However many boxfuls
of statistics the Bookmakers' Committee has prepared, Bell would be foolish to turn Hughes down flat because, in the event of a referral, the man whose opinion will carry most weight with Jack Straw is Rob Hughes.
A devoted fan who owns a bakery often provides boxfuls
of cookies, cakes, and breads for them to munch on before afternoon rehearsals.
For example, one of her stories last spring prompted readers to donate sacks of rice and beans, boxfuls
of used clothing, and even an offer of hand-built bunk beds for story subjects Efren and Bertha Muro of Santa Ana, who at the time shared a cramped, two-bedroom apartment with their 10 children.
Rather than leave the class with boxfuls
of mutated ashtrays, the "ban" encourages students to move on to more imaginative things.
Mark takes great pleasure in seeing visitors walk out of the shop with whole boxfuls
of meat and hearing them say: "I wish we had this kind of shop in..."