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"He was a sweet kid... He was our bambino. A real mob kid. We called him Knox. His name was Eric." (source)
Eric is the darling of Heaven's Mafia. Ernest has practically adopted him; Francie bakes him cookies and brings him little treats; Star treats him like a favorite little brother. Jody explains her schemes to him. Ruby clings to him like a lifeline. And, all the time, Eric never says a word.
Swing low, swing low, sweet cherubim,
What sin, what sin, sweet child of mine,
Did you, did you, God's sweetest son,
(Forget, forget, the willows pray.
Forget, forget, and mark my scent