The self-taught man seldom knows anything accurately, and he does not
know a tenth as much as he could have known if he had worked under teachers;
and, besides, he brags, and is the means of fooling other thoughtless
people into going and doing as he himself had done. There are those
who imagine that the unlucky accidents of life - life's "experiences"
- are in some way useful to us. I wish I could find out how. I never
knew one of them to happen twice. They always change off and swap around
and catch you on your inexperienced side.
Artwork from Dwig's 1925 promo album
for the Stoll and Edwards Tom and Huck game
from the Dave Thomson collection.
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