I'm in whole hog!" He would usually use what he imagined to be the Latin, totus porcus, so that his highly educated friends would appreciate the gravity of his conviction.
With Peter you knew he was in totus porcus, and it made everything better because he was--even fervent pessimists could not be disheartened when he was around--and it made you love to join him in these good things and hope, too, that you could go in totus porcus.
You wanted to be in totus porcus, and to be among friends who were in totus porcus, and it was the greatest imaginable gift to discover that.
So Schramm leaned his big face into the boy's face, an experience familiar to all of Peter's friends, and he said with that totus porcus intensity that makes you want to pick the glasses up off the table: "If you don't become a college professor, I will castrate you!" And the boy did.