Tradition and Jazz

Tradition and Jazz

Tradition and Jazz

Tradition and Jazz

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I REFER, of course, to the fifth book of the "Æneid" and the famous games at the tomb of Anchises. The races had been "pulled off," the boxing-bout was over, and the archery event was on. There were four entries: Hyrtacus Mnestheus, Eurytion, and Acestes -- I will use only their sweater-numbers. The target was a mast from one of the defeated racing-boats or a fluttering dove tied to the masthead; the shooters could take their choice. The distance was not mentioned, but it was deemed ample. Admiral Æneas was sole judge and referee and distributer of prizes.

The shooting that followed was sensational. It . . .

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