"Where?" The woman scowled, bewildered.
"Iowa," Agnes repeated loudly.
The woman in black touched Agnes' wrist and leaned in confidentially.
She moved her mouth in a concerned and exaggerated way, like a facial exercise.
"No, dear," she said. "Here we say O-hi-o."
-- "Agnes of Iowa", Lorrie Moore
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