The abridgment has been made clumsily in places, leading to an unpleasantly hiccupy
feeling, but it was a necessary task, since the original was prolix.
"What's wrong with her?" My sister is suddenly there, picking up the baby who is hiccupy
from all of her crying.
Edward strokes the back of my hair, shushes my huge hiccupy
sobs, and says, "Stop it.
Ola clearly perceives Elvis to be Native American in aspects of his dress (buckskin, fringe, silver) and in aspects of his appearance (thick black hair, full lips), and culturally just "as black as the other white people in Mississippi." Ola and Fannie imagine Elvis's little bump and grind as originally a movement of the circle dance, and his hiccupy
singing style as once a war whoop or an Indian love call.
He writes: "After about 10 minutes, the pill kept coming back on Glen, as it tended to do, and he had dry, hiccupy