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Talking Dictionary578. Time Waits For—This Baby


578. She entered the car of the northbound Q train. She looked to be about 40. Her voice filled the entire car. It was raspy, like the voice of a heavy smoker. She said, "Can I have your attention for a second, please? I'm really sorry to bother you. I know you all are hard workers. My name is Virginia. I'm broke and I'm hungry. I don't have a job. I don't have a nickel to my name. I'm four months pregnant. I need to feed myself and my baby. I'd appreciate anything you can do to help, even if it's only loose change. Can anyone help me out? Can anyone help a pregnant woman? Can anyone help a pregnant mother?" Herman whispered to his friend, "I think she belongs in the medical books. I've seen her at least three times in the last six months. She's ALWAYS four months pregnant." 2.5


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