I’m the tallest man in the world, he said, so I’ll have to miss dinner & I said too bad about missing the ice cream then & suddenly he found he fit quite well at the table if he let his legs stretch down the hall.
It would be easier if I just told the truth, he said, but I wasn’t there for a lot of it
Do you make all this stuff up on your own? she said & I said I had a lot of people working for me day & night & most of them didn’t know it & I’m sure she was impressed until she figured out what I meant later on.
I tell stories for very good reasons, she said, but I’m not going to tell you what they are or you’d start reading too much into them