"Bigger walked to the front of the store and stood looking out the plate glass window. The, suddenly, he felt sick. He saw Gus coming along the street. And his muscles stiffened. He was going to do something to Gus; just hat, he didn't know. As Gus neared him he heard him whistling: 'The Merry Go Round Broke Down....'
"'Hi, Bigger,' Gus said.
"Bigger did not answer. Gus passed him and started toward the rear tables. Bigger whirled and kicked him hard."