"'No,' she says, then she begun to laugh and to try to hold it back all at the same time. 'No. I have nothing at stake,' she says, making that noise, putting her hands to her mouth. 'Nuh-nuh-nothing," she says.
"'Here,' I says. 'Stop that!'
"'I'm tr-trying to,' she says, holding her hands over her mouth. 'Oh God, oh God.'"