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Could you explain to me, please, what the expression "You are a story" means, used in the following dialogue:

A: “You mustn’t pay any attention to old Addie,” she now said to the little girl.
B: “She’s ailing today.”
A: “Will you shut your mouth?” said the woman in bed. “I am not.”
B: “You’re a story.”

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  • You need to provide more information, like the name and author of the book. – Lambie Apr 18 at 13:19
  • 'A Visit of Charity” by Eudora Welty – Ilya_K Apr 18 at 14:01
  • It would be like saying: You're a poem, to someone. What are the characteristics of a story? Inventive, full of words, for example. – Lambie Apr 18 at 14:13
  • Thanks! Now I should try to find an equivalent in my native language. :) – Ilya_K Apr 18 at 14:22
  • This question might be closed here. Just letting you know. They might say it is "interpretation of literary writing". Good luck to you. Welty is a great writer.... – Lambie Apr 18 at 14:24

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