Happy Birthday, Fortunato!

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  1. Ted Heiks

    Ted Heiks Moderator and Distinguished Senior Member

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    Happy 41st, Fortunato!
     
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    In the 1950s, some association of literature teachers voted to choose the single best line in American literature. The winner was, "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as best I could... but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge." (Poe, The Cask of Amontillado)(My high school English teacher made us all memorize it.
     

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