They said this bomb was clean
True & Honest Fan
Turns out that Tom has some sort of insect infestation in the hovel. I mean, that is apparent to anyone looking at the state of it but today he admitted it. I would suspect fleas, perhaps acquired from attempted wooings of street dogs. It coudl also be lice, bed bugs, or some other type of critter that I am not familiar with. Whatever it is, it's making him itch.