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in terror she begins to scream, too; and they are overwhelmed by matter, saturated in Kennedy's bright blood; and one fragment, larger than the rest, rises over the President's falling shoulders and seems to hang there and then drift toward the rear, and Jackie springs up on her stained knees, facing toward the sidewalk, crying out, "My God, what are they doing? My God, they've killed Jack, they've killed my husband, Jack, Jack!" she cries and sprawls on the sloping back of the car, defeated, tumbling down toward the street and Halfback's approaching wheels and Kinney knows he cannot stop.

what does "one fragment, larger than the rest, rises over the President's falling shoulders and seems to hang there and then drift toward the rear,"mean?

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    It sounds like the author is talking about one fragment, or piece of blood, but it's an odd choice of words becasue a fragment usually refers to something solid. Does the begininng of the paragraph refer to anything else? It could be a fragment of his skull that seemed to be caught in the wind and moved more slowly than expected, appearing to be suspended in the air before floating down toward the rear of the car.

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