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                                                        OCTOGENARIAN ANTICS

                                                       if there is any truth at all (there is)

                                                       it is the greeks I blame
                                                       the lines in which

                                                                               speech takes place

                                                       & Melville did....

                    Next I took a recent passage from my journal,

                                                       a waking dream.

                                           Someone (me, not me) on a rooftop. Being chased?

                                             Crowds.The man's friends below, holding a

                                           net which looks like an awning, urge him.
                                                       Tremendous distance!

                                           The man jumps!—he misses the awning.

                                           I remark (it is remarked to me): he didn't check

                                               which way the wind was blowing,

                    and retyped it, moving my fingers slightly so I would hit some of the wrong

                    keys and leaving out some of it, revising as I went along:

                                                     a wajubg dreanL

                                         sineibe OOne.bitg neOOib a riiftioOObeubg cgased.

                                        Criwds the man's friends bekiw
                                         gikdubg a bet kiijs kuje ab wawbubg 'greeb

                                                       tremendous distance

                                         urge him

                                                        to killowatts

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