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J. M. Barrie


author and dramatist and creator of Peter Pan

“Prominent among the curses of civilization is the map that folds up ‘convenient for the pocket.’ There are men who can do almost everything except shut a map. It is calculated that the energy wasted yearly in denouncing these maps to their face would build the Eiffel Tower in thirteen weeks.”

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source: “Shutting a Map,” in A Tillyloss Scandal (New York: Lovell, Coryell & Co., 1893), 207.

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