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  1. Another Thing      “That’s     another     thing  we’ve  learned  from  your  Nation,”  said  Mein  Herr,  “map-making.  But we’ve carried it much further than you. What do you consider the largest map that would be really useful?”  “About six inches to the mile.” “Only six inches!” exclaimed Mein Herr. “We very soon got to six yards to the mile. Then we  tried  a  hundred  yards  to  the  mile.  And  then  came  the  grandest  idea  of  all!  We  actually  made a map of the country, on the scale of a mile to the mile!” “Have you used it much?” I enquired. “It  has  never  been  spread  out,  yet,”  said  Mein  Herr:  “the  farmers  objected:  they  said  it  would cover the whole country and shut out the sunlight! So we now use the country itself, as its own map, and I assure you it does nearly as well. ...” Lewis Carroll, Sylvie and Bruno Concluded, Macmillan, London, 1893, Ch. XI, p. 169
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