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An Urban's Rural View
Urban C. Lehner Editor Emeritus
Fri Jun 15, 2012 07:06 AM CDT

In Mark Twain's story "How I Edited An Agricultural Paper" a vacation-fill-in editor dumbfounds readers with absurdities. He advises harvesting turnips by sending a boy out to shake the tree. He recommends planting buckwheat cakes in July instead of August. He talks of a cow's molting season.

After his first editorial, the real editor feels compelled to return.

"It makes me lose all patience every time I think of your discussing oyster-beds under the head of 'Landscape Gardening,'" the real editor wails. "Why didn't you tell me you didn't know anything about agriculture?"

And so, one week into the job, ...

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