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11.
Who begat Bickback. Bickback was thin for his age and his peers mocked him for the purple and green skin splotches that covered his body.
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12.
Once a large crowd of descendants of Bertbert had formed, poor Bickback was made to sit in the back.
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13.
He tried to hide his sadness by pretending to enjoy the back of the crowd. It was there that he met the rest of the back of the crowd. They were pitiful beings suffering from physical maladies almost as bad as his splotches.
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14.
A distant cousin named Hiface offered to stand behind Bickback so that it would seem like he was not in the absolute back of the crowd, but Bickback chose to emulate the cruelty of the rest of the group by pointing out Hiface's abnormality - a tiny second head growing from his palm. He sang a song about a thing with a thing hiding in its palm. Everyone laughed at Hiface for a while, and praised Bickback for his entertaining and funny verse.
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15.
Hiface confronted Bickback regarding this display of cruelty, but Bickback sang the song again until Hiface ran home crying.
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16.
The crowd acknowledged that Bickback was witty, but they still could not let him go to the front of the crowd because of those awful splotches. This gave Bickback an idea.
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17.
One morning Bickback went to great lengths to hide his splotches. Using some dust, he coated himself, until finally his peers found him beautiful. They quickly escorted him to the front of the crowd where he was commanded to write more songs about the beings in the back of the crowd. Bickback wrote songs of cruelty and prejudice about them all.
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18.
All, that is, except for one in the back row. He hoped that the front of the crowd would not notice that he was intentionally overlooking his brother, Lytle, who was retarded and therefore, the most back of the whole back row. But, alas, someone noticed,
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Now, Bickback, let us have a song about Lytle!!! the crowd screamed.
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20.
They figured that Bickback was saving a song about Lytle until the end, since it would be the funniest and easiest to write, given the subject matter.
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