Jim Brown, aka Mr. Regularity, comes into the bar every night at ten o’clock on the dot. He sits down and orders a glass of scotch on the rocks and looks at the menu, he asks the bartender if they serve at the bar or only at the tables, the bartender says it doesn’t matter.
At this point in the story, everybody was into it. Even the scrutinizing Marcy was transfixed with the way Jack’s hands and body swayed, jumped and moved with enthusiasm. His energy reverberated around the room as he placed them under a magical spell with his oration.
Jack, Marcy, Gray, and Bobby were having a sleepover at Jack’s house while their parents were out of town for the weekend. They were told not to go anywhere without letting their parents know first--not that there’d be any place to go in Salt Lake City after 5 P.M.--and they were given three hundred dollars to last them the three days.