Colin Singleton?! I know you! You're the child prodigy who won Kranial Kidz! I'm a huge fan! My name is Gene, and I'd be happy to help you. We should have some extra tools back at the school. Follow me!
Excuse me, my name is Colin Singleton and my car broke down. I'm going on a roadtrip, and I still have a while until my destination.
It's called Devon School. It's a prep school from World War II. I graduated years ago, but I still come back here a lot to visit. Come on in, let's go find the tools to fix your car.
Wow. This school is even older than my school for gifted children. What did you say it was called?
Valedictorian Class of '44: Gene Forrester
Well... the thing is... my best friend Finny and I had a complicated rivalry. I tried so hard in school to beat him in some way. I actually deliberately caused him to fall out of a tree back when we were in school. He isn't alive anymore, and I feel really guilty.
Gene! You didn't tell me that you were the top of your class! We have a lot in common. It's not often that I run into another smart kid.
anagrams of "valedictorian"...... "advil creation".. haha
I know, I know. I think about it everyday. I really don't want to talk about me anymore, though. So... what brings you to New Hampshire?
Well, as you know, I am on a road trip. I am searching to find a "eureka" moment, a purpose in life. Nothing seems to be progressing yet, but I can feel it will happen soon.
How could you do such a thing?! Sure my best friend Hassan and I fight, but not that harshly. We just insult each other in different languages.
This is taking way too long to fix, Colin. If I don't get it done by sunset, then you will be driving at dark, which means you will struggle navigating, which means I'm delaying you're "eureka" moment!
Breathe Gene. There's no need to overanalyze. I will be fine. I can stay the night in the woods. I may know a thing or two about wilderness survival.
Bye Colin! Be sure to visit again! I hope you find your "eureka" moment!
Goodbye Gene! Thank you so much for your help! You and I have a lot in common. I hope to see you soon!