Coach: "What's his story?"
Nate: "The usual. Parturition, a time of running about unsupervised, body
hair. Hormones, friendship - the years all run together. A succession of
pets, an allowance. A world view developes, life becomes complicated. An
attitude is adopted. Vocabulary expands, paperwork accumulates. Courtship,
tearful reunion, admissions of guilt. There is comminling, disappointment."
Coach: "Then what?"
Nate: "Then this squirrel-faced, rat-eyed squamoid yellow-belly fractures his
-From "The Era of Big Numbers" by Lee K. Abbott