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Old 28 Mar 2010, 08:30 AM   #1516
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It's just one week into Spring, but I can already be LAZY and steal from other posts.
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Old 28 Mar 2010, 08:38 AM   #1517
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Hmm, doesn't seem right to steal from other post and I for one could never ever see myself doing such a CRAZY thing.
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Old 28 Mar 2010, 08:53 AM   #1518
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Well, Sherry, you are getting a bit wild when you are trying to CRAM "crazy" into the Four Letter Word Game!
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Old 28 Mar 2010, 09:03 AM   #1519
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Dang and double dang. To late to correct that now except to say I hope I'm enough of a LADY to not pull that kind of CRAP again.
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Old 28 Mar 2010, 09:08 AM   #1520
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It must have been a TRAP, Sherry.
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Old 28 Mar 2010, 09:23 AM   #1521
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I don't think of it as a trap but more like a gift he decided to WRAP up for us (at least the one word you unwrapped and used )
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Old 28 Mar 2010, 10:36 AM   #1522
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I guess I was paying RAPT attention, counting characters. Earlier in this thread I made a major mistake, so I know how easy it is!
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Old 28 Mar 2010, 01:20 PM   #1523
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Well, the first word I thought of was RAFT and of the story of Tom Sawyer, even though it isn't following the thread in theme, I am using that word in this weird sentence anyway!
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Old 28 Mar 2010, 02:32 PM   #1524
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I agree -- it is a DAFT story.
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Old 28 Mar 2010, 10:40 PM   #1525
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That being the case, any alternative suggestion (topic) will be like a waft of fresh air.
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Old 28 Mar 2010, 11:04 PM   #1526
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All I WANT to say is that I'm unable to suggest an alternative
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Old 28 Mar 2010, 11:17 PM   #1527
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Then perhaps (as Susan suggests) we should talk about Thomas Sawyer (who lives with his Aunt Polly) before our interests wane
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Old 29 Mar 2010, 12:00 AM   #1528
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Tom, Huck and a friend of theirs went to an island on the Mississippi to become pirates. I don't the text to hand - how did they get there? Did they swim, or WADE the river, or take a boat?
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Old 29 Mar 2010, 01:13 AM   #1529
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As Susan mentioned, it was a raft. The river was WIDE and because of the sand bar at the island they had to wade back and forth between the raft and the island.
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Near the start of Tom Sawyer, Chapter XIII:
Three miles below St. Petersburg, at a point where the Mississippi River was a trifle over a mile wide, there was a long, narrow, wooded island, with a shallow bar at the head of it, and this offered well as a rendezvous. It was not inhabited; it lay far over toward the further shore, abreast a dense and almost wholly unpeopled forest. So Jackson's Island was chosen. Who were to be the subjects of their piracies was a matter that did not occur to them. Then they hunted up Huckleberry Finn, and he joined them promptly, for all careers were one to him; he was indifferent. They presently separated to meet at a lonely spot on the river-bank two miles above the village at the favorite hour -- which was midnight. There was a small log raft there which they meant to capture.
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About two o'clock in the morning the raft grounded on the bar two hundred yards above the head of the island, and they waded back and forth until they had landed their freight.
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Old 29 Mar 2010, 02:37 AM   #1530
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It wasn't very WISE of me to overlook Susan's post mentioning the raft. OTOH, thanks to the quote I'm glad to see that some wading was also involved.
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