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The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 8, School Days Summary

Bill Bryson
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Chapter 8, School Days Summary and Analysis

Bill's elementary school, Greenwood, was the most handsome elementary school Bill has ever encountered. Everything gave an air of class and craft. The auditorium was like a real theater, which made even the worst performance sound just a bit better. The school also had the best gym, with large windows, varnished wood, and echoing acoustics that made normal gym sounds better.

Bill and his classmates played inside most of the time because it was almost always winter. The school was usually heated to tropical proportions to combat this, keeping everyone sleepy all the time. Much of the school day was taken up by taking clothes off and putting them back on again. Since Greenwood didn't have a cafeteria, students had to go home for lunch, dressing and undressing no less than four times each day.

Bill wasn't particularly popular with his...

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