black threads for lines
all bulks, from minnows to full-sized
slipped down to the common wash-
carp, the magic creatures swam, twink
room too, unwonted silence
heard puttering; about in the
He plunged his face into a basin of
and came to
black threads for lines, and micro
a humorous sketch, hinging on wobbly mastery of English and Japanese (by students and instructor, respectively), evidently in Kyoto, and involving fishing for goldfish.
Harrison Collins, papers at UH-Mānoa, Manuscript-A1961-002
where the following biographical note:
Harrison Collins and Gregg M. Sinclair both graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1912 and moved to Japan to teach English. Collins remained in Japan for most of his life; return to the U.S. just before WWII broke out. Collins and Sinclair were close friends, and Sinclair was the executor of his estate.
Journals and Day Books, 1912-1951
the second of two OCR cross-column confusions encountered in volume 128 of The Atlantic Monthly (1921), elaborated by subsequent erasures