Aged 7 or 8, Ted’s first gesture of defiance was passive, occasioned by the arrival of a black family on the previous all-white block where the Bundys lived. There were fears that property values would be hurt. Teddy knew that Johnnie was particularly concerned. So he went out of his way to make friends with one of the black children. "That house,“ Bundy recalled, ”was a warm friendly place, fairly bursting with clouds of pungent odors emerging from the kitchen. Smells that never came from my parents’ house and that I just found terribly exotic.“ 

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