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Date: Tue, 9 Mar 2004 21:22:31 -0500
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> "The city seems so cramped and so dreary with toil and care and business anxiety.
> God help me, I wish I were at sea again!"

  This made me think of a passage from Huckleberry Finn:

  "Other places do seem so cramped up and smothery, but a raft don't."

  Also, the actual time of Twain's alleged near-attempt at suicide aside, I thought that was a fine article, especially to appear in a newspaper.

 -- Bob G.