Up in the Old Hotel and Other Stories - Study Guide Pages 325 - 370 Summary & Analysis

Joseph Mitchell (writer)
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In "Good-bye Shirley Temple," Mitchell spent many evenings at a spaghetti house known as Madame Visaggi's. One of the "regulars" there was a woman named Peggy, who worked in a butcher shop and was very self-conscious about a birthmark on her face. One day a man and his wife were eating at the restaurant with their five-year-old daughter, who was interested in Peggy's birthmark. Peggy told the girl God had put the mark on her face because she was bad. When the girl asked what she'd done, Peggy said she'd killed her father and had cut out his heart. The little girl continued to be interested but later came back and talked to Peggy again. This time Peggy's words made the girl run away and she was later hysterical when she saw Peggy.

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