Nota 18

— Sorry for asking: does being ugly hurt?
— I never thought about it, I think it hurts a little. But I should ask you if you hurt because you’re ugly.
— I’m not ugly!!! — Glória howled.

Note used in the 320th, 321st, and 322nd paragraphs of The Hour of the Star. The handwriting is by Clarice and by Olga Borelli (observation circled, on the left).