Nine Stories - Pretty Mouth and Green my Eyes Summary & Analysis

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Pretty Mouth and Green my Eyes Summary

A grey-haired man and a young woman are in bed when the phone rings. He asks her if she would prefer he not answer it. She rises up on one elbow and asks what he thinks. He responds that he doesn't see that it makes any difference, and leans over to pick up the receiver.

The caller addresses him as Lee, and asks if he has wakened him. Lee recognizes the caller as a man named Arthur. They are lawyers in the same firm. Lee tells Arthur that he did not wake him, and that he was in bed reading. Arthur explains that the reason he is calling is to ask Lee if he saw Joanie, his wife, leaving the party they were all at earlier. He wonders if he saw her leave...

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