It

It

by

Stephen King

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A freelance writer and the partner of Don Hagarty. Unlike Don, Adrian is fond of Derry. Described, along with Don, as an effeminate gay man, he becomes the target of John “Webby” Garton, Steve Dubay, and Christopher Unwin, who beat him up and dump him in the Canal. Both Hagarty and Unwin see Pennywise the Clown on the night that Adrian is killed. Unwin tells Tom Boutillier that he saw Adrian’s body get carried away by the clown.
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Chapter 2: After the Festival (1984)
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Adrian Mellon wins an “I Love Derry” paper hat at a Pitch Til U Win stall on... (full context)
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Adrian Mellon won his hat at the Canal Days Festival, for which Mike Hanlon provided some historical... (full context)
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...partner, Officer Conley, question John “Webby” Garton, who is irritable and uncooperative. Garton recalls seeing Adrian Mellon and Don Hagarty at the fair, “mincing along with their arms about each other's waists... (full context)
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...Paul Hughes and Officer Conley that his civic pride was “wounded” by the sight of Adrian Mellon in the “I Love Derry” paper hat. When Garton threatens to make Mellon eat the... (full context)
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...while the elder man “[beats] the creep to oatmeal.” He recalls how the police brought Adrian Mellon ’s body up from the Canal and saw how his eyes were bulging in terror.... (full context)
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...Elmer Curtie’s regular customers. He frequents the Falcon for two or three years before meeting Adrian Mellon . Mellon is a freelance writer who has come to write a piece about the... (full context)
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...so the boys occupy themselves with the games, which is when John “Webby” Garton sees Adrian Mellon at the Pitch Til U Win booth. Garton pitches at the booth to try to... (full context)
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Adrian Mellon and Don Hagarty are coming out of the Falcon after having had two beers. The... (full context)
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...to help himself to a bunch of floating balloons. He then tells Don that soon Adrian Mellon , too, will float. Jeff Reeves notes that the clown calls Don by his name,... (full context)
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...Rademacher are trying to get Christopher Unwin to admit that he and his friends threw Adrian Mellon into the Canal. Unwin still insists that he did not. He admits that the situation... (full context)
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...clown did not drag [Adrian] up on the far bank.” He sees the clown’s head in Adrian Mellon ’s armpit, but the clown is not biting—it is smiling. The clown’s arms tighten around... (full context)
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...Steve Dubay, and Christopher Unwin. Gardener then asks how they will explain the bites on Adrian Mellon ’s body. Boutillier figures that one of the guys, probably Garton, liked to bite. Gardener... (full context)
Derry: The First Interlude
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...considers the meaning of ‘haunted.’ He has become frightened since hearing about what happened to Adrian Mellon and wonders what is “feeding on Derry.” What happened to Mellon seems so much like... (full context)
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...thinks of all of the cases that have appeared recently. There is the murder of Adrian Mellon , but also the children found dead on Neibolt Street and the Johnson boy found... (full context)
Chapter 10: The Reunion
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...his old group of friends that the murders have started again. He talks about the Adrian Mellon case. He says that both Don Hagarty and Christopher Unwin saw a clown. Ben says... (full context)