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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 2, Welcome to Kid World Summary

Bill Bryson
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Chapter 2, Welcome to Kid World Summary and Analysis

It's a myth that childhood goes by fast. Instead, time moves more slowly in Kid World, particularly if it was a sunny afternoon and one had to be in school. Time moves even more slowly when a holiday like Christmas or a summer vacation is coming. Time moved the slowest when Bill was sitting in Dr. D.K. Brewster's dental chair. Dr. Brewster was old with wobbly hands and he didn't believe in using Novocaine. Bill's family seemed to be his only patients, probably because Bill's father was cheap.

Weekends were also long in Kid World. Sunday morning alone could last for months while Bill waited for the television programs to start. There was always a lot to do on weekends, though. Bill could spend a whole morning getting all the laces on his shoes right. Injuries...

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