You might wonder, reader, why so much of this story is taking place in Alan's barber store. All I can say is that it is of great importance for understanding events to come. This page, in particular, holds essential secrets below its seemingly mundane surface. It is not to be taken lightly.
Her hair having been cut, Claudia gets up. Alan carefully sweeps (verrit) the floor with a broom (scopis). He places all the hair in a sack. Claudia happily looks at herself in the mirror.