Monday, September 7, 2015

"The Loneliest Guy in the World"

“Burton Soames had worked as a file clerk at Consolidated Ball Bearings for twenty-seven years. He was reasonably efficient at his job, but unfortunately he was loud, overbearing, opinionated, self-absorbed, and generally obnoxious. He suffered from poor personal hygiene as well as a host of physical ailments, and yet, like all human beings, Burton longed for love.”

The Loneliest Guy in the World
, by Horace P. Sternwall (a Zippo Books “paperback original”, 1955; reprinted as The Loneliest Cobber in the World, by Hal P. Shingleton, “never before published”, Didgereedoo Books {Australia}, 1959).

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