In a short story called Mr. Knowall that we learn at English class, I found one character which really resembles Stan. Here are some choice quotes about Mr. Kelada:
- 'I am Mr. Kelada,' He added with a smile that showed a row of flashing teeth, and sat down.
- He spoke with a fluency in which there was nothing English and his gestures were exuberant.
- Mr. Kelada was familiar.
- 'The three on the four,' said Mr. Kelada.
There is nothing more exasperating when you are playing patience than to be told where to put the card you have turned up before you have had a chance to look for yourself.
'It's coming out, it;'s coming out,' he cried. 'The ten on the knave.'
With rage and hatred in my heart I finished. Then he seized the pack.
'Do you like card tricks?'
'No, I hate card tricks.'
'Well, I'll just show you this one.'
He showed me three.
- It never occoured to him that he was not wanted. He was certain that you were as glad to see him as he was to see you.
- He ran everything. He managed the sweeps, conducted the auctions... and arranged the fancy dress ball. He was everywhere and always.