“The Lump wasn’t the Caveman. He was. He shrugged his shoulder. It was better than barf bag.

Stanly realized that the person he ran into wasn’t caveman the people around him at given him a nickname already.



Stanly is talking about how one of his ancestors hadn’t kept his word and now their family is cursed. Meanwhile he is having trouble digging the hole he needs to for the day and everyone else is already finished.


“I don’t care what they call me,” he said confidentially, “so long as they don’t call me what they used to call me at school.”

I chose this quote because this character was bullied at school and they called him names.