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#123807 - 02/24/04 07:55 PM rift  
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In the O.Henry short story "The Octopus Marooned" he is telling about a scam that failed:

No, sir, it was just as I said. We were self-curbed. It was a case of auto-suppression. There was a rift within the loot, as Albert Tennyson says.

AUTHOR: Alfred Tennyson Tennyson (18091892)
QUOTATION: It is the little rift within the lute
That by and by will make the music mute,
And ever widening slowly silence all.
ATTRIBUTION: Idylls of the King: Merlin and Vivien. Line 386.
BIOGRAPHY: Columbia Encyclopedia

Think of how much more work it would have been twenty years ago to track down that quote!



#123808 - 01/20/05 07:12 AM Re: rift  
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We're so spoiled, aren't we, wwh? And so fortunate! Thanks for bringing light to the humor in the O. Henry passage.


#123809 - 01/21/05 02:23 PM Re: (d)rift  
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Tue Feb 24 14:55:24 2004

Now that's what I call an extended conversation!


#123810 - 01/21/05 02:41 PM Re: (d)rift  
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Yeah, but I'm out of school for snow and have the time to return to some of wwh's previous posts. 'sides: I know he reads here.

And you should get my drifts! They're all of six inches deep, enough to waylay the most valiant of Virginia schoolbuses!



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