From Silas Weir Mitchell's letter to Mrs. A.G. Mason (5 June 1911):
[Stonewall Jackson] had at one time the insane belief that his right leg was hollow and made of glass, and that everything he ate went into it.
I love the totally superfluous use of "insane" there.
Kerry Higgins Wendt |
Thursday, 21 September 2006 at 10:14 PM
Ah, so that's where the whole "hollow leg" thing came from. Glad the "glass" part was dropped, though, because that there's crazy talk.
Friday, 22 September 2006 at 11:29 AM
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