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In "The Black Eye of the Month Club," Arnold Spirit, Junior, begins by pointing out that he was born with a birth defect, water on the brain. He says he was six months old when the doctors performed surgery to remove the excess water and he was not expected to live. He survived, obviously, and also escaped the prediction that he would have brain damage. He does, however, have some health issues because of the rocky start. One of those is that he had ten extra teeth and had to have them pulled. There are other problems, including a lopsided look because his eyes are not the same. His glasses, which come from the reservation as well, have "ugly, thick, black plastic" frames. He also has a stutter and a lisp which he says makes him the brunt of jokes and teasing which often turns...

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