EVE: What IS that?
ADAM [with great pride]: I’m calling it clothing.
EVE: You’re always naming things.
ADAM: I have to. You keep using up all the new words I make.
EVE [rolling eyes]: OK, so you’re calling it clothing. What’s it for?
ADAM: I’m glad you asked! So there are these three holes, you see, and the one [that one goes on top] is bigger than the other two, and then there’s this thing which—well, I haven’t got a name for it yet, but—
EVE: I’m calling it hook and eye.
ADAM: O … K. Anyway, this thing is adjustable, so you can make the big hole bigger or smaller, you see?
EVE [reluctantly beginning to get absorbed]: That’s interesting. So what’s this for, again?
ADAM: I’m glad you asked! So I was thinking, since we’re naked [Eve makes a face], we needed to do something about it. Clothes are the answer! See, you put them one like this. [He demonstrates. Proudly:] Pretty nifty, huh?
EVE [eyeing his figure dubiously]: What about me?
ADAM: I’m glad you—
[Eve glares. In silence, Adam hands her a second outfit. She puts it on, and fiddles with the “hook-and-eye.” She goes over to the river, and looks at her reflection. Adam begins to get nervous in the prolonged silence.]
ADAM: Do you like it?
EVE: Oh—yeah, yeah, no, it’s really nice. Thank you, Adam. [Coming over and kissing him.] But, uh, Adam …
ADAM [much relieved and more cheerful now]: Yeah, what?
EVE: Do these—does this clothing—
EVE: Does it make me look fat?