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“She was a high yellow woman with a perfect figure. She never wore a girdle and her jiggling buttocks gave men amorous ideas. She had a heart-shaped face with the high cheekbones, big wide red painted mouth, and long-lashed speckled brown eyes of a sexpot and she was thirty-three years old, which gave her the experience.”

— Chester Himes, Cotton Comes to Harlem