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My weekly guest post on The Well Read Child:

Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth, I wear a tourist’s shirt with “Nantucket” printed on the front. A nurse who had already done several embarrassing things to me saw the shirt and asked me if I had been there, and I told her I hadn’t, there once was a girl had given it to me. I like the shirt because “Nantucket” seems simply exclamatory, and universal enough that you don’t have to have been there. That’s not just because of many honorary limericks, but because the island once ruled the sea, and deprived it of the world’s largest animals. As Melville put it, “Two thirds of this terraqueous globe are the Nantucketer’s. For the sea is his; he owns it, as Emperors own empires.”



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