Collected Stories - The Woman Who Came at Six O'Clock Summary & Analysis

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The Woman Who Came at Six O'Clock Summary

José, the lackadaisical owner of a restaurant, looks up from wiping the countertop just as his daily visitor enters at the usual 6 p.m. The woman he calls Queenie comes and sits down at the counter, and right away gets into an argument with José over what time she arrived. José reminds her that she comes in every day at 6 p.m., tells him she is hungry as a dog, and he fixes her something good—and free—to eat. She tells him this day is not like every other day, and that she has been there for 15 minutes already. Their dance continues as she insists she has already been there for a quarter hour. José shrugs and says 10 or 15 minutes one way or the other does not matter...

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