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Shorty comes in to work with a black eye and a story about being mugged by some white guys on his way to his car after work. Tiger muses, "white fellas beating up white fellas in a black neighborhood in the middle of the night? Things are changin" It turns out that Shorty got his black eye defending the honor of a wild young rich girl being harassed by two men outside a jazz club. He has invited her to live with him in his apartment. Since he never went to college, but went into the Navy right after high school to learn to cook, he worries about how he can get her to stay. He asks Hannah for advice on how to get her to fall in love with him, and on her advice brings home roses, only to find she is gone. Later, she returns with John DeLesseps, a rich boy, in tow, then scares John away with a story about dating someone who was later killed robbing a liquor store. "Wont there be a stir in Hattiesburg when he tells them?" The next day, she comes to the restaurant looking for Shorty so ...