“Yes I know mother I’ve been expecting him..”
“That’s what he said but if he comes in make sure he doesn’t sit on my furniture.”
“Hi Eddie, I don’t think your mother likes me but hopefully you have made a decision?”
“No, that’s not it. She’s afraid that our relationship will be too tempting for me and yes, I want to do it.”
“Please don’t dare tell the other fellows or they’ll rag me for sure.”
“Don’t worry because helping you learn to read will bring me pleasure and you--- freedom.