Naturally, I'm pleased to be included with the lambs. I think the selection that would best represent me would be from the beginning of Cass Timberlaneto the bottom of page 17, because it establishes fairly completely an American city and a serious American citizen . . . or instead of Chapter One in Cass, use Trock, Virga-Allan, and Claywheels. I think the best order would be Virga (1), Claywheels (2), Trock (3), but arrange 'em as you like.
ORLO VAY, the Chippewa Avenue Optician, Smart-Art Harlequin Tinted-Tortus Frames Our Specialty, was a public figure, as public as a cemetery. He was resentful that his profession, like that of an undertaker, a professor of art, or a Mormon missionary, was not appreciated for its patience and technical skill, as are the callings of wholesale grocer or mistress or radio-sports-commentator, and he tried to make up for the professional injustice by developing his personal glamor.
He wanted to Belong. He was a speaker. He was hearty and public about the local baseball and hockey teams, about the Kiwanis Club, about the Mayflower Congregational Church, and about all war drives. At forty-five he was bald, but the nobly glistening egg of his face and forehead, whose arc was broken only by a pair of Vay Li-Hi Bifocals, was an adornment to all fund-raising rallies.