Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #10

[John:] I took a puff on the cigarette, and I could hear Lorraine's voice saying I was killing myself. As if I didn't know it! Did she think I thought smoking and drinking were supposed to make me live longer? I knew what it was doing to me. (15)

This passage indicates John's despair after Mr. Pignati's death.

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