Skinny Legs and All - The Seventh Veil (pages 375-394) Summary & Analysis

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The Seventh Veil (pages 375-394) Summary

Young Salome does not perform the dance right away. After some prodding, she announces that she will perform the dance on January 23, roughly seven weeks away at 3:00 p.m. When the date is announced, Detective Shaftoe realizes there is a "catch." January 23 is the date of the Super Bowl. A conflict emerges. Since the large TV will be obscured by the crowd watching young Salome, people must choose between watching a football game, which will include the local New York team, and the dance. Heated arguments ensue, turning the restaurant into a microcosm of Jerusalem, Abu says. Finally, Abu and Spike decide to move the TV outside.

Ellen Cherry's mural, meanwhile, is attracting praise and analysis. She isn't looking for either, but she does experience a small epiphany. She is going to strive for beauty...

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