Okay, Thoreau, you get points for that one.
As you may have seen on Twitter, I'm currently reading The Maine Woods for a library book group:
And it's slow going, because Thoreau.
BUT. I have to admit that he is, on occasion, pretty wonderfully funny:
We saw a pair of moose horns on the shore, and I asked Joe if a moose had shed them; but he said there was a head attached to them, and I knew that they did not shed their heads more than once in their lives.
So, you know: that helps.