Rosita (2)

Willie Garvin said, ‘I once knew a girl called Rosita. Little Spanish girl she was, very passionate. Used to wear those big ornamental combs in ’er ’air. Did I ever tell you about ’er, Princess?’
‘Was she the trapeze artist?’
‘No, that was Francesca, from Cadiz. Rosita came from Seville. Used to wear these combs in bed. But in what you might call the throes, she’d fling ’er ’ead about a lot, and they’d come loose. Dangerous, it was. I nearly got stabbed in the throat once. Still got the scar.’
(Last Day in Limbo, chapter 3)