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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 5, The Pursuit of Pleasure Summary

Bill Bryson
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Chapter 5, The Pursuit of Pleasure Summary and Analysis

Even fun was different in the 1950s. There wasn't as much of it, for one thing, but this made you appreciate it more when it came along. One of Bill's more pleasurable times came on an August day in 1959. His mother had accepted an invitation for Bill to go to Lake Ahquabi for the day with Milton Milton's family. This didn't make Bill happy, since Milton Milton was really annoying and his family was worse. Bill used his ThunderVision on them repeatedly, but they seemed to be indestructible.

After lunch, Mrs. Milton made everyone sit quietly for forty-five minutes so they didn't get cramps. There was a wooden platform in the lake with a really high diving board that no ever jumped off. Mr. Milton had been a diving star in high school, which he liked to...

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