What does Miss Brill do every Sunday in "Miss Brill?"

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Miss Brill sits on a bench in the park and people-watches every Sunday.

Miss Brill is a woman who likes to take part in life by proxy.  She enjoys routine.  She seems to come to the same park bench every Sunday, and must have been doing it for some time.  She comes every day, every season, throughout the year.  She likes to people-watch—and eavesdrop.

Only two people shared her "special" seat: a fine old man in a velvet coat … and a big old woman, sitting upright, with a roll of knitting on her embroidered apron. They did not speak. This was disappointing, for Miss Brill always looked forward to the conversation.

Miiss Brill enjoys watching...

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