Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Going Places]
“Just the same I wouldn't swap what I've seen and done, the life I've had and people I've known, for the way most of these girls earn a living. Getting broad hips sitting in an office every day.
“I know this town, what there is to know about it, well enough. Too damned well. I've spent a lot of time here on and off. Everybody knows me, of course, I've got an awful rep around here. Not that I care. So far as I'm concerned these yokels are small-time pikers, all of them. And they can talk about me, call me a whore, but I'm just as good as these girls that pretend they're so nice. These girls with nice office jobs who go to church Sundays and belong to the country club. I'm just as much of a lady as they are.
“There's some pretty good men around here though, and some of the best ones, the real sports, are stonecutters. They're men and they know how to treat a girl. They know how to give a girl a good time — as good as you can get in this neck of the woods. They're not afraid to spend money, and they're not afraid what people are going to say about them. Anything I hate is a goddamn hypocrite, and that's what most of these women are, and the men too. But the stonecutters are all right,