Manuscripts/Mixed Material [Barre's El Club Espanol]
Bavine agreed. “Yes, that is true. I know, because I sell them.”
“We had an Ambulance Drive a while back,” Manuel said. “Made $656.00 in one night. Last week we had a Spanish Fiesta in the Armory Hall. We took up no collections, only straight admission fees. [Eighty?] cents and fifty-five cents. A professional from New York came to dance for us. Marquita Flores. A small girl, no more than four feet eleven, but could she dance! She's touring the country, too, for the victims of Fascism. She gets no pay. Her heart is with the Loyalists. All we did was pay her fare to Barre, and her living expenses while she stayed here. There was a crowd there that night. And not only Spanish people. How much did we make, Bavine?”
“I cannot say for sure,” the older man said. “All the expenses, they have not yet been figure'. But I guess there will be a $250.00 more for our poor Spanish—"