Nine Stories - Just Before the War with the Eskimos Summary & Analysis

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Just Before the War with the Eskimos Summary

For the fifth Saturday in a row, Ginnie and Selena, two fifteen-year-old classmates, are going home in a taxi from playing tennis. Ginnie is reflecting that while Selena always brings a fresh can of tennis balls, she has only once offered to split the cab fare with her. Ginnie resolves to bring the matter up. As the taxi reaches Selena's building, Ginnie asks her to reimburse her for half the taxi rides they have shared.

Selena replies that she thought she had always paid half, but Ginnie corrects her that she only did one time. Selena protests that she always brings the tennis balls, but Ginnie points out that Selena's father manufactures them, so it does not quite seem equitable. Selena goes through her pockets and comes up with thirty-five cents...

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