In this scene, the new student, Derol Pavey, has just sat down in the outdoor seating area for lunch. Everyone knows Derol has Tourette Syndrome. He inadvertently created quite a stir in homeroom. Now some of the kids are hoping for a repeat. As always, Stevie-girl is the narrator:
He must have sensed me staring because he glanced up and caught my eye. I smiled tentatively. He ducked his head and took a huge bite of ham and cheese.
Suddenly, the sound of slinky laughter rode the brilliant fall breeze and settled over us like chain mail, bright and cold.
Derol's leg began to jiggle madly and it seemed as if the bite of sandwich he’d taken was stuck in his throat.
Jase and Billy Bob were as still as death beside me.
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