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“A horse’s whinny, imperious and insistent, was heard, and Johanna laughed.”

One Talikan, Spring, 1323 A horse’s whinny, imperious and insistent, was heard, and Johanna laughed. “Ihsan! Open the door before North Wind opens it for you!” The door opened and Johanna shot through the opening as if she had been … Continue reading

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Warning: Injury from laughing too hard may result.

Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod by Gary Paulsen This was a Book Talk Alaska selection, and I laughed so hard while I read it that I was afraid I wasn’t going to be able to talk intelligently … Continue reading

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“With a cargo of ivory/And apes and peacocks…”

Cargoes Quinquireme of Nineveh from distant Ophir, Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine, With a cargo of ivory, And apes and peacocks, Sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine. Stately Spanish galleon coming from the Isthmus, Dipping through the Tropics … Continue reading

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