Dibs and Debs had the misfortune of being born Siamese twins. Two identical gals with only two features that were amiss. One, the ridiculously large ear each had on one side of their head. And Two, the other ears that attached the two gals together. Like many individuals in their day with their special issues, the twins found themselves a nice home in a traveling carnival and were surrounded by a protective family of kindred spirits who were a little bit off like them. In this carnival the twins performed their very interesting show that was basically thirty minutes of making of stories for pictures in a photograph album they found somewhere around Kalamazoo.
During the course of their travels a man approached them with the bold claim that he could separate the twins and change their lives forever. He was positive that it was nothing more than a matter of an earlobeotomy. The twins were quite excited about this but were dismayed when their manager, the silver tongued Mr. Hopperhead, convinced them that to do so would mean they would lose their gift of hearing completely. Not being the brightest of Siamese twins, or twins in general, or well… bright in any way, the twins believed him and that was that. From An Autumn with Isidore.