In short, palm reading is an ancient art. Developed in China more
than five thousand years ago, it was practiced in classical Greece and
Rome, flourished during the Middle Ages, survived the Industrial
II. Main point
The clear visual framework of this outline immediately shows the relation-ships
among the ideas of the speech. The most important ideas (main points) are
When I proposed that we do the What I Feel Like Saying exercise, everyone thought it
was going to be a total waste of time, but I finally con-vinced them to do it . . . and we
ended up doing it for four hours! And it wasnt just one round; it was round aft
Dream, I choked out, catching Carys
arm as he reached for the phone. Hes
crouched naked on the floor like a wild
animal. Carys arm dropped back to his
side. Jesus Christ, he breathed. And I
thought I was fucked up.
winding, stomping, shufflingI even did the shim-sham. Bahram accused us all of having sex with our
mothers and stormed out. About an hour later he returned. It was the early-evening rush when mothers
decide they cant face cooking dinner and all-day tokers
said. Oh, Junior, Ive missed you so! I havent once looked at a single other fellow since you left.
You were thirteen years old, Junior said.
Meaning, Youve spent all the time since you were thirteen never having a boyfriend?
But Linnie, misunderstanding,
. It feels unreal to have him here, in my bed, upstairs. It makes me dizzy to think about it, as though Im dreaming.
Cathy stops talking eventually and looks at me, her brow furrowed. Are you all right? she asks. You look . . . kind
of out of it.
confirmation, and Sewer Girl couldnt complain to Nicky, because when it came to Sam he couldnt be trusted either.
Among the Post-Humanists, D.T. had always seemed the most ambivalentwhen he said revolution, you could
almost hear the scare quotes but he wa
with his things. The brother had shown him how if he moved aside a stack of plastic planters in the far corner of the room,
there was a small grate, and if you removed the grate, there was a small hole beneath, big enough to hold a plastic garbage