Exchange of Pleasant Words

Aleksandar Hemon

What year was it? We have chosen to believe it was 1811. Therefore: in the autumn of 1811, Alexandre Hemon got up from his slothful bed in Quimper, Brittany; sold, unbeknownst to his widowed mother, their only horse–a perennially exhausted nag–for thirty silver coins; and joined, after some adve…

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Uncle Ed