what does "postponed"mean? does this agony postponed that friday, or the following spring?
It was his brittle consistency which made Hoover unique. The typical reaction to the murder resembled a sine curve, or a parabola. People went one way and then reversed themselves. Ethel Kennedy was crushed at first and righted herself after the funeral. The brooding, Celtic agony that was to darken her husband's life the following spring was postponed that Friday; in his back yard he lost himself in action, attempting to call Ken O'Donnell, who was still unavailable, and getting through to five members of his family and to Steve Smith in New York and Lee Radziwill in London.