties of a good-luck charm.


Henry Dobbins carried his girlfriend's pantyhose wrapped around his neck as a comforter.


The pantyhose, he said, had the properties of a good-luck charm. He liked putting his nose into the nylon and breathing in the scent of his girlfriend's body; he liked the memories this inspired; he sometimes slept with the stockings up against his face, the way an infant sleeps with a flannel blanket, secure and peaceful.




Things They Carried