"Driving at all of fifteen miles an hour, [the boat] crashed with the shattering force of a battering ram. Indeed, it speaks a lot for her construction that she simply telescoped instead of resolving into cosmic stardust.
" It seemed to me ... that I might hold my own with the old-timer if I judiciously painted up a few lies gathered in the course of my wanderings. Yankee Jim saw every one of my tales and went fifty better.
In case you missed, I've posted a link to my Big Sky Journal article on the first intrepid entrepreneurs who tried to turn a dollar in Yellowstone Park.