Chapter Twelve. In which things are not so amusing (pp. 347-366)
12.1 The party had begun late, woth a core of only a dozen Sick.
12.2 Esther had indeed her ass in a sling.
12.3 Profane arrived at Winsome's to find Mafia wearing only the inflatable brassiere and playing a game of her own invention called Musical Blankets with three beaux who were new to Profane.
12.4 Winsome came awake from a dream of defenestration, wondering why he hadn't thought of it before.
12.5 At Idlewild was a fat three-year-old girl who waited to bounce over the tarmac to a waiting plane —Miami, Havana, San Juan— looking blasé and heavy-lidded over the dandruffed shoulder of her father's black suit at the claque of relatives assembled to see her off.
12.6 Patrolman Jones and Officer Ten Eyck, disdaining the elevator, marched in perfect unison up two flights of palatial stairway, down the hall towards Winsome's apartment.