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the poetry of fly fishing

'arned by deeds

james fenimore cooper

Sartain things have been said, as I’ve told you, but I’m not very credible as to reports.  Young as I am, I’ve lived long enough to l’arn there’s two sorts of characters in the world.  Them that is ‘arned by deeds, and them that is ‘arned by tongues; and so I prefer to see and judge for myself instead of letting every jaw that chooses to wag become my Judge.

           The Deerslayer

See and judge for yourself.  This big fish was ‘arned by deeds…

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