Chapter 8 Summary

Scripps and the waitress return to the beanery half an hour later as husband and wife. The beanery looks the same, but a change has come over Scripps and his wife. They are both hungry and want to eat. The replacement waitress is surprised to see them because the cook had reported that they had gone off into the night. Scripps’s new wife announces that they are married now and then asks Scripps what he wants for supper. Scripps notices that one of the customers is reading the Detroit News and tells him it is a good paper. The customer congratulates them on their marriage and says he is a married man himself. Scripps explains that his wife had left him, but the new Mrs. O’Neil tells him not to tell that story anymore...

(The entire section is 501 words.)