"Lefty" and Other Stories
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"We graduated from high school, both of us in the bottom half of our class, and barely got into college together, the state university, the only place two working class kids with lousy grades even considered. We got in because of our test scores and because any state resident who remotely qualified was admitted. We commuted of course, no money for a dorm. And our grades were lousy. At the end of freshman year, we almost flunked out together: Doc did, and I would have, except I cheated on our science final and got a D instead of an F. He could have cheated too but didn't. And so, because of his honesty, because he played it ramrod straight, Doc was bounced out of college and into the army." --from "Two Letters from the Doctor," in "Lefty" and Other Stories
"Lefty" and Other Stories, by John Doble (Clemson, SC: Clemson University Digital Press, 2003, pp. vi + 138. $16 paper.