he was there before Coronado
ACCORDING TO AN ANCIENT AND ANONYMOUS JOCOSITY bravest man who ever lived must have been the first to eat an oyster--alive.
A soberer judgment might want to make a case for that equally forgotten hero of paleolithic times who first domesticated fire. It must have been one of the first of his home-building achievements, but no wolf destined to turn into a dog and no buffalo destined to become a cow can possibly have seemed one-tenth so dangerous as devouring flame. Early man, like every other animal, must have long been accustomed to flee from it in abject terror. We