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By Rosabianca Skira-Venturi

The 15th century artist talks approximately his lifestyles and paintings as though pleasing the reader for a weekend.

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Then, wiping the tears from his eyes, he took my arm. “Come here, Bernie—HIC. ” He dragged me into Nyce House, his dorm. I instantly started to shake and sweat. The place gives me the deep creeps. It’s clean and neat and quiet. Who would live in a place like that? As we passed the front hall I saw the dorm parents, Sam and Janet Pocketlint. They wore matching school uniforms and carried matching dust mops. They were dusting everything in sight. Gross. Sherman pulled me into his room. I nearly gagged.

He had a widescreen TV on his dresser. A music system with huge floor speakers that nearly reached the ceiling. On the wall above his bed he had a big, green-and-black poster of a dollar sign. “Check this out,” Sherman said. He dragged me to a large keyboard standing against the wall. “This is my new digital drum machine,” he said. I was still shaking and sweating. But I pulled myself together. “Very nice, Shermy,” I said, slapping him on the back. “And what do you plan to do with it? ” “No,” he said.

I usually do anything to keep away from Jennifer Ecch. I once jumped in Pooper’s Pond and stayed underwater for three minutes to keep her from seeing me. That’s pretty gross—right? But tonight I was desperate. Desperate to beat Sherman and Wes and Nyce House. And desperate to see The Plopps. ” I asked The Ecch. ” “Don’t be stupid, Sweet Ears,” Jennifer said. “I’m 39 a great ventriloquist. ” I stared at her. First at her blue eye, then at her brown eye. ” “I just threw my voice,” she said. ” “No,” I replied.

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