"You guess three times and then I’ll show you," [MacGowan] says. (55.65)
Sex is a commodity in As I Lay Dying.
"It ain’t going to work," she says. "That son of a bitch." (56.20)
Dewey Dell is so desperate to discreetly get rid of her pregnancy that she ignores her better judgment and has sex with a stranger. Even though she suspects MacGowan is tricking her, she feels compelled to participate.