Daily Archives: February 16, 2011

Shape of the River

“What is the shape of Walnut Bend?” (Mr. Bixby, renowned steamboat pilot, to his “cub” pilot) He might as well have asked me my grandmother’s opinion of protoplasm. I reflected respectfully, and then said I didn’t know it had any … Continue reading

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