Beauchamp: It's generally considered desirable in the publishing business to take a certain liberty when you're depicting the cover scene. It's for reasons involving the marketplace, et cetera. Little Bill: Well, Mr. Beauchamp, from what I read in this here book, the writing's not that much different than the picture.


From within his cell, Beauchamp tries to justify the lack of realism depicted by the picture on the cover of the book.