But if Albert makes off, it won't be for lack of telling.
You ought to be ashamed, I said, to look so antique.
(And her only thirty-one.)
Lil apparently looks and acts like an old woman, needing new teeth and not desiring sex at 31 years old. (The second of these is due, of course, to her experiences with abortion and probably her unhappiness in marriage.) According to her “friend,” it’ll be no surprise if Albert decides to leave her.
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