Straight Man - Book Two, Judas Peckerwood: Prologue Summary & Analysis

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Book Two, Judas Peckerwood: Prologue Summary

Hank has been receiving letters about the last article he wrote about his father for the newspaper. Many people have taken the side of his poor father, feeling horrible for the poor man that was forced to bury the dog he brought home for his son, and that his son had managed to kill within two minutes of its arrival. Hank writes another article, describing his father accepting a position at Columbia University. William Henry Devereaux Sr. was a formidable man, and a famed teacher. The faculty and students at the university were very surprised when he was unable to teach, though none of them were more surprised than Hank's father. Devereaux Sr. would stride into a lecture hall, prepared to deliver a moving speech, and lose every thought in his head as soon as...

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