Excerpt from Wordeater, 1987, Vol. 60 I guess I felt sort of responsible for her when she was at O. J.'s. I tried to protect all my people, but I felt almost like a big brother to Augie. The regulars knew that and were friendly, although care ful not to try to take advantage of her. I guess she had made me feel like Errol's Robin Hood, at least a little. On a Friday night, a stranger had sat next to Augie. She hadn't really under stood, but he was trying to pick her up. When she didn't respond he got obnoxious and grabbed her roughly. I was over the bar in a flash. I had been pissed off to start with, but the guy took a swing at me. I punched him once, than half carried him outside, where I ramed him, head first, into the tailgate of a blue Ford pick-up. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.