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  • The fat man with the candy-striped hat mooned at his sardonically.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  •     "I built this, using my mind," said Urza, and the fat man made a harrumphing noise.

    The Brothers' War

  • Mal was watching Buzz Meeks eat, thinking that suicide love must be good for the appetite: the fat man had devoured a plate of stuffed shrimp, two double-thick pork chops with onion rings, and was now killing a huge piece of peach pie buried in ice cream.

    The Big Nowhere

  • The British might possess the greatest navy and the strongest economy in the world, yet they were terrified of the small fat man cooped up in Saint Helena's Longwood, and maybe they were terrified enough to allow Bautista to tie two British subjects to wooden stakes and blow their souls into eternity at the mouths of loaded cannons.

    Sharpe's Devil

  • Danny turned around, putting a pacify-the-locals grin on; he saw a fat man in a soiled white smock and party hat with “1950” in green spangles.

    The Big Nowhere

  • The fat man mumbled Hail Marys; Danny fished out his cuffs, slid his .45 out of trouble, worked the ratchets and slapped them around prayer-pressed wrists.

    The Big Nowhere

  • They found him alone, typing at a card table in his back yard, clack-clack-clack leading them around the side of the house to a fat man in a Hawaiian shirt and chinos pecking on an ancient Underwood.

    The Big Nowhere

  • As soon as a connection was established between your big man at the farm and Cassius-Concaverty, it seemed likely that, if the fat man had been murdered, then Cassius was involved in the murder.

    The Dancing Druids

  • Johnny Stompanato was nowhere to be seen because Johnny Stompanato was probably halfway to Pedro by now, hoping a certain fat man survived the morning.

    The Big Nowhere

  • Mister Povondra felt a troubling failure of the instinct that normally guides him in these matters; this fat man at the door did not somehow fall into the usual class of unannounced visitors, he did not seem to be a commercial representative, or a functionary of a charitable organisation.

    The War with the Newts


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