Thursday, May 15, 2008

And a Deep Silence Followed


"Well, sir," said the vivacious lady to the artist who was painting her portrait, "you haven't finished already, have you? Or has the hour expired?"
"Neither, madam," replied the artist. "I am waiting for an opportunity of seeing how your chin looks in repose." — Chicago Tribune.


Adirondack was a nickname applied by the Iroquois Indians to their enemies, the Algonquins. The name means "people who eat tree bark." The territory now known as the Adirondacks was called by the Indians Coughsarage, "the Dismal Wilderness."

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