Thursday, June 19, 2008


The peculiar story of a man trapped in a elevator, who subsequently couldn't get over it. Also includes the history of the elevator, which is in some ways more interesting.

The prose here harkens back to a day when writing was embellished like Victorian houses. Example: "To enjoy them in their fullest beauty, we should walk under the trees when the sun is shining brightly through them, and we can then see each pellucid sunshade to be fringed with a row of most delicate silky hairs--hairs that protect it from undue moisture or the radiating cold of the late frost." Nice, although at times a bit purple, information on trees.

Holloways: Prepare to be nostalgic for a piece of history you never knew existed.

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