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The First Voyages Out by Paul Martin | Thursday, August 20, 2015 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

August 20th, 2015

Episode 313 of 788 episodes

Walking across the bridge on my way to school, I’d lean over the railing and stare down at the river until I was moving on a ship’s stern past the wooded banks and the smoky mill towns toward the ocean and the shining world beyond I was beginning to read about – Egypt, Rome, Greece... Read more »

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