People told him that it was a gift, but Quincy wasn't so sure. From the time he was very small, Quincy had demonstrated the uncanny ability to accurately determine if someone was lying or telling the truth. While at times this came in very handy, to the extent of always scoring 100% on True or False tests in school; at other times it caused him great sadness, like when classmates pretended to be his friends and he knew without a doubt that they were making fun of him behind his back. Quincy felt like an oddity and an outcast; people were wary of being close to him, fearing that he could too easily read their minds. His turn for fifteen minutes of fame came one day though, when someone mysteriously started a fire in the school that destroyed one whole wing before they got it extinguished. When the school principal stood up in an assembly and decried the foul person who would do such a thing, Quincy shocked everyone in attendance by standing and asking in a clear, steady voice, "Then why did you do it, Sir?"~*~*~*~*~*~*~
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