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black beard and hair, and his piercing eyes, he resembles no one so much as Rasputin of Czarist Russia. In fact, if it must be said, Dennis looks more like a mass murderer than most mass murderers do themselves. Accordingly, anyone seeing Dennis Stanford for the first time while he is driving a blood-dripping van around town does not automatically say to himself, "Here, no doubt, is some fellow innocently transporting a dead elephant, or some such thing, across town." Instead he thinks, "Here is a bona fide hatchet murderer, or fiend, tidying up the scene of his latest massacre, and hauling a truckload of his victims off to the nearest canal for disposal."
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The good citizen accordingly raced to a telephone and reported the bloody horror roaming the streets of the U.S. Capitol, and soon the police cars were converging on Dennis Stanford, who viewed this development, as he does everything else, with equanimity and unconcern. Dennis is a true archaeologist, with his interests focused so deeply in past that trifling affairs of the present like police dragnets and arrests do not disturb him. Dennis was halted and detained, and while he looked on with mild interest, the
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  • Fall '02
  • BruceOwen
  • Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution, Dennis Stanford, dead elephant

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