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When I was a boy, there was but one permanent ambition among my comrades in our village on the west bank of the Mississippi River. ...
A pilot, in those days, was the only unfettered and entirely independent human being that lived in the earth. Kings are but the ha ...
The man who would change the name of Arkansas is the original, iron-jawed, brass-mouthed, copper-bellied corpse-maker from the wil ...
War talk by men who have been in a war is always interesting; whereas moon talk by a poet who has not been in the moon is likely t ...
No, the romance and the beauty were all gone from the river. All the value any feature of it had for me now was the amount of usef ...
The face of the water, in time, became a wonderful book--a book that was a dead language to the uneducated passenger, but which to ...
In the South, the war is what A.D. is elsewhere: they date from it.
According to Father's lexicon people who started on a job and didn't stay at it for 50 years were "quitters." If you stayed 20 yea ...
I was gratified to be able to answer promptly, and I did. I said I didn't know.
There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of f ...
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