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i should never have thought that peeling potatoes was such an undertaking. the job turned to be the biggest thing of its kind that i have ever been in. we began cheerfully, one might almost say skittishly, but our lightheartedness was gone by the time the first potato was finished. the more we peeled, the more peel there seemed to be left on: by the time we had got all the peel off and all the eyes out, there was no potato left - at least none worth speaking of. it was the size of a pea-nut.

i should never have thought that peeling potatoes was such an undertaking. the job turned to be the biggest thing of its kind that i have ever been in. we began cheerfully, one might almost say skittishly, but our lightheartedness was gone by the time the first potato was finished. the more we peeled, the more peel there seemed to be left on: by the time we had got all the peel off and all the eyes out, there was no potato left - at least none worth speaking of. it was the size of a pea-nut.

The Boys in the Boat | Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics — Daniel Brown

The Boys in the Boat | Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics — Daniel Brown

Ellen Day Hale (American, 1855-1940), Reading on a Boat. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in. (45.7 x 61 cm.)

Ellen Day Hale (American, 1855-1940), Reading on a Boat. Oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in. (45.7 x 61 cm.)

Three Men in A Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome.  Project Gutenberg. Classic comic novel.

Three Men in A Boat (to Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome. Project Gutenberg. Classic comic novel.

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown -Outstanding narrative non-fiction of The Washington Huskies crew who overcame the obstacles of the Depression to compete on the world's biggest stage. The title says it all!  1/17

The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown -Outstanding narrative non-fiction of The Washington Huskies crew who overcame the obstacles of the Depression to compete on the world's biggest stage. The title says it all! 1/17

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