Friday, July 27, 2012

Here's a sentence from Thoreau's The Maine Woods that might be the envy of Hemingway. I dare you to write the sequel to this very short story.
"How they got a cat up there I do not know, for they are as shy as my aunt about entering a canoe."


Carlene said...

I assume the second "they" refers to cats?

Dawn Potter said...

Ambiguous, ain't it? Depends on how you picture the story, I think. The first time I read it the second "they" as "cats." The second time I didn't.