Please explain a humorous incident from "Raymond's Run."  

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There are a number of humorous incidents in “Raymond’s Run” by Toni Cade Bambara. When something is humorous it is comical, funny, or droll. When looking for a funny incident in the story, it is important to remember that what one person finds humorous, another may not.

The paragraph describing Mr. Pearson approaching Squeaky is humorous. When Bambara describes him, she provides an image of a tall, discombobulated self-important man.

Then here comes Mr. Pearson with his clipboard and his cards and pencils and whistles and safety pins and fifty million other things he’s always dropping all over the place with his clumsy self.

The author describes him as walking on stilts when she means he is extraordinarily tall. The reader gets a picture of a gangly man with a variety of items that he does not necessarily need for signing the entrants into the race. He drops those items as he hurries around on race day.  In essence, the author describes him as a clown-like character who the children used to call “Jack and the Beanstalk.”  

As you read the story, you may find another incident funny based on your personal sense of humor.