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                                           One of His Earliest, One of My Favorites

On May 2, 1931, publication of "Mary." The New Yorker. The Doctor's Son. Gibbsville, Pa.

   Her father was a foreman in a Pennsylvania coal mine, and her mother was a fat and pretty Polish woman who always wanted the best for her daughters ....
   Mary was tall and beautiful, crafty, quiet, and passionate ... And she went from me to Philadelphia and an artist of a certain local reputation. I saw her a short time after she first began to pose in the nude. "You know, Doc, if Mom - Mother ever knew of that, she'd die, so don't ever let on .... "
   On one visit to Philadelphia ... I saw her in the Club Madrid with one of the city's most notorious roués." .....
   The next time I saw her ... it was at a revue opening in New York .... After that I saw her frequently, at least once a fortnight, and I noticed her taste in men was steadily improving. I danced with her at the Casino one night, and she offered the information that she was modeling - Saks, or Bergdoff, or some place - and got a swell reduction on clothes. I went home just a little bit sad because she had found it necessary to explain....
   One night I called on her ... The telephone rang. She answered it and made a date with the voice at the other end of the wire. She hung up and smiled at me. "That was Ted Frisbee, the polo-player," she said. "I'm awfully fond of him."

Matthew Broccoli infers that Mary became a call girl. He and Steven Goldleaf assert that Mary appears again (as Julian's Polish girl friend) in Appointment in Samarra.

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