"We struck the home-trail now, and in a few hours were in that astonishing Chicago - a city where they are always rubbing the lamp, and fetching up the genii, and contriving and achieving new impossibilities. It is hopeless for the occasional visitor to try to keep up with Chicago - she outgrows his propechies faster than he can make them. She is always a novelty; for she is never the Chicago you saw when you passed through the last time."
Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi
@11 months ago
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