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The East Village
The little Hispanic girl at the stationer's on Park Avenue South just now asked me my name, and repeated Tonio when I replied Tony. Estranjero? Is he a foreigner she asked her embarrassed mother, the proprietor, as I was leaving with the red pens I had bought for editing English but now used to delete the No, fue nacido acqui I had been about to say, to show that I too was a native.