Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Origins of Wednesday lxxiii: Alibi of Broadway

   Surely, we remember, the knock
   on the door from the Execution-
   er, to console the widow for a
   natural mistake. Instead of or-
   dering, "Fire," he says he did
   say, "Fire is not what I ask."

   Innocently, explicably, circum-
   stances intervened to suppress
   any sound of such distinctions.
   Truly, he is a man of his word.

Ansel Adams
Portfolio V
Coll. Laurent

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