“I thought you were a trout stream.”
Excerpt from Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan, ©1967:
I remember mistaking an old woman for a trout stream in Vermont, and I had to beg her pardon.
“Excuse me,” I said, “I thought you were a trout stream.”
“I’m not, ” she said.
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