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February 1974

Once Over Lightly

Sense and nonsense on the road to recovery

WAY BACK WHEN, a lush was making his way homeward in the dawn's early light, and he came upon a milkman, delivering from a horse-drawn wagon. As they met, the driver was about to feed his animal and was in the process of slipping the nose bag of oats over the horse's face. The drunk shook his head decisively. "It's no use," he declared. "You'll never get that big animal into that little bag."

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