They usually call death row the Last Mile, but we called ours the Green Mile, because
the floor was the color of faded limes. We had the electric chair then. Old Sparky, we
called it. I've lived a lot of years, Ellie, but 1935 takes the prize. That was the year I had
the worst urinary infection of my life. That was also the year of John Coffey and the two dead girls.