Amanda: What does g-a-u-n-t mean?
Me: Gaunt means thin and sickly looking in the face.
Amanda: Oh, because it says, "He was tall, gaunt and had pointy breasts."
Me: Uh ... tall, gaunt and WHAT?
Amanda: "And was poorly dressed."
Me: OH, okay.
For a minute there I thought I was gonna' have to ban Nancy Drew books. I mean I'm sure there are tall, gaunt men with pointy breasts out in the world, but I'd rather my girls not know about them just yet.