(Which one did it?)

(from p. 45)

     Dr. Taylor's eyes, blue-gray and penetrating, were as stern as in the brochure. But in real life he looked slightly comical. Maybe it was his rumpled shirt or his dark brown hair, so thick and unruly on the bottom but thin and wispy on the top. He stared at me, stroking his well-trimmed beard in mock contemplation.
     "So you are applying to our Ph.D. program just one week before the start of the semester! Well, just in time for the new campaign. We are always looking for cannon fodder!"

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