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Lorraine begins by saying that John did not emphasize enough how very disturbed Dennis and Norton are. Norton, especially, "has eyes like a mean mouse," and is a social outcast. Everyone calls him "The Marshmallow Kid," because he got caught stealing a bag of marshmallows from the grocery store.
Lorraine continues the story of how they met the Pigman. One day, playing the telephone marathon game, Lorraine cheats by peeking through her fingers and choosing a street address in her neighborhood.
This is Mr. Pignati's number. He stays on the phone with her for a long time, telling corny jokes, such as: "What is the best get-well card to get? Four aces!" It is clear to Lorraine that he is very lonely.
Lorraine tells him that she is collecting money for "the L and J Fund" (i.e., Lorraine and John Fund), and Mr. Pignati readily agrees to contribute $10. Lorraine and John say they will come the next day to pick up the check.