The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories - Study Guide Testimony of Pilot by Barry Hannah Summary & Analysis

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Testimony of Pilot is the story of a group of small boys in the South. The narrator plays with a boy named Radcleve, who likes to blow things up. One day, a neighboring boy, Ard Quadberry, who plays the saxophone wonderfully, comes over to tell him to stop, and Radcleve throws a mud ball filled with explosives at the boy, scarring him. Later, in high school, the boys avoid Quadberry, and they play in the band when one day Quadberry joins. They play together and eventually takes over as the star at a particular concert, stunning everyone as a great player. At the end, he asks the narrator to ride home with a girl named Lilian, who he does not want to make out with. The narrator does not want to, having played around with her little...

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