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favorite subjects were Math, English, and History. He especially liked History
and when he was twelve it was U.S.
government he took to.
He still was
getting the top grades in the classes but wouldn’t skip a grade for he wanted
to stay with Justin.
Robert forced Justin to improve his grades and that pleased his ma to no end
for she knew it was a result of associating with Robert.
One day a
boy got mad at Robert and called him Dirty bird which angered Justin more than
the boy after school and got on top of him saying “Dirty Bird” every time he
hit him. Robert finally pulled him off the boy and said, “Have you had enough
of the “Dirty Bird yet”?
through tears said “Yes enough.” That
was the last time anyone called Robert Dirty Bird and the two boys grew closer
on Robert to skip a grade kept growing until he finally gave in and went from
the ninth to the eleventh.
majoring in becoming the schools “In resident Romeo.”
tutored him in his subjects, Justin was teaching Robert how to break down the
girl’s resistance to their advances.
Justin Thought He was Romeo
Even though he went along with Justin,
Robert was still interested in graduating and getting in college and saw that
too much involvement with the opposite sex was a handicap.
evident by looking at Justin’s grades. Even with Robert’s help he was barely
passing his classes.
Justin were seventeen and Robert was in his last year. He was in the position
to graduate early and was working toward doing that. He had been accepted at a
local college and after two years he could transfer to a major university.
at the point of getting himself into trouble and some girl along with him.
been going with a girl for a while and she was more serious than he was for he
was looking four years down the road.
before Robert was finished with the twelfth grade they were at a dance and he
missed his date. After looking over the dance floor he couldn’t see Justin
He went to
the parking lot and looked into the car his Pa let them use and saw the two of
them going at it. He banged on the car and went back to the dance.
minutes later they showed up and came over to Robert. Justin started in with
his usual line of nonsense till Robert stopped him and said you are on your own
from now on.
to say, “I was just showing you she was no good and it was better for you to
find it now rather than later.”
“I suppose you will also show me that my wife is no good after I’m married, won’t
understand I was doing you a favor and if you can’t see that then too bad.”
“What you don’t understand is I wasn’t that interested in her and didn’t need
you to protect me from her and besides we both know what you are all about
In any case
I will be gone in a couple of months and you won’t be able to use me as an
excuse for your finagling.”