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  • At least three times, in my fascinated view, sudden, impish winds at the corner of Broad and High blew the derby off his head and sent it bock-flopping across the busy and noisy intersection, my father pursuing it slowly, partly crouched, his arms spread out as if he were shooing a flock of mischievous and unpredictable chicks.

    —James Thurber, 1952, 'Gentleman from Indiana', in The Thurber Album

    July 14, 2008