THE ROPE 8

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The Sixth no sooner had begun About the beast to grope, Than, seizing on the swinging tail That fell within his scope, “I see,” quoth he, “the Elephant Is very like a rope!”

—From “The Blind Men and the        Elephant,” by John Godfrey Saxe

WILL ROGERS WAS AN ARTIST WITH A ROPE

Will Rogers was an artist with a rope. He could twirl two lassos at once, alternately jumping into and back out of each of them while making witty comments about current events.

I’m no Will Rogers. The only trick I ever accomplished with a rope, as my mother never fails to remind me, was the time I made a lasso and managed to snare my brother around his ...

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