Modern Living: Pocketa-Pocketa Package Tours

"We can 't make it, sir. It's spoiling for a hurricane, if you ask me." "I'm not asking you, Lieutenant Berg, " said the Commander. "Rev her up to 8,500! We're going through!" The pounding of the cylinders increased: ta-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa. The crew looked at each other and grinned. "The Old Man'll get us through," they said to one another.

—James Thurber, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Walter Mitty, that henpecked dreamer of great adventures, has been upstaged. His secret life has been researched, developed, costed and packaged for marketing to the tourist trade. Time...

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