page 162 of 818 of Fortunata and Jacinta: Two Stories of Married Women

Ha! His first words to Jacinta are “big whore”. How arrogant of her to think she can just take the child only because he’s poor. Even Plato has some idea of manners and is even good with the boy. She thinks he’s going to break their necks when they first go in the door, he waves the little boy’s hand at her when she leaves.