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The son of a famous man

By Theo   June 1996

Starry with a name not of his own making, he came into the world sporting a face everyone had already seen. Those sanguine eyes, those nasty nostrils, that snobbish snot: yes, that was sir’s baby. Laurelled with prizes he could —and need—never win for himself, repetitious when he had not yet spoken, the son of the famous man strutted before he crawled and was pissed before he had had a drop. When he came into his own, it had already been someone else’s; his nest, like his cap, is still feathered with paternal plumage. He was fated to become the…

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