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221. The New Clothes (1)
“What’s the name of that store again? It
with an 'A,'” Lorraine asked. Quinn didn’t know,
. It was a four- or five-syllable word that
’t have anything to do with clothes. Yet it
a well-known, upscale clothing chain for women.
’t they just name it something simple, like Ross
for Less?” Quinn said. “Everyone can remember that
!” He suggested a couple of names—Apostrophe, Apology. No,
told him, neither was right. “Well,” Quinn said, “
’s go to the ‘A-store,’ and then we’ll read
sign and remember the name again, at least
we leave the store.”
The name of the
was Anthropologie. It was on South Lake. Once
, Lorraine started browsing through the clothes; Quinn headed
toward one of various piles of books with
titles for sale. Lorraine called him over to
at a pair of slacks. “How much?” she
. He guessed $55. She told him they were
times that much. He replied that he wouldn’t
more than $25 for them. She laughed. “You’re
cheap,” she said.
He picked up a book
How to Act Like a Lady, and started
it. It would be a good book for
to practice her English and also for her
learn how to act in America, her new
. Lorraine came over with three tops and asked
to accompany her to the dressing room area.