All together, the taxi ride, the talk with Christine about Bertrand's failings, the shared coffee cup, and the two kisses make Chapters 14 and 15 a triumphant climax for Dixon. Christine wins out over Margaret in each of the several comparisons made in these chapters, and she rounds out the evening by giving Dixon money for the taxi, contrasting symmetrically with Margaret's tendency to let Dixon pay for drinks even though she has more money.