Chong was delighted by the calm beast, feeding him nuts for a treat. Discussion and curiosity arose about the weight of the elephant. No one knew its weight because an elephant was too big to be weighed on any scale. When the Prime Minister was determined to find out the weight of the elephant.
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In my youth, a wide range of movies was not exactly at my disposal. Not that my family was poor. With basic cable, you saw snow, but sometimes, just beyond the snow, you could see movement. Acting out a movie. Crank the volume, and you could hear crackling voices reciting lines.
But on the other channels, all bunched together in sequence, films were often slightly visible and barely audible. The quality of the movie pushing through the static varied. Cinemax would be nearly perfect one night and unwatchable the next.
I decided to risk checking the TVs on the first floor. On the top floor, my stepfather, mother, sister and brother slept. Fortunately, the stairs to the basement were adjacent to the TV room. On this particular night, however, the TV room TV was no better than the basement one.
So I opted for the TV in the dining room, an ironic location as we were never allowed to watch TV while eating. It was a cold night, and I was wrapped in a blanket, sitting uncomfortably in a wooden chair and watching a tiny television resting on a countertop, all atop two cabinets, like a faux desk.
I quickly turned off the TV and ducked into the cubbyhole under the countertop. I pulled the chair as closely as I could, sitting with my knees against my chest. My stepfather appeared from around the corner and walked into the dining room, thankfully not turning on any of the lights.
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He stood next to a huge window and surveyed the backyard. He was maybe five feet away from me, and I could smell his Old Spice. I pulled the blanket up to my nose and held my breath.
Finally and mercifully, he walked away, headed for the restroom. I waited patiently, frozen like a derelict statue. When my knees started cramping, I slowly pushed the chair away, crawled out from my nook, and half-jogged to the basement, not a stepfather in sight.
I decided to catch the film some other time. At the time, it was an unsettling experience. Years later, I saw Stripped to Kill in its entirety, and let me say:Search and browse our historical collection to find news, notices of births, marriages and deaths, sports, comics, and much more. A selection taken from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday.
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