Saturday, January 21, 2023

Quote of the Week: We All Knew That Kid

Delbert Bumpus entered [the] Warren G. Harding [School] like a small, truculent rhinoceros. His hair grew low down on his almost nonexistent forehead, and he had the greatest pair of ears that Warren G. Harding had ever seen, extending at absolutely right angles from his head. Between those ears festered a pea-sized but malevolent brain that almost immediately made him the most feared kid below sixth grade.

 - Jean Shepherd, "The Grandstand Passion Play of Delbert and the Bumpus Hounds," in Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories, p.16

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