D. No such luck. It's a first edition of Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises." For a man who wanted it, it's worth ten dollars.
KATE. How much did you pay for it?
TED. Fifty cents.
TED. As long as ignorant people go into the secondhand book business ... It's a tedious business, but if you look over enough stalls, you're bound to pick up something.
TIPPY. I'm sorry to be sordid in this literary atmosphere, but if you really have a book worth ten bucks, you'd better sell it.
TED. I will if I can find the right man.
TIPPY. Well--the landlord informs us that he has a more desirable tenant who wants these quarters. He gives us till tomorrow morning to raise the rent or he will out us kick.
[KEN turns away and putters with his drawing instruments, TED goes into bedroom.]
MARTIN. [Who has been absorbed in dictionary.] Hell, it means electrification!
TIPPY. Then would I shock you by telling you that the