|Original Publication Date||September 1, 1948|
Originally to be titled Scratchy Needle on a Phonograph Record. A Jazz story fitted into World War II by way of a flashback. It mentions the Varioni Brothers in passing.
Lida Louise passed over it. She was looking at Peggy. “You and him sweeties?” she asked her.
Rudford said quickly, “No.”
“Yes,” said Peggy.
“Why you like this little ole boy like you do?” Lida Louise asked Peggy.
“I don’t know,” Peggy said. “I like the way he stands at the blackboard.”