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"As the title and date of Tales of the Northwest indicate (Joseph Snell, 1820) , they were stories of adventure in what was then a wild & far-off place, the "frontier." ... It was the first settler in what was to be a realm of thousands of books by thousands of authors, many of them so important they were to encircle the planet with the kind of writing Americans love best—short stories." Sep 17, 2019 06:19PM

 
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""It's a safe bet no other mother refused to read her children bedtime stories because she found them jejune. You actually used that word—jejune, for Christ's sake!"
"There you are—I gave you a word you still remember...."
"But can't use."
"Then try moving in more educated circles."
"I sit in the House of Lords, Mother."
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