"down train"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jan 14 03:37:51 UTC 2013

On Sun, Jan 13, 2013 at 3:33 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> At 1/13/2013 02:19 PM, James A. Landau <JJJRLandau at netscape.com> wrote:
>>Reverend Spooner is supposed to have told a student "You have hissed
>>my mystery lectures.  You have tasted an entire worm.  You will
>>leave on the next town drain" implying the existence of a "down train".

'Mardon me, padam, but you are occupewing my pie."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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