THE PROFESSOR CAME THROUGH THE DOOR AFTER THE STUDENTS, shut the door with one hand, and went to stand by his desk.
At the end of class, he picked up his books, put on his coat, and was the first one out the door. Was this a simple, easily digestible, symbolic detail that revealed a million subtle things about his character, or was he just late for lunch with a coworker?
Probably a million subtle things. Probably that one.