The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid - Study Guide Chapter 3, Birth of a Superhero Summary & Analysis

Bill Bryson
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Bill had an uncle who had a permanent hole in his throat. When the gauze over it came loose, Bill could see the food that he'd eaten and it looked like cottage cheese. Although Bill told his mother that he didn't like cottage cheese, she forgot about this and put it out at every meal. His mother was forgetful about many things, like her own kids' middle names or the dates of their birth.

Even though his mom was forgetful, Bill and his family couldn't hold this against her. His mother liked everyone and everyone liked her. Every Friday, Bill would meet his mother downtown and they would go to dinner and a movie. Bill would hurry downtown after school. First, he would stop at Pinky's, a novelty and joke store. He'd walk around the mezzanine at...

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