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Linear Thinking Pulverize Pulcifer's Predicament


IN 1982, Florence Perry Hide published The Problem with Pulcifer, containing the following passage: “After school, Pulcifer stopped at the library. There weren’t too many books, because the audio-visual equipment took up so much room, but finally he found a book about a boy and his dog that he’d been wanting to read. When he went to the desk to check it out, the librarian said, “It’s very disappointing to see you taking out a book, Pulcifer, when you could be watching television. Do your parents know you come here to get books?” Pulcifer shook his head. “I didn’t think so. I don’t think they would like to know that you were coming in here, getting books out, taking them home to read.” She frowned at Pulcifer. “I remember one boy, Pulcifer, who started with just one book. Two months later he was checking out three books. Three, Pulcifer! The habit had formed. It was too late to help him.”

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