right," she said cheerfully.
don't," I whispered into the creamer as she went off to pick up an
have anything to worry about." said a burly man sitting next to me. "We
never lost anyone to the marble orchard from swimming in Lake George."
advised me not to go in," I said feebly.
be there tomorrow. I'll make sure you don't get hypothermia, and if you do get
sick, you can tell your doctor to send the bill to us."
big deal?" said an elderly woman whose head was obscured by a gigantic
coconut layer cake. "If you go in and you start turning purple, they make
you come out. If you turn red, it's O.K. Either your blood flows fully or it
doesn't. What's the big deal? I'm sick of it."
for you tomorrow," said the waitress, returning with my check.
I said, appraising my glass of ice water and wondering if I could nonchalantly
stick my finger in to see if it would turn purple or red. "What's your