February 10, 2012

He never got over being forced to quit school and go to work in that blacking factory as a kid. Whenever he so much as glimpsed a tin of shoe polish, he would fly into a spittle flecked rage. His handlers would have to talk him down with praise of random characters from his works, sometimes mentioning the double play combination of Heep to Cruncher to Guppy.

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