The Unforbidden Is Compulsory
Or, Optimism

Episode 2: The balloon battle heats up, and Bill Bennett enters the picture.

By Dave Eggers
January 28, 2004 8:29PM (UTC)
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Stuart and Jeannie One were taking a short break, eating flan and orange juice, when she saw them. "Oh good lord," she said, and tilted her head west, up to the bleachers, where Sergei and Nicky were sharing a notebook and a pair of binoculars.

The rest of this story is no longer online, but does appear in the book "The Unforbidden Is Compulsory, or Optimism."

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Dave Eggers is the author of "You Shall Know Our Velocity" and "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius."

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